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Primeur weekly 2014-04-28

Exascale supercomputing

MONTBLANC scaling new heights of computing performance ...

The Cloud

HP extends mission-critical enterprise environments ...

UTSA hosts Open BigCloud Symposium and OCP Workshop May 7-8 ...

IBM provides SoftLayer ecosystem partners with new resources for generating Cloud revenue ...

Desktop Grids

Parabon launches crowdsourcing initiative to tackle Alzheimer's Disease with computing capacity donated by concerned citizens ...

SETI.Germany to organize BOINC Pentathlon ...

New BOINC server VM image available ...

EuroFlash

Tower International selects Altair's Compute Manager ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation ...

CSC leads a Nordic project on sensitive data ...

CSC joins Intel Parallel Computing Center programme ...

Earthquake simulation tops 1 quadrillion flops ...

Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) programme at ICTP and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) ...

Catherine Rivière, PRACE Council Chair, speaks at ICRI 2014 on the way forward for PRACE and HPC in Europe ...

PRACE Spring School: Researchers from all over the world come to school in Austria ...

USFlash

Third Person, first rate projection: TDC delivers tech and crew to ground-breaking Australian movie production for TEDx Sydney ...

OpenPOWER Foundation unveils first innovations and roadmap ...

NCAR & CU join Intel Parallel Computing Centers programme ...

AltaSim Technologies wins DOE grant for additive manufacturing ...

Georgia Tech researchers use NSF XSEDE supercomputers to understand and predict how black holes swallow stars ...

NEC selects Chelsio adapters for Vector Supercomputer ...

IBM Watson Group invests in Fluid to transform the consumer shopping experience ...

HP introduces next-generation enterprise array for mission-critical workloads ...

Big data poses great challenges and opportunities for databases ...

IBM tackles Big Data challenges with Open Server Innovation Model ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation


23 Apr 2014 Juelich - Forschungszentrum Jülich has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture. Platinum members of the foundation like IBM, NVIDIA, Mellanox and Samsung Electronics are leading providers of key High-Performance Computing (HPC) technologies. By joining the OpenPOWER Foundation, Forschungszentrum Jülich intends to foster the development of future high-end solutions by providing architectural and application expertise to the foundation.

"We expect OpenPOWER to broaden the scope of available supercomputing solutions and products which is crucial for us as a leading provider of supercomputing resources", stated Professor Thomas Lippert, director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) that operates some of the largest supercomputers in Europe.

JSC undertakes cutting-edge research in HPC architectures, applications and related technologies and has a long history of operating supercomputers based on the POWER architecture. "Integrating POWER processor technologies and high-performance GPUs opens an exciting path towards power-efficient exascale computing", stated Professor Dirk Pleiter, JSC's head of the Exascale Innovation Center and the NVIDIA Application Lab at Jülich. These exascale labs had earlier been established together with IBM and NVIDIA, respectively, facing numerous challenges in the development of future generations of high-performance computers providing performance at exascale level.

"The OpenPOWER Foundation will benefit greatly from the leadership Forschungszentrum Jülich brings through years of supercomputing research conducted on the Power architecture", stated Bradley McCredie, OpenPOWER President. "Their deep experience in a wide range of fields including fundamental physics, life sciences, and energy will be invaluable as the community pushes the boundaries of Big Data, modelling, and simulation further than before."

Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing, at NVIDIA, stated: "The Jülich team has extensive expertise applying both POWER CPUs and GPU accelerators to drive new advances in scientific research. They are poised to be one of the world’s premier research institutions bringing GPU-accelerated science to the Power computing architecture."

Forschungszentrum Jülich joins IBM, Google, Mellanox, NVIDIA, Samsung Electronics, TYAN, Suzhou PowerCore Technology Company, Servergy, Altera, Fusion-IO, SK Hynix, Micron and Xilinx in the OpenPOWER Foundation.
Source: Jülich Forschungszentrum

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-04-28

Exascale supercomputing

MONTBLANC scaling new heights of computing performance ...

The Cloud

HP extends mission-critical enterprise environments ...

UTSA hosts Open BigCloud Symposium and OCP Workshop May 7-8 ...

IBM provides SoftLayer ecosystem partners with new resources for generating Cloud revenue ...

Desktop Grids

Parabon launches crowdsourcing initiative to tackle Alzheimer's Disease with computing capacity donated by concerned citizens ...

SETI.Germany to organize BOINC Pentathlon ...

New BOINC server VM image available ...

EuroFlash

Tower International selects Altair's Compute Manager ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation ...

CSC leads a Nordic project on sensitive data ...

CSC joins Intel Parallel Computing Center programme ...

Earthquake simulation tops 1 quadrillion flops ...

Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) programme at ICTP and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) ...

Catherine Rivière, PRACE Council Chair, speaks at ICRI 2014 on the way forward for PRACE and HPC in Europe ...

PRACE Spring School: Researchers from all over the world come to school in Austria ...

USFlash

Third Person, first rate projection: TDC delivers tech and crew to ground-breaking Australian movie production for TEDx Sydney ...

OpenPOWER Foundation unveils first innovations and roadmap ...

NCAR & CU join Intel Parallel Computing Centers programme ...

AltaSim Technologies wins DOE grant for additive manufacturing ...

Georgia Tech researchers use NSF XSEDE supercomputers to understand and predict how black holes swallow stars ...

NEC selects Chelsio adapters for Vector Supercomputer ...

IBM Watson Group invests in Fluid to transform the consumer shopping experience ...

HP introduces next-generation enterprise array for mission-critical workloads ...

Big data poses great challenges and opportunities for databases ...

IBM tackles Big Data challenges with Open Server Innovation Model ...