Primeur weekly 2018-11-12

Special

Primeur Live from SC 2018 ...

Focus

Lenovo turns HPC customers into creative partners in collaborative design process ...

Exascale supercomputing

Bright Computing announces plan to deliver exascale cluster management in 2020 ...

Quantum computing

Atos, Bayer and RWTH Aachen University use Atos Quantum Learning Machine to study human disease patterns ...

Blueprint for pan-European quantum internet ...

Focus on Europe

European Open Science Cloud to be officially launched in Vienna ...

InHPC-DE project maximizes high-speed data connection between Germany's leading-edge supercomputers and major research institutions ...

GCS grants hundreds of millions of computing core hours to leading-edge national science projects ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 Award Ceremony hosted at Jülich Supercomputing Centre ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Huawei partner to accelerate HPC with ARM and AI ...

Revolutionary demonstrations at Boston booth to take place at SC18 ...

OpenMP 5.0 is a major leap forward ...

Bright Computing announces provisioning and management of compute for the intelligent edge in Bright Cluster Manager 8.2 ...

Bright Computing releases version 8.2 of Bright Cluster Manager, Bright OpenStack, and Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science ...

Hardware

DDN to reveal the world's fastest storage and other new innovations at SC18 ...

Caringo Swarm Object Storage deployed in JASMIN super-data-cluster environment ...

CEA acquires BullSequana supercomputer from Atos equipped with Marvell ThunderX2 Arm-based processors ...

CoolIT Systems drives further adoption of Direct Liquid Cooling to enable demanding HPC and AI ...

Supermicro boosts entry UP server line enabling a rich set of new workloads on cost-optimized, entry-class systems ...

Storbyte introduces 32TB ECO•FLASH drive at SC18 ...

Record-breaking SCinet high-capacity network goes live for SC18 in Dallas ...

Keynote highlights NVMe's role in unlocking the secrets of genomes, earthquakes, and human intelligence ...

Applications

Los Alamos pursues efficient computing with Cray, Marvell and Arm ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium ...

Peak performance: new stellarator experiments show promising results ...

'SC18' inspires next generation to change the world through supercomputing ...

Reusable software for high performance computing ...

A burst of 'synchronous' light ...

TOP500

China extends supercomputer share on TOP500 List, US dominates in total performance ...

The Cloud

AWS introduces new Amazon EC2 instances featuring AMD EPYC processors ...

Atos extends partnership with VMware to strengthen leadership in IoT operations ...

EuroFlash

GW4, the Met Office and Cray power up the largest Arm-based supercomputer in Europe ...

Primeur Video news

2018-10-01 Thomas Lippert to propose modular way of thinking to optimize supercomputing technology and HPC policy

At the ISC'18 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Thomas Lippert, who has recently become Chair of PRACE. Apart from that, he is also Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre where the first module of a new HPC system has been installed.

2018-09-18 The EuroHPC roadmap to exascale by 2022 in Europe

2018-09-03 Automation helps CERN manage Big Data with easy-to-install SAFE data centre modules

At the ISC'18 Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinemet Jurgen Caeyman, CEO at Automation, a company that has worked for a part on the solution for the problem that was mentioned by CERN's Maria Girone during the keynote on the first day of the ISC'18 Conference.

2018-08-28 Japan-based XTREME-D to expand unique HPC Cloud solution to Europe and United States

2018-08-13 DEEP-EST project exploring nuts and bolts of mildly disruptive modular supercomputing architecture

At the ISC'18 Exhibition, Primeur Magazine met Norbert Eicker at the Mont-Blanc booth. Norbert Eicker participates in the DEEP-EST project which is one of the Horizon2020 projects that develops technology for supercomputing.

2018-07-21 Keynote presentation Maria Girone at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt

Maria Girona explains CERN, computing and CERN and the current HPC challenges and plans.

