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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 ...

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

12 Mar 2013 Perth - A new facility integrating Curtin University’s information and communication technology (ICT) services with the supercomputing capacity of iVEC to enhance research outcomes has been launched. iVEC@Curtin was launched to provide a single point of contact for Curtin researchers requiring advanced ICT assistance, by creating an integrated team of staff from iVEC and Curtin IT Services, based on the University's Bentley Campus.

iVEC is an unincorporated joint venture between CSIRO and the four Western Australian public universities, providing services such as supercomputing, Cloud computing, data storage and visualisation to its partners. While Curtin already is a major user of iVEC services, iVEC@Curtin will provide the one-stop-shop for researchers to get the right advice on how best to proceed with their requirements.

Professor Graeme Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Development, said as research shifts towards larger, more complex data sets and with simulation often replacing experimentation, iVEC@Curtin was essential to ensure researchers were getting the right ICT support from the beginning.

"We are currently in an infrastructure-rich environment, but the infrastructure is nothing without the staff behind it to implement good service", Professor Wright stated. "iVEC@Curtin will provide the opportunities to pursue active research programmes by focusing on investment on people rather than expensive laboratory infrastructure, and this will enable researchers to contend with the ever-growing volumes of data which has become the norm of contemporary research."

Staff at the new facility includes a Director, three Curtin IT Services staff and 15 staff associated with iVEC programmes and resources.

Mr. Florian Goessmann, Director of iVEC@Curtin, said the new facility would not only provide fit-for-purpose ICT tools and services, but would also be involved in supporting the uptake of Cloud computing resources.

"Engagement and uptake of the latest ICT technology is going to become more important every year, and while radio astronomy, computational chemistry and physics are the main fields using supercomputing technology at Curtin, it is exciting to see an increase of other fields such as humanities and health sciences engaging in it too", he stated.

Curtin was one of the original partners when iVEC formed in 2000, and continues to be a major user of its infrastructure, last year enhancing research outcomes of more than 50 projects.
Source: Curtin University

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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 ...