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Primeur weekly 2012-03-05

The Cloud

Australian National University selects SGI to help harness explosion in data ...

Big science teams up with big business to kick‐start European Cloud computing ...

AMD to acquire SeaMicro: accelerates disruptive server strategy ...

HP launches Enterprise Security Cloud Connections partner programme ...

Dell advances public Cloud security with Trend Micro SecureCloud solutions ...

EuroFlash

Stories from the Grid launched at International Symposium on Grids and Clouds ...

IBM selected to build new supercomputer of the Max Planck Society ...

A supercomputer for research: University of Oldenburg to upgrade technical infrastructure ...

Workshop Call for Abstracts: Collaborative research using eScience infrastructure and high speed networks ...

USFlash

Cray's YarcData Division launches new Big Data graph appliance ...

Cray reports 2011 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

National Institute of Genetics adopts SGI HPC solution for new supercomputer system ...

NASA scales SGI Pleiades InfiniBand Cluster to 25,000 Intel Xeon processor cores ...

SGI announces new President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger ...

IBM Research advances device performance for quantum computing ...

ORNL completes first phase of Titan supercomputer transition ...

Researchers harness Kraken supercomputer to model explosions via transport ...

Climate scientists compute in concert ...

High-Performance Computing customers gain greater capabilities to address Big Data requirements through NetApp's collaboration with OpenSFS and EOFS communities ...

New supercomputer to accelerate Taiwan's Render Farm ...

On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks ...

XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support programme shares insights via symposium series ...

IBM captures leadership position in worldwide server market in fourth quarter of 2011 ...

Illinois supercomputers' expertise to help determine winner of genomics prize ...

SDSC and UC Santa Cruz to host summer school on astroinformatics ...

A supercomputer for research: University of Oldenburg to upgrade technical infrastructure

2 Mar 2012 Oldenburg - The research projects of the University of Oldenburg are becoming increasingly complex and data-intensive. In order to continue to be able to complete them successfully, the university has upgraded its computer centre. An IBM high-performance computing (HPC) cluster with 4200 processor cores, increases the current computing power with a factor of ten. It is one of the largest nationwide networks of computing in higher education and in Europe it is actually one of the largest high performance computing systems for wind energy research.

"With the computing cluster the university strengthens its reputation for innovative research in the fields of renewable energy, hearing research and quantum chemistry", stated Prof. Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery, Vice President for Research. Using this technology it was possible to develop wind turbines, scientists also used the computing cluster for complex calculations in quantum chemistry, theoretical physics and in other areas of science and computer science. "We can now carry out simulations and calculations that previously would not have been possible."

An example of this is ForWind - the Centre for Wind Energy Research of the University of Oldenburg, Hanover and Bremen. With the computing cluster ForWind can now accurately calculate the flow around rotor blades or compute entire wind turbines and simulate wind farms.

The system includes among other elements 336 IBM System x iDataPlex server as compute nodes. But not only the enormous computing power, but also its energy efficiency and the associated cost savings potential played an important role in the cluster purchase. "Thanks to the low power consumption and the water cooling system, we can save several hundred thousand euro over a five-year period. With this energy efficiency, IBM has outperformed the other HPC vendors", stated Dr. Reinhard Leidl of the Department of Scientific Computing, Faculty V, Mathematics and Physics at the University of Oldenburg.

The mainframe has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU).

Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-03-05

The Cloud

Australian National University selects SGI to help harness explosion in data ...

Big science teams up with big business to kick‐start European Cloud computing ...

AMD to acquire SeaMicro: accelerates disruptive server strategy ...

HP launches Enterprise Security Cloud Connections partner programme ...

Dell advances public Cloud security with Trend Micro SecureCloud solutions ...

EuroFlash

Stories from the Grid launched at International Symposium on Grids and Clouds ...

IBM selected to build new supercomputer of the Max Planck Society ...

A supercomputer for research: University of Oldenburg to upgrade technical infrastructure ...

Workshop Call for Abstracts: Collaborative research using eScience infrastructure and high speed networks ...

USFlash

Cray's YarcData Division launches new Big Data graph appliance ...

Cray reports 2011 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

National Institute of Genetics adopts SGI HPC solution for new supercomputer system ...

NASA scales SGI Pleiades InfiniBand Cluster to 25,000 Intel Xeon processor cores ...

SGI announces new President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger ...

IBM Research advances device performance for quantum computing ...

ORNL completes first phase of Titan supercomputer transition ...

Researchers harness Kraken supercomputer to model explosions via transport ...

Climate scientists compute in concert ...

High-Performance Computing customers gain greater capabilities to address Big Data requirements through NetApp's collaboration with OpenSFS and EOFS communities ...

New supercomputer to accelerate Taiwan's Render Farm ...

On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks ...

XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support programme shares insights via symposium series ...

IBM captures leadership position in worldwide server market in fourth quarter of 2011 ...

Illinois supercomputers' expertise to help determine winner of genomics prize ...

SDSC and UC Santa Cruz to host summer school on astroinformatics ...