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Primeur live 2010-05-31

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Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

Petaflop thunder and multicore lightning at ISC'10 opening ...

TOP500

China’s new Nebulae supercomputer is no. 2, right on the tail of ORNL's Jaguar in newest TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

Company news

Penguin Computing expands its presence in Europe ...

Numascale demonstrates NumaConnect Software Development Kit at ISC10 ...

Tera 100, Europe's most powerful supercomputer, is powered up for the first time ...

T-Platforms announces European expansion with Hannover office ...

Fujitsu supercomputer achieves world record in computational quantum chemistry ...

Supermicro starts integration service in Europe and showcases twin architecture advances at ISC 2010 ...

Mellanox scalable HPC solutions with NVIDIA GPUDirect technology enhance GPU-based HPC performance and efficiency ...

Cray selects LSI storage system for integration with new Cray CX1000 supercomputer ...

AMD Opteron processor again dominates TOP500 ...

Intel unveils new product plans for High-Performance Computing ...

SGI introduces new software products to enhance manageability, scale and performance of SGI hardware ...

SGI announces new Universal class of ICE Cube modular data centre ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Intel and ParTec have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory located on the campus of the Research Center in Jülich, Germany ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Intel and ParTec have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory located on the campus of the Research Center in Jülich, Germany

31 May 2010 Hamburg - On the first day of this year's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'10), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Intel and ParTec have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory at Jülich. The new lab will be a private/public collaboration and will explore the key challenges of building computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today's fastest supercomputers.

The ExaCluster Laboratory will initially employ about a dozen researchers and is expected to approximately triple its employment over time.

"The Forschungszentrum Jülich has taken a leading role in driving high-performance computing research in Europe", stated Kirk Skaugen, Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Data Centre Group. "We have chosen to work with Forschungszentrum Jülich and the ParTec Cluster Competence GmbH, because of their strong history of innovation in the area of high-performance computing."

The ExaCluster Laboratory will conduct research into current challenges in systems management software for large heterogeneous super computer systems, with a view to scaling this software to reach exaFLOPS performance. This will include research on open exascale runtime system software, software tools and simulation software. The term exaFLOPS describes the processing of 1 trillion - or 1 million million million - instructions per second. Supercomputers working at that speed are referred to as "exascale" systems.

An example of a "grand challenge" problem for exascale systems is understanding extremely complex health care and biochemical phenomena such as detailed whole organ modelling or precise prediction of tumour behaviour. Performing such complex simulations requires the analysis of very large data sets. These computations will need multi-petaFLOP and exaFLOP compute performance if they are to be completed in reasonable time-frames. The value of solving such grand challenge problems and the need for exascale computing power is widely recognized by the scientific computing community. The ExaCluster Laboratory's will closely work with the European HPC community and it is expected to push the boundaries of computing to deliver exaFLOPS capable supercomputers.

"Science and industry increasingly rely and profit from simulations on computers of the highest

performance class", explained Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert, Director of the Jülich Supercomputing

Centre. "We are proud that ParTec GmbH was chosen by Intel and the Forschungszentrum Jülich to

contribute to the ExaCluster Laboratory", stated Hugo R. Falter, Chief Operating Officer of ParTec

Cluster Competence Center, GmbH.

Source: ParTec

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Primeur live 2010-05-31

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

Petaflop thunder and multicore lightning at ISC'10 opening ...

TOP500

China’s new Nebulae supercomputer is no. 2, right on the tail of ORNL's Jaguar in newest TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

Company news

Penguin Computing expands its presence in Europe ...

Numascale demonstrates NumaConnect Software Development Kit at ISC10 ...

Tera 100, Europe's most powerful supercomputer, is powered up for the first time ...

T-Platforms announces European expansion with Hannover office ...

Fujitsu supercomputer achieves world record in computational quantum chemistry ...

Supermicro starts integration service in Europe and showcases twin architecture advances at ISC 2010 ...

Mellanox scalable HPC solutions with NVIDIA GPUDirect technology enhance GPU-based HPC performance and efficiency ...

Cray selects LSI storage system for integration with new Cray CX1000 supercomputer ...

AMD Opteron processor again dominates TOP500 ...

Intel unveils new product plans for High-Performance Computing ...

SGI introduces new software products to enhance manageability, scale and performance of SGI hardware ...

SGI announces new Universal class of ICE Cube modular data centre ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Intel and ParTec have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory located on the campus of the Research Center in Jülich, Germany ...