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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 ...

Met Office celebrates 'topping out' of supercomputer complex


Topping Out Ceremony - Professor Sir William Wakeham, Exeter Science Park; Steve Hindley, Local Enterprise Partnership; John Boughton, Willmott Dixon; Andy Brown, Met Office; Rob Varley, Met Office.
15 Feb 2016 Exeter - The Met Office and Exeter Science Park mark a significant phase in the construction of the new home for the new supercomputer. Built by Willmott Dixon, and designed by Atkins, the complex will house part of the new Met Office supercomputer and marks another significant milestone in its High Performance Computing (HPC) project.

The complex forms part of the region's vision of a world-leading centre of predictive environmental science at the Exeter Science Park and will help exploit UK scientific excellence, supporting collaboration and partnerships between science, business and academia.

Met Office Chief Executive Rob Varley stated: "This marks another important milestone in our supercomputer project. The first phase of which has been operational since last autumn, delivered on budget and five weeks ahead of schedule."

"This new complex will enable scientists from around the UK and the world to collaborate in assessing specific regional impacts of climate change, such as storms, droughts and heatwaves, and help countries becomes more resilient to high impact weather and other environmental risks."

Professor Sir William Wakeham, Exeter Science Park chairman, stated: "The opportunity to house the HPC complex on the Park is one Exeter Science Park is thrilled to support. With its world leading capabilities, we will work with the Met Office to support them in building collaborations of international significance. It is exciting to be here today to witness the latest stage of build, not just a significant milestone for the Met Office and the park but for the wider region as a whole."

Neal Stephens, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon South West and Wales, stated: "We are delighted to be building this world class technical facility for The Met Office and this project further enhances our expertise in the construction of leading research buildings within the science and technology sector."

The 'topping out' ceremony marks the stage in construction where the building reaches its highest point, and is historically practiced to ward off evil spirits from a new building.

Source: Met Office

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 ...