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Primeur weekly 2016-02-15

Quantum computing

Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles ...

Focus on Europe

The Academy of Finland is funding research infrastructures with 13,6 million euro ...

Record for fastest data rate set ...

Middleware

SDSC and Intel open second Intel Parallel Computing Center at SDSC ...

Hardware

New supercomputer to address needs of Ohio researchers ...

Altera SoC FPGA technology demonstrations showcase the future of embedded designs ...

Further expansion in the Netherlands of Bull supercomputer at SURFsara in 2016 ...

Cray reports 2015 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

GridGain Enterprise Edition 7.5 increases speed and scalability of the In-Memory Data Fabric ...

Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices ...

Applications

Researchers to use supercomputer to 'hack' Ebola ...

Seven University of Wyoming projects awarded use of Cheyenne supercomputer ...

Cornell astrophysicists play vital role to validate detection of gravitational waves ...

Study challenges widely accepted theory of Yellowstone formation ...

What was NCSA's role in the discovery of gravitational waves? ...

Georgia Gwinnett College physicist leads team in innovative black hole research ...

The Cloud

NICE to join forces with Amazon Web Services ...

Bell teams up with IBM to bring new hybrid Cloud capabilities to Canadian market ...

IBM achieves highest U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency authorization for Cloud services ...

VMware introduces next-generation hyper-converged software enabling simple, high performance infrastructure for the software-defined data centre ...

VMware accelerates the shift to digitization and hybrid Cloud with the introduction of vRealize Suite ...

Further expansion in the Netherlands of Bull supercomputer at SURFsara in 2016


9 Feb 2016 Amsterdam - SURFsara will expand the capacity of the Cartesius national supercomputer in the second half of 2016. The contract with the supplier, Atos, an international expert in digital services, was signed in December. The models that researchers are working on are becoming increasingly complex and the data sets ever larger, hence they need more computing power.

The supercomputer at SURFsara - designed by Bull, the Atos brand for technological products and software - is used for scientific research by universities, research institutions and, to a limited but growing extent, by business. Cartesius is used, among other things, for climate research, water management, improving medical treatment, research into clean energy, noise reduction and product and process optimisation.

Prof. dr. ir. Anwar Osseyran, CEO of SURFsara, indicated: "When it acquired the system, SURFsara opted for an on-demand strategy. This means that we can offer cost-effective computing power tailored to the needs of Dutch researchers, and they always have the very latest technology at their fingertips."

Cartesius will be equipped with the new Bull sequana technology. In addition, the supercomputer will have the latest Intel processors (Broadwell) and InfiniBand Enhanced Data Rate (EDR). The speed of the computer will therefore be increased by 260 Tflops/s to a total of 1.8 Pflops/s. The advantage of this new type of node is that the system becomes future-proof and can be expanded with the latest technology in the field of processors, accelerators and interconnects.

Roel Kusters, Head of Big Data & Security in Benelux & The Nordics at Atos, is proud of the cooperation with SURFsara: "SURFsara has a lot of confidence in our technology and in its cooperation with Atos. This project is part of our Exascale programme for 2020, under which we are developing a new generation of supercomputers. In terms of computing power, these supercomputers should break through the Exaflop Barrier with more than a trillion operations per second and, at the same time, consume a lot less electricity."

The Cartesius national supercomputer is made possible by SURF, with the contribution of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-02-15

Quantum computing

Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles ...

Focus on Europe

The Academy of Finland is funding research infrastructures with 13,6 million euro ...

Record for fastest data rate set ...

Middleware

SDSC and Intel open second Intel Parallel Computing Center at SDSC ...

Hardware

New supercomputer to address needs of Ohio researchers ...

Altera SoC FPGA technology demonstrations showcase the future of embedded designs ...

Further expansion in the Netherlands of Bull supercomputer at SURFsara in 2016 ...

Cray reports 2015 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

GridGain Enterprise Edition 7.5 increases speed and scalability of the In-Memory Data Fabric ...

Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices ...

Applications

Researchers to use supercomputer to 'hack' Ebola ...

Seven University of Wyoming projects awarded use of Cheyenne supercomputer ...

Cornell astrophysicists play vital role to validate detection of gravitational waves ...

Study challenges widely accepted theory of Yellowstone formation ...

What was NCSA's role in the discovery of gravitational waves? ...

Georgia Gwinnett College physicist leads team in innovative black hole research ...

The Cloud

NICE to join forces with Amazon Web Services ...

Bell teams up with IBM to bring new hybrid Cloud capabilities to Canadian market ...

IBM achieves highest U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency authorization for Cloud services ...

VMware introduces next-generation hyper-converged software enabling simple, high performance infrastructure for the software-defined data centre ...

VMware accelerates the shift to digitization and hybrid Cloud with the introduction of vRealize Suite ...