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Primeur weekly 2019-01-28

Focus

Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller from the Leibniz Supercomputer Centre on German and European HPC: being best is better than being first ...

Quantum computing

Purdue dives deeper into potentially game-changing field of quantum science and engineering ...

Focus on Europe

New e-IRGSP6 support project held its kick-off meeting in Luxembourg ...

Powerful supercomputing to propel France's high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) research and development ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for HPC compute resources from DECI-15 (Tier-1) ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2019 has opened applications ...

New 2 Petaflop/s supercomputer at the University of Antwerp  ...

Dutch Government plans additional 100 million euro investment in science including 30 million for SKA Square Kilometre Array ...

Middleware

CMU's DeltaFS team aims to create smarter ways to organize and store supercomputer data ...

ScaleMP announces record results ...

Hardware

DDN's turnaround of Tintri wins Information Technology Deal of the Year Award ...

CSC, the Finnish IT Center for Science, and the Finnish Meteorological Institute select 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate multi-phase supercomputer programme ...

2CRSI and "SNB Middle East" announce a distribution agreement ...

Aldec facilitates design prototyping in FPGA and prototype testing with new HES Proto-AXI ...

Applications

January kicks off a busy year of research as scientists gain access to the world's fastest supercomputer ...

National Center for Computational Sciences introduces HPC Core Operations Group ...

Network enhancement strengthens ties between OLCF and ESnet ...

Materials design centre receives $25 million grant ...

Birth of massive black holes in the early universe revealed ...

Transparent electronics research gains momentum ...

New insights into magnetic quantum effects in solids ...

Pilot line project lnPulse launches to give Europe edge in integrated photonics ...

CSC, the Finnish IT Center for Science, and the Finnish Meteorological Institute select 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate multi-phase supercomputer programme

22 Jan 2019 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - Mellanox Technologies Ltd.'s 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand solutions were selected to accelerate a multi-phase supercomputer system by CSC - the Finnish IT Center for Science. The new supercomputers, set to be deployed in 2019 and 2020, will serve the Finnish researchers in universities and research institutes, enhancing climate, renewable energy, astrophysics, nanomaterials and bioscience, among a wide range of exploration activities. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) will have their own separate partition for diverse simulation tasks ranging from ocean fluxes to atmospheric modeling and space physics.

CSC selected the HDR InfiniBand interconnect solution for its fast data throughout, extremely low latency, smart In-Network Computing acceleration engines, and enhanced Dragonfly network topology. These advantages will provide CSC and FMI users with world-leading HPC and AI application performance, scalability and efficiency.

"The multi-phase, multi-year supercomputing programme will enable our researchers and scientists to leverage the most efficient HPC and AI platforms to enhance their discoveries and competitiveness for years to come", stated Pekka Lehtovuori, Director of services for research at CSC. "By utilizing HDR InfiniBand In-Network Computing acceleration engines, and the innovative Dragonfly network topology design, we will provide our users with a world-leading performance and scalability system and optimize our total cost of ownership."

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand In-Network Computing acceleration engines provide leading performance, scalability, efficiency and resiliency for HPC and AI applications. For example, Mellanox Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP) technology enables the execution of data algorithms on the data as it traverses within the network, and Mellanox SHIELD technology enables self-healing interconnect capabilities. These advantages, together with its high data throughput and extremely low latency, make InfiniBand the preferred interconnect choice for next-generation supercomputing platforms.

"We are excited to collaborate with Atos, the system provider, and CSC to enhance research and explorations in Finland", stated Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "HDR InfiniBand will provide CSC users with the highest productivity and overall return on investment."

"As the leading supercomputer manufacturer in Europe, we are delighted to work with Mellanox and CSC to supply our latest BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, giving Finnish researchers an enhanced computing capacity for new innovation breakthroughs", stated Agnes Boudot, Group vice president, Head of HPC at Atos.
Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-01-28

Focus

Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller from the Leibniz Supercomputer Centre on German and European HPC: being best is better than being first ...

Quantum computing

Purdue dives deeper into potentially game-changing field of quantum science and engineering ...

Focus on Europe

New e-IRGSP6 support project held its kick-off meeting in Luxembourg ...

Powerful supercomputing to propel France's high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) research and development ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for HPC compute resources from DECI-15 (Tier-1) ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2019 has opened applications ...

New 2 Petaflop/s supercomputer at the University of Antwerp  ...

Dutch Government plans additional 100 million euro investment in science including 30 million for SKA Square Kilometre Array ...

Middleware

CMU's DeltaFS team aims to create smarter ways to organize and store supercomputer data ...

ScaleMP announces record results ...

Hardware

DDN's turnaround of Tintri wins Information Technology Deal of the Year Award ...

CSC, the Finnish IT Center for Science, and the Finnish Meteorological Institute select 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate multi-phase supercomputer programme ...

2CRSI and "SNB Middle East" announce a distribution agreement ...

Aldec facilitates design prototyping in FPGA and prototype testing with new HES Proto-AXI ...

Applications

January kicks off a busy year of research as scientists gain access to the world's fastest supercomputer ...

National Center for Computational Sciences introduces HPC Core Operations Group ...

Network enhancement strengthens ties between OLCF and ESnet ...

Materials design centre receives $25 million grant ...

Birth of massive black holes in the early universe revealed ...

Transparent electronics research gains momentum ...

New insights into magnetic quantum effects in solids ...

Pilot line project lnPulse launches to give Europe edge in integrated photonics ...