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Primeur weekly 2011-12-19

Special

SARA supercomputers today 600.000 times faster than its first 100 Mflop/s Cyber 205 supercomputer in 1983 ...

SC'11 bigger than ever ...

The Cloud

Atos leads the OPTIMIS project for the optimisation of services in Cloud ...

ISGC 2012 registration opens now ...

ConteXtream launches software-defined network virtualization solution for Cloud and hosting providers ...

BGI-BOX terminal server debut operation in China Agricultural University ...

Amazon Web Services launches Brazil data centres for its Cloud computing platform ...

Office 365 becomes first and only major Cloud productivity service to comply with leading EU and U.S. standards for data protection and security ...

EuroFlash

Counting the cost of research computing infrastructures ...

Bull taps Nimsoft to expand its Vision Services ...

ATLAS and CMS experiments present Higgs search status ...

New supercomputer for Bielefeld's high-energy physicists ...

Slovak Academy of Science selects IBM Power Systems and Storage for National Supercomputing Project ...

Multi-purpose photonic chip paves the way to programmable quantum processors ...

USFlash

Cray XMT supercomputer arrives at the Noblis Center for Applied High Performance Computing ...

SDSC welcomes 'Gordon' supercomputer as a research powerhouse ...

Triton resource helps track how kinesin molecules move ...

Astronomical amount of data travels across Western Canada to support space research ...

Jacket v2.0 for faster code in MATLAB ...

GPU-accelerated engineering simulation application to enable highest quality products for aerospace and other mission critical fields ...

BGI tackles DNA data deluge using NVIDIA Tesla GPUs ...

Chinese Ministry of Education to integrate CUDA programming curriculum in universities nationwide ...

NVIDIA opens up CUDA Platform by releasing compiler source code ...

High-energy physicists set record for network data transfer ...

Rogue Wave announces support for upcoming Intel Many Integrated Core architecture based products ...

Rogue Wave announces Stingray Studio 11.0 release ...

TotalView selected for China's National Supercomputing Centre in Shenzhen ...

New application makes supercomputing simple ...

HP enables organisations worldwide to expand data centre resources with HP POD ...

Oracle delivers record performance result for a two processor Intel-based system with TPC-C benchmark ...

Early black holes grew big eating cold, fast food ...

New application makes supercomputing simple

12 Dec 2011 Murdoch - A new open source application developed at Murdoch University is giving researchers a revolutionary new way of accessing supercomputers. Yabi simplifies supercomputing tasks through a simple web-based work flow environment, essentially replacing the need for complex software programming with a neat, accessible interface. The web-based application is designed, developed and maintained by the WA Centre of Excellence in Comparative Genomics (CCG), home of the iVEC@Murdoch supercomputer pod.

According to CCG Director Professor Matthew Bellgard, Yabi has the potential to change the way researchers approach scientific endeavours which typically require access to large scale computing and data storage resources.

"Typically, a PhD student in areas such as life science, marine science, atmospheric research and so forth has to learn how to program; they have to know how to install the analysis tools so they can then conduct their detailed data analysis on a supercomputer", Professor Bellgard stated.

"The Yabi system takes away that need for writing scripts and tools and turns the analytic procedures into a simpler drag and drop activity, where scientists can log in, drag tools in and chain them together to create work flows."

"Each of those tools can be running on supercomputers without the need for scientists to have to worry about any of the technical details. In this way scientists can access potentially multiple supercomputing resources in a seamless and transparent fashion via a simple web-based interface."

Simplifying supercomputing is no small task, and the technologies required to create this kind of interface are fairly young. "The idea of Yabi has been around for about 12 years", Professor Bellgard stated. We've been thinking about it for quite some time, but it's only in the last five years that internet technologies have matured in such a way that we can then leverage them in order to implement a really robust system. The system is currently being accessed by scientists around the world and there are now deployments of the Yabi system around the country."

The CCG works with researchers both to help them improve their Yabi uptake as well as to assist them analyse the massive amounts of results generated. "They drive their own scientific questions but we can help them with experimental design and data analysis", Professor Bellgard stated. "We are also working on a number of other open source software projects such as laboratory information management systems and rare disease registries."

Researchers who use any kind of supercomputing in their work are encouraged to try Yabi at http://ccg.murdoch.edu.au/yabi
Source: Murdoch University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-12-19

Special

SARA supercomputers today 600.000 times faster than its first 100 Mflop/s Cyber 205 supercomputer in 1983 ...

SC'11 bigger than ever ...

The Cloud

Atos leads the OPTIMIS project for the optimisation of services in Cloud ...

ISGC 2012 registration opens now ...

ConteXtream launches software-defined network virtualization solution for Cloud and hosting providers ...

BGI-BOX terminal server debut operation in China Agricultural University ...

Amazon Web Services launches Brazil data centres for its Cloud computing platform ...

Office 365 becomes first and only major Cloud productivity service to comply with leading EU and U.S. standards for data protection and security ...

EuroFlash

Counting the cost of research computing infrastructures ...

Bull taps Nimsoft to expand its Vision Services ...

ATLAS and CMS experiments present Higgs search status ...

New supercomputer for Bielefeld's high-energy physicists ...

Slovak Academy of Science selects IBM Power Systems and Storage for National Supercomputing Project ...

Multi-purpose photonic chip paves the way to programmable quantum processors ...

USFlash

Cray XMT supercomputer arrives at the Noblis Center for Applied High Performance Computing ...

SDSC welcomes 'Gordon' supercomputer as a research powerhouse ...

Triton resource helps track how kinesin molecules move ...

Astronomical amount of data travels across Western Canada to support space research ...

Jacket v2.0 for faster code in MATLAB ...

GPU-accelerated engineering simulation application to enable highest quality products for aerospace and other mission critical fields ...

BGI tackles DNA data deluge using NVIDIA Tesla GPUs ...

Chinese Ministry of Education to integrate CUDA programming curriculum in universities nationwide ...

NVIDIA opens up CUDA Platform by releasing compiler source code ...

High-energy physicists set record for network data transfer ...

Rogue Wave announces support for upcoming Intel Many Integrated Core architecture based products ...

Rogue Wave announces Stingray Studio 11.0 release ...

TotalView selected for China's National Supercomputing Centre in Shenzhen ...

New application makes supercomputing simple ...

HP enables organisations worldwide to expand data centre resources with HP POD ...

Oracle delivers record performance result for a two processor Intel-based system with TPC-C benchmark ...

Early black holes grew big eating cold, fast food ...