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Primeur weekly 2015-04-20

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Silvana Muscella to look back with satisfaction on a content-rich CloudScape VII event ...

Open standard Intercloud run by industry with global international standard on top of it would be ideal scenario ...

Rüdiger Dorn to present Microsoft's Trusted Cloud Initiative at CloudScape VII ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud & Big Data keynote will recount bank's path into Cloud computing ...

Say it loud - it's fog and it's Cloud ...

IBM and partners to transform personal health with Watson and Open Cloud ...

Ministry of Health Brazil deploys Oracle Healthcare Master Person Index to improve health data interoperability ...

Desktop Grids

Alantu seeks beta testers ...

DENIS@Home to join BOINC ...

EuroFlash

RSC Group has deployed a massively parallel MVS-10P MP supercomputer based on RSC PetaStream architecture and the highest-performing Intel Xeon Phi 7120D at JSCC RAS ...

CoolIT Systems selected to host Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session at ISC 2015 in Frankfurt ...

PRACE Preparatory Access completes 20th cut-off with strong participation of industry ...

We-NMR cluster at Utrecht Bijvoet Center accommodated into Life Science Grid ...

CHAIN-REDS paves way for global e-Infrastructure ecosystem for researchers ...

USFlash

Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 2.2 launched ...

Storage boost at the National Computational Infrastructure in Australia ...

CASC announces new Director ...

OLCF selects application readiness projects to prepare for next-generation Summit supercomputer ...

Researchers to Tap NVLink to Power Next-Gen Research on Summit Supercomputer - ...

Computer-designed Rocker protein world's first to biomimic ion transport ...

For Big Data researchers, network and compute capabilities are lynchpin to success ...

Ultra-high-speed broadband bolsters UConn research ...

NIST tightens the bounds on the quantum information 'speed limit' ...

Electrical control of quantum bits in silicon paves the way to large quantum computers ...

Quantum cryptography at the speed of light: Researchers design first all-photonic repeaters ...

We-NMR cluster at Utrecht Bijvoet Center accommodated into Life Science Grid

15 Apr 2015 Utrecht - SURFsara recently set up a new Life Science Grid cluster at the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research (BCBR) in Utrecht, replacing the We-NMR cluster. The cluster allows users to have access via a local user interface machine, on which they can develop, compile and test their code.

SURFsara's Life Science Grid (LSG) is a distributed cluster computing environment for large-scale data analyses or simulations, in particular suitable for multi-centre studies that require a private virtual organisation or calculations that require large amounts of compute resources. It offers 128 compute cores, a total of 512GB memory and 10TB scratch space for temporary datasets. For the preparation of input and output datasets a storage element is available with a net capacity of 40TB.

The LSG cluster allows for the execution of 128 simultaneous single-core jobs. The cluster is integrated in the EGI grid infrastructure allowing for scalability to computer resources in Europe and within the We-NMR consortium.

Apart from the standard functionality offered by Grid clusters all over the world, the cluster allows users to have access to the cluster via a local user interface machine on which they develop, compile, test their code, as if working on a local cluster.

The Utrecht group has been operating a Grid site integrated into the EGI infrastructure since over 6 years, before switching to the LSG solution offered by SURFsara. Operating such a Grid site is quite demanding in terms of system administration with frequent updates, certificate renewals, etc., next to keeping the hardware state-of-the art.

Switching to a LSG cluster means much less burden on the research group at the Bijvoet Center. They can now concentrate on the science and the operation of the WeNMR web portals running in Utrecht, and in particular the HADDOCK portal which has been sending over 6 millions jobs to the Grid last year.
Source: SURFsara

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Primeur weekly 2015-04-20

Special

Silvana Muscella to look back with satisfaction on a content-rich CloudScape VII event ...

Open standard Intercloud run by industry with global international standard on top of it would be ideal scenario ...

Rüdiger Dorn to present Microsoft's Trusted Cloud Initiative at CloudScape VII ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud & Big Data keynote will recount bank's path into Cloud computing ...

Say it loud - it's fog and it's Cloud ...

IBM and partners to transform personal health with Watson and Open Cloud ...

Ministry of Health Brazil deploys Oracle Healthcare Master Person Index to improve health data interoperability ...

Desktop Grids

Alantu seeks beta testers ...

DENIS@Home to join BOINC ...

EuroFlash

RSC Group has deployed a massively parallel MVS-10P MP supercomputer based on RSC PetaStream architecture and the highest-performing Intel Xeon Phi 7120D at JSCC RAS ...

CoolIT Systems selected to host Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session at ISC 2015 in Frankfurt ...

PRACE Preparatory Access completes 20th cut-off with strong participation of industry ...

We-NMR cluster at Utrecht Bijvoet Center accommodated into Life Science Grid ...

CHAIN-REDS paves way for global e-Infrastructure ecosystem for researchers ...

USFlash

Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 2.2 launched ...

Storage boost at the National Computational Infrastructure in Australia ...

CASC announces new Director ...

OLCF selects application readiness projects to prepare for next-generation Summit supercomputer ...

Researchers to Tap NVLink to Power Next-Gen Research on Summit Supercomputer - ...

Computer-designed Rocker protein world's first to biomimic ion transport ...

For Big Data researchers, network and compute capabilities are lynchpin to success ...

Ultra-high-speed broadband bolsters UConn research ...

NIST tightens the bounds on the quantum information 'speed limit' ...

Electrical control of quantum bits in silicon paves the way to large quantum computers ...

Quantum cryptography at the speed of light: Researchers design first all-photonic repeaters ...