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Primeur live 2010-06-01

Blog

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

Hardware

CSC is looking for a HPC specialist ...

Silicon-photonics: one of three miracles to advance future exascale supercomputing ...

Japan is taking HPC out of the freezer ...

Applications

Multi-scale haemodynamics of extreme value to research the process of blood flow in cardiac disease ...

TOP500

Juelich Supercomputer JUGENE is Europe's fastest computer ...

Company news

University of Frankfurt selects ClusterVision to build 20,784 processor supercomputer ...

NEC's solutions for increasing sustained performance in High Performance Computing ...

VSG announces new release of Avizo software for scientific and industrial data visualization and analysis ...

Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology orders a Cray XT6m supercomputer ...

SGI announces hybrid computing platform to deliver a Petaflop in a single cabinet ...

SGI announces first shipments of complete Altix UV 1000 systems ...

Quick glance at the Exhibition Froum at ISC'10: superfast solutions, butterflies on stilts and Zuse paintings ...

Lancaster University awards Viglen and Platform Computing first class honours for High Performance Computing Topics: institutions, News, research ...

Eurotech presents Aurora Au-5600, one of the first Intel Cluster Ready supercomputers supporting the new 6-core Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. ...

HPC Advisory Council showcases multivendor 120Gb/s network demonstration at ISC'10 ...

Quick glance at the Exhibition Froum at ISC'10: superfast solutions, butterflies on stilts and Zuse paintings

31 May 2010 Hamburg - Just before the opening of the ISC'10 Exhibition, members of the press were invited on a tour on the exhibition floor at supercomputing speed. Representatives of Microsoft, Intel, Supermicro, HP, Bull, and Mellanox grabbed their five minutes of glory. The tour ended with the 100 anniversary celebration of Konrad Zuse, the father of supercomputing. A man of all seasons since there was a chance to admire some of his wonderful paintings too.

Microsoft's Vince Mendillo introduced 13 Microsoft partners, present at the Exhibition, all of them with unique solutions based on the company's technologies. The speed-up for advanced simulation is provided by the Visual Studio solution which delivers a mixed development environment of GPU and CPU. There are also several financial services solutions available.

Intel's Hengeveld had high hopes on the Knights Ferry processor series which are shipping now. He also talked about the Cluster checker capability and invited the audience to a Westmere demo.

The Supermicro representatives were highly enthusiastic about their Twin Blade, consisting of 2 nodes that function as two independent servers offering double density without doubling the cost. The 2UTwin2 solution has four nodes and looks like a blade. There are more hard drives in the front. Super Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) technology delivers higher speed interconnects.

HP' Ed Turkel introduced the company's so-called converged architecture which means that an all-in integrated solution is being proposed for computing, storage, and the like. The blade has been launched three years ago. HP also presented an 8-node cluster in one single box for deskside usage. There was also a server for large cluster computing - the X9000 series - and a storage solution for mixed data files. HP also presents Lustre and Cloud solutions and a container solution. More information about the container is available at http://www.hp.com/go/pod

The Tera-100 supercomputer launch in collaboration with CAE was announced at the Bull booth. The new supercomputer is provided with Intel processors and with the new 4300 servers. These may be extended to 8, 12 or 16 blades.

Mellanox is providing the only interconnect on the TOP500 that is growing, the booth representatives stated. The GPUDirect is developed with NVidia for a faster communication.

Followed the official Exhibition opening with a fabulous appearance of the gigantic butterfly-creatures on high stilts. An amazing pantomime, a ballet of poetry and elegance amongst the world of high performance technology. Two different worlds of fantasy and imagination meeting at the same crossroad.
Leslie Verswevyeld

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2010-06-01

Blog

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

Hardware

CSC is looking for a HPC specialist ...

Silicon-photonics: one of three miracles to advance future exascale supercomputing ...

Japan is taking HPC out of the freezer ...

Applications

Multi-scale haemodynamics of extreme value to research the process of blood flow in cardiac disease ...

TOP500

Juelich Supercomputer JUGENE is Europe's fastest computer ...

Company news

University of Frankfurt selects ClusterVision to build 20,784 processor supercomputer ...

NEC's solutions for increasing sustained performance in High Performance Computing ...

VSG announces new release of Avizo software for scientific and industrial data visualization and analysis ...

Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology orders a Cray XT6m supercomputer ...

SGI announces hybrid computing platform to deliver a Petaflop in a single cabinet ...

SGI announces first shipments of complete Altix UV 1000 systems ...

Quick glance at the Exhibition Froum at ISC'10: superfast solutions, butterflies on stilts and Zuse paintings ...

Lancaster University awards Viglen and Platform Computing first class honours for High Performance Computing Topics: institutions, News, research ...

Eurotech presents Aurora Au-5600, one of the first Intel Cluster Ready supercomputers supporting the new 6-core Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. ...

HPC Advisory Council showcases multivendor 120Gb/s network demonstration at ISC'10 ...