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Primeur weekly 2012-02-13

The Cloud

Oracle buys Taleo ...

Tulip Telecom and IBM build India's largest data centre to address rapid growth of mobile consumers in emerging markets ...

HP powers application performance testing in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

Registration open for the 14th IDGF tutorial at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz ...

SAT@home to join BOINC platform ...

EuroFlash

ATEME and Bull partner for extreme performance ...

Bull reaffirms its outsourcing credentials for the most mission-critical SAP environments ...

Altair and Ontonix offer complexity management solution for achieving simple and robust design ...

Digital Sports Group to commission supercomputer for football.co.uk ...

Europe goes for computing technologies as driver for competitiveness ...

Scientists 'record' magnetic breakthrough ...

New technology platform for molecule-based electronics ...

USFlash

Cray forms new Big Data division and hires new General Manager ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle Advanced Analytics for Big Data ...

Emerson Network Power receives ISO 13485 certification for manufacture of medical power supplies ...

Emerson Network Power to support Cavium OCTEON III multicore MIPS processor family on innovative ATCA Packet processing solutions ...

ARINC inaugurates new supercomputer for complex antenna engineering and analyses ...

Scripps research and technion scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images ...

IBM boosts XIV Storage System Gen3 performance three-fold with SSD caching option ...

NCAR representatives to host Supercomputer Use Workshop for University of Wyoming Faculty ...

University of Wyoming receives computational sciences designation ...

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars ...

Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent ...

Governor Kasich announces 10-fold boost to Ohio's broadband network ...

NCAR representatives to host Supercomputer Use Workshop for University of Wyoming Faculty

8 Feb 2012 Laramie - Dave Hart and Irfan Elahi from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will host a workshop on campus for University of Wyoming (UW) faculty interested in using the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) for research.

The workshop is from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, February 23, in Room 222 of the Classroom Building. Dave Hart is the user services manager at NCAR, and Irfan Elahi is head of the organisation's supercomputer services group.

Approximately 75 million core hours per year will be reserved for UW researchers and their collaborators at the facility. Research time and use - focused on computationally or data intensive earth system science - will be allocated by the Wyoming-NCAR Resource Advisory Panel (WRAP).

"With these requests, UW faculty will be asking for computer time, short-term storage, data analysis and visualization, and long-term storage", stated Bryan Shader, a UW professor of mathematics and special assistant to the vice president of research and economic development. "The currency of the realm is a core hour; one core hour represents the usage of one processor for one hour. For each of the other resources, there is a core-hour equivalent conversion factor."

UW faculty will have an opportunity to submit their allocation requests for a pre-review March 6. Faculty will then have until March 26 to incorporate suggestions from the pre-review to strengthen their final allocation request, he said.

"For many faculty, this will be the first time for an allocation request of this size", Bryan Shader stated. "It's in their best interest to put together the best proposal for a pre-review. We want UW allocation requests to be top quality."

Because the overall time allocation of the supercomputing centre for UW is finite, Bryan Shader said the WRAP evaluates allocation requests on computational experimental design, computational effectiveness, efficiency of resource use, progress from prior allocations, and broader impacts.

"This is a $30 million machine with a useable life-span of three to four years. You want to run it at the highest capacity you can", he stated. "Every time you run it without much thought, you're wasting money. Researchers must carefully plan how to most wisely and effectively use the resource."

Additional information about the allocation process can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/nwsc
Source: University of Wyoming

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-02-13

The Cloud

Oracle buys Taleo ...

Tulip Telecom and IBM build India's largest data centre to address rapid growth of mobile consumers in emerging markets ...

HP powers application performance testing in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

Registration open for the 14th IDGF tutorial at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz ...

SAT@home to join BOINC platform ...

EuroFlash

ATEME and Bull partner for extreme performance ...

Bull reaffirms its outsourcing credentials for the most mission-critical SAP environments ...

Altair and Ontonix offer complexity management solution for achieving simple and robust design ...

Digital Sports Group to commission supercomputer for football.co.uk ...

Europe goes for computing technologies as driver for competitiveness ...

Scientists 'record' magnetic breakthrough ...

New technology platform for molecule-based electronics ...

USFlash

Cray forms new Big Data division and hires new General Manager ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle Advanced Analytics for Big Data ...

Emerson Network Power receives ISO 13485 certification for manufacture of medical power supplies ...

Emerson Network Power to support Cavium OCTEON III multicore MIPS processor family on innovative ATCA Packet processing solutions ...

ARINC inaugurates new supercomputer for complex antenna engineering and analyses ...

Scripps research and technion scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images ...

IBM boosts XIV Storage System Gen3 performance three-fold with SSD caching option ...

NCAR representatives to host Supercomputer Use Workshop for University of Wyoming Faculty ...

University of Wyoming receives computational sciences designation ...

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars ...

Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent ...

Governor Kasich announces 10-fold boost to Ohio's broadband network ...