Primeur weekly 2020-10-26

Special

Newly appointed EuroHPC Director Anders Jensen working hard on delivering European exascale-ready HPC in machines, innovative projects and education ...

Focus

Another year on the road to Exascale - 2020: Part I - The past year: COVID-19 and the Fugaku ...

Another year on the road to Exascale - 2020: Part II - Applications ...

Another year on the road to Exascale - 2020: Part III - Architecture ...

Another year on the road to Exascale - 2020: Part IV - Future ...

Exascale supercomputing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise wins 145 million euro contract to power one of the world's fastest supercomputers based in Finland to bolster Europe's research in science and unlock economic growth ...

Quantum computing

Optical wiring for large quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

SiPearl joins the CXL Consortium behind Compute Express Link, the breakthrough CPU-to-Device interconnect ...

GRC and Total Data Centre Solutions partner to expand data centre liquid immersion cooling in Europe ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2021 nominations are now open ...

PRACEdays21 Call for Posters is open ...

Hardware

Atos supercomputer boosts weather forecasting capacity for 'Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service' and supports fight against air pollution ...

Supercomputer Fugaku wins the "Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award" at CEATEC 2020 ONLINE ...

DDN names 2020 Channel Partner Award winners ...

Time crystals lead researchers to future computational work ...

Potential new micromanufacturing technique to make tinier circuits wins NSF funding ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise selected to build Australia's most powerful supercomputer for advancing scientific research at Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

Virtual Flash Memory Summit 2020 Spotlights Leading Storage Startups ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Silicon Photonics Market (2020 to 2025) - Global and Regional Analysis ...

Tachyum Prodigy hits milestone with 96 percent of silicon designed ...

Silicon Creations named 2020 TSMC OIP Partner of the Year for analogue and mixed-signal IP ...

Arm awarded TSMC OIP Partner of the Year Award for Processor IP for six years in a row ...

Applications

University of Delaware researchers investigate therapeutic targets for Ebola using supercomputers ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory brings next-generation HPC to the fight against COVID-19 ...

Comet supercomputer enables 3D models of fresh water plastic pollution ...

AI gets a boost via the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and SambaNova collaboration ...

For the first time: Realistic simulation of plasma edge instabilities in tokamaks ...

Galactic archaeology ...

Hidden states of the COVID-19 spike protein ...

Physicists propose new field of study related to coherent Ising machine ...

Fortune 1000 financial services company selects Pavilion ...

NASA supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping and carbon research ...

UT Austin, MD Anderson announce first collaborative projects in united fight to end cancer ...

The Cloud

European Commission welcomes Member States' declaration on EU Cloud federation ...

Fujitsu commences full-scale operation of HOKUSAI - SailingShip, RIKEN's new data science infrastructure ...

ColdQuanta announces quantum matter on the Cloud ...

Primeur Video news

2020-08-17 Bastian Koller explains three EuroHPC projects to support collaboration at national & European level

2020-08-07 EPCC led EIDF will train 100.000 citizens in Edinburgh - International Data Facility powered by HPE

2020-08-06 HPC markets show temporary negative COVID-19 ripple effect but be back on track after crisis fades

2020-07-20 Alexandre Bonvin - HADDOCK enables Life Science researchers to do complex simulations for COVID-19

2020-07-13 A summary of Kristel Michielsen's presentation on Quantum Computing & Modular Supercomputing

A 5 minute summary of the ecellent talk Kristel Michielsen' gave at the ISC 2020 conference.

2020-06-29 Peter Coveney explains the HPC and Supercomputing support for COVID-19 research in Europe

At the ISC Digital conference session about COVID-19 suppport, Peter Coveney from BioCompuMed and UCL gave an over overview of European HPC and supercomputer support for COVID-19 research, and the collaboration set-up with the USA.

2020-06-26 Rick Stevens explained the Supercomputing Consortium in support of Covid-19 research at

In the USA, a consortium of companies, research organisations, and universities are putting over 500 Petaflop/s of computing resources in support of 66 projects that do research into Covid-19. In the COVID-19 session, Rick Stevens, Argonne National Laboraties explained the consortium that also has several European supercomputing centres as its members.

2020-06-24 Erich Strohmaier is leaving Berkeley, but not the TOP500. An interview about 20 years supercomputing

In this interview Erich Strohmaier tells Primeur magazine about supercomputing 20 years ago, and the similarities with supercomputing today. He explains what is typical about the Fugaku system and how the commercial supercomputing is dominated by Chinese companies

2020-06-24 HPC in Asia - What is the progress in China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand

t the HPC in Asia session we looked with some expectation to the presentation of China. Would they reveal details on upcoming exascale supercomputers? In Singapore they made progress in executing their supercomputing plan version 2. In Saudi Arabia 15% of the Shaheen supercomputing power is dedicated to COVID-19 research.

2020-06-23 Fugaku supercomputer already used in COVID-19 research

Pimeur Magazine summarized in this short video the current research performed on Fugaku in the fight against the coronavirus.

