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Primeur weekly 2015-02-02

The Cloud

Shinra Technologies partners with NTT and Techorus and announces launch date of Japanese technical beta ...

UTSA and Indiana University partner on $6.6 million NSF Cloud-based advanced computing systems grant ...

Independent research firm ranks HP private Cloud a leader in China ...

Desktop Grids

Grant for Nerdalize for heating houses with computing power ...

EuroFlash

Business Secretary Cable announces partners in the Alan Turing Institute in the UK ...

Schools in Wales challenged to break the world land speed record of 1,000mph ...

PUZZLECLUSTER: The first reuse application of the PUZZLEPHONE ...

Chemists control structure to unlock magnetization and polarization simultaneously ...

MEP Awards 2015 - Shortlisted nominees for ICT announced ...

DIADEMS - finding the sensor behind the sparkle ...

Entanglement on a chip: Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers ...

USFlash

NERSC seeks industry partners for collaborative research ...

Exascale Hearing Testimony in Congress highlights CS research accomplishments ...

D-Wave Systems raises an additional $29 million, closing 2014 financing at $62 million ...

MAGMA MIC 1.3.1 for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors released ...

Dot Hill announces general availability of the Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid storage array ...

New climate change projections for Australia ...

SGI reports financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ...

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing ...

Supercomputing the evolution of a model flower ...

Obsidian unveils plans for 400G-capable enhanced InfiniBand services platform at EmTech Singapore 2015 ...

New supercomputer allows for massive data analysis in less time ...

IBM Research to lead company's advanced computer chip R&D at SUNY Polytechnic Institute ...

Building trustworthy Big Data algorithms ...

Parallelizing common algorithms ...

New pathway to valleytronics ...

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories ...

New supercomputer allows for massive data analysis in less time


26 Jan 2015 Houston - The University of Houston (UH) is adding a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. Used primarily for scientific and engineering work, this powerful, high-performance computing system will have the computing power of more than 450 conventional desktops, which more than doubles the current computing power at UH.

Unlike conventional computers, supercomputers have a large number of CPUs that function simultaneously and can be used together to collaboratively solve very large problems or analyze large data sets. With huge storage capacity and very fast input/output capabilities, this supercomputer will enable researchers at UH to perform massive computations on extremely large amounts of data in a short period of time. The cluster was procured by the Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems (CACDS) and will be jointly operated by CACDS and the UH Information Technology's Research Computing Center.

"The acquisition of this new system marks the start of a new era of supercomputing not only for the University of Houston, but also for the surrounding community", stated Rathindra Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer at UH. "With this new system, we are on our way to becoming Houston's primary source for supercomputing resources and expertise. The new system will allow us to conduct research in a variety of fields."

Computers like the one purchased by CACDS are used throughout academia and industry to solve problems that are too big for individual PCs to handle. Houston's two major industries, energy and health, benefit from large-scale computing. Computing of this magnitude is especially critical in the energy industry, where it's used in the search for oil and is key to better utilizing existing oil fields. The power of supercomputing also is increasingly employed in health and medical research, where it is advancing health care. With the ability to cull through gigabytes and terabytes of patient information, supercomputers assist in determining how to best treat specific illnesses, as well as diagnose them more quickly, decrease costs and improve quality.

"This resource will enable us to better serve our current users, as well as expand our user base to reach even further into the research community", stated Barbara Chapman, director of CACDS. "Much of today's research exploits computers to perform experiments and to evaluate very large amounts of data. This new supercomputer will allow us to bring breakthrough technologies to a new generation of researchers hoping to solve tomorrow's problems today."

Already the central source for high-performance computing expertise and facilities at UH, CACDS offers resources and services to researchers whose tasks require significant amounts of computing and large-scale data analysis and visualization. CACDS also provides training in different aspects of high-performance computing for UH faculty, staff and students to enable them to effectively use high-performance computing in their ongoing research.

More information is available at http://www.cacds.uh.edu/Opuntia .

Source: University of Houston

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Primeur weekly 2015-02-02

The Cloud

Shinra Technologies partners with NTT and Techorus and announces launch date of Japanese technical beta ...

UTSA and Indiana University partner on $6.6 million NSF Cloud-based advanced computing systems grant ...

Independent research firm ranks HP private Cloud a leader in China ...

Desktop Grids

Grant for Nerdalize for heating houses with computing power ...

EuroFlash

Business Secretary Cable announces partners in the Alan Turing Institute in the UK ...

Schools in Wales challenged to break the world land speed record of 1,000mph ...

PUZZLECLUSTER: The first reuse application of the PUZZLEPHONE ...

Chemists control structure to unlock magnetization and polarization simultaneously ...

MEP Awards 2015 - Shortlisted nominees for ICT announced ...

DIADEMS - finding the sensor behind the sparkle ...

Entanglement on a chip: Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers ...

USFlash

NERSC seeks industry partners for collaborative research ...

Exascale Hearing Testimony in Congress highlights CS research accomplishments ...

D-Wave Systems raises an additional $29 million, closing 2014 financing at $62 million ...

MAGMA MIC 1.3.1 for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors released ...

Dot Hill announces general availability of the Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid storage array ...

New climate change projections for Australia ...

SGI reports financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ...

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing ...

Supercomputing the evolution of a model flower ...

Obsidian unveils plans for 400G-capable enhanced InfiniBand services platform at EmTech Singapore 2015 ...

New supercomputer allows for massive data analysis in less time ...

IBM Research to lead company's advanced computer chip R&D at SUNY Polytechnic Institute ...

Building trustworthy Big Data algorithms ...

Parallelizing common algorithms ...

New pathway to valleytronics ...

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories ...