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Primeur weekly 2012-04-16

Exascale supercomputing

Eurotech to receive 1.2 million euro order for Aurora HPC from German Research Centre Jülich ...

The Cloud

HP delivers Agility without compromise with HP Converged Cloud ...

IBM sets the stage for the next era of computing ...

Oracle expands communications portfolio with new Netra x86 servers ...

European Commission to issue Call for Participation for Research in Future Cloud Computing ...

IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles ...

Aimes Grid Services and Keysource to provide next generation Cloud computing data centre infrastructure ...

Oracle completes acquisition of Taleo ...

Global IT companies support IBM PureSystems ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.0 released to public ...

EuroFlash

First-ever model simulation of the structuring of the observable universe ...

Securing UK's leadership in climate science ...

USFlash

Terascala and Intel to showcase storage optimization for high throughput storage appliances at 2012 NAB Show ...

GE Global Research to partner with Livermore National Lab and Universities on supercomputing project ...

Groundbreaking research collaboration creates a new economic cornerstone for Canada ...

Paper co-authored by Indiana University cybersecurity expert among top 20 on HPDC list ...

Oracle achieves world record two processor result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark ...

Oracle introduces new Sun x86 servers - the industry's best x86 platform for Oracle applications ...

Chronopolis earns high marks as Trustworthy Digital Repository in CRL TRAC audit ...

Opening the gate to robust quantum computing ...

Quantum computer built inside a diamond ...

Securing UK's leadership in climate science

11 Apr 2012 London - 60 million of investment in the Met Office Hadley Centre’s Climate Programme has been announced by the British Government aimed at maintaining the UK's place as a global leader in climate research and modelling. The new investment in Met Office Hadley Centre High Performance Computing capacity demonstrates strong support for Met Office Hadley Centre climate science and modelling. The hardware delivered and installed in March 2012 comprised eight 'supernodes' (32 drawers) of IBM Power775 supercomputer servers and data archive storage appropriate to the extra HPC hardware, comprising 5760 media tapes, 33 Petabytes of storage, three servers and two tape frames. The DECC contribution was GBP 7.43 million (six supernodes). The Defra contribution was GBP 3.76 million (2 supernodes and the data archive storage).

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker stated: "As we face the impacts of climate change over the coming decades it is vital that we understand what the future holds and the dangers we face. The Met Office Hadley Centre has helped to make the UK a world leader in climate science and I am determined that the Government continues to support their work. This investment will significantly improve their capacity to produce the ground breaking robust evidence for which they are internationally renowned."

Environment Minister Lord Taylor stated: "The world-class research of the Met Office Hadley Centre has established the UK as a real authority in understanding the challenges of climate change. This new investment will ensure the Hadley Centre continues to provide us with the cutting edge evidence we need as we develop plans to prepare the UK for a changing climate."

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts stated: "Supercomputing is fundamental to modern research, especially as it becomes more complex and produces an increasing amount of data. This investment will keep the UK at the forefront of climate science and modelling, underpinned by the leading knowledge and expertise of the Met Office. It also complements the GBP 145 million the Government has invested in e-infrastructure to support industry and academia."

Nearly GBP 50 million of funding is being committed to a programme of research and modelling until 2015. This investment will significantly enhance the evidence available to Government, supporting both mitigation and adaptation actions and will build upon the Met Office Hadley Centre's strong collaborations with UK academic science. It will help Government, business, local authorities and other organisations to understand better the threats and opportunities climate change could bring and to take appropriate actions. The planned work will also deliver improved scientific research to support cost-effective deployment of renewable energy.

Over GBP 11 million of new High Performance Computing (supercomputing capacity and associated hardware) will be provided to underpin this programme of research. This significantly enhances the Met Office Hadley Centre's capability until 2015 and is a response to the recommendation of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.
Source: Department of Energy and Climate Change - DECC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-04-16

Exascale supercomputing

Eurotech to receive 1.2 million euro order for Aurora HPC from German Research Centre Jülich ...

The Cloud

HP delivers Agility without compromise with HP Converged Cloud ...

IBM sets the stage for the next era of computing ...

Oracle expands communications portfolio with new Netra x86 servers ...

European Commission to issue Call for Participation for Research in Future Cloud Computing ...

IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles ...

Aimes Grid Services and Keysource to provide next generation Cloud computing data centre infrastructure ...

Oracle completes acquisition of Taleo ...

Global IT companies support IBM PureSystems ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.0 released to public ...

EuroFlash

First-ever model simulation of the structuring of the observable universe ...

Securing UK's leadership in climate science ...

USFlash

Terascala and Intel to showcase storage optimization for high throughput storage appliances at 2012 NAB Show ...

GE Global Research to partner with Livermore National Lab and Universities on supercomputing project ...

Groundbreaking research collaboration creates a new economic cornerstone for Canada ...

Paper co-authored by Indiana University cybersecurity expert among top 20 on HPDC list ...

Oracle achieves world record two processor result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark ...

Oracle introduces new Sun x86 servers - the industry's best x86 platform for Oracle applications ...

Chronopolis earns high marks as Trustworthy Digital Repository in CRL TRAC audit ...

Opening the gate to robust quantum computing ...

Quantum computer built inside a diamond ...