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Primeur weekly 2011-12-19

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

19 Dec 2011 Bratislava - The Slovak Academy of Science has chosen IBM technology to launch an important high-performance computing project in Slovakia. Working with local business partner DATALAN, IBM will provide a 96 teraflop supercomputer based on IBM's Power 775 and 755 systems and DS5300 storage.The supercomputer will be deployed for scientific research requiring high computing capacity in physical chemistry, biochemistry, materials sciences, particle physics, quantum physics, virology, biomechanics and astrophysics.

"This is an important technology acquisition for the entire Slovak science research and education community", stated Tomas Lacko, Data Center Director at the Slovak Academy of Science. "Having a supercomputer of this magnitude in our country could open many new opportunities in developing our national infrastructure and advancing applied research in automotive, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other sectors of our economy."

The supercomputer will be shared by three departments of the Slovak Academy of Science (Computer Center, IT Institute in Bratislava and Institute of Experimental Physics in Kosice) and a consortium of four major universities (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Zilina University, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica and Technical University in Kosice). It will also be made available for use by the broader academic community in Slovakia.

"IBM has long played an important role in the development of Slovakia's public and private sector infrastructures", stated Branislav Sebo, Country General Manager, IBM Slovakia. "With this deal, science and education in Slovakia are entering a new era and opening up new research possibilities in the country."

The Slovak Academy of Science joins a number of other companies and organisations in Central and Eastern Europe which have purchased IBM systems of late. IBM's other recent agreements in the region include those with Guarantee Fund of Bulgaria; Erste & Steiermarkische of Croatia; West University of Timisoara in Romania; Raiffeisen Bank in the Czech Republic; Societe Generale in Serbia; PRAVEX-BANK in Ukraine; Sberbank, Rosbank and Alfa-Bank of Russia; Agora SA and PKO Bank Polski of Poland.

The IBM Power 755 is a high performance computing cluster node with 32 POWER7 processor cores that is optimized for running highly parallel computationally intensive workloads and algorithms such as weather and climate modelling, computational chemistry, physics and petroleum reservoir modelling. Dubbed a "data centre in a rack", IBM's Power Systems 775 server features a departure from the rest of the POWER7 family.

The high-performance supercomputer is water cooled and serves as a data centre in a single rack and is designed for organisations that require a highly scalable system with extreme parallel processing performance and dense, modular packaging. It is designed for clustered configurations of as few as 256 processor cores or in world-class supercomputer configurations of hundreds of thousands of processors. Combined with specialized software from IBM, this system is designed to perform and represents the latest Power technology available.

The IBM System Storage DS5000 series is designed to meet demanding requirements. Building on many decades of design expertise, the DS5000 storage system's architecture delivers industry-leading performance, reliability and scalability.
Source: IBM

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 ...