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Primeur weekly 2015-12-07

Quantum computing

A quantum spin on molecular computers ...

Researchers confirm 'realistic' answer to quantum network puzzle ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 introduces PhD Forum and extends deadline for research papers ...

Quantum computer made of standard semiconductor materials ...

Future direction of global research and e-infrastructures landscape in e-IRG/ESFRI organized network session at ICT2015 in Lisbon ...

EGI-UberCloud partnership is bridging research and innovation ...

Finnish ministry issues policy on future development of scientific computing ...

HPC Advisory Council and the ISC High Performance Conference announce university teams for HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition ...

GEANT agrees new Board, community programme and cost sharing model ...

Spanish Council of Ministers supports the acquisition of MareNostrum 4 ...

NEC's SX-ACE vector supercomputer contributes to research at three German institutes - University of Kiel, Alfred Wegener Institute and the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart ...

Middleware

TACC's HPC team works to increase technical diversity in supercomputing ...

Hardware

Mellanox promotes Freddy Gabbay to Vice President of Software ...

SanDisk and Supermicro form strategic alliance to deliver software defined all-flash storage solutions ...

Seagate and Newisys demonstrate flash storage architecture capable Of 1TB/s ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new class of system to power next era in hybrid infrastructure ...

Applications

Sequoia supercomputer enables Gordon Bell Prize-winning simulation on Earth's mantle ...

Unveiling the turbulent times of a dying star ...

Missing link found between turbulence in collapsing star and hypernova, gamma-ray burst ...

New insights into the creation of heavy elements ...

Manipal Hospitals adopts Watson for Oncology to help physicians identify options for individualized, evidence-based cancer care across India ...

TOP500

Liquid immersion cooling from Green Revolution Cooling helps Tokyo Institute of Technology achieve top honours at Green500 three years in a row ...

The Cloud

Univa announces support for Microsoft Azure ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft announce plans to deliver integrated hybrid IT infrastructure ...

IBM advances hybrid capabilities to China and unveils Bluemix Local ...

Spanish Council of Ministers supports the acquisition of MareNostrum 4


4 Dec 2015 Barcelona - The Spanish Council of Ministers has authorized budget modifications necessary for the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in order to provide 34 million euro to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) - National Center for Supercomputing for the acquisition of 'MareNostrum 4'. With this authorization, the Council of Ministers initiates the process that has to enable BSC to tender and purchase one of the most advanced supercomputers in the world during 2016.

Just like its predecessor, MareNostrum 3, the new supercomputer will be part of the European Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) network for distributed supercomputing, aimed at creating a European infrastructure for high performance supercomputing. Spain, in this way, through BSC, remains one of the four main partners in this important project, which allows complex calculation operations increasingly needed in high-level simulations. This initiative aims to improve Europe's scientific and technological competitiveness, enabling researchers to access supercomputer technologies and thus develop new industrial paradigms to strengthen the role of Europe and Spain in the global context.

The acquisition of MareNostrum 4 will enable the start of a new phase for the European PRACE project in supercomputing, in which Spain will maintain its status as main partner along with Germany, France and Italy. This will allow Spain to improve its strategic position in Europe's supercomputing landscape attracting capital, attracting talent and improving the technological capabilities of the Spanish supercomputing infrastructures. In the coming weeks the agreement will be authorized in order to allow Spain to meet the commitments arising to host this supercomputer.

MareNostrum 4 will also be part of the Spanish Singular Technological Infrastructure (ICTS) and the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES). The new supercomputer will increase the computing power of the MareNostrum RES and replace MareNostrum 3 - installed in 2012, whose components will be distributed between the different nodes of the Spanish network.
Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-12-07

Quantum computing

A quantum spin on molecular computers ...

Researchers confirm 'realistic' answer to quantum network puzzle ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 introduces PhD Forum and extends deadline for research papers ...

Quantum computer made of standard semiconductor materials ...

Future direction of global research and e-infrastructures landscape in e-IRG/ESFRI organized network session at ICT2015 in Lisbon ...

EGI-UberCloud partnership is bridging research and innovation ...

Finnish ministry issues policy on future development of scientific computing ...

HPC Advisory Council and the ISC High Performance Conference announce university teams for HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition ...

GEANT agrees new Board, community programme and cost sharing model ...

Spanish Council of Ministers supports the acquisition of MareNostrum 4 ...

NEC's SX-ACE vector supercomputer contributes to research at three German institutes - University of Kiel, Alfred Wegener Institute and the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart ...

Middleware

TACC's HPC team works to increase technical diversity in supercomputing ...

Hardware

Mellanox promotes Freddy Gabbay to Vice President of Software ...

SanDisk and Supermicro form strategic alliance to deliver software defined all-flash storage solutions ...

Seagate and Newisys demonstrate flash storage architecture capable Of 1TB/s ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new class of system to power next era in hybrid infrastructure ...

Applications

Sequoia supercomputer enables Gordon Bell Prize-winning simulation on Earth's mantle ...

Unveiling the turbulent times of a dying star ...

Missing link found between turbulence in collapsing star and hypernova, gamma-ray burst ...

New insights into the creation of heavy elements ...

Manipal Hospitals adopts Watson for Oncology to help physicians identify options for individualized, evidence-based cancer care across India ...

TOP500

Liquid immersion cooling from Green Revolution Cooling helps Tokyo Institute of Technology achieve top honours at Green500 three years in a row ...

The Cloud

Univa announces support for Microsoft Azure ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft announce plans to deliver integrated hybrid IT infrastructure ...

IBM advances hybrid capabilities to China and unveils Bluemix Local ...