2018-06-11 Exchange of experience & specialisation key to Europe regaining status in EuroHPC

After the recent e-IRG and Vi-SEEM Workshops, Primeur Magazine was invited by Ivan Dimov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science at his cabinet in Sofia, Bulgaria for an interview. Ivan Dimov gave a keynote at both workshops about e-Infrastructures and supercomputing. He is responsible for research in Bulgaria.

2018-06-10 ECMWF's scalability and co-design effort for "Extreme Earth" Flagship Initiative

During the recent e-IRG Open Workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria, Dr. Peter Bauer, Deputy Director of Research at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), gave a talk on the need for co-design in supercomputers for weather prediction.

2018-06-01 European Open Science Cloud's federating core will give researchers access to e-Infrastructures

After the e-IRG Open Workshop held in Sofia, Bulgaria,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to speak with Augusto Burgueño-Arjona, Head of the e-Infrastructures and Science Cloud Unit in DG Connect at the European Commission, for an update of the European Open Science Cloud's status.

2018-01-29 Combination of top-down like EuroHPC and bottom-up science make European exascale effort healthy

Primeur Magazine had the pleasure to talk with Thomas Schulthess, Director of the Swiss Supercomputing Centre - CSCS - in Lugano, about the European exascale developments and the requirements to achieve this.

2018-01-23 Why a Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to create EuroHPC

Primeur Magazine had a conversation with Thomas Skordas, who is very involved in EuroHPC. Thomas Skordas is Director of Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructures for the European Commission's Directorate in DG Connect. This entity is promoting and funding research infrastructures and excellent research in Europe.

2017-10-06 Atos to validate quantum algorithm functionality with the Quantum Learning Machine

During the Atos Tech Days in Brussels, Belgium, in July 2017,Primeur Magazinewas able to talk to Arnaud Bertrand who is in charge of the Big Data within Atos, about the company's Quantum Learning Machine.

2017-08-14 European exascale projects seek to make programme environments more application suitable

During the Workshops Day at ISC'17 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinewas able to talk to Guy Lonsdale from Scapos at the occasion of the ETP4HPC Workshop.

2017-08-14 IT4Innovations actively contributes in creating HPC ecosystem to reach exascale

The ETP4HPC Workshop at ISC'17 in Frankfurt, Germany provided Primeur Magazine with an excellent occasion to interview Martin Palkovic from IT4Innovations, the National Supercomputing Centre in the Czech Republic.

2017-08-09 Analyst Crossfire

Panel at ISC17 in Frankfurt.

2017-06-26 HPC in Asia - China's effort on HPC in the next 5 years - from prototypes to exascale system

China firmly ranks first and second at the TOP500 of fastest supercomputers in the world for some time already. But where is China heading? Depei Qian, Beihang University/Sun Yat-sen University gave an overview of China's effort in HPC in the next 5 years at the HPC in Asia workshop at ISC-HPC ISC'17 in Frankfurt. He started his presentation with a historical overview of HPC in China.

2017-06-12 Exciting times for the European citizen: EuroHPC plans two exascale machines by 2024-2025

After the e-IRG Workshop in St. Paul's Bay, Malta, Primeur Magazine invited Dr. Juan Miguel González-Aranda, e-IRG Delegate for Spain, Interim LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer and Deputy of the Directorate-General for International Relations at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness in Spain for an interview about the European construction "commons" spirit and the new EuroHPC Initiative.

2017-03-23 RDA and e-IRG yield promising collaboration

After the e-IRG Workshop in Bratislava, Slovak Republic,Primeur Magazinetook the opportunity to talk with Mark Parsons, Secretary General of the Research Data Alliance (RDA).

2017-03-21 CEO Steve Cotter on GEANT, service deployment and KPIs

At the occasion of the Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) Conference, held in Krakow, Poland in the Fall of 2016, Primeur Magazine was able to speak with Steve Cotter, the new CEO of GEANT, the the pan-European network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation. GEANT connects about 10.000 institutions across 41 different countries.

2017-02-13 Funding agencies and academia need to better reward scientific computational tool developers

During the 4th National eScience Symposium, held in Amsterdam ArenA last October,Primeur Magazinewas able to talk with Fernando Pérez from the University of California.

