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Primeur weekly 2019-01-14

Exascale supercomputing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers and Hypres to test memory cell circuit design for memory boost ...

Quantum computing

IBM unveils world's first integrated quantum computing system for commercial use ...

ExxonMobil and world's leading research labs collaborate with IBM to accelerate joint research in quantum computing ...

Quantum scientists demonstrate world-first 3D atomic-scale quantum chip architecture ...

Machine learning and quantum mechanics team up to understand water at the atomic level ...

Focus on Europe

Menta selected as sole provider of embedded FPGAs for European Processor Initiative ...

Signature of the acquisition contract for one of Europe's most powerful supercomputers ...

NCCR MARVEL PIs win swissuniversities grant to scale up computational open science platform Materials Cloud ...

Swiss National Science Foundation awards MARVEL a second tranche of CHF 18 million ...

e-IRG Chair, Prof. Dr. Gabriele von Voigt, on role of e-IRG in ESFRI Roadmap 2018 on Research Infrastructures in Europe ...

Hardware

Mellanox 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate a world-leading supercomputer at the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) ...

IBM expands strategic partnership with Samsung to include 7nm chip manufacturing ...

AI-capable supercomputer ZF ProAI to provide maximum computing power and flexibility ...

Huawei unveils industry's highest-performance ARM-based CPU ...

Summit completes system acceptance ...

NREL's new supercomputer 'Eagle' takes flight ...

Supermicro offers Early Shipment Programme for server and storage systems with next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory ...

Supermicro shows world's fastest LN2 cooled overclockable Z390 motherboard at CES 2019 ...

Applications

U.S. Energy Department announces nearly $5 million in fossil energy research funding for universities ...

New IBM weather system to provide vastly improved forecasting around the world ...

Strengthening research on artificial intelligence: Two new professorships for AI methods in IT security and materials research at KIT ...

Turning animals monogamous ...

Titan takes fluoride from taps and toothpaste to batteries ...

ORNL team provides supercomputer-aided insights for how to turn plants into fuel and materials ...

Georgia State chemist among the first to perform research using world's most powerful supercomputer ...

ICHEC supercomputer user announced as winner of the 55th BTYSTE ...

Machine learning award powers Argonne leadership in engine design ...

A boost for artificial intelligence at the University of Freiburg ...

FAU creates Florida's first NSF-funded AI and deep learning laboratory ...

NCSA brings Dark Energy Survey data to science community into 2021 ...

NREL's new supercomputer 'Eagle' takes flight


Partners from HPE joined NREL and DOE to celebrate NREL's new 8.0-petaflop supercomputer, capable of carrying out 8 million-billion calculations per second. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
8 Jan 2019 Washington, D.C. - Now in production use, the ultra-efficient Eagle high-performance computer will power scientific insights to accelerate the U.S. energy system transformation. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) already had the world's largest supercomputer dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy, Peregrine - but with its replacement system, Eagle, the laboratory's computing capability has more than tripled. This means considerably more power to help NREL scientists advance R&D across the spectrum of renewable energy and energy-efficiency technologies.

The new system is the latest development in a long-standing partnership between Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NREL to find innovative and energy-efficient supercomputing solutions. Representatives from HPE joined NREL and DOE to celebrate the new system at a January 8 ceremony at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), which commemorated the official launch of Eagle for production use.

Not only does Eagle - with a peak performance of 8.0 petaflops, meaning it can carry out 8 million-billion calculations per second - drastically increase NREL's computing capability for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research - the system itself is energy efficient, too.

Eagle features a warm-water liquid-cooled design that was originally developed for Peregrine in partnership with HPE - a concept that has become standard for other data centres. The system is designed to capture 97% of the supercomputer's waste heat, which can then be made available for use throughout the building in which the system is housed. At the ESIF, the heat captured from Peregrine and Eagle is reused in office and lab space.

The successful demonstration of this innovative approach has led, in part, to two recent honours for the ESIF data centre: a Federal Energy and Water Management Award and the prestigious 2018 Data Center Dynamics Data Center Eco-Sustainability Award.

"This is a really exciting time for high-performance computing at NREL", stated Computational Science Director Steve Hammond. "The global recognition our data centre is receiving cements its position as the most energy-efficient data center in the world. And now, with Eagle up and running, we're poised to deliver more scientific insights than ever before to advance our nation's energy transformation."

NREL researchers have smart, bold questions about transforming our energy system. Eagle is helping them find the answers faster.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL

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Primeur weekly 2019-01-14

Exascale supercomputing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers and Hypres to test memory cell circuit design for memory boost ...

Quantum computing

IBM unveils world's first integrated quantum computing system for commercial use ...

ExxonMobil and world's leading research labs collaborate with IBM to accelerate joint research in quantum computing ...

Quantum scientists demonstrate world-first 3D atomic-scale quantum chip architecture ...

Machine learning and quantum mechanics team up to understand water at the atomic level ...

Focus on Europe

Menta selected as sole provider of embedded FPGAs for European Processor Initiative ...

Signature of the acquisition contract for one of Europe's most powerful supercomputers ...

NCCR MARVEL PIs win swissuniversities grant to scale up computational open science platform Materials Cloud ...

Swiss National Science Foundation awards MARVEL a second tranche of CHF 18 million ...

e-IRG Chair, Prof. Dr. Gabriele von Voigt, on role of e-IRG in ESFRI Roadmap 2018 on Research Infrastructures in Europe ...

Hardware

Mellanox 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate a world-leading supercomputer at the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) ...

IBM expands strategic partnership with Samsung to include 7nm chip manufacturing ...

AI-capable supercomputer ZF ProAI to provide maximum computing power and flexibility ...

Huawei unveils industry's highest-performance ARM-based CPU ...

Summit completes system acceptance ...

NREL's new supercomputer 'Eagle' takes flight ...

Supermicro offers Early Shipment Programme for server and storage systems with next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory ...

Supermicro shows world's fastest LN2 cooled overclockable Z390 motherboard at CES 2019 ...

Applications

U.S. Energy Department announces nearly $5 million in fossil energy research funding for universities ...

New IBM weather system to provide vastly improved forecasting around the world ...

Strengthening research on artificial intelligence: Two new professorships for AI methods in IT security and materials research at KIT ...

Turning animals monogamous ...

Titan takes fluoride from taps and toothpaste to batteries ...

ORNL team provides supercomputer-aided insights for how to turn plants into fuel and materials ...

Georgia State chemist among the first to perform research using world's most powerful supercomputer ...

ICHEC supercomputer user announced as winner of the 55th BTYSTE ...

Machine learning award powers Argonne leadership in engine design ...

A boost for artificial intelligence at the University of Freiburg ...

FAU creates Florida's first NSF-funded AI and deep learning laboratory ...

NCSA brings Dark Energy Survey data to science community into 2021 ...