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Primeur weekly 2013-02-11

The Cloud

IBM simplifies Big Data and Cloud computing adoption with new PureSystems offerings ...

HP accelerates enterprise agility across application life cycle with new SaaS solutions ...

IBM forges new routes to market with power and storage systems tuned for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

Oracle unveils new version of Oracle Health Sciences ClearTrial Plan and Source Enterprise Edition Cloud Service ...

EuroFlash

ISC'13 introduces a new industry track into the conference programme ...

GBP30 million to lead global computing technology development in the UK ...

Hartree Centre Workshop links HPC and industry ...

Digging into Data Challenge ...

Bull launches Bull Boost: strategic offerings to ensure digital technology actively drives growth ...

German Academic Exchange Service funds international project on spintronics ...

USFlash

IBM Watson hard at work: New breakthroughs transform quality care for patients ...

Virginia Tech receives multi-million dollar award to accelerate research using supercomputers ...

DataDirect Networks expands worldwide HPC footprint; Powers over two-thirds of the world's 100 fastest supercomputers ...

Mazda modernizes IT infrastructure for automobile design and development with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers ...

Raritan and Shands HealthCare to speak on DCIM trends and minimizing the hidden costs of managing IT racks ...

IBM completes acquisition of StoredIQ ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database ...

C-DAC reaffirms India's position on supercomputing map with PARAM Yuva - II ...

Mellanox expands MetroX long-haul line ...

Oracle ships over 3 exabytes of media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives ...

Hartree Centre Workshop links HPC and industry

6 Feb 2013 Daresbury - Over 120 delegates from industry and research institutions came together on 29 and 30 January 2013 at STFC's Hartree Centre to explore how high performance computing (HPC) enhances product and service innovation. The event, HPC as a Service for Industry, was the first in a series of workshops focused on providing current and prospective HPC users in sectors as varied as health care, materials chemistry and engineering, with information regarding the collaboration opportunities and world class resources available to them.

The two-day workshop featured speakers from organisations such as Unilever, Jaguar Land Rover, IBM, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), with presentations highlighting the real competitive advantages which can be gained as a result of using HPC, as well as showcasing examples of some of the collaborations already existing between industry, academia, the Virtual Engineering Centre and Hartree Centre.

Andy Grant from IBM's High Performance Computing Division, who also sits on the Government's E-Infrastructure Leadership Council stated: "This was an incredibly important and productive event which drew together a diverse audience, all of whom use, or have an interest in using HPC as an integral part of their business. Over the course of the two days, large industrial organisations, small and medium enterprises and our partners in academia and research benefited from hearing about how their peers are facing similar challenges and are using HPC to address these challenges, as well as using the event as a platform to foster new collaborations, both in the UK and internationally."

A research collaboratory with IBM, STFC's Hartree Centre enables government, industry and academia access to world-class supercomputing capabilities and complementary software skills. The centre's facilities include a cutting-edge surround wall visualisation suite and advanced software training facilities.

The event took place in the same week as the Hartree Centre was officially opened by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon George Osborne. Mr. Osborne visited Daresbury Laboratory, where the Hartree Centre is located, to announce a GBP30 million investment to firmly establish the UK as the world leader in energy efficient supercomputer software development to meet big data challenges. GBP19 million of this investment was allocated to Hartree Centre.

This is to support the progress of power efficient computing technologies designed for a range of industrial and scientific applications, and particularly in the development of software that can handle the huge amounts of data created by large experimental research initiatives, such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and CERN, the largest generators of scientific data in existence. The other GBP11 million is earmarked for the SKA, the world's largest radio telescope, to develop the software capable handling the unprecedented amount of data it would produce.
Source: Science and Technology Facilities Council - SFTC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-02-11

The Cloud

IBM simplifies Big Data and Cloud computing adoption with new PureSystems offerings ...

HP accelerates enterprise agility across application life cycle with new SaaS solutions ...

IBM forges new routes to market with power and storage systems tuned for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

Oracle unveils new version of Oracle Health Sciences ClearTrial Plan and Source Enterprise Edition Cloud Service ...

EuroFlash

ISC'13 introduces a new industry track into the conference programme ...

GBP30 million to lead global computing technology development in the UK ...

Hartree Centre Workshop links HPC and industry ...

Digging into Data Challenge ...

Bull launches Bull Boost: strategic offerings to ensure digital technology actively drives growth ...

German Academic Exchange Service funds international project on spintronics ...

USFlash

IBM Watson hard at work: New breakthroughs transform quality care for patients ...

Virginia Tech receives multi-million dollar award to accelerate research using supercomputers ...

DataDirect Networks expands worldwide HPC footprint; Powers over two-thirds of the world's 100 fastest supercomputers ...

Mazda modernizes IT infrastructure for automobile design and development with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers ...

Raritan and Shands HealthCare to speak on DCIM trends and minimizing the hidden costs of managing IT racks ...

IBM completes acquisition of StoredIQ ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database ...

C-DAC reaffirms India's position on supercomputing map with PARAM Yuva - II ...

Mellanox expands MetroX long-haul line ...

Oracle ships over 3 exabytes of media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives ...