Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-03-27

Focus

Primeur Live! about the EuroHPC annnouncement on European Exascale agreement ...

Focus on Europe

Molecular motor-powered biocomputers ...

PRACE 2: growth in capacity for growth in excellence ...

"Piz Daint" for Europe, European supercomputers for Switzerland ...

Relocation of Paris PoP brings new opportunities for international collaboration ...

ISC High Performance adds STEM Student Day to the 2017 programme ...

The eScience Center and NWO-Shell join forces for future energy ...

Digital revolution needs generosity to cope with citizens' life-changing challenges - Investment in research and innovative HPC, exascale and quantum technologies is key ...

Middleware

Canada funds $125 million Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy ...

e-IRG support project to organise BOF session on Data Infrastructure Assessment at RDA 9th Plenary ...

Hardware

Method speeds testing of new networking protocols ...

Asperitas revealed their first sustainable liquid cooled modular data centre solution ...

DDN names Bret Costelow VP of Global Sales ...

Mellanox introduces new 100Gb/s silicon photonics optical engine product line ...

Mellanox doubles silicon photonics Ethernet transceiver speeds to 200Gb/s ...

Applications

Deep learning and stock trading ...

Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function ...

Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networks ...

Research results in AI for drug discovery to be presented at the BioDataWorld West in San Francisco ...

Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit ...

When helium behaves like a black hole ...

A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed ...

Big Data approach to predict protein structure ...

Molecular treasure maps to help discover new materials ...

Scientists use IBM Power systems to assemble genome of West Nile mosquito ...

Young talents challenge the world's fastest supercomputer and AI applications ...

Interpretable machine learning for all at Duke University ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center Workshops highlight resources ...

NASA's hybrid computer enables Raven's autonomous rendez-vous capability ...

The Cloud

Precision medicine platform now open for collaborative discovery about cardiovascular diseases ...

IBM automates compliance controls and data security for multi-Cloud workloads ...

Oracle Cloud Platform continues to gain momentum with customers, partners, and developers ...

IBM launches Bluemix Container Service with Kubernetes to fuel highly secure and rapid development of cognitive apps ...

Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench now available in the Cloud ...

Veritas and IBM join forces to drive data management further in the Cloud ...

"Piz Daint" for Europe, European supercomputers for Switzerland

20 Mar 2017 Lugano - Ever since the inception of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), Switzerland has been actively represented by ETH Zurich and its affiliated National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). Seven years later, PRACE with its 24 member states has become established as the leading pan-European collaboration in high performance computing (HPC). It offers users from research and industry free access to the latest supercomputer infrastructure, providing them with comprehensive and competent support in all aspects of HPC. PRACE 2 was ratified at the 25th PRACE Council in early March. Switzerland becomes a new Hosting Member in this second phase of PRACE, planned to cover the period from 2017 to 2020.

As a Hosting Member, Switzerland is now making its "Piz Daint" supercomputer at CSCS available for cutting-edge PRACE research. The other Hosting Members are Spain, Italy, Germany and France. The overarching goal of PRACE is to provide a federated European supercomputing infrastructure with different architectures that is science-driven and globally competitive, according to PRACE 2. It builds on the strengths of European science by providing high-end computing and data analysis resources to drive discoveries and new developments in all areas of science and industry, from fundamental research to applied sciences including: mathematics and computer science, medicine and engineering, as well as digital humanities and social sciences.

"Piz Daint", a Cray XC40/XC50, makes CSCS the only PRACE computing centre with a scalable hybrid system of graphics processors and conventional processors, having peak performance of around 20 petaflops. The High-Performance Computing and Networking Strategy (HPCN) launched by the ETH Board in 2009 paved the way to procuring a petaflop-league supercomputer for Switzerland.

Researchers in PRACE member states may now apply for compute time on "Piz Daint", while researchers in Switzerland can gain access to compute time at other Hosting Members. Applications for compute time from Computationally-Intensive, High-Impact Research On Novel Outstanding Science (CHRONOS) projects that previously went via CSCS will now be routed through PRACE instead.

"As a Hosting Member, our initiatives in high performance computing with 'Piz Daint' will gain further profile internationally and institutionalise our researchers' access to other leading computing architectures. This will benefit everyone and make Switzerland yet more attractive as a centre of innovation", stated Thomas Schulthess, the Director of CSCS.

In addition to state of the art supercomputer technologies, PRACE also offers comprehensive training courses for students and young scientists in the field of HPC. These include, for example, free workshops, summer schools and online courses.
Source: Swiss National Supercomputing Centre - CSCS

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-03-27

Focus

Primeur Live! about the EuroHPC annnouncement on European Exascale agreement ...

Focus on Europe

Molecular motor-powered biocomputers ...

PRACE 2: growth in capacity for growth in excellence ...

"Piz Daint" for Europe, European supercomputers for Switzerland ...

Relocation of Paris PoP brings new opportunities for international collaboration ...

ISC High Performance adds STEM Student Day to the 2017 programme ...

The eScience Center and NWO-Shell join forces for future energy ...

Digital revolution needs generosity to cope with citizens' life-changing challenges - Investment in research and innovative HPC, exascale and quantum technologies is key ...

Middleware

Canada funds $125 million Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy ...

e-IRG support project to organise BOF session on Data Infrastructure Assessment at RDA 9th Plenary ...

Hardware

Method speeds testing of new networking protocols ...

Asperitas revealed their first sustainable liquid cooled modular data centre solution ...

DDN names Bret Costelow VP of Global Sales ...

Mellanox introduces new 100Gb/s silicon photonics optical engine product line ...

Mellanox doubles silicon photonics Ethernet transceiver speeds to 200Gb/s ...

Applications

Deep learning and stock trading ...

Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function ...

Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networks ...

Research results in AI for drug discovery to be presented at the BioDataWorld West in San Francisco ...

Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit ...

When helium behaves like a black hole ...

A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed ...

Big Data approach to predict protein structure ...

Molecular treasure maps to help discover new materials ...

Scientists use IBM Power systems to assemble genome of West Nile mosquito ...

Young talents challenge the world's fastest supercomputer and AI applications ...

Interpretable machine learning for all at Duke University ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center Workshops highlight resources ...

NASA's hybrid computer enables Raven's autonomous rendez-vous capability ...

The Cloud

Precision medicine platform now open for collaborative discovery about cardiovascular diseases ...

IBM automates compliance controls and data security for multi-Cloud workloads ...

Oracle Cloud Platform continues to gain momentum with customers, partners, and developers ...

IBM launches Bluemix Container Service with Kubernetes to fuel highly secure and rapid development of cognitive apps ...

Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench now available in the Cloud ...

Veritas and IBM join forces to drive data management further in the Cloud ...