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Primeur weekly 2014-03-03

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud database service helps organisations simplify mobile, web app and Big Data development ...

SUSE Cloud 3 now available, based on OpenStack Havana release ...

Oracle buys BlueKai ...

IBM launches pay-as-you-go model to quickly get clients on Cloud storage ...

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service now generally available in Europe ...

VMware completes acquisition of AirWatch ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Big Workflow to accelerate insights that inspire data-driven decisions giving the business a distinct competitive advantage ...

IBM invests $1 billion to deliver unique Platform-as-a-Service capabilities to connect enterprise data and applications to the Cloud ...

Fujitsu launches A5 for Windows Azure public Cloud service based on strengthened alliance with Microsoft ...

Desktop Grids

HTC aims to create a supercomputer with "HTC Power to Give" ...

BOINCCalculator 0.5.1 released ...

EuroFlash

PRACE 8th Call for Proposals closes with larger allocations on all systems ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing allocates ~440 million computing core hours to European research ...

IBM challenges mobile developers to bring the power of Watson to the palm of your hand ...

ISC'14 to launch Exhibitors Innovation Forum on June 24-25 ...

HP helps telcos deploy new offerings in minutes, rather than months, with network functions virtualization ...

Intel announces family of virtualization platforms for industrial systems ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave shows off new analysis toolchain for software risk mitigation ...

OpenMP ARB releases new Mission Statement ...

Fujitsu delivers new levels of in-memory computing performance and x86 mission-critical uptime with PRIMEQUEST 2000 series ...

New record set for data-transfer speeds ...

University of New Mexico gains supercomputer from the New Mexico Consortium ...

Nova Southeastern University will ramp up research with its first supercomputer ...

Gartner says 2013 worldwide server market grew 2.1 percent in shipments, while revenue decreased 4.5 percent for the year ...

NIH and George Washington University researchers partner to accelerate genomics research using Internet2's 100G network ...

PRACE 8th Call for Proposals closes with larger allocations on all systems

24 Feb 2014 Brussels - The 8th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals yielded 124 eligible proposals of which 44 were accepted. The trend for larger allocations to each project continues, increasing the competition for Tier-0 resources. The 44 awarded projects are led by principal investigators from 11 different European countries. But in terms of nationality, PRACE is an even more inclusive Research Infrastructure, welcoming scientists and researchers from Norway, China, the United States and Russia as collaborators in several projects.

Seven overall scientific domains are represented: 7 projects are linked to the fields of Biochemistry, bioinformatics and Life Sciences; 10 to Chemistry; 4 to Earth System Sciences; 9 to Engineering; 5 to Fundamental Constituents of Matter; 1 to Mathematics and Computer Sciences; and 8 to Universe Sciences.

Four projects are linked to industry, involving IFP Energies Nouvelles - as principal investigator, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, STMicroelectronics, General Electric (GE), and Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) - all 5 as collaborators.

The 8th Call saw some extremely large allocations on all 6 Tier-0 systems:

  • On CURIE @ GENCI@CEA, France, with 40 million core hours, went to the project entitled "Linear Scaling and Massively Parallel Coupled-Cluster Calculations on the Leucine Transporter within a DEC framework", led by Dr. Thomas Kjaergaard of Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • On FERMI @ CINECA, Italy, with 80 million core hours, went to the project entitled "LEAC - Laser-plasma Electron Acceleration for CILEX", led by Dr. Arnaud Beck of CNRS, France
  • On Hermit @ GCS@HLRS, Germany, with 35 million core hours, went to the project entitled "HiThrust: High-pressure Turbine Heat Transfer Numerical Simulations", led by Prof. Richard Sandberg of the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
  • On JUQUEEN @ GCS@Jülich, Germany, with 35 million core hours, went to the project entitled "Leading hadronic contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon", led by Dr. Laurent Lellouch of CNRS (INP) and Aix-Marseille University, France.
  • On MareNostrum @ BSC, Spain, with 50 million core hours, went to the project entitled "EGOIST - Endogenic oil synthesis in the deep Earth interior: ab initio molecular dynamic simulation", led by Prof. Anatoly Belonoshko of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
  • On SuperMuc @ GCS@LRZ, Germany, with 38 million core hours, went to the project entitled "WALLGRID - Wall turbulence interacting with grid-generated turbulence", led by Prof. J. Christos Vassilicos of Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

PRACE-supported project past and present are regularly linked to large-scale European initiatives, such as the FET Flagships and European Research Council (ERC) Grants.

Under the 8th Call, the project entitled "PentaGate-L - Tracing lipid-mediated gating and permeation of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels in atomic detail", led by Dr. Marc Baaden of CNRS and Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, France, is partner in the The Human Brain Project. The project received 21 million core hours on CURIE @ GENCI@CEA, France.

Prof. Stephan Roche of the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, Spain, with his project "Longitudinal and Transverse Electronic Transport in Atomically Doped Graphene from First Principles", which received 22 million core hours on CURIE @ GENCI@CEA, France, is one of the early adopters of HPC in the FET Flagship Graphene.

Under the 8th Call PRACE awarded resources to 11 ERC-funded projects. Many other projects receive grants under various national programmes. This clearly shows the integration of PRACE in science and research, allowing researchers and scientists from academia and industry to benefit from support at national and European level in order to use the resources needed in each stage of their work.

Again, PRACE shows to be able to address the needs of post-processing the data coming from large-scale scientific instruments and the development of such instruments; such as the ALMA Radio Telescope - project by Dr. Troels Haugboelle of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark - and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction in Cadarache, France, which is a large international project involving partners from the EU, China, Russia, the USA, Japan, India and Korea, and to which the project by Dr Marina Becoulet of CEA/IRFM is linked.

All information and the abstracts of the projects awarded under the 8th PRACE Call for Proposals can be found at http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-8th-Regular-Call

Source: PRACE

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Primeur weekly 2014-03-03

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud database service helps organisations simplify mobile, web app and Big Data development ...

SUSE Cloud 3 now available, based on OpenStack Havana release ...

Oracle buys BlueKai ...

IBM launches pay-as-you-go model to quickly get clients on Cloud storage ...

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service now generally available in Europe ...

VMware completes acquisition of AirWatch ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Big Workflow to accelerate insights that inspire data-driven decisions giving the business a distinct competitive advantage ...

IBM invests $1 billion to deliver unique Platform-as-a-Service capabilities to connect enterprise data and applications to the Cloud ...

Fujitsu launches A5 for Windows Azure public Cloud service based on strengthened alliance with Microsoft ...

Desktop Grids

HTC aims to create a supercomputer with "HTC Power to Give" ...

BOINCCalculator 0.5.1 released ...

EuroFlash

PRACE 8th Call for Proposals closes with larger allocations on all systems ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing allocates ~440 million computing core hours to European research ...

IBM challenges mobile developers to bring the power of Watson to the palm of your hand ...

ISC'14 to launch Exhibitors Innovation Forum on June 24-25 ...

HP helps telcos deploy new offerings in minutes, rather than months, with network functions virtualization ...

Intel announces family of virtualization platforms for industrial systems ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave shows off new analysis toolchain for software risk mitigation ...

OpenMP ARB releases new Mission Statement ...

Fujitsu delivers new levels of in-memory computing performance and x86 mission-critical uptime with PRIMEQUEST 2000 series ...

New record set for data-transfer speeds ...

University of New Mexico gains supercomputer from the New Mexico Consortium ...

Nova Southeastern University will ramp up research with its first supercomputer ...

Gartner says 2013 worldwide server market grew 2.1 percent in shipments, while revenue decreased 4.5 percent for the year ...

NIH and George Washington University researchers partner to accelerate genomics research using Internet2's 100G network ...