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Primeur weekly 2013-01-21

The Cloud

HP helps service provider ITX Enterprises expand private Cloud service delivery ...

IBM and the Australian Open mark 20 years of serving a winning advantage to tennis fans ...

Ho Chi Minh City University of Information Technology selects IBM PureSystems ...

Oracle delivers Oracle Infrastructure as a Service on Premise with Capacity on Demand ...

Clouds for Savings, Clouds for Quality - Governments leading by example at Cloudscape V ...

EuroFlash

German meteorological service DWD awards $23 million contract to Cray ...

Adaptive Computing to work with Cray to manage computing workloads for the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN) ...

PRACE Summer of HPC ...

Altair's HyperWorks Partner Alliance expands its scope with the addition of NovaCast Systems to its software line-up ...

Altair releases PBS Professional 12.0, with 40 percent faster scheduling, innovative utilization features and additional plug-ins for execution events ...

Computational methods reveal how hospital-acquired bacteria spread ...

A new dimension in mobile telecommunications ...

Sauber F1 Team fuels chase for podium finishes with NetApp storage foundation ...

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation ...

Bright Cluster Manager speeds Chinese climate change research efforts ...

USFlash

Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge 2013 to issue Call for Participation ...

Chaotic spin vortices could lead to new computer memories ...

2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data to issue Call for Workshop Proposals ...

Intel and Facebook collaborate on future data centre rack technologies ...

UC Riverside nanotechnologists help launch new national centre devoted to micro-electronics ...

NETL's new supercomputer ranks among the world's Top 100 ...

Notre Dame to be part of $194 million university research centre network ...

Coles Supermarkets revamps data warehouse system with Oracle ...

FAIR Health selects Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance ...

Oracle's consolidated data warehouse system helps Turkcell accelerate reporting, and save on storage and energy costs ...

Simon Fraser University materials and particle science attract government funding ...

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine use TACC supercomputers to simulate the organisation of membrane proteins at the cell surface ...

Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge 2013 to issue Call for Participation

15 Jan 2013 Shanghai - In order to promote the training, study, and application of supercomputing, the first Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC) will be held in China in April, 2013. With the support from INSPUR, the host university is Shanghai Jiao Tong University. To participate in the challenge, each Asian university needs to send one team, which includes six students and one advisor. The students must be undergraduates. The Asia student cluster challenge (ASC) committee is composed of organizers, scientists, and government officials.

In contrary to the fast GDP growth, the R&D and application of supercomputers in Asia need more efforts. For instance, the total shares of Asian supercomputers in the TOP500 are less than 10%. Europe and America have paid great attention to the student supercomputer challenge, especially in the SC and ISC conferences. However, in Asia, till now, no such student supercomputer challenge is held yet.

For the universities, the challenge is a great opportunity for public exposure, showing their university culture, training ability demonstration, and attracting international talents. During the challenge, students will obtain intense hands-on training with actual case studies, meet with international peers, and probably find their next step to higher education organisation or job providers.

Nowadays, the globalization trends of science and technology are more pronounced. The trends have induced the international competition to be shifted to the competition of knowledge and talent. As for the talent training, international "student cluster competition" has been held in about 12 sessions in total, which is one of the most influential international events in the supercomputer field.

China's National University of Defense of Technology (NUDT) was sponsored by INSPUR to participate the student cluster competition in SC11 Seattle. They won the second spot with only tiny difference.

In ISC12, INSPUR sponsored two Chinese teams to participate in the student cluster competition, after the 1st Chinese University Student Cluster Competition & Selective Trials for ISC12. The "Overall Winner" award for the most aggregate points for all the benchmarks included in the competition went to Tsinghua University. The team was also recognized for understanding the impact of weak and strong scaling on application performance.

The team from the National University of Defense of Technology (NUDT) built the highest core count system in hybrid architecture. The team also received an award for achieving the highest LINPACK score of 2.65 Teraflops.

In SC12, INSPUR sponsored the National University of Defense of Technology that once again received the award for achieving the highest LINPACK score of 3.014 Teraflops.

More information is available at http://www.hpcchina.org/13en/index13en.php
Source: INSPUR

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Primeur weekly 2013-01-21

The Cloud

HP helps service provider ITX Enterprises expand private Cloud service delivery ...

IBM and the Australian Open mark 20 years of serving a winning advantage to tennis fans ...

Ho Chi Minh City University of Information Technology selects IBM PureSystems ...

Oracle delivers Oracle Infrastructure as a Service on Premise with Capacity on Demand ...

Clouds for Savings, Clouds for Quality - Governments leading by example at Cloudscape V ...

EuroFlash

German meteorological service DWD awards $23 million contract to Cray ...

Adaptive Computing to work with Cray to manage computing workloads for the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN) ...

PRACE Summer of HPC ...

Altair's HyperWorks Partner Alliance expands its scope with the addition of NovaCast Systems to its software line-up ...

Altair releases PBS Professional 12.0, with 40 percent faster scheduling, innovative utilization features and additional plug-ins for execution events ...

Computational methods reveal how hospital-acquired bacteria spread ...

A new dimension in mobile telecommunications ...

Sauber F1 Team fuels chase for podium finishes with NetApp storage foundation ...

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation ...

Bright Cluster Manager speeds Chinese climate change research efforts ...

USFlash

Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge 2013 to issue Call for Participation ...

Chaotic spin vortices could lead to new computer memories ...

2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data to issue Call for Workshop Proposals ...

Intel and Facebook collaborate on future data centre rack technologies ...

UC Riverside nanotechnologists help launch new national centre devoted to micro-electronics ...

NETL's new supercomputer ranks among the world's Top 100 ...

Notre Dame to be part of $194 million university research centre network ...

Coles Supermarkets revamps data warehouse system with Oracle ...

FAIR Health selects Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance ...

Oracle's consolidated data warehouse system helps Turkcell accelerate reporting, and save on storage and energy costs ...

Simon Fraser University materials and particle science attract government funding ...

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine use TACC supercomputers to simulate the organisation of membrane proteins at the cell surface ...