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E4 Computer Engineering supports two teams in this year's Student Cluster Competition at ISC16

15 Jun 2016 Frankfurt - E4 Computer Engineering is taking a highly active role in this year's ISC High Performance conference by sponsoring two innovative teams competing in the Student Cluster Competition. The challenge features small teams competing to demonstrate the capabilities of state-of-the-art high- performance cluster hardware and software. In the challenge, 12 teams of six undergraduate and/or high school students will build a small cluster based on their own designs on the ISC exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications. The greatest challenge will be getting their clusters to consume less than the 3120-watt power limit.

E4 Computer Engineering will supply two clusters, consisting of 8 or 10 nodes equipped with dual socket Cavium ThunderX workload optimized processors, based on ARMv8-A architecture and low-latency InfiniBand interconnection. The cluster for Thunderstruck, Universitat Politècnica de la Catalunya - ISC16 booth #1452, will have a liquid cooling system, while the cluster for Boston Green, including members from MIT, Boston University, and Northeastern University working from booth #1362, exploits an air cooling system.

"We wanted to contribute to this challenge for a long time and this year we finally have the opportunity to support two teams with the low-power technology we have been working with since 2013", stated Piero Altoè, Marketing and BDM Manager at E4. "We are excited to see what the Boston Green and Thunderstruck students create with ARM-based clusters in an 'uncontrolled' environment such as SCC."

"ARM technology is already being deployed in high-performance computing applications", stated Eric Van Hensbergen, distinguished engineer and director of HPC, ARM. "Our collaboration with E4 and the student teams is a great way of highlighting the advancing ARM ecosystem for HPC and developing innovative ideas to solve the challenges of delivering performance in a power-constrained environment."

"The Thunderstruck team is glad to receive E4's endorsement for this year's challenge", stated Filippo Mantovani, Senior researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. "Thanks to the Mont-Blanc project, BSC has solid expertise in ARM-based technology prototype development, as well as an established collaboration with E4. Students are putting energy and passion into studying the applications and tuning them on E4's platform, and I am looking forward to seeing the whole team on the field of ISC."

"The advances in energy-efficient HPC design and optimization over the course of the last year or two is truly inspiring", stated Kurt Keville, Cluster Admin at MIT. "In a power-limited supercomputing competition, you must look for every opportunity in the OS and application stack to make improvements and the E4 solution with Cavium ThunderX offers our student programmers the chance to tune every aspect of the production codes and benchmarks."

Held in collaboration between the HPC Advisory Council and ISC High Performance organizers, the Student Cluster Competition will begin on June 20th and the winner will be announced on June 22nd just before the end of the exhibition. People will be able to vote their favourite team starting from June 20 at 3pm at the following link: http://survey.gabrielconsultinggroup.com/limesurvey/index.php?sid=56469&lang=en .

Source: E4 Computer Engineering

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Primeur live 2016-06-20

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering supports two teams in this year's Student Cluster Competition at ISC16 ...

Middleware

Altair's PBS Professional open source licensing now available ...

Bright Computing announces Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack ...

Allinea helps HPC users target application performance, previews latest release and shares performance roadmap at ISC ...

NAG C and C++ algorithms optimized for the ARM-based Cavium ThunderX processors ...

Egypt Electronics Research Institute chooses Bright Computing and Brightskies to manage its hybrid HPC, Cloud & Big Data infrastructure ...

Hardware

E4 Computer Engineering announces showcase of new NVIDIA GPU-accelerated OpenPOWER servers at ISC16 ...

TOP500

Facts and figures of ISC High Performance Conference 2016 ...

New Chinese supercomputer named world's fastest system on latest TOP500 list ...

TOP500 and Green500 merge ...

Company news

Mellanox announces ConnectX-5, the next generation of 100G InfiniBand and Ethernet smart interconnect adapter ...

Asetek liquid cools NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU ...

Asetek to feature accelerating global adoption of OEM solutions at 2016 International Supercomputing Conference ...

DDN's ES14K embedded appliance boosts Lustre performance by 300% and delivers far better reliability for the enterprise ...

CoolIT Systems selected by Lenovo as OEM liquid cooling supplier for NeXtScale M5 ...

Gidel unveils its HawkEye family of cost-effective, high-performance Arria 10 FPGA accelerator boards ...

Univa announces support for new Intel Xeon Phi processor with the release of Grid Engine 8.4.0 ...

CoolIT Systems launches rack DCLC CHx80 Heat Exchange Module ...

Cavium and partners to demonstrate ThunderX servers at ISC 2016 ...