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Primeur live 2017-06-20

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Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Quantum computing

The challenge of quantum annealing in a nutshell ...

Solving traffic jam with a quantum computer ...

Middleware

Mellanox announces a strategic collaboration with HPE to advance innovations in high performance computing and machine learning platforms ...

Hardware

Supermicro introduces workload optimized HPC solutions with new Intel X11 architecture at the International Supercomputing Conference 2017 ...

Cray powers breakthrough discoveries with Urika-XC - delivering analytics and AI at supercomputing scale ...

Applications

Hyperion Research announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award winners ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates majority of new systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

The Grid

Univa contributes Universal Resource Broker to the open source community ...

Company news

CoolIT Systems debuts micro data centre, high TDP processor coldplates and new liquid cooled OEM servers at ISC High Performance 2017 ...

Cavium and partners to showcase ThunderX-based server platforms & software for High Performance Computing at ISC 2017 ...

Penguin Computing announces its next-generation Tundra Open Compute servers featuring Cavium's ThunderX2 processors ...

CoolIT Systems teams with Dell EMC as liquid cooling supplier to enable greener data centres ...

Inspur unveiled GX4: a new flexible and high scalability AI accelerating box at ISC 2017 ...

Inspur and Intel announce enhanced KEEP Programme users can experience Intel KNM in advance ...

DDN storage ushers in the data-centric computing era with new innovations to enable performance and reliability at scale ...

Penguin Computing announces FrostByte with ThinkParQ BeeGFS storage ...

Hyperion Research announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award winners

19 Jun 2017 Frankfurt - Hyperion Research, which is known as the former IDC HPC team, has issued the newest recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at ISC17 in Frankfurt, Germany. The programme's main objectives are to showcase return on investment (ROI) and success stories involving HPC; to help other users better understand the benefits of adopting HPC; and to help justify HPC investments, including for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

There are three awards categories, including the HPC User Innovation Award, the HPC Data Center Innovation Award; and the HPC Vendor Innovation Award. The judgement process for these awards is fair and clear.

The winners for the HPC User Innovation Award are the following:

1. ArcticDEM Project: Responding to Climate Change.

The project partners are the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Ohio State University, PGC, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and the University of Minnesota. This project is in response to the need for high quality elevation data in remote locations, the availability of technology to process Big Data, and the need for accurate measurement of topographic change. Data is used to predict sea level rise, coastal erosion, national security, civil engineering, and aircraft safety, along with many, many other science, governmental and commercial applications.

2. BP Seismic Imaging Research.

BP's Seismic Imaging Research has delivered major breakthroughs, critical in identifying over one billion additional barrels of reserves at its Gulf of Mexico offshore fields. With HPC, BP is able to test ideas quickly and scale to deliver results.

3. Celeste Project: A New Model for Cataloging the Universe.

The project is managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. A Berkeley Lab-based research collaboration of astrophysicists, statisticians, and computer scientists is looking to shake things up with Celeste, a new statistical analysis model designed to enhance one of modern astronomy's most time-tested tools: Sky surveys.

4. Solving Mysteries of Electrolytes in Batteries.

This project is managed by the National Institute of Material Science, Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials or GREEN. Japanese scientists have synthesized two crystal materials that show great promise as solid electrolytes. All-solid-state batteries built using the solid electrolytes exhibit excellent properties, including high power and high energy densities, and could be used in long-distance electric vehicles.

5. Turning the Famous Maya the Bee Character into a 3D Film.

This is an initiative from Studio 100 and M.A.R.K.13. The task required calculating each of the CGI-stereoscopic film's 150.000 images twice - once for the perspective of the left, and once for the right eye. Given the detail-rich nature of the Maya the Bee film, the group averaged two hours per image on a single node - blazing fast in animation terms. Such times couldn't have been achieved on a standard PC.

The winner for the HPC Data Center Innovation Award is:

NASA Modular Super Computing Facility Saves Water, Power, Money.

This innovative concept, launched in January 2017, centers around an SGI/HPE supercomputer nicknamed Electra, which combines outdoor air and evapourative cooling to reduce annual water use by 99% and enable a PUE of 1.03. An imminent 28-fold system expansion is expected to save NASA about $35 million per year over alternative strategies.

The winners for the HPC Vendor Innovation Award are the following:

1. Tesla VI00: Tackling Once Impossible Challenges.

NVIDIA's Tesla V100 substantially advances the firm's chip density and is engineered to excel at AI and HPC. With 640 Tensor Cores, V100 boasts 120TF of performance on deep learning applications.

2. DOME MicroDataCenter.

This innovation from IBM's Zurich Research Lab integrates compute, storage, networking, power and cooling in a package that's up to 20 times denser than today's typical data centre technology. DOME MicroDataCenter has no moving parts, makes no noise, and is small enough for deployment on factory floors, in doctors' offices, and other novel HPC environments.

3. Bright Computing/Microsoft Azure Integration: Function-rich and easy-to-learn.

Smoothly integrating Bright's function-rich, easy-to-learn management software into Microsoft's important Azure public Cloud service sets the stage for running a larger spectrum of HPC workloads in a public Cloud environment, including support for InfiniBand, heterogeneous CPU-accelerator workloads, and more.

Source: Hyperion Research

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Primeur live 2017-06-20

Start

Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Quantum computing

The challenge of quantum annealing in a nutshell ...

Solving traffic jam with a quantum computer ...

Middleware

Mellanox announces a strategic collaboration with HPE to advance innovations in high performance computing and machine learning platforms ...

Hardware

Supermicro introduces workload optimized HPC solutions with new Intel X11 architecture at the International Supercomputing Conference 2017 ...

Cray powers breakthrough discoveries with Urika-XC - delivering analytics and AI at supercomputing scale ...

Applications

Hyperion Research announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award winners ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates majority of new systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

The Grid

Univa contributes Universal Resource Broker to the open source community ...

Company news

CoolIT Systems debuts micro data centre, high TDP processor coldplates and new liquid cooled OEM servers at ISC High Performance 2017 ...

Cavium and partners to showcase ThunderX-based server platforms & software for High Performance Computing at ISC 2017 ...

Penguin Computing announces its next-generation Tundra Open Compute servers featuring Cavium's ThunderX2 processors ...

CoolIT Systems teams with Dell EMC as liquid cooling supplier to enable greener data centres ...

Inspur unveiled GX4: a new flexible and high scalability AI accelerating box at ISC 2017 ...

Inspur and Intel announce enhanced KEEP Programme users can experience Intel KNM in advance ...

DDN storage ushers in the data-centric computing era with new innovations to enable performance and reliability at scale ...

Penguin Computing announces FrostByte with ThinkParQ BeeGFS storage ...