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Primeur weekly 2018-03-19

Exascale supercomputing

BSC and Fujitsu to build up an ecosystem for a future exascale supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time ...

Focus on Europe

New project to plug the software-stack support gap for energy-efficient computing ...

North German scientists receive new supercomputer in the HLRN network ...

Hardware

Cray tapped to deliver largest supercomputer dedicated to fusion science in Japan by National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology ...

Keeping GPUs young ...

Asetek announces ongoing collaboration with Intel on liquid cooling for servers and data centres ...

UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation announces Panasas as Corporate Member ...

Cavium expands industry partnerships to drive OCP NIC 3.0 ...

Applications

How much snow accumulates in North America each year? More than scientists thought. ...

Green light for Galaxy Europe ...

Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmas ...

The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networks ...

The view from inside supersonic combustion ...

A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers ...

ORNL researchers design novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networks ...

University of Texas researchers develop new visualization tools to explore fusion physics ...

Fishing with simulations for two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

IBM helps accelerate AI with fast new data platform and elite team ...

European Commission to adopt Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Univa announces a global partnership and reseller agreement with UberCloud ...

Univa open sources Project Tortuga to accelerate the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

USFlash

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North German scientists receive new supercomputer in the HLRN network


From left: Dr. Martin Matzke, Senior VP Atos Germany; Prof. Dr. Christof Schütte, ZIB President; Steffen Krach, State Secretary for Science and Research, Senate Chancellery Berlin; and Prof. Dr. Alexander Reinefeld, Head of Parallel and Distributed Systems Division, ZIB. Photo: Zuse Institute Berlin.
8 Mar 2018 Berlin - In order to support cutting-edge research, the North German Association for High-Performance Computing (HLRN-Verbund) is procuring a new supercomputer that, with just under a quarter of a million cores, is about six times faster than the previous system. The purchase agreements with Atos in Germany were signed by the two operator centres Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB) and the University of Göttingen in the presence of Secretary of State Dr. Ing. Sabine Johannsen and State Secretary Steffen Krach.

The researchers in northern Germany are looking forward to the enormous increase in performance with which they will be able to produce even more precise model calculations in the future, for instance in environmental research, the life, materials and engineering sciences and in basic research in physics, chemistry and mathematics.

The company Atos will install a new supercomputer, the HLRN-IV, with an output of approximately 16 PetaFlop/s in Berlin and Göttingen for the HLRN network. The new computer will thus increase the previous computing capacity to six times. Most of the system will be based on Cascade Lake generation Intel Xeon processors. Altogether the computer covers approximately 244,000 processor cores. The installation of the first phase begins in autumn 2018 and will be extended in 2019 to the full scope of expansion. The total value of the system to be procured is 30 million euro for the investment, half of which will be borne by the federal government and the participating HLRN countries, and 20 million euro for the operating costs borne by the countries alone.

In addition to Berlin, the HLRN network also includes Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.

The State Secretary for Science and Research, Steffen Krach, explained on the sidelines of the contract signing at the ZIB: "Excellent science and research also includes the appropriate infrastructure. Even with the next generation of supercomputers, it's true that working together is better than just doing it on your own. That does not only count for Berlin, but in this case for the whole of northern Germany. Thanks to the HLRN network for the good cooperation. I also thank the scientists involved and wish them every success in their research."

The HLRN-Verbund concept, which has proven its worth since the installation of the HLRN-I in 2002, continues to be pursued by the HLRN network: The operating centres at the Zuse Institute Berlin and the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen have many years of technical and organisational expertise in the operation and further development of high performance computers. A dedicated, redundant fiber-optic cable between Berlin and Göttingen will transparently ensure the cooperative system-technical support from both sides for the users.
Source: North German Association for High-Performance Computing - HLRN-Verbund

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Primeur weekly 2018-03-19

Exascale supercomputing

BSC and Fujitsu to build up an ecosystem for a future exascale supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time ...

Focus on Europe

New project to plug the software-stack support gap for energy-efficient computing ...

North German scientists receive new supercomputer in the HLRN network ...

Hardware

Cray tapped to deliver largest supercomputer dedicated to fusion science in Japan by National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology ...

Keeping GPUs young ...

Asetek announces ongoing collaboration with Intel on liquid cooling for servers and data centres ...

UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation announces Panasas as Corporate Member ...

Cavium expands industry partnerships to drive OCP NIC 3.0 ...

Applications

How much snow accumulates in North America each year? More than scientists thought. ...

Green light for Galaxy Europe ...

Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmas ...

The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networks ...

The view from inside supersonic combustion ...

A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers ...

ORNL researchers design novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networks ...

University of Texas researchers develop new visualization tools to explore fusion physics ...

Fishing with simulations for two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

IBM helps accelerate AI with fast new data platform and elite team ...

European Commission to adopt Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Univa announces a global partnership and reseller agreement with UberCloud ...

Univa open sources Project Tortuga to accelerate the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

USFlash

Xilinx unveils revolutionary adaptable computing product category ...