2020-06-23 Hyperion's Steve Conway on the COVID-19 impact on the HPC market & democratization of HPC in Europe

Our second guest in the Primeur Magazine virtual studio was Steve Conway from Hyperion Research. We talked about the HPC market and the HPC situation in Europe.

2020-06-23 How is EuroHPC performing in the TOP500?

Primeur Magazine analysed the EuroHPC achievements in the latest edition of the TOP500. We are just one year away, maybe less, of having supercomputers run that are paid by EuroHPC.

2020-06-22 The Fugaku supercomputer and HPC benchmarking - Interview with Jack Dongarra

In this interview Live from ISC but not-live-from-Frankfurt, we talk with Jack Dongarra about the new fastest supercomputer in the world, the Fugaku and other HPC benchmarking topics.

2020-06-22 A quick look at the new TOP 10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

In the new top10 of the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers, released today (2020-06-22) shows a complete reshuffling. A new number one, the ARM based Fugaku system in Japan, two systems and industry and three in Europe.

2019-10-28 NEXTGenIO project to deliver system with revolutionary memory dissolving I/O bottlenecks

At the recent HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to catch up on the NEXTGenIO results with three people from the project that has just finished: Tiago Quintino, Michele Weiland and Adrian Jackson.

2019-10-21 Interview with EPCC's Mark Parsons - plan for UK exascale supercomputer in 2022/2023 is taking shape

EPCC is preparing for the next supercomputer, Archer2, but there are also bold plans to bring an exascale supercomputer to the UK end of 2022/beginning of 2023. Old mines play an important role in reusing the massive amounts of heat an exascale supercomputer will produce.

2019-01-28 Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, LRZ, on German and European HPC: being best is better than being first

At the recent eScience Conference in Amsterdam Primeur Magazine was able to talk with Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Germany about high-performance computing (HPC). Not long ago, there were some very big announcements in Munich concerning new supercomputers. LRZ has started to begin the final phase for the installment of the SuperMUC next generation system

2019-01-23 Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale

Primeur Magazinet alked with Per Öster about the consortium CSC is heading and the proposal it is preparing as candidate hosting entity for one of the pre-exascale machines that will be procured by EuroHPC.

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.

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 2020-10-26

Special

Newly appointed EuroHPC Director Anders Jensen working hard on delivering European exascale-ready HPC in machines, innovative projects and education ...

Focus

Another year on the road to Exascale - 2020: Part I - The past year: COVID-19 and the Fugaku ...

Another year on the road to Exascale - 2020: Part II - Applications ...

Another year on the road to Exascale - 2020: Part III - Architecture ...

Another year on the road to Exascale - 2020: Part IV - Future ...

Exascale supercomputing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise wins 145 million euro contract to power one of the world's fastest supercomputers based in Finland to bolster Europe's research in science and unlock economic growth ...

Quantum computing

Optical wiring for large quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

SiPearl joins the CXL Consortium behind Compute Express Link, the breakthrough CPU-to-Device interconnect ...

GRC and Total Data Centre Solutions partner to expand data centre liquid immersion cooling in Europe ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2021 nominations are now open ...

PRACEdays21 Call for Posters is open ...

Hardware

Atos supercomputer boosts weather forecasting capacity for 'Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service' and supports fight against air pollution ...

Supercomputer Fugaku wins the "Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award" at CEATEC 2020 ONLINE ...

DDN names 2020 Channel Partner Award winners ...

Time crystals lead researchers to future computational work ...

Potential new micromanufacturing technique to make tinier circuits wins NSF funding ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise selected to build Australia's most powerful supercomputer for advancing scientific research at Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

Virtual Flash Memory Summit 2020 Spotlights Leading Storage Startups ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Silicon Photonics Market (2020 to 2025) - Global and Regional Analysis ...

Tachyum Prodigy hits milestone with 96 percent of silicon designed ...

Silicon Creations named 2020 TSMC OIP Partner of the Year for analogue and mixed-signal IP ...

Arm awarded TSMC OIP Partner of the Year Award for Processor IP for six years in a row ...

Applications

University of Delaware researchers investigate therapeutic targets for Ebola using supercomputers ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory brings next-generation HPC to the fight against COVID-19 ...

Comet supercomputer enables 3D models of fresh water plastic pollution ...

AI gets a boost via the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and SambaNova collaboration ...

For the first time: Realistic simulation of plasma edge instabilities in tokamaks ...

Galactic archaeology ...

Hidden states of the COVID-19 spike protein ...

Physicists propose new field of study related to coherent Ising machine ...

Fortune 1000 financial services company selects Pavilion ...

NASA supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping and carbon research ...

UT Austin, MD Anderson announce first collaborative projects in united fight to end cancer ...

The Cloud

European Commission welcomes Member States' declaration on EU Cloud federation ...

Fujitsu commences full-scale operation of HOKUSAI - SailingShip, RIKEN's new data science infrastructure ...

ColdQuanta announces quantum matter on the Cloud ...