Primeur live 2018-06-27

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Primeur Live! coverage from ISC 2018 - three issues - 50 articles ...

Focus on Europe

Atos wins deal to establish supercomputing Centre of Excellence in Wales ...

Atos delivers the most powerful supercomputer in Germany to Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

GENCI launches series of Grand Challenges to test capacity of its 9-petaflop Atos supercomputer ...

The new BSC machine is Europe's greenest supercomputer ...

Cray storage systems integrated by Atos in Joliot-Curie supercomputer for GENCI in France ...

Middleware

Storage expert DDN acquires Lustre File System capability from Intel ...

44GB/s throughput on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn - NVMeOF Solution ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems enables liquid cooled HPC infrastructure at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab ...

DDN announces new solutions to accelerate HPC workloads and enable the AI-ready data centre ...

Immersed Computing solution makes waves at ISC 2018 ...

Boston and Nyriad launch NVIDIA GPU‐accelerated SSD storage array at ISC 2018 ...

Applications

HPC to provide huge support in unravelling phenomena in Einstein's theories ...

Deep and machine learning, as well as advanced HPC facilities are bound to accelerate and maximize scientific discovery ...

Framework-based collaborative development key to research efficiency and sustainability in relativistic astrophysics ...

Company news

Huawei to resell Altair PBS Works for High-Performance Computing ...

RSC launches HPC-targeted hyper-converged solution based on proven RSC Tornado architecture utilizing the newest Intel SSD DC P4511 and Intel Optane SSD P4800X M.2 with IMDT ...

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Edition: live - Issue: 2018-06-27

Focus on Europe

Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has signed a significant new contract with Supercomputing Wales, the national supercomputing research facility for Wales that will result in a world-first Atos and Dell EMC supercomputing Centre of Excellence. This partnership will provide high performance computing facilities and Big Data research capabilities to a consortium of universities in Wales including Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities. Read further...
Atos' supercomputer, the BullSequana X1000, will be operational at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in the next few days. The supercomputer, designed with flexibility and universality in mind, has a theoretical peak performance of 12 petaflop/s, making it Germany's fastest supercomputer. Read further...
Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, and GENCI - Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif, have announced the forthcoming operational launch of the new Joliot-Curie supercomputer, installed at the Très Grand Centre de Calcul du CEA) in Bruyères-Le-Châtel (TGCC) in Essonne, France. This BullSequana X1000 system built by Atos has entered the TOP500 ranking of the world's largest supercomputers in June 2018. Read further...
The brand-new Barcelona Supercomputing Center's POWER9 cluster has emerged as the most "green" machine in Europe, according to the Green500 ranking, which scores the world's fastest supercomputers for its energy efficiency. Read further...
GENCI's - Grand équipement national de calcul intensif - newest nine petaflops supercomputer, Joliot-Curie, a BullSequana X1000 system from Atos, integrates Cray ClusterStor storage systems. Read further...

Middleware

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has acquired Intel's Lustre File System business and related assets for undisclosed terms. This important acquisition reinforces DDN's presence as the global market leader for data at scale, while providing Lustre customers with enhanced field support and a well-funded technology roadmap. The acquisition also enables DDN to expand Lustre's leading position from high performance computing (HPC) and Exascale into high growth markets such as analytics, AI and hybrid Cloud. Read further...
Boston has announced the latest impressive benchmarks to come out of the renowned Boston Labs on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn solution powered by Excelero NVMesh. The solution delivered a sequential read of 44GB/s using 4MB blocks and a random read of 840k IOPS using 4k blocks. Read further...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems, a global expert in energy efficient Direct Liquid Cooling technology, has launched a liquid cooled HPC system at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab in Round Rock, Texas. Read further...
DataDirect Networks (DDN) has introduced several new high-performance computing (HPC) storage solutions and capabilities, which it is featuring at the International Supercomputing event, ISC 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany. These new solutions include two workload-accelerating, 100-percent NVMe storage appliances, the SFA200NV and SFA400NV, which are built to meet changing business demands; enhancements to DDN's enterprise-ready Lustre file system solution, EXAScaler 4.0, which provides advanced capabilities on top of the world's most scalable file system; and DDN’s next-generation scale-up, scale-out hybrid flash storage appliance, the SFA7990. Read further...
Dutch cleantech company Asperitas has joined Boston Limited at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt to demonstrate a joint Immersed Computing datacentre-in-a-box solution - their first such collaboration since they announced their partnership at CloudFest, Rust, Germany in March this year. Read further...
For the first time at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2018), Boston Limited and Nyriad Limited have launched the world's first "GPU-powered SSD storage solution", the Boston Igloo Nebari which provides speed and data resilience exceeding traditional RAID-based solutions. Read further...

