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Primeur weekly 2012-04-10

Exascale supercomputing

From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM collaborate on exascale to explore origins of the Universe

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

The Cloud

Major Cloud provider selects Mellanox and Supermicro for new large-scale Cloud

Nimbis Services demonstrates next-generation WorkFlow-as-a-Service (WFaaS) for semiconductor design

Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce delivers extreme performance on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c

HP awarded U.S. Army contract for enterprise Cloud computing services

Dell announces intent to acquire Wyse technology

Citrix unveils next phase of CloudStack strategy

Seniors get 24x7 health care on the Cloud

EuroFlash

e-Infrastructure colloquium at Science Park Amsterdam to issue Call for Participation

National Bank of Ukraine invests in IBM's smarter computing approach to IT

STFC and IBM launch International Centre of Excellence for Computational Science and Engineering

Colfax partners with Bright Computing to provide powerful, manageable Sandy Bridge clusters

A Grid-based Google to fight neurological disease

Bull signs BOA with NATO NC3A

Large-Scale Computing Techniques for Complex System Simulations to be released

USFlash

SHARCNET selects Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch systems and adapters

E.T. International appoints Jeb Connor to Board of Directors

Jacket v2.1 now available for faster MATLAB code

New supercomputer system gegins operations at the University of Tokyo's Information Technology Center

Fujitsu receives new supercomputer order from Kyushu University

Fujitsu develops power saving system control technology for container data centres

Fujitsu technology puts Big Data to use in minutes

New IBM software accelerates decision making in the era of Big Data

IBM named marketshare leader in middleware software

SGI's next-generation NASA Pleiades upgrade recognized by exclusive judging panel

Cambodia's scientists take major digital step

Results of GNS Healthcare collaborations with UCSF and NCI presented at AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago

Quantum information motion control is now improved

UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in artificial intelligence

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

4 Apr 2012 Budapest - A summer school will be organised around the topics of traditional Grids, Desktop Grids and Clouds, July 2-6, 2012. Three current FP7 projects organize this summer school to show various aspects of user support for the European Grid and Cloud infrastructures. The summer school will be held in Budapest and the organizers are looking for application and work flow developers, science gateway developers, system administrators and staff members of companies who would like to establish company level DCI (Clouds, Grids, Desktop Grids) and utilize this DCI or other commercial Clouds via a high-level gateway service.

There are already several well established Grid and Cloud infrastructures in Europe. The next issue is how to exploit these infrastructures, how to port and develop applications for these infrastructures and how to extend their user communities.

The main goal of this summer school is to give answers for these questions and to promote best practice examples for potential application developers and users of e-science infrastructures.

The SCI-BUS project will train application developers how to develop work flows and parameter sweep applications for distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs) based on the WS-PGRADE work flow concept and the gUSE high-level user support environment that enables transparent access to various DCIs like Grids, Clouds, Desktop Grids, clusters and supercomputers. SCI-BUS also trains gateway developers how to customize the WS-PGRADE/gUSE framework to create user-centric, application-oriented gateways.

The SHIWA project will explain how those user communities who are engaged with one of the major work flow systems can share workflows with other communities and explore the various DCIs mentioned above via the services of gUSE.

The EDGI project enables the extension of grids with institutional and volunteers desktop grids giving the possibility to significantly increase the available resources for these Grids in a cost-effective way. The EDGI day will explain the possible ways how this extension can be made and also explains how to port applications to this extended and integrated DCI.

A whole day is devoted to Cloud computing where the students are trained how to build and use Cloud systems.

The DCI projects are part-funded under the e-Infrastructures topic of the EU FP7 "Capacities" theme.

For detailed information, you can visit this webpage:

http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/summerschool2012/

The programme includes the following:

  • Day 1: SCIentific gateway Based User Support [SCI-BUS]
  • Day 2: Sharing Interoperable Work flows for large-scale scientific simulations on Available DCIs [SHIWA]
  • Day 3: Enabiling extending Grids with volunteer Desktop Grids [EDGI&DEGISCO]
  • Day 4: Building and using Clouds [Clouds day]
  • Day 5: Invited talks from related projects [EGI-InSPIRE, HP-SEE, agINFRA]

For a more detailed programme you can visit this webpage:

http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/summerschool2012

The registration deadline is 28th June, 2012.

For on-line registration, you can visit this webpage:

http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/summerschool2012/?m=10

Source: MTA SZTAKI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-04-10

Exascale supercomputing

From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM collaborate on exascale to explore origins of the Universe

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

The Cloud

Major Cloud provider selects Mellanox and Supermicro for new large-scale Cloud

Nimbis Services demonstrates next-generation WorkFlow-as-a-Service (WFaaS) for semiconductor design

Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce delivers extreme performance on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c

HP awarded U.S. Army contract for enterprise Cloud computing services

Dell announces intent to acquire Wyse technology

Citrix unveils next phase of CloudStack strategy

Seniors get 24x7 health care on the Cloud

EuroFlash

e-Infrastructure colloquium at Science Park Amsterdam to issue Call for Participation

National Bank of Ukraine invests in IBM's smarter computing approach to IT

STFC and IBM launch International Centre of Excellence for Computational Science and Engineering

Colfax partners with Bright Computing to provide powerful, manageable Sandy Bridge clusters

A Grid-based Google to fight neurological disease

Bull signs BOA with NATO NC3A

Large-Scale Computing Techniques for Complex System Simulations to be released

USFlash

SHARCNET selects Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch systems and adapters

E.T. International appoints Jeb Connor to Board of Directors

Jacket v2.1 now available for faster MATLAB code

New supercomputer system gegins operations at the University of Tokyo's Information Technology Center

Fujitsu receives new supercomputer order from Kyushu University

Fujitsu develops power saving system control technology for container data centres

Fujitsu technology puts Big Data to use in minutes

New IBM software accelerates decision making in the era of Big Data

IBM named marketshare leader in middleware software

SGI's next-generation NASA Pleiades upgrade recognized by exclusive judging panel

Cambodia's scientists take major digital step

Results of GNS Healthcare collaborations with UCSF and NCI presented at AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago

Quantum information motion control is now improved

UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in artificial intelligence