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Primeur weekly 2011-05-30

EuroFlash

Altair Engineering announces successful 7th CAE Technology Conference held on the 10th May 2011 at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire ...

The quantum computer is growing up - Repetitive error correction in a quantum processor ...

Acorn: A Grid computing system for constraint based modelling and visualization of the genome scale metabolic reaction networks via a web interface ...

2011 International Supercomputing Conference is the forum for latest HPC news ...

World record in ultra-rapid data transmission ...

USFlash

Cray unveils the Cray XK6 supercomputer ...

Sandia and Cray Inc. to tackle "big data" in new supercomputing institute ...

D-Wave Systems sells its first quantum computing system to Lockheed Martin Corporation ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center accelerates machine learning with GPUs ...

Zenoss demonstrates scalable monitoring for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers ...

University of Arizona Engineering selected as High-Performance Parallel Computing Teaching Center ...

Iowa State physicists explain the long, useful lifetime of carbon-14 ...

IBM unveils breakthrough software and new services to exploit big data ...

Penguin Computing supplies PACMAN supercomputer to University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

LG U+ implements Oracle Communications Applications for efficient network resource management of 3G and 4G LTE networks ...

New bandwidth management techniques boost operating efficiency in multi-core chips ...

HP trusted advisors reduce complexity of designing and building data centres ...

IBM donates top undergraduate computing capability to Union College ...

Citrix broadens footprint in Cloud infrastructure market with "Project Olympus" ...

Worldwide server market revenues increase 12.1% in first quarter as market demand continues to improve, according to IDC ...

NVIDIA Tegra 2 super chip wins 'Best Choice' Award at Computex 2011 ...

Citrix unveils end-to-end Cloud networking line-up ...

Veeam back-up and replication to support Microsoft Hyper-V ...

University of Toronto to award quantum mechanics prize to renowned physicist Sandu Popescu ...

HP technology helps DreamWorks Animation high-kick "Kung Fu Panda 2” onto the big screen ...

Zenoss delivers monitoring for applications built on Cloud Foundry ...

Penguin Computing supplies PACMAN supercomputer to University of Alaska Fairbanks

24 May 2011 Fremont - Penguin Computing, experts in high performance computing (HPC), have installed a supercomputer cluster at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC). The Penguin system, called Pacman, was originally installed in early 2010, and then expanded in early 2011. It is a workhorse system, serving a highly diverse set of users and their computational science applications. Research conducted at ARSC includes climate and weather modelling, ice sheet modelling, oceans physical and ecological systems, materials science, and engineering.

"Penguin's Scyld TaskMaster advanced workload manager provided the best value proposition versus other options for cluster management and job control", stated Dr. Greg Newby, chief scientist, Arctic Region Supercomputer Center. "Penguin was able to provide a turnkey system, with centralized support for all system components. From our experience with the first Penguin cluster there was no question that the track record of the Pacman cluster gave complete confidence in choosing Penguin again."

The Pacman - Pacific Area Climate Monitoring and Analysis Network - is a Penguin Computing cluster comprised of AMD Opteron processors, with 2,080 compute cores and 89 terabytes of storage blades provided by Panasas ActiveStor 12. The AMD Opteron processors provide the best price/performance and ease of adoption for the familiar Linux x86_64 environment. Because many applications on Pacman utilize MPI for high-speed communication, InfiniBand connectors were chosen. Penguin provided a memory footprint of 4GB/core, in order to accommodate a variety of user needs including single-node and multi-node.

"Penguin's priority for working with ARSC was to install the best performing supercomputing cluster for all of their computational needs", stated Charles Wuischpard, CEO Penguin Computing. "Pacman's cluster architecture is appropriate for ARSC solving large compute and memory intensive parallel jobs."

The Pacman supercomputing cluster was built specifically for the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to support University of Alaska Fairbanks' academic and research community, and was purchased in part from a nationally competitive award from the National Science Foundation.
Source: Penguin Computing

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-05-30

EuroFlash

Altair Engineering announces successful 7th CAE Technology Conference held on the 10th May 2011 at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire ...

The quantum computer is growing up - Repetitive error correction in a quantum processor ...

Acorn: A Grid computing system for constraint based modelling and visualization of the genome scale metabolic reaction networks via a web interface ...

2011 International Supercomputing Conference is the forum for latest HPC news ...

World record in ultra-rapid data transmission ...

USFlash

Cray unveils the Cray XK6 supercomputer ...

Sandia and Cray Inc. to tackle "big data" in new supercomputing institute ...

D-Wave Systems sells its first quantum computing system to Lockheed Martin Corporation ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center accelerates machine learning with GPUs ...

Zenoss demonstrates scalable monitoring for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers ...

University of Arizona Engineering selected as High-Performance Parallel Computing Teaching Center ...

Iowa State physicists explain the long, useful lifetime of carbon-14 ...

IBM unveils breakthrough software and new services to exploit big data ...

Penguin Computing supplies PACMAN supercomputer to University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

LG U+ implements Oracle Communications Applications for efficient network resource management of 3G and 4G LTE networks ...

New bandwidth management techniques boost operating efficiency in multi-core chips ...

HP trusted advisors reduce complexity of designing and building data centres ...

IBM donates top undergraduate computing capability to Union College ...

Citrix broadens footprint in Cloud infrastructure market with "Project Olympus" ...

Worldwide server market revenues increase 12.1% in first quarter as market demand continues to improve, according to IDC ...

NVIDIA Tegra 2 super chip wins 'Best Choice' Award at Computex 2011 ...

Citrix unveils end-to-end Cloud networking line-up ...

Veeam back-up and replication to support Microsoft Hyper-V ...

University of Toronto to award quantum mechanics prize to renowned physicist Sandu Popescu ...

HP technology helps DreamWorks Animation high-kick "Kung Fu Panda 2” onto the big screen ...

Zenoss delivers monitoring for applications built on Cloud Foundry ...