2017-02-10 Square Kilometre Array data crunching will require compute power beyond Moore's Law

At the National eScience Symposium, held in Amsterdam ArenA last October, Primeur Magazine was able to talk with Chris Broekema, a researcher in high performance computing at ASTRON, the Netherlands Foundation for Radio-astronomy, located in Dwingeloo. This is also the location for the very first dedicated radiotelescope in the Netherlands, the Dwingeloo telescope.

2016-09-05 ClusterVision specializes in cluster design and cluster management using Trinity

On the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Samira Mellenbergh, EMEA Account Manager at ClusterVision. As a system integrator ClusterVision helps design the architecture of HPC clusters into implementation and deployment.

2016-08-21 Sunway TaihuLight's strengths and weaknesses highlighted by Jack Dongarra

At the ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk with Jack Dongarra, Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, who is one of the authors of the TOP500 list.

2016-08-15 NVIDIA's Tesla P100 GPU to fit into every GPU-enabled server

On the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Marc Hamilton, Vice President of NVIDIA. Marc Hamilton highlighted the keynote talk of Andrew Ng from Baidu, who explained how high performance computing is being used by Baidu in deep learning and artificial intelligence, and how important it is to have strong scaling in the processor and how hard it is to reach this.

2016-08-15 OpenHPC sets out as vibrant community curating cohesive open source software stack for HPC

After the workshop on International Cooperation following ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Robert Wisniewski from Intel, who is chairing the OpenHPC initiative. OpenHPC is an open source, open community initiative to be able to produce a cohesive and comprehensive system software stack that will run a cluster or a supercomputer.

2016-07-13 Moore's Law is all about economics but there are alternative technologies on the way

On June 22, 2016 at the ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, John Shalf from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory chaired a session titled "Scaling Beyond the End of Moore's Law". The session consisted of an introduction, three presentations and a panel discussion.

2016-07-11 D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum software

On the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Bo Ewald, President of D-Wave International. Bo Ewald helped the company focus on customers, applications and software tools.

2016-07-06 OpenHPC sets out as vibrant community curating cohesive open source software stack for HPC

fter the workshop on International Cooperation following ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Robert Wisniewski from Intel, who is chairing the OpenHPC initiative. OpenHPC is an open source, open community initiative to be able to produce a cohesive and comprehensive system software stack that will run a cluster or a supercomputer.

2016-07-06 South Africa CHPC: Lengau supercomputer, Student Cluster Competition victory & ICRI 2016 conference

After the workshop on International Cooperation following ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Happy Sithole, Director of CHPC, the Centre for High Performance Computing in South Africa, about the new Lengau supercomputer, the Student Cluster Competition and the upcoming International Conference on Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2016, which will be organized in Cape Town, October 3-5, 2016.

2016-06-27 Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake Taihu

In the first session of Distinguished Speakers, chaired by Erich Strohmaier, at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Haohuan Fu from the National Supercomputer Center at Wuxi in China, introduced the new nr. 1 machine in the TOP500 list: the Sunway TaihuLight. Haohuan Fu started by explaining the name of the new system. It is named after Lake Taihu. Lake Taihu is a lake with intense light in the eastern part of China, very close to the city of Shanghai.

2016-06-27 Paul Messina - Integration and co-design key to reach capable exascale computing in the US

the first session of Distinguished Speakers, chaired by Erich Strohmaier, at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Paul Messina from Argonne National Laboratory talked about the U.S. governmental approach to reach capable exascale computing. There are some major technical challenges for exascale, including energy efficiency, interconnect technology, memory technology, scalable system software, programming systems, data management, and exascale algorithms, amongst others.

2016-04-11 Interview with Antonio Zoccoli about the IPCEI project

Antonio Zoccoli explains the IPCEI project on high performance computing and Big Data enabled applications to serve as a pilot for the European Data Infrastructure. Interview at EGI 2016 conference in Amsterdam.

