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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 ...

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


28 Feb 2014 Berin - The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing continues to significantly contribute to European large-scale scientific and engineering research activities. The most recent Call for Proposals by PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, resulted in the allocation of 438+ mill core hours of computing time on the GCS supercomputing infrastructure to 20 projects from ten different European countries. Researchers awarded access to the supercomputing infrastructure of the three GCS member centres HLRS, LRZ, and JSC may use their allocated core hours for a period of 12 months, starting in March 2014.

The 8th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals, which was open from September 3 until October 1, 2013, yielded a total of 124 eligible proposals of which 44 were accepted. All proposals submitted undergo a very strict and clearly defined peer-review process in which the scientific excellence and technical maturity of the proposed projects is assessed by leading scientists and highly qualified technical experts. This procedure ensures that European researchers are granted access to a Tier-0 infrastructure from the European network of HPC systems that serves their needs best - in terms of the computational infrastructure as well as the available scientific expertise - to ensure optimal project support.

The 20 projects allotted to the three national HPC systems Hermit of HLRS Stuttgart, SuperMUC of LRZ Garching near Munich, and JUQUEEN of JSC Jülich, represent a variety of scientific domains. The majority of the 438,098,435 mill core hours allotted, though, will serve projects from scientific fields that the three GCS centres put special focus on, although not exclusively:

  • Scientific Engineering: 172,481,600 mill core hours, 7 projects
  • Universe Sciences/Astrophysics: 115,552,064 mill core hours, 5 projects
  • Elementary Particle Physics: 75,000,000 mill core hours, 3 projects

The complete list of allocations of the PRACE 8th Regular Call can be viewed at http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-8th-Regular-Call . The project results will be published in high-quality scientific journals.

The bi-annual PRACE calls take turn with the bi-annual GCS Calls for Large Scale Projects through which German researchers exclusively can apply for access to the HPC infrastructure provided by GCS. These two options, together with allocations granted by the three GCS centres directly, open for researchers a variety of access routes to world-class HPC resources.

For further information on the PRACE Call for proposals you can refer to http://www.prace-ri.eu/How-to-apply?lang=en . Further information on how to apply for computing time at GCS can be found at http://www.gauss-centre.eu/gauss-centre/EN/HPCservices/HowToApply/_node.html .
Source: Gauss Centre for Supercomputing

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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 ...