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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup

9 Dec 2013 Sunnyvale - The HPC Advisory Council, an organisation for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, has formed the HPCmusic subgroup, an advanced research project that focuses on the usage of High-Performance Computing (HPC) to enable advancements in music production and creation. The new subgroup is chaired by Antonis Karalis, whom in 2012 received the prestigious HPC Advisory Council University Award for advanced research in the subject area of music in high-performance computing.

Through the advent of 3D and HDR, IMAX Cinema, Dolby Atmos, 6K Cinema and 4K TV with HDMI 2, the industry has created a roadmap for a quality aware audience. A true quality upgrade of the overall cinematic experience is on-going. As such, HPCmusic has created the HPC384 Spec to help keep music production on par with those innovations and to provide the necessary tools, specifications and revolutionary techniques so that music professionals will be able to produce and deliver high quality content to meet the demands and expectations of their audience. In addition, on a Cost per GFLOPS basis, as floating point operations are crucial for audio performance, solutions based off the HPC384 Spec have been shown to be up to 35x more cost-effective compared to industry standard solutions.

"Utilizing the HPC Advisory Council's computational resources and expertise, we can create HPC solutions, such as the HPC384 Spec, that will better support music production demands, optimize work flows, and create a set of guidelines that will give foresight on the future of music production and technological developments around it", stated Antonis Karalis, HPCmusic subgroup chairman at the HPC Advisory Council. "Moreover, we are defining the 'building blocks' of the first true supercomputer for music production. The ultimate goal is to define a virtual environment based on a system that is completely transparent from the end-user, and is capable of creating the music of the 21st century."

"Using HPC technologies give musicians the necessary bandwidth to work with thousands of tracks, effects and unlimited polyphony in real time, as well as work with advanced physics to model plate reverbs, create evolving non-linear auditorium acoustics and emulate multi-microphone positions that will give sound endless possibilities", stated Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. "Through the work the HPC Advisory Council’s HPCmusic subgroup, we are able to expand the usage and performance potential of HPC in more areas beyond the academic and scientific realm."

HPCmusic joins the HPC Advisory Council's large breadth of technology and market-specific subgroups: HPC Scale, HPC Cloud, HPC Works, HPC Storage, HPC GPU, HPC FSI.

Source: HPC Advisory Council

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...