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Primeur weekly 2016-03-29

Crowd computing

Tuberculosis to be tackled using crowd computing power ...

Quantum computing

Unlocking the gates to quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC to announce the 2016 Hans Meuer Award winning research paper ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC nominations in now open ...

Middleware

Bright Computing names Dan Kuczkowski as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to present 8th HPC Budget Allocation Map: Budget Expectations ...

SC16 Student Cluster Competition still open till April 15, 2016 ...

Mellanox announces first 200Gb/s silicon photonics devices, doubling the performance in the QSFP form factor ...

Mellanox and InnoLight announce the availability and interoperability of 100Gb/s PSM4 transceivers at 1310 and 1550nm wavelengths ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM collaborate to build brain-inspired supercomputer ...

Applications

KAUST IT Research Computing implements HPC Add-ons for research applications in order to automate the access to HPC resources ...

Could material defects actually improve solar cells? ...

NERSC announces 4th annual HPC Achievement Award winners ...

Research powers ahead with new supercomputer at University of Adelaide ...

Predicting severe hail storms ...

Honda selects IBM Watson IoT technology enabling real-time racing decisions for Formula One power unit operation ...

New computational method reveals significant degeneration of knee cartilage in overweight people ...

Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security ...

Researchers to develop new computing technology to minimize risks of data breaches ...

Record-speed data transmission could make Big Data more accessible ...

Robust network of connections between neurons performing similar tasks shows fundamentals of how brain circuits are wired ...

The Cloud

IBM opens Bluemix Garage in Europe to fuel Cloud development ...

GEANT and Amazon Web Services - breaking down barriers to cloud services adoption ...

Oracle unveils suite of breakthrough services to help simplify Cloud adoption by global corporations ...

Research powers ahead with new supercomputer at University of Adelaide


23 Mar 2016 Adelaide - University of Adelaide researchers will have access to vast computing power under a new supercomputer launched at the University. Named "Phoenix" by the University, the supercomputer gives researchers as much as 30 times more computing power than before, with no application or waiting times. Previously, researchers requiring high performance computing (HPC) were accessing external, shared national or state HPC resources which had to be booked in advance. The new supercomputer will mean ready access and faster research outcomes.

"Investment in Phoenix is about giving our researchers the tools they need to keep producing world-class research", stated Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Mike Brooks.

"The University of Adelaide is home to five world-class research institutes and about 50 specialist research centres in a wide range of disciplines from chemical engineering to agriculture. Most of these research areas require a great deal of computing power to analyse data and model solutions."

"From modelling turbines for clean energy systems to processing enormous genomic datasets, our new supercomputer will support cutting-edge research for years to come."

Phoenix, based on a Lenovo NeXtScale System M5 cluster, has over 3800 processor cores and over 15,000 GB of memory, among the world's TOP500 supercomputers.

Calculations by particle physicists at the University that would previously have taken three months will now run in just days.

"As one of Australia's foremost research institutions, we've seen demand for high performance computing resources skyrocket over the past five years", stated Mark Gregory, the University's Chief Information Officer. "We knew that to continue supporting world-leading research, we needed to increase the computation power available."

"One of this supercomputer system's strengths is its graphics processing abilities - among the best in any supercomputing facilities dedicated to supporting Australian research endeavours."

"Our Phoenix platform gives researchers the certainty that they can immediately access a facility many times faster than the allocations of regional or national facilities they previously were limited to. And we can expect high performance - on a technical level, actual computing performance of the new system is quite close to its theoretical performance limits."
Source: University of Adelaide

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-03-29

Crowd computing

Tuberculosis to be tackled using crowd computing power ...

Quantum computing

Unlocking the gates to quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC to announce the 2016 Hans Meuer Award winning research paper ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC nominations in now open ...

Middleware

Bright Computing names Dan Kuczkowski as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to present 8th HPC Budget Allocation Map: Budget Expectations ...

SC16 Student Cluster Competition still open till April 15, 2016 ...

Mellanox announces first 200Gb/s silicon photonics devices, doubling the performance in the QSFP form factor ...

Mellanox and InnoLight announce the availability and interoperability of 100Gb/s PSM4 transceivers at 1310 and 1550nm wavelengths ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM collaborate to build brain-inspired supercomputer ...

Applications

KAUST IT Research Computing implements HPC Add-ons for research applications in order to automate the access to HPC resources ...

Could material defects actually improve solar cells? ...

NERSC announces 4th annual HPC Achievement Award winners ...

Research powers ahead with new supercomputer at University of Adelaide ...

Predicting severe hail storms ...

Honda selects IBM Watson IoT technology enabling real-time racing decisions for Formula One power unit operation ...

New computational method reveals significant degeneration of knee cartilage in overweight people ...

Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security ...

Researchers to develop new computing technology to minimize risks of data breaches ...

Record-speed data transmission could make Big Data more accessible ...

Robust network of connections between neurons performing similar tasks shows fundamentals of how brain circuits are wired ...

The Cloud

IBM opens Bluemix Garage in Europe to fuel Cloud development ...

GEANT and Amazon Web Services - breaking down barriers to cloud services adoption ...

Oracle unveils suite of breakthrough services to help simplify Cloud adoption by global corporations ...