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Primeur weekly 2018-04-16

Focus

GO FAIR initiative to create implementation networks for stewardship of data ...

Quantum computing

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real qubits ...

UCSB/Google researchers in quantum computing professor John Martinis' group outline their plan for quantum supremacy ...

New qubit now works without breaks ...

Prototype of most advanced quantum memory presented by two Kazan universities ...

The thermodynamics of computing ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO ...

ISC launches Travel Grant Programme to enable students and young researchers to attend the conference ...

Student develops gaming technology for environmental and scientific research ...

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Academia and industry collaborate to drive UK supercomputer adoption ...

Middleware

Queen Mary University of London HPC cluster performance increases several orders of magnitude, saving time and cost ...

Hardware

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute ...

James Ang joins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as chief scientist for computing ...

Fujitsu commences sales of PRIMERGY x86 server aimed at data centre companies ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System" ...

Chinese leading weather research institute selected Mellanox InfiniBand, replacing OmniPath in an existing data centre ...

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech ...

Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiber ...

Applications

Boston partners with Excelero and Pixit Media at NAB to demo joint solution for media workflows ...

Fujitsu launches "Heart Explorer" to study heart behaviour ...

U.S. Department of Energy supports doctoral research into on-site analysis of supercomputer simulations ...

Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass ...

Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves ...

Artificial Intelligence can now detect gravitational waves ...

Jon Bashor retires after 27 years of service to national labs ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities ...

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes ...

How to catch a fish genome with Big Data ...

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health ...

The Cloud

Capitalizing on the opportunity of hybrid cloud in HPC ...

St. Jude Cloud launches for researchers worldwide ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System"

10 Apr 2018 Fort Lee - ScaleMP, a provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, announced that Fujitsu is deploying at the Institute of Fluid Science (IFS) at Tohoku University its largest x86 system, with 12 SMP systems of 2080 CPUs (52 sockets), out of which four with 20TB RAM and eight with 5TB RAM each, and one system dedicated to visualization with 1440 CPUs (36 sockets) and 14 TB RAM. These new systems will significantly upgrade and improve the performance of the institute's core computation facility. "The Supercomputer System" is expected to exceed 2.7 petaflops. Its SMP portion, one of the most powerful SMPs ever deployed, is based on vSMP Foundation, and has the ability to dynamically resize its SMP systems up to 128 Xeon Scalable Processors and 48TB of shared memory per SMP.

ScaleMP's vSMP Foundation delivers a high-end computing solution, aggregating the power of multiple Fujitsu PRIMERGY x86 servers into large-scale SMP servers, enabling the execution of multi-threaded, shared-memory workloads. It provides a more flexible and cost-effective alternative to legacy, hardware-only SMPs, while increasing overall data center efficiency and reducing operational costs. The Fujitsu/ScaleMP solution was selected by IFS in light of its superior performance compared to the alternatives, in addition to its lowest overall cost.

"We are excited about this recent addition to our ever-expanding list of leading scientific, research institution and enterprise clients worldwide, especially given IFS's long history with hardware-only SMPs from SGI/HPE", stated Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. "We continue to see strong growth in deployments of vSMP Foundation as a clear enabler to do more with a limited budget. With software-defined computing, customers can buy more scale-up compute power for the same investment and increase the utilization of IT investment, as the system can be resized dynamically to workload requirements and be used in either cluster or shared-memory mode."

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple, industry-standard, off-the-shelf x86 servers into a single virtual high-end system. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional, expensive, symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) systems, and it also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of as many as 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system and also enables the transparent use of NVM storage as system memory, providing customers with:

  • Expanded system memory, to as much as 2 PB of shared memory for large-memory requirements, by using DRAM from other servers or by using enterprise-grade non-volatile memory;
  • As many as 32,768 CPUs on a virtual SMP with proven scalability and record-breaking memory bandwidth;
  • Ease of use and lowest total cost of ownership for clusters coupled with simplified parallel storage architecture;
  • On-demand SMP with support for many common provisioning systems to enable increased data centre utilization with a consolidated architecture.
Source: ScaleMP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-04-16

Focus

GO FAIR initiative to create implementation networks for stewardship of data ...

Quantum computing

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real qubits ...

UCSB/Google researchers in quantum computing professor John Martinis' group outline their plan for quantum supremacy ...

New qubit now works without breaks ...

Prototype of most advanced quantum memory presented by two Kazan universities ...

The thermodynamics of computing ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO ...

ISC launches Travel Grant Programme to enable students and young researchers to attend the conference ...

Student develops gaming technology for environmental and scientific research ...

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Academia and industry collaborate to drive UK supercomputer adoption ...

Middleware

Queen Mary University of London HPC cluster performance increases several orders of magnitude, saving time and cost ...

Hardware

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute ...

James Ang joins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as chief scientist for computing ...

Fujitsu commences sales of PRIMERGY x86 server aimed at data centre companies ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System" ...

Chinese leading weather research institute selected Mellanox InfiniBand, replacing OmniPath in an existing data centre ...

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech ...

Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiber ...

Applications

Boston partners with Excelero and Pixit Media at NAB to demo joint solution for media workflows ...

Fujitsu launches "Heart Explorer" to study heart behaviour ...

U.S. Department of Energy supports doctoral research into on-site analysis of supercomputer simulations ...

Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass ...

Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves ...

Artificial Intelligence can now detect gravitational waves ...

Jon Bashor retires after 27 years of service to national labs ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities ...

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes ...

How to catch a fish genome with Big Data ...

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health ...

The Cloud

Capitalizing on the opportunity of hybrid cloud in HPC ...

St. Jude Cloud launches for researchers worldwide ...