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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 ...

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


15 Apr 2015 Santa Clara - New energy sources. New insights into our changing climate. New cures for the world's toughest diseases. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Summit supercomputing system is being built to power research that could change the world. When it's completed and available in 2018, the GPU-accelerated machine will be capable of delivering 150 to 300 peak petaflops of computational performance. That's at least five times more than Oak Ridge's Titan, the fastest supercomputer in the U.S. today.

To make use of all this performance, this extraordinary new machine is attracting extraordinary new applications. That's why the lab today announced 13 projects for its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR).

These projects include everything from astrophysics and climate modelling to nuclear energy and seismology. They will be among the first applications to run on Summit. Prepping them now means researchers will be ready to take full advantage of this advanced machine when it goes live.

Summit will be powered by NVIDIA's Volta GPU architecture, which features an advanced technology called NVLink.

NVLink accelerates these powerful applications with a new kind of high-speed interconnect technology between Summit's IBM POWER CPUs and the next-generation NVIDIA GPU accelerators. This allows them to exchange data 5 to 12 times faster than they can with current interconnect technologies.

GPUs, of course, have a long history of powering many of the world's fastest supercomputers. But they're limited by today's technology - known as the PCI Express bus - which connects CPUs to GPUs, as well as GPUs to each other.

NVLink changes that. Imagine a congested four-lane highway. Now, imagine if it expanded to 20 lanes. More cars can get from point A to point B faster.

Likewise, NVLink essentially creates a throughput superhighway. The result: a machine that can do more work, more efficiently.

With the horsepower of Volta, POWER and NVLink, Summit promises to be a supercomputer that can supercharge scientific discovery. A supercomputer that can power projects - like the ones selected for CAAR - with world-changing potential.
Source: NVIDIA

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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 ...