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Primeur weekly 2019-04-08

Focus

Fortissimo initiative ready to continue the HPC experience for SMEs ...

Quantum computing

Teams to build new algorithms and software tools for emerging quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

Piz Daint takes on Tier 2 function in Worldwide LHC Computing Grid ...

Doron Prize 2019 goes to Thomas Schulthess ...

ISC 2019 is now open for registration ...

PRACE 18th Call for Proposals welcomes 2 new HPC systems and includes a Pilot Phase with the Fenix federated data infrastructure ...

PRACE SHAPE 9th Call for Applications is open from 1 April 2019 until 31 May 2019 ...

Middleware

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre joins the OpenMP effort ...

Altair acquires Cambridge Collaborative's SEAM software, expanding solver portfolio ...

Hardware

DDN PartnerLink recognized in CRN's 2019 Partner Program Guide ...

PLDA announces two innovative vDMA engine IP solutions, delivering robust performance and scalability across a PCIe link or AMBA AXI fabric ...

Hyperion Research reports HPC server market beats forecast for full-year 2018 ...

Intel announces broadest product portfolio for moving, storing and processing data ...

Intel driving data-centric world with new 10nm Intel Agilex FPGA family ...

Intel appoints George S. Davis as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ...

Indiana University's data centre upgrades, two additional designs approved by Board of Trustees ...

Penguin Computing designs now available with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors expanding options for data centre, HPC, and AI ...

Applications

New heart valve modelling technique enables customized medical care for patients ...

Supercomputers help supercharge protein assembly ...

Supercomputers aid our understanding of complex brain waves ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research launches new call & matchmaking meeting for Energy System Integration ...

West Virginia University revs up computer resources to help move region forward ...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy ...

Getting a big look at tiny particles ...

The Cloud

Atos and Google Cloud inaugurate unique artificial intelligence lab in France ...

Pixeom announces $15 million funding from Intel Capital, National Grid Partners and others for its software defined edge computing platform ...

Indiana University's data centre upgrades, two additional designs approved by Board of Trustees


The Data Center on the IU Bloomington campus. Photo by Emily Sterneman, UITS.
5 Apr 2019 Bloomington - The Indiana University (IU) Board of Trustees has approved upgrades to the Data Center on the Bloomington campus, as well as two architectural designs - one for a replacement north grandstand at Armstrong Stadium on the Bloomington campus and a second for gateways on the western edge of the IUPUI campus.

The trustees met on 4 and 5 April 2019 on the Bloomington campus, with Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities Thomas A. Morrison presenting the requests.

A $12 million project to upgrade and expand the electrical and cooling infrastructure serving the Data Center on the Bloomington campus was approved. The Data Center provides space and infrastructure for computing technology services for all Indiana University campuses via the statewide I-Light optical fiber network, including enterprise technology systems and servers as well as research and scholarly high-performance supercomputers like Big Red II+.

This project will include enhancements to the overall reliability and back-up capabilities of the Data Center's infrastructure, particularly in the event of a power failure and during equipment maintenance, while also increasing electrical and cooling capacity. Updates will include equipment such as power distribution units and electrical panels, an uninterrupted power supply, emergency power supplies, computer room air handling units with related controls and mechanical distribution systems and a generator, a chiller and water-to-water heat exchangers to create a new liquid cooling direct-to-server chip loop. These upgrades also will position IU to be extremely competitive for advanced research computing initiatives.

"In its first decade of use, the IU Bloomington Data Center has been an amazing asset for all IU campuses", stated Bradley C. Wheeler, vice president for information technology and chief information officer. "These needed upgrades, along with the already completed 100 Gigabit I-Light fiber optic network across the state to all IU campuses, will enable the Data Center to do even more as IU competes at the highest levels for federal research supercomputing contracts and grants."

Source: Indiana University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-04-08

Focus

Fortissimo initiative ready to continue the HPC experience for SMEs ...

Quantum computing

Teams to build new algorithms and software tools for emerging quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

Piz Daint takes on Tier 2 function in Worldwide LHC Computing Grid ...

Doron Prize 2019 goes to Thomas Schulthess ...

ISC 2019 is now open for registration ...

PRACE 18th Call for Proposals welcomes 2 new HPC systems and includes a Pilot Phase with the Fenix federated data infrastructure ...

PRACE SHAPE 9th Call for Applications is open from 1 April 2019 until 31 May 2019 ...

Middleware

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre joins the OpenMP effort ...

Altair acquires Cambridge Collaborative's SEAM software, expanding solver portfolio ...

Hardware

DDN PartnerLink recognized in CRN's 2019 Partner Program Guide ...

PLDA announces two innovative vDMA engine IP solutions, delivering robust performance and scalability across a PCIe link or AMBA AXI fabric ...

Hyperion Research reports HPC server market beats forecast for full-year 2018 ...

Intel announces broadest product portfolio for moving, storing and processing data ...

Intel driving data-centric world with new 10nm Intel Agilex FPGA family ...

Intel appoints George S. Davis as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ...

Indiana University's data centre upgrades, two additional designs approved by Board of Trustees ...

Penguin Computing designs now available with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors expanding options for data centre, HPC, and AI ...

Applications

New heart valve modelling technique enables customized medical care for patients ...

Supercomputers help supercharge protein assembly ...

Supercomputers aid our understanding of complex brain waves ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research launches new call & matchmaking meeting for Energy System Integration ...

West Virginia University revs up computer resources to help move region forward ...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy ...

Getting a big look at tiny particles ...

The Cloud

Atos and Google Cloud inaugurate unique artificial intelligence lab in France ...

Pixeom announces $15 million funding from Intel Capital, National Grid Partners and others for its software defined edge computing platform ...