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Primeur weekly 2013-03-18

Exascale supercomputing

OFC/NFOEC features new research in low-power supercomputing, long-distance 400G data transmission, and simplified multicore fiber nanufacturing ...

Big Bang meets Big Data: South Africa joins ASTRON and IBM to build the foundation for a new era of computing ...

The Cloud

VMware outlines corporate strategy, innovations across software-defined data centre, hybrid Cloud and end-user computing ...

New Open Data Center Alliance White Paper highlights adoption of ODCA Cloud usage models ...

IBM helps Black Point Arts provide faster IT services through City Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

SubSetSum@Home project trying to solve NP-complete problem, known as Subset Sum ...

EuroFlash

451 Research Report: Will Energy Prices Power U.S. Datacentre Growth at Europe's Expense and Short-Circuit Energy Efficiency? ...

ClusterVision completes Top500 class HPC cluster at the University of Paderborn ...

New mathematical techniques allow simulations off-shore wind farms ...

Researchers wanted for The Big Data Challenge ...

PRACE's Open R&D HPC access for industry awarded in a European e-Infrastructure FP7 Project Success Story Competition ...

First Europe-China HPC Conference "Partnership for supercomputing applications in science and industry" ...

PRACE Scientific Conference 2013 to be hosted at ISC'13 in Leipzig ...

PRACE Spring School 2013 to address New and Emerging Technologies - Programming for Accelerators ...

PRACE Summer School 2013 to highlight Frameworks for Scientific Computing on Supercomputers ...

N8 HPC showcased to boost collaboration with industry ...

European Commission selects HP to prpvide mission-critical servers ...

Oracle's "Big Data Readiness Report" for Europe, Middle East and Russia now available ...

USFlash

Fujitsu and NAOJ Begin Operation of Supercomputer for ALMA ...

iVEC@Curtin creates one-stop-shop for IT services ...

DataDirect Networks delivers faster performance than Flash storage, improving trading algorithm development and risk management for financial services companies ...

IBM taps next generation leaders to fuel Watson innovations; USC students aim high in first-ever West Coast Case Competition ...

Quantum computing moves forward ...

Turing Award to the Weizmann Institute's Shafi Goldwasser ...

IBM Software helps Illinois Department of Human Services manage Big Data and transform operations ...

PRACE Summer School 2013 to highlight Frameworks for Scientific Computing on Supercomputers

14 Mar 2013 Ostrava - The PRACE Summer School 2013 will be held June 17-21, 2013 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. This five-day event will offer tutorials on several distinguished software packages, frameworks and libraries widely used for solving large-scale engineering and scientific problems on high performance computing systems. The target audience consists of scientists and developers who wish to use high-level tools but at the same time require fine-grain control over the solution process. The presented open source packages were selected to cover the whole "life cycle" of such projects: preprocessing, solution and postprocessing. However, the focus is on the solution phase. Registration deadline is March 31, 2013.

The school will start with a tutorial on the libMesh library for the numerical simulation of partial differential equations using arbitrary unstructured discretizations on serial and parallel platforms, providing support for the adaptive mesh refinement. For the solution of the arising linear systems, the second and third day will cover the PETSc or Trilinos frameworks which are collections of open source software packages used as building blocks for the development of parallel and scalable applications based on the solution of partial differential equations.

The fourth day will provide a more in-depth coverage of linear algebra algorithms for emerging computer architectures (multicore, GPU, heterogeneous, hybrid), as they are being developed in the Plasma and Magma projects. The last day, devoted to postprocessing, will deliver a tutorial on ParaView, a highly respected data analysis and visualization tool designed to run on massively parallel platforms.

The tutorials will be presented by outstanding specialists, mostly leaders or members of the tool/library developers. To get the most out of the school, the lectures will be accompanied by hands-on exercises ("labs") to be carried out on a supercomputer.

Applicants are expected to be active developers/programmers of scientific applications for large-scale mathematical modelling and simulations. Thus, the prerequisites include working skills in (parallel) programming and some knowledge of basic discretization techniques.

School attendees will be selected based on applications submitted through the registration form, taking into account the order of registrations. Applicants will be informed about their acceptance not later than two weeks after the registration has closed. The number of attendees is limited to about forty. All attendees are encouraged to bring a poster on their work related to the topics of the school.

The school is offered free of charge to students, researchers and academics residing in PRACE member states and eligible countries. Lunches, coffee breaks and social events are included. It is the responsibility of the attendees to arrange and cover travel and accommodation. The school's official language is English.

More information is available at http://events.prace-ri.eu/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=140
Source: PRACE

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Primeur weekly 2013-03-18

Exascale supercomputing

OFC/NFOEC features new research in low-power supercomputing, long-distance 400G data transmission, and simplified multicore fiber nanufacturing ...

Big Bang meets Big Data: South Africa joins ASTRON and IBM to build the foundation for a new era of computing ...

The Cloud

VMware outlines corporate strategy, innovations across software-defined data centre, hybrid Cloud and end-user computing ...

New Open Data Center Alliance White Paper highlights adoption of ODCA Cloud usage models ...

IBM helps Black Point Arts provide faster IT services through City Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

SubSetSum@Home project trying to solve NP-complete problem, known as Subset Sum ...

EuroFlash

451 Research Report: Will Energy Prices Power U.S. Datacentre Growth at Europe's Expense and Short-Circuit Energy Efficiency? ...

ClusterVision completes Top500 class HPC cluster at the University of Paderborn ...

New mathematical techniques allow simulations off-shore wind farms ...

Researchers wanted for The Big Data Challenge ...

PRACE's Open R&D HPC access for industry awarded in a European e-Infrastructure FP7 Project Success Story Competition ...

First Europe-China HPC Conference "Partnership for supercomputing applications in science and industry" ...

PRACE Scientific Conference 2013 to be hosted at ISC'13 in Leipzig ...

PRACE Spring School 2013 to address New and Emerging Technologies - Programming for Accelerators ...

PRACE Summer School 2013 to highlight Frameworks for Scientific Computing on Supercomputers ...

N8 HPC showcased to boost collaboration with industry ...

European Commission selects HP to prpvide mission-critical servers ...

Oracle's "Big Data Readiness Report" for Europe, Middle East and Russia now available ...

USFlash

Fujitsu and NAOJ Begin Operation of Supercomputer for ALMA ...

iVEC@Curtin creates one-stop-shop for IT services ...

DataDirect Networks delivers faster performance than Flash storage, improving trading algorithm development and risk management for financial services companies ...

IBM taps next generation leaders to fuel Watson innovations; USC students aim high in first-ever West Coast Case Competition ...

Quantum computing moves forward ...

Turing Award to the Weizmann Institute's Shafi Goldwasser ...

IBM Software helps Illinois Department of Human Services manage Big Data and transform operations ...