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Primeur weekly 2013-02-11

The Cloud

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

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

8 Feb 2013 Pune - Shri J. Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India, launched PARAM Yuva - II, the new 500 TeraFlop version of its earlier PARAM Yuva at C-DAC Pune. Shri Satyanarayana dedicated the new and powerful supercomputer to the High Performance Computing (HPC) user community in the country. With this launch, C-DAC also becomes the first R&D institution in India to cross the 500 TF milestone.

The launch of PARAM Yuva - II was conducted as part of the Workshop on National Mission on Supercomputing being organized by C-DAC, Pune. Also present on the occasion were Prof. N. Balakrishnan, Associate Director, IISc, Prof. Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC, Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha, Sr. Director (HPC), Dr. Hemant Darbari, Executive Director, C-DAC, Pune, Dr. Sarat C Babu, Executive Director, C-DAC, Bengaluru and other senior officials from R&D institutions across the nation.

Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Shri Satyanarayana congratulated C-DAC for achieving the 500 TF compute power, and re-iterated the support of the Indian government to "establish India's place as the primary destination for advanced R&D across the global landscape. While the Indian IT sector has always been at the top, the dynamics of the market especially in the light of financial meltdowns force us to take a relook at juggling our priorities. Advanced R&D in emerging areas can be a major interest area for India as nations struggle to find viable solutions within budget constraints. Computational infrastructure and trained manpower will be the initial pre-requisites to take the initiative forward. The Government of India has always been in support of the R&D community and with institutions like C-DAC leading the way forward, the future certainly looks bright for the nation".

PARAM Yuva - II provides more than half a Petaflop of raw compute power using hybrid compute technology with compute co-processor and hardware accelerators. The interconnection network comprises of home grown PARAMNet-III and Infiniband FDR System Area Network. PARAM Yuva - II has 200 Terabytes of high performance storage and support software for parallel computing.

Prof. Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC expressed his happiness and "pride to be able to deliver India's first 500 TF supercomputer through C-DAC. Way back in 1991, C-DAC had successfully designed, developed and launched the first ever supercomputer in India. Over the subsequent years, C-DAC has consolidated its capabilities in the supercomputing arena to be able to proliferate its key benefits to the scientific community in the form of national supercomputing facilities. C-DAC has also set the precedent by developing the first Gigascale and first Terascale system in the country. C-DAC is committed to grow supercomputing technologies and applications further in collaboration with various agencies in India and abroad".

With the launch of PARAM Yuva - II, C-DAC has taken a quantum jump towards creating a general purpose research-oriented computational environment. This system is designed to solve large and complex computational problems. This will provide an opportunity for new scientific endeavours for the research community. By making use of hybrid technology, the increase in peak compute power from 54 Teraflop/s to 524 Teraflop/s has been achieved without any significant change in the electrical power consumed by the facility.

The system achieved a sustained performance of 360.8 Teraflop/s on Community standard Linpack benchmark. In comparison to November 2012 list of world's Top 500 supercomputers, PARAM Yuva - II would have stood at 62nd position in the world and at number 1 position in the country. In terms of power efficiency, it is better than most supercomputing systems and would have achieved 33rd position in the November 2012 List of Top Green 500 supercomputers of the world.
Source: C-DAC

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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 ...