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Some insights in the TOP500 ...

Hardware

Petaflop/s: The why, the how and the what for? ...

Applications

Russia accelerates scientific innovation with GPU supercomputers ...

hpc-ch at ISC'11 to present HPC activities in Switzerland ...

TOP500

Tera 100 once again crowned as Europe's most powerful supercomputer ...

The Grid

RealityServer: A powerful platform for 3D visualization and rendering now accessible in the Cloud ...

You ask "What Cloud?" It's Enterprise IT! ...

Company news

NetApp bolsters management capabilities, provides common foundation for enterprise customers' private, public, and hybrid Clouds ...

Bull announces the creation of BUX, the Bull User group for eXtreme Computing ...

Bright Cluster Manager 5.2 shipping with support for CUDA 4, ScaleMP, SLURM, LSF and enhanced multi-cluster management ...

Experts from Russia and EU collaborate on HOPSA; a new project to boost the performance of supercomputers ...

Companies at ISC'11 exhibition show media the innovations they've got in store for user ...

Xyratex exhibiting at International Supercomputing Conference 2011 ...

Supermicro showcases portfolio of HPC optimized solutions at ISC'11 ...

Mellanox FDR InfiniBand selected to deliver PetaScale performance for Europe’s fastest supercomputer ...

NetApp E5400 meets extreme customer demands in high-performance environments ...

VMware introduces vFabric 5, an integrated application platform for virtual and Cloud environments ...

Companies at ISC'11 exhibition show media the innovations they've got in store for user

20 Jun 2011 Hamburg - Just before the start of the Big Exhibition Party at ISC'11, the organizers took media representatives on an exciting tour crowded with HPC innovation in industry. At the Intel booth 12 demonstrations are running and the MIC technology is being displayed. HP has launched a new series of second generation servers for HPC with GP/GPU use. The new X9000 storage line has 1 single interface for administration and many, many cores. They also have a new data centre in a container which will be shipped at the end of this year. The cost of energy has been tremendously reduced with this solution.

SuperMicro presented four novelties: the Intel GPU, the Sandy Bridge switch and the Sandy Bridge processor which is coming, and the NBI with 16 cores for 1 CPU.

Gerd Schauss from Samsung expanded on the energy efficiency in memory. The memory power consumption can be very different from system to system. The performance goes up with the energy efficiency. He showed three identical server systems. The first one was a standard system, consuming 103 W. The second one had 40 modules and consumed 62 W. The third one had 6 modules and consumed only 40 W. The differences are based on the component level.

Bull has developed blades for ITER in Japan and for Genci in France. In 2012, a new system will arrive.

Mellanox had reason to celebrate with the introduction of their FDR Infiniband solution consisting of 2 ports and with 1 silicon chip for 36 ports.

IBM showcased the Watson and its use for various applications. The Watson is cooled with hot water, as Klaus Gottschalck explained. The water-cooled blade saves 30% of the energy.

Xyratex is a UK-based company specialized in storage with a high reliability. Their business consists of 25 percent for HPC. They introduced the ClusterStor 3000 solution with 22GB/s/rack with 1 single management interface. Xyratex offers integration and scalability. Its end users are the Universities of Cambridge and Florida.

The tour ended at the NetApp booth which is working with several OEMs. They have a full motion solution for for big-bandwidth applications. The company also developed a solution for CEA with Bull.

And then it was time for Schraeg music and lots of tasty food and drinks.
Leslie Versweyveld

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2011-06-21

Blog

Some insights in the TOP500 ...

Hardware

Petaflop/s: The why, the how and the what for? ...

Applications

Russia accelerates scientific innovation with GPU supercomputers ...

hpc-ch at ISC'11 to present HPC activities in Switzerland ...

TOP500

Tera 100 once again crowned as Europe's most powerful supercomputer ...

The Grid

RealityServer: A powerful platform for 3D visualization and rendering now accessible in the Cloud ...

You ask "What Cloud?" It's Enterprise IT! ...

Company news

NetApp bolsters management capabilities, provides common foundation for enterprise customers' private, public, and hybrid Clouds ...

Bull announces the creation of BUX, the Bull User group for eXtreme Computing ...

Bright Cluster Manager 5.2 shipping with support for CUDA 4, ScaleMP, SLURM, LSF and enhanced multi-cluster management ...

Experts from Russia and EU collaborate on HOPSA; a new project to boost the performance of supercomputers ...

Companies at ISC'11 exhibition show media the innovations they've got in store for user ...

Xyratex exhibiting at International Supercomputing Conference 2011 ...

Supermicro showcases portfolio of HPC optimized solutions at ISC'11 ...

Mellanox FDR InfiniBand selected to deliver PetaScale performance for Europe’s fastest supercomputer ...

NetApp E5400 meets extreme customer demands in high-performance environments ...

VMware introduces vFabric 5, an integrated application platform for virtual and Cloud environments ...