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Primeur live 2018-06-27

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Primeur Live! coverage from ISC 2018 - three issues - 50 articles ...

Focus on Europe

Atos wins deal to establish supercomputing Centre of Excellence in Wales ...

Atos delivers the most powerful supercomputer in Germany to Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

GENCI launches series of Grand Challenges to test capacity of its 9-petaflop Atos supercomputer ...

The new BSC machine is Europe's greenest supercomputer ...

Cray storage systems integrated by Atos in Joliot-Curie supercomputer for GENCI in France ...

Middleware

Storage expert DDN acquires Lustre File System capability from Intel ...

44GB/s throughput on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn - NVMeOF Solution ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems enables liquid cooled HPC infrastructure at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab ...

DDN announces new solutions to accelerate HPC workloads and enable the AI-ready data centre ...

Immersed Computing solution makes waves at ISC 2018 ...

Boston and Nyriad launch NVIDIA GPU‐accelerated SSD storage array at ISC 2018 ...

Applications

HPC to provide huge support in unravelling phenomena in Einstein's theories ...

Deep and machine learning, as well as advanced HPC facilities are bound to accelerate and maximize scientific discovery ...

Framework-based collaborative development key to research efficiency and sustainability in relativistic astrophysics ...

Company news

Huawei to resell Altair PBS Works for High-Performance Computing ...

RSC launches HPC-targeted hyper-converged solution based on proven RSC Tornado architecture utilizing the newest Intel SSD DC P4511 and Intel Optane SSD P4800X M.2 with IMDT ...

Cray storage systems integrated by Atos in Joliot-Curie supercomputer for GENCI in France

27 Jun 2018 Seattle - GENCI's - Grand équipement national de calcul intensif - newest nine petaflops supercomputer, Joliot-Curie, a BullSequana X1000 system from Atos, integrates Cray ClusterStor storage systems.

This year, GENCI announced the upcoming operational launch of Joliot-Curie, its new Atos supercomputer honouring the renowned Nobel Prize-winning French couple, Dr. Irène and Dr.Frédéric Joliot-Curie.

This nine petaflops system is based on a balanced architecture, made up of a BullSequana X1000 system from Atos, which includes Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Xeon Phi processors, empowered with the Cray ClusterStor storage system. The system delivers 300 gigabytes per second sustained throughput from five petabytes usable capacity through the Lustre file system in a footprint of just three racks.

The new Joliot-Curie system is operated by CEA in its TGCC facility. It will be used for both PRACE and national scientific and national needs.

"At GENCI we believe that supercomputers will be at the very heart of accelerated scientific discovery process enabled by the convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) simulation/modelling with high-performance data analytics/Big Data and artificial intelligence", stated Philippe Lavocat, CEO of GENCI. "This convergence creates order of magnitude increases in input and output data in increasingly heterogeneous scientific workflows."

Philippe Lavocat continued: "With the Cray ClusterStor storage platform, we can cope with this data growth without the need to spend more and more on HPC storage at the expense of the 'Computing' in HPC. This allows us to be able to deliver balanced supercomputers to the French and European scientific communities, within a reasonable and controlled budget."

"We are honoured Cray ClusterStor was chosen to provide the storage platform for the new Joliot-Curie supercomputer", stated Pascal Barbolosi, vice president, EMEA sales for Cray. "The convergence of HPC and artificial intelligence creates data-intensive workloads that are unprecedented. This is why Cray continues to invest in innovative storage solutions worldwide."

"It is critical for CEA to work with partners that understand the unique challenges of building solutions at the leading edge of supercomputing", stated Jacques-Charles Lafoucrière, department lead at CEA. "Cray ClusterStor excels in performance efficiency and, over the past few years, the ClusterStor platform has proven its stability in the most demanding HPC environments at CEA. Key environmental factors such as density and power requirements also weighed in favour of the ClusterStor solution."
Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2018-06-27

Start

Primeur Live! coverage from ISC 2018 - three issues - 50 articles ...

Focus on Europe

Atos wins deal to establish supercomputing Centre of Excellence in Wales ...

Atos delivers the most powerful supercomputer in Germany to Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

GENCI launches series of Grand Challenges to test capacity of its 9-petaflop Atos supercomputer ...

The new BSC machine is Europe's greenest supercomputer ...

Cray storage systems integrated by Atos in Joliot-Curie supercomputer for GENCI in France ...

Middleware

Storage expert DDN acquires Lustre File System capability from Intel ...

44GB/s throughput on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn - NVMeOF Solution ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems enables liquid cooled HPC infrastructure at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab ...

DDN announces new solutions to accelerate HPC workloads and enable the AI-ready data centre ...

Immersed Computing solution makes waves at ISC 2018 ...

Boston and Nyriad launch NVIDIA GPU‐accelerated SSD storage array at ISC 2018 ...

Applications

HPC to provide huge support in unravelling phenomena in Einstein's theories ...

Deep and machine learning, as well as advanced HPC facilities are bound to accelerate and maximize scientific discovery ...

Framework-based collaborative development key to research efficiency and sustainability in relativistic astrophysics ...

Company news

Huawei to resell Altair PBS Works for High-Performance Computing ...

RSC launches HPC-targeted hyper-converged solution based on proven RSC Tornado architecture utilizing the newest Intel SSD DC P4511 and Intel Optane SSD P4800X M.2 with IMDT ...