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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 ...

IBM selected to build new supercomputer of the Max Planck Society

1 Mar 2012 Garching - Germany's Max Planck Society has selected IBM to build a petaflop/s supercomputer devoted to solving grand challenges of science. When completed in 2013, the machine is expected to belong to the fastest supercomputers in Europe. The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences awarded the multi-million dollar contract to IBM after carefully evaluating proposals from several vendors.

"The new IBM supercomputer gives Max Planck scientists the ability to once again carry out competitive, state-of-the-art research in the field of numerical simulations", stated Stefan Heinzel, director of Garching Computing Center (RZG) of the Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, where the supercomputer will be located.

The Max Planck Society's new supercomputer will be designed to achieve 10 times the application performance of the Society's current supercomputer. The system will be for dedicated use of Max Planck researchers and their collaborators. It will be delivered in two phases in 2012 and 2013, with the main installation in 2013.

The next-generation IBM machine will help researchers tackle a number of grand challenges in various scientific disciplines. In materials science a focus will be to achieve a fundamental atomic and meso-scale understanding of the properties and functions of nano-, polymeric and colloidal systems, and membranes. In life sciences, the simulation of life processes on molecular level as well as structure prediction will play a key role. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics will utilize the new system for realistic simulations of turbulence in fusion devices, contributing to energy research. Astrophysical projects will include cosmological and stellar simulations.

The new system is expected to use not much more energy than the currently installed Power6 and BlueGene/P compute complex, and RZG will continue to use a water fed cooling system.

"Joining a long roster of pioneering IBM supercomputers - from Deep Blue to Watson - this system will represent a quantum leap forward for supercomputing in Europe", stated Dave Jursik, general manager, deep computing. "IBM is proud to have been selected to provide the machine that will help the Max Planck Society address some of the most daunting scientific problems known to man."
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 ...