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Primeur weekly 2019-04-15

Quantum computing

U.S. research team expands quantum network with successful long-distance entanglement experiment ...

2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes ...

New algorithm optimizes quantum computing problem-solving ...

Brookhaven joins the IBM Q Network Hub at Oak Ridge National Lab ...

Focus on Europe

Taurus Group acquires HPC specialist ClusterVision, broadening its global value-added strategy ...

eInfraCentral calls for participation to EOSC community event on June 20, 2019 ...

A significant European supercomputing grant to nanoscience researchers for investigations of atomically precise nanocatalysts ...

WekaIO expands AI and HPC storage solutions in Central Europe ...

Exscalate helps Epidemics research ...

Middleware

Spectra announces new data mover for BlackPearl solution and certifies more BlackPearl clients ...

Hardware

Cray supercomputers to feature new Intel Xeon Scalable processors ...

Supermicro introduces over 100 resource-saving server and storage systems with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors ...

Spectra Logic announces new tape features and functionality, setting the standard for tape innovation ...

Fujitsu begins production of Post-K ...

Intel Optane technology and Intel QLC NAND technology come together on a single drive ...

Largest, fastest array of microscopic 'traffic cops' for optical communications ...

Applications

Melissa Cragin joins SDSC's Research Data Services Group ...

NVIDIA and American College of Radiology AI-LAB team to accelerate adoption of AI in diagnostic radiology across thousands of hospitals ...

TACC's supercomputers play role in Event Horizon Telescope's first-ever black hole image ...

ATOM Consortium combines forces with NVIDIA to accelerate AI in drug discovery ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Phylogenetics Science Gateway awarded NSF/Internet2 grant ...

HPE and Nutanix sign global agreement to deliver hybrid Cloud as a Service ...

HPE and Google Cloud partner to simplify hybrid Cloud ...

Atos announces Open Hybrid Cloud solution enabling enterprises to move to Google Cloud ...

Atos and CloudBees partner to provide modern application development on Google Cloud ...

Intel and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership to accelerate hybrid Cloud ...

Scientific computing in the Cloud gets down to Earth ...

Scientific computing in the Cloud gets down to Earth


Data centres offer a number of Cloud services, like on-demand computational nodes of various hardware specifications and operating systems. Credit: Image courtesy Google.
8 Apr 2019 Los Alamos - In a groundbreaking effort, seismology researchers have conducted a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity in the Amazon Web Services commercial Cloud (AWS), then rapidly downloaded the results without storing raw data or needing a local supercomputer.

"Using a traditional workflow, to download-store-calculate on a desktop, this work would've taken more than 40 days to do. Using the cloud service, it took just under 7 hours", stated Jonathan MacCarthy of the Earth and Environmental Sciences division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. "To our knowledge, this is the first application of streaming cloud-based research in seismology."

While Los Alamos is home to its own gaggle of computers of every size, this was an effort to think outside the substantial local capabilities. The team wanted to explore streaming the research workflow in the Amazon commercial Cloud, Jonathan MacCarthy explained, where a cluster of up to 200 on-demand computers were coordinated to request about 2 terabytes of data directly from the data centre. The raw data were never stored, and only the results of the specific calculation were sent back to the researcher's computer. "It's like instructing a swarm of temporary seismologists to do many small parts of a much larger research problem, then disappear", Jonathan MacCarthy stated.

Increasingly, Cloud computing services have been used to carry out varied types of scientific research, Jonathan MacCarthy noted, putting the power of computational clusters into the hands of any researcher with a credit card, not just those who have access to traditional high-performance-computing (HPC) resources. And while Los Alamos is home to multiple supercomputers and even a quantum computer, exploring new options to accomplish the science is always part of a national laboratory's capabilities.

In this case, the specific application has produced the first large-scale map of industrial noise in the US. The project is aimed at understanding seismic harmonic tonal noise from industrial activity, developed using a detection algorithm originally developed by Marcillo and Carmichael. The work was done in coordination with the Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS) Data Management Center (DMC), a community data repository for seismology.
Source: DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-04-15

Quantum computing

U.S. research team expands quantum network with successful long-distance entanglement experiment ...

2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes ...

New algorithm optimizes quantum computing problem-solving ...

Brookhaven joins the IBM Q Network Hub at Oak Ridge National Lab ...

Focus on Europe

Taurus Group acquires HPC specialist ClusterVision, broadening its global value-added strategy ...

eInfraCentral calls for participation to EOSC community event on June 20, 2019 ...

A significant European supercomputing grant to nanoscience researchers for investigations of atomically precise nanocatalysts ...

WekaIO expands AI and HPC storage solutions in Central Europe ...

Exscalate helps Epidemics research ...

Middleware

Spectra announces new data mover for BlackPearl solution and certifies more BlackPearl clients ...

Hardware

Cray supercomputers to feature new Intel Xeon Scalable processors ...

Supermicro introduces over 100 resource-saving server and storage systems with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors ...

Spectra Logic announces new tape features and functionality, setting the standard for tape innovation ...

Fujitsu begins production of Post-K ...

Intel Optane technology and Intel QLC NAND technology come together on a single drive ...

Largest, fastest array of microscopic 'traffic cops' for optical communications ...

Applications

Melissa Cragin joins SDSC's Research Data Services Group ...

NVIDIA and American College of Radiology AI-LAB team to accelerate adoption of AI in diagnostic radiology across thousands of hospitals ...

TACC's supercomputers play role in Event Horizon Telescope's first-ever black hole image ...

ATOM Consortium combines forces with NVIDIA to accelerate AI in drug discovery ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Phylogenetics Science Gateway awarded NSF/Internet2 grant ...

HPE and Nutanix sign global agreement to deliver hybrid Cloud as a Service ...

HPE and Google Cloud partner to simplify hybrid Cloud ...

Atos announces Open Hybrid Cloud solution enabling enterprises to move to Google Cloud ...

Atos and CloudBees partner to provide modern application development on Google Cloud ...

Intel and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership to accelerate hybrid Cloud ...

Scientific computing in the Cloud gets down to Earth ...