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Primeur weekly 2020-03-23

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus ...

Focus on Europe

LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) ...

Exscalate4CoV supercomputing platform wins 3 million euro EU funding to hunt for new drugs against coronavirus pandemic ...

Open collaborative infrastructure to tackle public health emergencies ...

AMPERE Project: Strengthening European leadership in energy-efficiency and parallel computing ...

The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence ...

Middleware

Atipa Technologies becomes the latest organisation to join the Bright Reseller Programme in North America ...

Hardware

Rittal announces its first HPC Direct Chip Cooling solution with ZutaCore ...

Intel scales neuromorphic research system to 100 million neurons ...

COVID-19 to have significant effect on worldwide semiconductor market in 2020, according to IDC ...

Foundry revenue estimated to grow by 30% YoY in 1Q20, while COVID-19 pandemic may hinder future market demand, according to TrendForce ...

MEGWARE to provide IBM Power in its Benchmark Center ...

Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers ...

Applications

Cadence digital full flow optimized to deliver improved quality of results with up to 3x faster throughput ...

Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life ...

RIKEN is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus ...

Rensselaer offers AiMOS supercomputing capabilities to battle COVID-19 ...

Scientists discover critical protein that lets COVID-19 virus hide from immune system ...

NVIDIA gives COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks ...

Pioneers of modern computer graphics recognized with ACM A.M. Turing Award ...

Data Science Institute alumni use machine learning to discover coronavirus treatments ...

Berkeley lab cosmologists are top contenders in machine learning challenge ...

New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use ...

Northern Data announces revenue and earnings forecast for 2020 ...

The Cloud

Qumulo offers free Cloud software to help medical and health care research organisations fight the COVID-19 outbreak ...

LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ)


A moderately-sized local storage system (LEXIS experimental storage, 150TB) installed at LRZ.
24 Feb 2020 Ostrava - Advancing the state of the art is the main goal of the EU funded project LEXIS - Large-scale EXecution for Industry and Society. It is steadily moving along the path towards a successful convergence of HPC and Cloud technologies. The LEXIS project will build an advanced engineering platform at the confluence of HPC, Cloud and Big Data which will leverage large-scale geographically-distributed resources from existing HPC infrastructure, employ Big Data analytics solutions and augment them with Cloud services.

The consortium has announced that the project is proceeding according to its roadmap. The goals were achieved on time, thanks to seamless cooperation and the new experimental components installed at the supercomputing centres IT4Innovations (CZ) and LRZ (DE).

The most important newly installed systems are Burst Buffer servers which provide several TB of very fast NVMe storage. The servers contain state-of-the-art CPUs and experimental NVDIMM memory modules. This provides significant acceleration for workflows that process large data sets on Cloud and HPC infrastructure. The Burst Buffer solution was deployed with the help of Atos as technology provider and partner of the project. Both centres, IT4Innovations and LRZ, installed two of the Burst Buffer servers each. One of the servers at IT4Innovations is equipped with a Bittware 520N FPGA card. Its power will be exploited, for example, for acceleration of compute-intensive tasks and processing of high-bandwidth data streams.

IT4Innovations also procured and deployed an experimental Cloud infrastructure which consists of a CEPH storage cluster with 120 TB of RAW capacity, 6 virtualisation nodes and 100 Gbps Ethernet as interconnection network. The hardware will be used for a proof-of-concept deployment of OpenStack. This IaaS Cloud computing resource will be integrated with the orchestration platform developed within LEXIS. The latter orchestration solution relies on the YORC middleware by ATOS, making the handling of complex scientific software workflows in LEXIS easy and efficient.

More information is available at the LEXIS project website.

Source: LEXIS - Large-scale EXecution for Industry and Society

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Primeur weekly 2020-03-23

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus ...

Focus on Europe

LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) ...

Exscalate4CoV supercomputing platform wins 3 million euro EU funding to hunt for new drugs against coronavirus pandemic ...

Open collaborative infrastructure to tackle public health emergencies ...

AMPERE Project: Strengthening European leadership in energy-efficiency and parallel computing ...

The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence ...

Middleware

Atipa Technologies becomes the latest organisation to join the Bright Reseller Programme in North America ...

Hardware

Rittal announces its first HPC Direct Chip Cooling solution with ZutaCore ...

Intel scales neuromorphic research system to 100 million neurons ...

COVID-19 to have significant effect on worldwide semiconductor market in 2020, according to IDC ...

Foundry revenue estimated to grow by 30% YoY in 1Q20, while COVID-19 pandemic may hinder future market demand, according to TrendForce ...

MEGWARE to provide IBM Power in its Benchmark Center ...

Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers ...

Applications

Cadence digital full flow optimized to deliver improved quality of results with up to 3x faster throughput ...

Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life ...

RIKEN is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus ...

Rensselaer offers AiMOS supercomputing capabilities to battle COVID-19 ...

Scientists discover critical protein that lets COVID-19 virus hide from immune system ...

NVIDIA gives COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks ...

Pioneers of modern computer graphics recognized with ACM A.M. Turing Award ...

Data Science Institute alumni use machine learning to discover coronavirus treatments ...

Berkeley lab cosmologists are top contenders in machine learning challenge ...

New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use ...

Northern Data announces revenue and earnings forecast for 2020 ...

The Cloud

Qumulo offers free Cloud software to help medical and health care research organisations fight the COVID-19 outbreak ...