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Primeur weekly 2012-02-27

The Cloud

Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) Engine powers Imagine MD's Electronic Health Record - Practice Management and Revenue Management Solutions ...

At the CeBIT Fair, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and FZI will present safe concepts for the Cloud ...

PALLADIO software simulator analyzes programmes prior to implementation ...

Desktop Grids

First release of XtremWeb-HEP 8 ...

Parabon announces Frontier 6 at Emerging Technologies Symposium ...

EuroFlash

Wirth Research set to race into the future with Bull High Performance Computing and Panasas Storage solutions ...

German supercomputer Hermit performance of the Petaflop class for research, development and industry ...

Rogue Wave Software and Moscow State University collaborate to debug on Russia's largest supercomputer ...

Science and Technology Committee publishes report on science in the Met Office ...

Saving data in vortex structures - New physical phenomenon could drastically reduce energy consumption by computers ...

CoolEmAll to address energy implications of European Commission HPC investment ...

USFlash

Cray forms new subsidiary in China ...

The Green Grid welcomes individual memberships for the first time in its history ...

University of Texas at Austin Supercomputing Center to receive $10 million in private funding ...

Scoping the cost of the world's biggest new supercomputer ...

Mathematician sees artistic side to father of computer ...

UC Santa Barbara researcher's new study may lead to MRIs on a nanoscale ...

Transforming computers of the future with optical interconnects ...

Intel's next-generation communications platform key to accelerated network services ...

HP helps telecoms tap LTE networks to deliver personalized mobile experience ...

THOR.LO streamlines infrastructure footprint with HP ...

NIST reveals switching mechanism in promising computer memory device ...

Engineering and geoscience faculty help lead $3 million NSF Delta research collaboration ...

Twists to quantum technique for secret messaging give unanticipated power ...

Paving the way to Canada's next big industry - the quantum information frontier ...

SanDisk develops world's smallest 128Gb NAND flash memory chip ...

Single-atom transistor is perfect ...

Wirth Research set to race into the future with Bull High Performance Computing and Panasas Storage solutions

20 Feb 2012 Hemel Hempstead - Innovative engineering consultancy group, Wirth Research has signed a partnership agreement with IT solutions provider, Bull Information Systems, which will help streamline its engineering design and development capabilities. Under the terms of this long term contract, Bull will deliver high performance computing (HPC) solutions; Panasas ActiveStor storage and services to Wirth Research. Bull will also provide consultancy, enabling Wirth to optimise its use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) within the Bull HPC environment and streamline the design process.

Wirth pioneers the use of advanced virtual engineering technologies, developed in-house, and, as part of a partnership with Honda Performance Development Inc (HPD), uses CFD for the design, development and manufacture of its multi-championship winning ARX sports cars.

Nick Wirth, founder of Wirth Research, stated: "In choosing Bull, we are moving away from the simple procurement of computing equipment, to instead work in partnership with Europe's leading HPC provider. In so doing, we are focused on supporting what is important to us: success both on and off the race track."

"By partnering with Bull, Wirth will ensure that they receive a complete end-to-end solution including consultancy and HPC expertise and a provider focused on the outcome of the project rather than the equipment in isolation", stated Andrew Carr, sales and marketing director, Bull Information Systems. "We will focus on what matters to Wirth which is delivering superior CFD technology, in turn adding to its tally of 33 race wins."

The first tranche of Bull solutions are expected to be delivered to the Wirth Research headquarters before Christmas. The Bull IT team will then work with Wirth's CFD team to understand the potential value and application performance impact of Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors, alongside Wirth's Panasas ActiveStor parallel storage, with a view to upgrading processors early in 2012.

Andrew Carr added: "Bull recognises the importance of HPC to the high end engineering design sector in the UK. HPC gives engineering companies like Wirth Research the opportunity to drive innovation, understand more complex issues and make product development faster and more efficient. Ultimately, this kind of project has the potential to translate to renewed economic recovery by showing a positive impact on GDP."

"Wirth symbolises the typical Panasas customer - an industry leader that drives innovation by maximising both performance and productivity", stated Anthony Yeates, vice president of sales, Panasas. "Furthermore, Panasas has made a significant investment in providing equipment to Bull with the goal of helping the industry understand the impact of leading edge technology on CFD performance. I am certain that this partnership will deliver benefits not only to Wirth, but industry-wide."

In addition to its work on race car design, Wirth is also now starting to focus on evaluating the impact of aerodynamics on both the architectural world and the haulage industry, an initiative which has the potential to deliver extensive business and environmental benefits in the future.
Source: Bull

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-02-27

The Cloud

Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) Engine powers Imagine MD's Electronic Health Record - Practice Management and Revenue Management Solutions ...

At the CeBIT Fair, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and FZI will present safe concepts for the Cloud ...

PALLADIO software simulator analyzes programmes prior to implementation ...

Desktop Grids

First release of XtremWeb-HEP 8 ...

Parabon announces Frontier 6 at Emerging Technologies Symposium ...

EuroFlash

Wirth Research set to race into the future with Bull High Performance Computing and Panasas Storage solutions ...

German supercomputer Hermit performance of the Petaflop class for research, development and industry ...

Rogue Wave Software and Moscow State University collaborate to debug on Russia's largest supercomputer ...

Science and Technology Committee publishes report on science in the Met Office ...

Saving data in vortex structures - New physical phenomenon could drastically reduce energy consumption by computers ...

CoolEmAll to address energy implications of European Commission HPC investment ...

USFlash

Cray forms new subsidiary in China ...

The Green Grid welcomes individual memberships for the first time in its history ...

University of Texas at Austin Supercomputing Center to receive $10 million in private funding ...

Scoping the cost of the world's biggest new supercomputer ...

Mathematician sees artistic side to father of computer ...

UC Santa Barbara researcher's new study may lead to MRIs on a nanoscale ...

Transforming computers of the future with optical interconnects ...

Intel's next-generation communications platform key to accelerated network services ...

HP helps telecoms tap LTE networks to deliver personalized mobile experience ...

THOR.LO streamlines infrastructure footprint with HP ...

NIST reveals switching mechanism in promising computer memory device ...

Engineering and geoscience faculty help lead $3 million NSF Delta research collaboration ...

Twists to quantum technique for secret messaging give unanticipated power ...

Paving the way to Canada's next big industry - the quantum information frontier ...

SanDisk develops world's smallest 128Gb NAND flash memory chip ...

Single-atom transistor is perfect ...