2016-03-07 Azerbaijan e-infrastructure is developing fast thanks to project partnership with European Community

During the e-IRG Open Workshop, held in November 2015 in Belval/Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk with Rasim Alguliyev, Ramiz Aliguliyev, and Vugar Musayev from the Institute of Information Technology, which is part of the National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) in Azerbaijan.

Video channel

  5 minute impression of the 2012 edition of International Supercomputing Conference ISC'12 in Hamburg, Germany. Dale Geldart from eXludus, Marc Saint Georges from VCODYNE and Steve Wallach from Convey Computer enlighten us with their knowledge and vision on HPC monitoring, HPC resources and Big Data.
  A 5 minute impression of the 2012 edition of International Supercomputing Conference ISC'12 in Hamburg, Germany. With news from Intel/Altair, Barcelona Supercomputing and Adaptive Computing's Moab 7.1.
  A first glance at the ISC'12 HPC exhibition in Hamburg
  Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia
  Is co-design useful for Exascale computing? Learn from the panel including Michael Resch, and Satoshi Matsuoka at ISC11 in Hamburg on June 23, 2011
Impression of the first day afternoon and evening of ISC11 in Hamburg on June 20, 2011.
Impression of the morning of the first day of ISC11 in Hamburg on June 20, 2011.
An introduction into Cloud computing and Cloud Federation from the Contrail project.
Robert's robot looking at what to do with his idle processor time from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

Primeur weekly 2018-11-12

Special

Primeur Live from SC 2018 ...

Focus

Lenovo turns HPC customers into creative partners in collaborative design process ...

Exascale supercomputing

Bright Computing announces plan to deliver exascale cluster management in 2020 ...

Quantum computing

Atos, Bayer and RWTH Aachen University use Atos Quantum Learning Machine to study human disease patterns ...

Blueprint for pan-European quantum internet ...

Focus on Europe

European Open Science Cloud to be officially launched in Vienna ...

InHPC-DE project maximizes high-speed data connection between Germany's leading-edge supercomputers and major research institutions ...

GCS grants hundreds of millions of computing core hours to leading-edge national science projects ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 Award Ceremony hosted at Jülich Supercomputing Centre ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Huawei partner to accelerate HPC with ARM and AI ...

Revolutionary demonstrations at Boston booth to take place at SC18 ...

OpenMP 5.0 is a major leap forward ...

Bright Computing announces provisioning and management of compute for the intelligent edge in Bright Cluster Manager 8.2 ...

Bright Computing releases version 8.2 of Bright Cluster Manager, Bright OpenStack, and Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science ...

Hardware

DDN to reveal the world's fastest storage and other new innovations at SC18 ...

Caringo Swarm Object Storage deployed in JASMIN super-data-cluster environment ...

CEA acquires BullSequana supercomputer from Atos equipped with Marvell ThunderX2 Arm-based processors ...

CoolIT Systems drives further adoption of Direct Liquid Cooling to enable demanding HPC and AI ...

Supermicro boosts entry UP server line enabling a rich set of new workloads on cost-optimized, entry-class systems ...

Storbyte introduces 32TB ECO•FLASH drive at SC18 ...

Record-breaking SCinet high-capacity network goes live for SC18 in Dallas ...

Keynote highlights NVMe's role in unlocking the secrets of genomes, earthquakes, and human intelligence ...

Applications

Los Alamos pursues efficient computing with Cray, Marvell and Arm ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium ...

Peak performance: new stellarator experiments show promising results ...

'SC18' inspires next generation to change the world through supercomputing ...

Reusable software for high performance computing ...

A burst of 'synchronous' light ...

TOP500

China extends supercomputer share on TOP500 List, US dominates in total performance ...

The Cloud

AWS introduces new Amazon EC2 instances featuring AMD EPYC processors ...

Atos extends partnership with VMware to strengthen leadership in IoT operations ...

EuroFlash

GW4, the Met Office and Cray power up the largest Arm-based supercomputer in Europe ...