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Primeur weekly 2017-01-23

Exascale supercomputing

China plans to develop powerful exascale computer ...

HiPEAC Vision 2017 finds it is 'time to reinvent computing' ...

Richard Gerber tapped to oversee NERSC's High Performance Computing Department ...

NERSC's first 'NESAP for Data' teams hit the ground running ...

ORNL plays key role in Exascale Computing Project's first year ...

Quantum computing

Seeing the quantum future... literally ...

Focus on Europe

At the vanguard of European computing systems: HiPEAC17 ...

PRACE to offer MOOCs via Future Learn ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 opens for applications ...

Hardware

Hartree Centre to take delivery of powerful new generation supercomputer ...

Indiana University and international partners light 100G transatlantic link over Aqua Comms' AEConnect subsea cable ...

Nanyang Technological University and German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks ...

Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens ...

Supercomputer market to be driven by the development of smart cities through 2021, says Technavio ...

DDN and China-based Inspur sign landmark HPC joint sales and marketing agreement ...

GW4 joins industry partners to develop 'first of its kind' supercomputer ...

Automotive safety hypervisor announced for ARM Cortex-R52 ...

Eastern Mediterranean spurred on by EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and Lebanon capacity upgrade ...

Applications

King Faisal Prize for Würzburg physicist ...

Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, and metabolites ...

Glass's off-kilter harmonies: New modelling method focuses attention on amorphous material's unusual vibrational modes ...

Basel physicist Daniel Loss receives the King Faisal International Prize ...

Protein research: the computer as microscope ...

Teaching computers to recognize unhealthy guts ...

2017 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences to be organized in Boulder, Colorado ...

Diamond shines in molecular dynamics simulations ...

The Cloud

Oracle Cloud Platform expands to help more organisations build and deploy high-performance applications ...

Altair to offer HPC Cloud solutions on Oracle Cloud Platform ...

Oracle buys Apiary ...

Oracle expands Cloud services globally with three new regions in North America and EMEA ...

HPE to acquire SimpliVity and expand leadership in growing hybrid IT industry ...

U.S. Army enlists IBM for $62 million Cloud deal ...

NERSC's first 'NESAP for Data' teams hit the ground running


The new NESAP for Data teams will participate in a coding "dungeon session" to be held at Intel in March.
18 Jan 2017 Berkeley - Following a call for proposals issued last October, NERSC has selected six science application teams to participate in the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Programme for Data (NESAP for Data) programme.

Since the NESAP programme was unveiled in 2014, NERSC has been partnering with code teams and library and tool developers to prepare and optimize their codes for the Cori manycore architecture. Like NESAP, the NESAP for Data programme joins application teams with resources at NERSC, Cray and Intel. However, while the initial NESAP projects involve mostly simulation codes, NESAP for Data targets science applications that process and analyze massive datasets acquired from U.S. Department of Energy-supported experimental and observational sources, such as telescopes, microscopes, genome sequencers, light sources and particle physics detectors. The goal is to enable these applications to take full advantage of the Intel Xeon Phi Knights Landing (KNL) chipset on Cori.

The selected NESAP for Data projects are:

  • Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Codes; Stephen Bailey, Berkeley Lab (HEP)
  • Union of Intersections Framework; Kris Bouchard, Berkeley Lab (BER)
  • Cosmic Microwave Background Codes (TOAST); Julian Borrill, Berkeley Lab (HEP)
  • ATLAS Simulation/Analysis Code; Steve Farrell, Berkeley Lab (HEP)
  • Tomographic Reconstruction; Doga Gursoy, Argonne (BES)
  • CMS Offline Reconstruction Code; Dirk Hufnagel, FermiLab (HEP)

"We're very excited to welcome these new data-intensive science application teams to NESAP", stated Rollin Thomas, a Big Data architect in NERSC's Data Analytics and Services group who is coordinating NESAP for Data. "NESAP's tools and expertise should help accelerate the transition of these data science codes to KNL. But I'm also looking forward to uncovering and understanding the new performance and scalability challenges that are sure to arise along the way."

Through NESAP, the teams will have full access to Cori-KNL, plus NERSC Data Department expertise, testbeds and collaborations with vendors. Participants are already lining up to start submitting jobs to the KNL debug queues, according to Rollin Thomas. NESAP for Data participants will also be included in the various NESAP meetings and events, such as the upcoming dungeon session to be held in March at Intel's Portland, Oregon facility.

Like the initial NESAP programme, NESAP for Data also includes post-doctoral opportunities; the first NESAP post-doc to start working on the data projects is Zahra Ronaghi, who joined the NESAP programme in January. NERSC is now in the process of reviewing more applications to fill two additional post-doc positions within NESAP for Data.

"We've learned a tremendous amount in the last couple years working with our existing NESAP teams to prepare their applications for Knights Landing", stated Jack Deslippe, acting group lead for NERSC's Application Performance group. "We've developed an optimization strategy that the greater NERSC community can use to prepare for Cori. It's really exciting to get a chance to bring in some new data-centric applications - to apply some of what we've learned already but also to learn more from the unique challenges these apps face."
Source: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - NERSC

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Primeur weekly 2017-01-23

Exascale supercomputing

China plans to develop powerful exascale computer ...

HiPEAC Vision 2017 finds it is 'time to reinvent computing' ...

Richard Gerber tapped to oversee NERSC's High Performance Computing Department ...

NERSC's first 'NESAP for Data' teams hit the ground running ...

ORNL plays key role in Exascale Computing Project's first year ...

Quantum computing

Seeing the quantum future... literally ...

Focus on Europe

At the vanguard of European computing systems: HiPEAC17 ...

PRACE to offer MOOCs via Future Learn ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 opens for applications ...

Hardware

Hartree Centre to take delivery of powerful new generation supercomputer ...

Indiana University and international partners light 100G transatlantic link over Aqua Comms' AEConnect subsea cable ...

Nanyang Technological University and German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks ...

Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens ...

Supercomputer market to be driven by the development of smart cities through 2021, says Technavio ...

DDN and China-based Inspur sign landmark HPC joint sales and marketing agreement ...

GW4 joins industry partners to develop 'first of its kind' supercomputer ...

Automotive safety hypervisor announced for ARM Cortex-R52 ...

Eastern Mediterranean spurred on by EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and Lebanon capacity upgrade ...

Applications

King Faisal Prize for Würzburg physicist ...

Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, and metabolites ...

Glass's off-kilter harmonies: New modelling method focuses attention on amorphous material's unusual vibrational modes ...

Basel physicist Daniel Loss receives the King Faisal International Prize ...

Protein research: the computer as microscope ...

Teaching computers to recognize unhealthy guts ...

2017 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences to be organized in Boulder, Colorado ...

Diamond shines in molecular dynamics simulations ...

The Cloud

Oracle Cloud Platform expands to help more organisations build and deploy high-performance applications ...

Altair to offer HPC Cloud solutions on Oracle Cloud Platform ...

Oracle buys Apiary ...

Oracle expands Cloud services globally with three new regions in North America and EMEA ...

HPE to acquire SimpliVity and expand leadership in growing hybrid IT industry ...

U.S. Army enlists IBM for $62 million Cloud deal ...