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Primeur weekly 2014-12-22

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SimScale engineering simulation platform is perfectly running in a web browser now ...

EuroFlash

RSC Group has entered in the Top10 of the world leading supercomputer vendors by TOP500 list ...

ISC High Performance introduces workshops in 2015 ...

ADVA Optical Networking transforms fiber access networks with new Access Link Monitoring solution ...

Telindus Telecom deploys ADVA Optical Networking's encryption technology to secure operator network and Cloud services ...

Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart selects Bright Cluster Manager for its HPC data centre ...

Imec partners with Huawei on high-bandwidth optical data link technology ...

Six new projects enabling scientific discovery to start in 2015 ...

ENTRA: Better software cuts computer energy use ...

USFlash

Cray awarded $30 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) doubles capabilities ...

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton ...

Compute Canada attracts High Performance Computing talent to lead upgrades to the national advanced research platform ...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory a major contributor to Washington state economy ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs taps IBM Watson to help accelerate and enhance care delivery ...

More than 100 teams expected for ASC15, road-showed at Melbourne and Nanjing ...

Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip ...

Tulane has one of the world's fastest computers ...

Funding ended for University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center ...

Simulations at NERSC help illuminate attosecond laser experiment findings ...

Riding a 100G InfiniBand backbone, InfiniCortex, the Intercontinental Supercomputing Architecture, debuts in New Orleans ...

Quantum physics just got less complicated ...

Switching to spintronics ...

Lasers, multiple languages support and more with wysiwyg R34 ...

Tulane has one of the world's fastest computers


15 Dec 2014 New Orleans - The analysis of Big Data is critical to most research disciplines, with important applications in fields such as genomics, meteorology, remote sensing, molecular modelling, artificial intelligence, digital media, robotics and more. Tulane University was ranked recently 271 of the top 500 supercomputer sites in the world.

A new supercomputer that went online this fall semester, called Cypress, "brings to us a whole new level of infrastructure that will make our current faculty members want to stay here, and it will also help us attract new faculty members", stated Nicholas Altiero, dean of the Tulane School of Science and Engineering.

At Tulane, Cypress will be used for sea-level rise calculations, brain injury research studies and other complex, data-heavy projects that need hefty computational power.

Charlie McMahon, vice president for information technology and chief technology officer, said the design of Cypress is similar to more powerful machines that are deployed at the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative and the Texas Advanced Computing Center, making it easy for Tulane researchers to port their code to larger environments as their models grow larger and more complex.

Cypress puts Tulane in the elite group of universities in the United States that have high-performance computers on the TOP500 list, including the University of Texas–Austin, Louisiana State University, Clemson University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of San Diego and Indiana University. Charlie McMahon said Cypress is comparable in speed to high-performance computers such as Carter at Purdue University.

"This system allows users to move seamlessly between Big Data analytics and traditional high-performance computing capabilities, enabling research", Charlie McMahon stated. "We hope to demonstrate to the university that by using this supercomputing capability, our researchers are able to tackle bigger and more complex problems, to publish more papers and win more research grants", Charlie McMahon stated.

Dell produced a video talking about Cypress, Big Data, supercomputers and the importance of high performance computation at Tulane.
Source: Tulane University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-12-22

Focus

SimScale engineering simulation platform is perfectly running in a web browser now ...

EuroFlash

RSC Group has entered in the Top10 of the world leading supercomputer vendors by TOP500 list ...

ISC High Performance introduces workshops in 2015 ...

ADVA Optical Networking transforms fiber access networks with new Access Link Monitoring solution ...

Telindus Telecom deploys ADVA Optical Networking's encryption technology to secure operator network and Cloud services ...

Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart selects Bright Cluster Manager for its HPC data centre ...

Imec partners with Huawei on high-bandwidth optical data link technology ...

Six new projects enabling scientific discovery to start in 2015 ...

ENTRA: Better software cuts computer energy use ...

USFlash

Cray awarded $30 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) doubles capabilities ...

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton ...

Compute Canada attracts High Performance Computing talent to lead upgrades to the national advanced research platform ...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory a major contributor to Washington state economy ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs taps IBM Watson to help accelerate and enhance care delivery ...

More than 100 teams expected for ASC15, road-showed at Melbourne and Nanjing ...

Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip ...

Tulane has one of the world's fastest computers ...

Funding ended for University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center ...

Simulations at NERSC help illuminate attosecond laser experiment findings ...

Riding a 100G InfiniBand backbone, InfiniCortex, the Intercontinental Supercomputing Architecture, debuts in New Orleans ...

Quantum physics just got less complicated ...

Switching to spintronics ...

Lasers, multiple languages support and more with wysiwyg R34 ...