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Primeur weekly 2016-02-22

Crowd computing

Come and build Sisunen, a real supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

A new spin on quantum computing: Scientists train electrons with microwaves ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing names Bill Wagner as Chief Executive Officer ...

PRACEdays16 registration is now open ...

ISC High Performance keynote proclaims women's excellence in computational science ...

Flemish Supercomputer Centre selects Mellanox's end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution to further science and medical research ...

Middleware

IBM delivers Blockchain-as-a-Service for developers and commits to making blockchain ready for business ...

Hardware

IBM and Cognitiva to usher in a new era of cognitive computing using Watson in Latin America ...

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics at University of Western Australia ...

FlashLite sets SPEC benchmark world records ...

GridGain raises $15 million in Series B financing led by Sberbank and MoneyTime Ventures ...

Met Office celebrates 'topping out' of supercomputer complex ...

Applications

Groundbreaking leader of computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retires ...

Titan probes depths of biofuel's biggest barrier ...

New projects pair U.S. manufacturers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory computing resources ...

AweSim-EWI project among those chosen for DOE HPC4Mfg award ...

Simulation reconstructs in detail the volcanic super-eruption which slowed the advance of modern man in Europe ...

University of Nebraska-Licoln supercomputers help gravitational wave discovery ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware introduce hyper-converged VCE VXRAIL Appliance family ...

IBM unveils new mainframe for encrypted hybrid Clouds ...

Calix uses Oracle Cloud Platform to accelerate innovation ...

IBM Watson Health announces plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B, extending its leadership in value-based care solutions ...

Zycko deploys VM Aware storage solution from Mellanox and Tintri for private Cloud data centre ...

Award honours work of Genomics Virtual Lab team at University of Queensland ...

Connected high-speed data storage coming to University of Queensland ...

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics at University of Western Australia


17 Feb 2016 Perth - The study of gravitational waves is one of a number of research areas that will benefit from 'Pople', a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster which is the latest addition to the Faculty of Science at the University of Western Australia (UWA).

Head of the computational chemistry lab at UWA's School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Amir Karton, said the new supercomputer will support advanced research in computational chemistry, biology and physics.

"Pople places the Faculty of Science in a unique position for supporting advanced research across all areas of research in the Faculty", he stated.

"For example, it will be used for conducting multi-scale simulations of biochemical processes, studying gravitational waves, and simulating combustion processes which generate compounds important for seed germination. Such research could have been previously carried out only on national supercomputers, now these capabilities are accessible to any researcher in the Faculty."

Dean Taylor, the Faculty's systems administrator, said the supercomputer comprises 2316 cores in the compute nodes - 7.8 TB of main memory and 153 TB of local scratch disk - and was specifically designed for carrying out large-memory and data-intensive applications involved in computational chemistry, biology, physics, and 'Big Data' research.

"For this purpose it contains compute nodes with up to 512 GB of RAM and large solid-state disks", he stated.

He said a large portion of the Intel Xeon CPUs (1896 cores) were from a donation by Perth-based geoscience company DownUnder GeoSolutions to the Faculty of Science.

DownUnder GeoSolutions' Managing Director, Dr. Matthew Lamont, said it was the company's way of 'investing in the future'.

"We're thrilled to be able to give back to a university that has contributed greatly to the fields of science and geophysics", he stated.
Source: University of Western Australia

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-02-22

Crowd computing

Come and build Sisunen, a real supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

A new spin on quantum computing: Scientists train electrons with microwaves ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing names Bill Wagner as Chief Executive Officer ...

PRACEdays16 registration is now open ...

ISC High Performance keynote proclaims women's excellence in computational science ...

Flemish Supercomputer Centre selects Mellanox's end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution to further science and medical research ...

Middleware

IBM delivers Blockchain-as-a-Service for developers and commits to making blockchain ready for business ...

Hardware

IBM and Cognitiva to usher in a new era of cognitive computing using Watson in Latin America ...

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics at University of Western Australia ...

FlashLite sets SPEC benchmark world records ...

GridGain raises $15 million in Series B financing led by Sberbank and MoneyTime Ventures ...

Met Office celebrates 'topping out' of supercomputer complex ...

Applications

Groundbreaking leader of computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retires ...

Titan probes depths of biofuel's biggest barrier ...

New projects pair U.S. manufacturers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory computing resources ...

AweSim-EWI project among those chosen for DOE HPC4Mfg award ...

Simulation reconstructs in detail the volcanic super-eruption which slowed the advance of modern man in Europe ...

University of Nebraska-Licoln supercomputers help gravitational wave discovery ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware introduce hyper-converged VCE VXRAIL Appliance family ...

IBM unveils new mainframe for encrypted hybrid Clouds ...

Calix uses Oracle Cloud Platform to accelerate innovation ...

IBM Watson Health announces plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B, extending its leadership in value-based care solutions ...

Zycko deploys VM Aware storage solution from Mellanox and Tintri for private Cloud data centre ...

Award honours work of Genomics Virtual Lab team at University of Queensland ...

Connected high-speed data storage coming to University of Queensland ...