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Primeur weekly 2016-04-11

Focus

IPCEI project on high performance computing and Big Data enabled applications to serve as a pilot for the European Data Infrastructure ...

Exascale supercomputing

ExaNoDe selects underlying technology components ...

Quantum computing

Changing the colour of single photons in a diamond quantum memory ...

New laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography ...

NUS-led research team discovers novel way of transferring magnetic information ...

Oregon researchers use light and sound waves to control electron states ...

Focus on Europe

More computing power for Swiss research ...

Cray awarded contract to upgrade Cray systems at Germany's National Meteorological Service ...

PRACE 12th Call for Proposals reinforces FET flagship projects ...

Middleware

Tomorrow's meteorological code ...

Silicon Mechanics and Bright Computing announce recipients of 5th Annual Research Cluster Grant ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands high-performance computing server portfolio ...

Supermicro presents its Total Solution for Lustre on ZFS at Lustre User Group 2016 ...

Hardware

OpenPOWER Foundation reveals new servers and Big Data analytics innovations ...

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Egypt Selects Huawei HPC Solution to Build Massive Computing Platform ...

NVIDIA Pascal GPUs to double speed of Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

NVIDIA delivers massive performance leap for Deep Learning, HPC applications with NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators ...

NVIDIA launches world's first deep learning supercomputer ...

Advancing health research through Canada's fastest supercomputer ...

Supermicro exhibits new GPU SuperServer, SuperBlade and SuperWorkstations at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference ...

Raji Krishnaswami joins Panasas as Director of Asia Pacific-Japan ...

Applications

Call for participation to the EMiT conference 2016 in Barcelona ...

HDF5 pioneer joins NERSC Data Analytics team ...

University of Michigan and IBM collaborate on data-centric high performance computing system ...

Scientists push Valleytronics one step closer to reality ...

Hard mathematical problems as basis for new cryptographic techniques ...

IBM Watson Health closes acquisition of Truven Health Analytics ...

Researchers reveal Zika virus structure, a critical advance in the development of treatments ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine delivers next-generation flash performance, massive storage capacity, and real-time OLTP ...

Cirrascale launches innovative multi-GPU Cloud service aimed at tackling multi-GPU deep learning training applications ...

Cray awarded contract to upgrade Cray systems at Germany's National Meteorological Service

5 Apr 2016 Seattle - Cray Inc. has signed a contract to upgrade and expand the Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage systems at Germany's National Meteorological Service - the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD). Located in Offenbach, Germany, DWD is one of the world's premier numerical weather prediction centres.

The upgraded Cray systems will allow DWD to continue to improve its highly-complex models for providing more accurate weather forecasts for a wide array of weather responsibilities. With the significant increase in compute performance and storage capacity, the researchers and scientists at DWD will be able to apply more advanced supercomputing technologies towards its mission of meeting the meteorological requirements arising from all areas of economy and society in Germany.

"Supercomputers are absolutely vital to our mission of providing important meteorological services for the protection of life and property", stated Dr. Jochen Dibbern, Member of the Executive Board at DWD. "Our Cray supercomputers are critical tools for our researchers and scientists, and it's imperative that we equip our users with highly advanced supercomputing technologies."

"We are honoured that DWD has once again turned to Cray to deliver the additional compute power and storage capacity necessary for running more complex numerical weather predictions", stated Dominik Ulmer, Cray's vice president of operations for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. "As the clear leader in building supercomputers for the world's top numerical weather prediction centres, we take great pride in knowing that important weather forecasts across the globe are run on Cray supercomputers. We are proud of our partnership with DWD and we are pleased it will continue."

In January 2013, Cray was awarded a contract to provide DWD with two Cray XC30 supercomputers and two Cray Sonexion storage systems. Under the terms of this new contract, Cray will upgrade and expand the supercomputers at DWD to Cray XC40 systems, which will include the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family.

As part of this upgrade, DWD will also receive additional Cray Sonexion 2000 scale-out Lustre storage capacity, and a future 12-node Cray CS400 system with the next-generation of the Intel Xeon Phi processor.

The Cray XC series of supercomputers, along with the Cray CS line of cluster supercomputers and the Cray CS-Storm systems, are now available with the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 product family. The new processors enable peak performance boosts of up to 30 percent for new and existing Cray XC and Cray CS systems over previous generations.

DWD joins a growing list of Cray customers that will add the new Intel Xeon processors to their Cray XC supercomputers. These customers include the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano, Switzerland, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), and the Met Office, both of which are located in the United Kingdom. Additionally, the Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany will also include the new Intel Xeon processors.

"DWD's selection of Cray's new family of supercomputers, powered by the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family, will enable significant improvement in their weather prediction models", stated Hugo Saleh, director of marketing, High Performance Computing Platform Group, Intel. "Combining Cray supercomputers with Intel's new Xeon processor E5-2695 v4 and Intel Xeon Phi processor, both elements of the Intel Scalable System Framework, will enable DWD researchers and scientists to improve the resolution of regional and worldwide weather forecasts enabling for more accurate prediction and safeguarding against inclement weather."

Consisting of product and multiple years of service, the contract to upgrade and expand the Cray systems at DWD is valued at about $11 million. Product deliveries are expected in 2016.

Source: Cray

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Primeur weekly 2016-04-11

Focus

IPCEI project on high performance computing and Big Data enabled applications to serve as a pilot for the European Data Infrastructure ...

Exascale supercomputing

ExaNoDe selects underlying technology components ...

Quantum computing

Changing the colour of single photons in a diamond quantum memory ...

New laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography ...

NUS-led research team discovers novel way of transferring magnetic information ...

Oregon researchers use light and sound waves to control electron states ...

Focus on Europe

More computing power for Swiss research ...

Cray awarded contract to upgrade Cray systems at Germany's National Meteorological Service ...

PRACE 12th Call for Proposals reinforces FET flagship projects ...

Middleware

Tomorrow's meteorological code ...

Silicon Mechanics and Bright Computing announce recipients of 5th Annual Research Cluster Grant ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands high-performance computing server portfolio ...

Supermicro presents its Total Solution for Lustre on ZFS at Lustre User Group 2016 ...

Hardware

OpenPOWER Foundation reveals new servers and Big Data analytics innovations ...

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Egypt Selects Huawei HPC Solution to Build Massive Computing Platform ...

NVIDIA Pascal GPUs to double speed of Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

NVIDIA delivers massive performance leap for Deep Learning, HPC applications with NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators ...

NVIDIA launches world's first deep learning supercomputer ...

Advancing health research through Canada's fastest supercomputer ...

Supermicro exhibits new GPU SuperServer, SuperBlade and SuperWorkstations at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference ...

Raji Krishnaswami joins Panasas as Director of Asia Pacific-Japan ...

Applications

Call for participation to the EMiT conference 2016 in Barcelona ...

HDF5 pioneer joins NERSC Data Analytics team ...

University of Michigan and IBM collaborate on data-centric high performance computing system ...

Scientists push Valleytronics one step closer to reality ...

Hard mathematical problems as basis for new cryptographic techniques ...

IBM Watson Health closes acquisition of Truven Health Analytics ...

Researchers reveal Zika virus structure, a critical advance in the development of treatments ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine delivers next-generation flash performance, massive storage capacity, and real-time OLTP ...

Cirrascale launches innovative multi-GPU Cloud service aimed at tackling multi-GPU deep learning training applications ...