Applications

In the session on Astrophysics and HPC at ISC'18 in Frankfurt, Germany, Luciano Rezzolla from the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Frankfurt talked about the two-body problem in gravitational waves. The merger of two neutron stars leads to an hyper-massive neutron star (HMNS) that causes a metastable equilibrium. The equations of numerical relativity do not possess an analytic solution in the regimes science is interested in. The simulation of merging binaries of neutron stars strains even the largest supercomputers, according to Luciano Rezzolla, but high-performance computing (HPC) provides a great opportunity to reveal Einstein's richest laboratory: gravitational waves, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. Read further...
In the session on Astrophysics and HPC at ISC'18 in Frankfurt, Germany, Eliu Huerta from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provided insight on what the fields of high-performance computing (HPC), high-throughput computing (HTC) and Artificial Intelligence can contribute to multimessenger astrophysics. The fusion of HPC and HTC have been essential for the gravitational wave discovery. Multimessenger astrophysics is a driver for convergence in leadership class supercomputers. Deep learning at scale is already actively used for multimessenger astrophysics. Read further...
In the session on Astrophysics and HPC at ISC'18 in Frankfurt, Germany, Eloisa Bentivegna from IBM Research UK addressed the topic of software between theory and observation and told a little bit more about the challenges and strategies in scientific computing for relativistic astrophysics. When we consider the gravitational Universe, respectively the most compact and most extended systems studied to date are dominated by gravity. Upcoming missions will collect information in unprecedented detail, in the quest to probe this fundamental field. Gravitation fields also create the conditions for excellent labs. Read further...

Company news

Altair has signed a global VAR agreement with Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider to market and sell Altair's PBS Works. The agreement allows Huawei to market and sell Altair PBS Works, a highly scalable, robust and supported workload management solution for secure high-performance computing (HPC) and Cloud bursting. PBS Works will be bundled with all new Huawei branded HPC systems. This joint offering will offer HPC users a superior workload management solution for their on-premises infrastructure and allow them to seamlessly burst to the Huawei cloud for their peak computing needs. Read further...
RSC Group, a global developer and integrator of innovative ultra high-dense, scalable, and energy efficient solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) and data centres, will launch at ISC'18 a hyper-converged HPC solution based on proven RSC Tornado architecture. It will feature the newest Intel SSD DC P4511 (NVMe, M.2) and Intel Optane SSD P4800X M.2 Series with Intel Memory Drive Technology (IMDT). Read further...

Primeur live 2018-06-27

Start

Primeur Live! coverage from ISC 2018 - three issues - 50 articles ...

Focus on Europe

Atos wins deal to establish supercomputing Centre of Excellence in Wales ...

Atos delivers the most powerful supercomputer in Germany to Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

GENCI launches series of Grand Challenges to test capacity of its 9-petaflop Atos supercomputer ...

The new BSC machine is Europe's greenest supercomputer ...

Cray storage systems integrated by Atos in Joliot-Curie supercomputer for GENCI in France ...

Middleware

Storage expert DDN acquires Lustre File System capability from Intel ...

44GB/s throughput on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn - NVMeOF Solution ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems enables liquid cooled HPC infrastructure at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab ...

DDN announces new solutions to accelerate HPC workloads and enable the AI-ready data centre ...

Immersed Computing solution makes waves at ISC 2018 ...

Boston and Nyriad launch NVIDIA GPU‐accelerated SSD storage array at ISC 2018 ...

Applications

HPC to provide huge support in unravelling phenomena in Einstein's theories ...

Deep and machine learning, as well as advanced HPC facilities are bound to accelerate and maximize scientific discovery ...

Framework-based collaborative development key to research efficiency and sustainability in relativistic astrophysics ...

Company news

Huawei to resell Altair PBS Works for High-Performance Computing ...

RSC launches HPC-targeted hyper-converged solution based on proven RSC Tornado architecture utilizing the newest Intel SSD DC P4511 and Intel Optane SSD P4800X M.2 with IMDT ...