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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 ...

IBM donates top undergraduate computing capability to Union College

23 May 2011 Schenectady - IBM is donating one of its Intelligent Cluster computing solutions to Union College, providing the school with the greatest computing capability of any undergraduate liberal arts college in the nation.

The announcement was made at the dedication of the College's new Peter Irving Wold Center. The $22 million, three-story, 35,000-square-foot building housing interdisciplinary research facilities, classroom space and an advanced computing lab is the latest milestone in Union's long history of integrating engineering with the traditional liberal arts and sciences.

"Union College is a leader in educating students - and performing research - at the intersection of liberal arts, science and engineering", stated Bernie Meyerson, IBM Fellow and vice president of Innovation. "That's one of the reasons we're so excited about our collaboration with Union, which is focused on expanding the use of deep analytics and computer driven discovery and helping drive successful education and research projects over several years."

The high-performance computing cluster, which consists of 88 servers and more than 1,000 individual processors, will be housed in the College's data centre. The college expects to install the computing system this summer.

Initial users of the computing cluster are expected to include faculty and students in biology, chemistry, engineering, classics, geosciences, and physics. Joint research projects between IBM and the college will focus on Neuroscience Imaging as well as installing sensors and collecting environmental data along the Mohawk River.

"We always envisioned the Wold Center as a catalyst for innovation, creativity and the integration of disciplines", stated Union President Stephen C. Ainlay. "The computing cluster not only complements the exciting work going on at the Wold Center, it advances our role as a pioneer in liberal education. Partnerships with global leaders such as IBM give Union students access to the kinds of hands-on opportunities that prepare them to tackle real-world problems."

"This gift will provide a robust infrastructure to support and enhance current faculty research, enabling faculty to ask broader or deeper questions and work with larger amounts of information", stated Ellen Yu Borkowski, Union's chief information officer. "It also supports Union's efforts to integrate computation in creative ways throughout our curriculum."

Union College, founded in 1795 as the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers programmes in the liberal arts and engineering to 2,100 undergraduates of high academic promise and strong personal motivation. Union, with its long history of blending disciplines, is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global and technologically complex society.
Source: IBM

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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 ...