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Primeur weekly 2016-04-25

Special

European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy ...

e-IRG Roadmap will help shape the European Open Science Cloud proposed by the European Commission ...

European Commission wants prototype exascale supercomputer systems based on European hardware technology by 2018 ...

European Commission to tackle the second quantum revolution with 1 billion euro flagship ...

European Commission announces European Cloud Initiative, including exascale supercomputing - and three other initiatives ...

Focus

e-IRG's Sverker Holmgren and ESFRI's John Womersley and Giorgio Rossi on mutual collaboration between e-IRG and ESFRI ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computing closer as RMIT drives towards first quantum data bus ...

Focus on Europe

HiPEAC needs help to define the future of computing systems ...

Cambridge to research future computing tech that could ignite a technology field ...

Hardware

pH Miners Inc.'s new deal offers $3,000 savings on Bitcoin and Litecoin miners ...

AMAX chosen as NVIDIA DGX-1 authorized reseller ...

Spectra Logic unveils the world's largest capacity tape library ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center names new system after Jesse Owens ...

Cray appoints Brian Turner to Board of Directors ...

Applications

HPC-facilitated modelling of bone may be key to helping those affected by bone disease ...

NERSC resources help find mismatches in MJO modelling ...

Student teams showcase year-long computing projects ...

The Cloud

GEANT launches pan-European tender for IaaS services ...

EuroFlash

Registration open for Hartree Centre Summer Schools 2016 ...

USFlash

OpenMP ARB appoints Michael Klemm as new CEO ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center names new system after Jesse Owens


Jesse Owens leaps out of the starting blocks to start the 200 meter dash at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. (Courtesy Ohio State University Archives)
21 Apr 2016 Columbus - Having set collegiate athletics afire a year earlier with four world records set or tied in a single day, Jesse Owens sprinted to four gold medals and two Olympic records at the 1936 Berlin Games and refuted the Nazi notion of Aryan racial superiority. Because of his legacy as a renowned Olympic champion, a beacon for racial equality and a constant youth advocate, officials at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) will name their next supercomputer after the sprinter who was raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Our newest supercomputer system is the most powerful that the Center has ever run", ODHE Chancellor John Carey stated in a recent letter to Owens' daughters. "As such, I thought it fitting to name it for your father, who symbolizes speed, integrity and, most significantly for me, compassion as embodied by his tireless work to help youths overcome obstacles to their future success. As a first-generation college graduate, I can relate personally to the value of mentors in the lives of those students."

John Carey announced in February that the new system will increase the centre's total computing capacity by a factor of four and its storage capacity by three. Jesse Owens was chosen from a list of esteemed finalists that included Nobel Prize winners, famous inventors, talented musicians, well-known industrialists and a former president.

"We are touched and honored to have this supercomputer named for our father", stated Marlene Owens Rankin, the youngest daughter of Owens and his wife, Minnie Ruth Solomon. Marlene Owens Rankin and her sisters Gloria Owens Hemphill and Beverly Owens Prather founded The Jesse Owens Foundation to perpetuate the ideals and life's work of their father. "The learning opportunity provided by this expanded capacity will be invaluable to Ohio students."

OSC is a member of the Ohio Technology Consortium, the technology and information arm of ODHE. The centre currently offers computational services via two supercomputer clusters: the HP/Intel Ruby Cluster and the HP/Intel Oakley Cluster. A third system, the IBM/AMD Glenn Cluster, was retired last month to make sufficient space and power available for the new supercomputer.

"This major acquisition will make an enormously positive impact on the work of our clients, both academic and industrial", stated David Hudak, Ph.D., interim executive director of OSC. "Our current systems are running near peak capacity most of the time. Ohio researchers are eager for this massive increase in computing power and storage space."

The new Dell Owens Cluster will be powered by Dell PowerEdge servers featuring the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family, include storage components manufactured by DDN and utilize interconnects provided by Mellanox. The centre earlier had acquired NetApp software and hardware for home directory storage.
Source: Ohio Supercomputer Center - OSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-04-25

Special

European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy ...

e-IRG Roadmap will help shape the European Open Science Cloud proposed by the European Commission ...

European Commission wants prototype exascale supercomputer systems based on European hardware technology by 2018 ...

European Commission to tackle the second quantum revolution with 1 billion euro flagship ...

European Commission announces European Cloud Initiative, including exascale supercomputing - and three other initiatives ...

Focus

e-IRG's Sverker Holmgren and ESFRI's John Womersley and Giorgio Rossi on mutual collaboration between e-IRG and ESFRI ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computing closer as RMIT drives towards first quantum data bus ...

Focus on Europe

HiPEAC needs help to define the future of computing systems ...

Cambridge to research future computing tech that could ignite a technology field ...

Hardware

pH Miners Inc.'s new deal offers $3,000 savings on Bitcoin and Litecoin miners ...

AMAX chosen as NVIDIA DGX-1 authorized reseller ...

Spectra Logic unveils the world's largest capacity tape library ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center names new system after Jesse Owens ...

Cray appoints Brian Turner to Board of Directors ...

Applications

HPC-facilitated modelling of bone may be key to helping those affected by bone disease ...

NERSC resources help find mismatches in MJO modelling ...

Student teams showcase year-long computing projects ...

The Cloud

GEANT launches pan-European tender for IaaS services ...

EuroFlash

Registration open for Hartree Centre Summer Schools 2016 ...

USFlash

OpenMP ARB appoints Michael Klemm as new CEO ...