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Primeur weekly 2018-02-26

Focus

The European Processor Initiative (EPI) to develop the processor that will be at the heart of the European exascale supercomputer effort ...

Quantum computing

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future ...

Developing reliable quantum computers: International research team makes important step on the path to solving certification problems ...

Programming on a silicon quantum chip ...

D-Wave locks in $20 million funding and completes prototype of next-gen quantum processor ...

Focus on Europe

Luxembourg joins the European supercomputer network PRACE ...

ICEI Public Information Event on the realisation of a federated HPC and data analytics infrastructure ...

Dutch eScience and Lorentz Centers launch Call to host workshop on digitally enhanced research ...

Middleware

Adaptive Computing announces release of Moab HPC Suite 9.1.2 ...

NCSA Assistant Director Dan Katz named BSSw Fellow ...

University of Nevada, Las Vegas' supercomputing boosted through new collaboration with Altair ...

Hardware

C-DAC focusing on cancer treatment using supercomputers as a tool ...

South-Korean Ministry of Science and Technology to announce Second National High-Performance Computing Fundamental Plan ...

IBM reveals novel energy-saving optical receiver with a new record of rapid power-on/off time ...

Computers learn to learn: Intel and researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips ...

HPE helps U.S. Department of Defense to advance national defense capabilities ...

OCF deploys petascale Lenovo supercomputer at University of Southampton ...

HPE reports fiscal 2018 first quarter results ...

Ranovus announces general availability of its on-board optics and CFP2 direct detect transceiver products for 5G mobility and data centre interconnect applications ...

Mellanox appoints Steve Sanghi and Umesh Padval to Board of Directors ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high colour quality ...

AI companies to reuse crypto mining farms for deep learning in health care ...

Computer scientists and materials researchers collaborate to optimize steel classification ...

Boris Kaus receives ERC Consolidator Grant for his research in magmatic processes ...

Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensional ...

Powerful supercomputer unlocks possibilities for tinier devices and affordable DNA sequencing ...

New Berkeley Lab algorithms create "Minimalist Machine Learning" that analyzes images from very little information ...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing makes HPC Cloud strategies more accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 release ...

USFlash

Gen-Z Consortium announces the public release of its Core Specification 1.0 ...

HPE helps U.S. Department of Defense to advance national defense capabilities


20 Feb 2018 Palo Alto - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to provide new supercomputers for the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) to accelerate the development and acquisition of advanced national security capabilities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, awarded the contract.

As part of the agreement, HPE will deliver HPE SGI 8600 systems and services to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) and the Navy DSRC at a combined total contract value of $57 million.

The four HPE SGI 8600 systems, to be located at the AFRL DSRC at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will support research including hypersonics and computational modelling of current and advanced air, naval, and ground weapon systems and platforms. The three systems to be installed at the Navy DSRC will support advanced weapons capabilities and provide high reliability for the Navy's global weather modelling requirements.

"In our data-driven world, supercomputing is increasingly becoming a key to stay ahead of competition - this applies to national defense just as to commercial enterprises", stated Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPC and AI, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "The DoD's continuous investment in supercomputing innovation is a clear testament to this development and an important contribution to U.S. national security. HPE has been a strategic partner with the HPCMP for two decades, and we are proud that the DoD now significantly extends this partnership, acknowledging HPE's sustained leadership in high performance computing."

Introduced in 2017, the HPE SGI 8600 is a sixth-generation system designed to solve the world's most complex problems in areas ranging from life, earth, and space sciences, to engineering, manufacturing and national security. Powering some of the fastest supercomputers in the world, it offers petaflops speed and scalability to thousands of nodes in an efficient and easy to manage architecture. The system features an extremely efficient liquid cooling solution which does not exhaust heated air into the data centre.

The four HPE SGI 8600 systems delivered to the AFRL DSRC are running with 24-core Intel Xeon Scalable Processors on an Intel Omni-Path Architecture fabric. These systems will provide more than 7.3 Petaflops of compute capability and more than 12 Petabytes of usable storage, leveraging DDN EXAScaler technology, a high-performance parallel distributed file system based on Lustre.

The three HPE SGI 8600 Systems delivered to the Navy DSRC are also running with 24-core Intel Xeon Scalable Processors on an Intel Omni-Path Architecture fat-tree fabric. These systems will provide 6.8 Petaflops of compute capability and more than 12 petabytes of usable storage, based on DDN EXAscaler.

As part of the contract awards, HPE will also provide five years of 24/7 system support, including on-site system administration and applications support personnel from HPE.

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise - HPE

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Primeur weekly 2018-02-26

Focus

The European Processor Initiative (EPI) to develop the processor that will be at the heart of the European exascale supercomputer effort ...

Quantum computing

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future ...

Developing reliable quantum computers: International research team makes important step on the path to solving certification problems ...

Programming on a silicon quantum chip ...

D-Wave locks in $20 million funding and completes prototype of next-gen quantum processor ...

Focus on Europe

Luxembourg joins the European supercomputer network PRACE ...

ICEI Public Information Event on the realisation of a federated HPC and data analytics infrastructure ...

Dutch eScience and Lorentz Centers launch Call to host workshop on digitally enhanced research ...

Middleware

Adaptive Computing announces release of Moab HPC Suite 9.1.2 ...

NCSA Assistant Director Dan Katz named BSSw Fellow ...

University of Nevada, Las Vegas' supercomputing boosted through new collaboration with Altair ...

Hardware

C-DAC focusing on cancer treatment using supercomputers as a tool ...

South-Korean Ministry of Science and Technology to announce Second National High-Performance Computing Fundamental Plan ...

IBM reveals novel energy-saving optical receiver with a new record of rapid power-on/off time ...

Computers learn to learn: Intel and researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips ...

HPE helps U.S. Department of Defense to advance national defense capabilities ...

OCF deploys petascale Lenovo supercomputer at University of Southampton ...

HPE reports fiscal 2018 first quarter results ...

Ranovus announces general availability of its on-board optics and CFP2 direct detect transceiver products for 5G mobility and data centre interconnect applications ...

Mellanox appoints Steve Sanghi and Umesh Padval to Board of Directors ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high colour quality ...

AI companies to reuse crypto mining farms for deep learning in health care ...

Computer scientists and materials researchers collaborate to optimize steel classification ...

Boris Kaus receives ERC Consolidator Grant for his research in magmatic processes ...

Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensional ...

Powerful supercomputer unlocks possibilities for tinier devices and affordable DNA sequencing ...

New Berkeley Lab algorithms create "Minimalist Machine Learning" that analyzes images from very little information ...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing makes HPC Cloud strategies more accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 release ...

USFlash

Gen-Z Consortium announces the public release of its Core Specification 1.0 ...