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Primeur weekly 2011-05-02

EuroFlash

Altair's PBS Professional added to Dell's high-performance computing solution portfolio ...

Research consortium led by University Bordeaux 1 chooses ClusterVision to deliver TOP500-class supercomputer ...

DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 attracted over 200 participants from 26 countries ...

1,000th person trained in supercomputer techniques ...

USFlash

HP becomes SAP-certified global provider of Cloud services ...

L-3 Communications selects Digipede for high-throughput image processing Grid ...

Securities firm boosts data centre performance with solutions from HP ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX with Virtual Protocol Interconnect technology ...

NASA Center for Climate Simulation doubles computational power for users ...

NNSA launches new advanced supercomputing website with a week of on-line features ...

NNSA announces new space debris modelling ...

PHH Corporation selects Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine as part of a complete Oracle technology solution for its next-generation Common Technology Platform ...

healthAlliance selects Oracle Exadata to deliver a shared services platform to five New Zealand District Health Boards ...

Indiana University supports researchers, inspires innovation and secures more research grants with web-based data environment ...

SOURCECORP BPS turns to Oracle Exadata Database Machine for improved performance and scalability of transactional content management solutions ...

WebNMS integrates MySQL and Oracle Database 11g to help communications service providers to achieve high scalability, performance and reliability ...

Platform Computing marks launch of Symphony 5.1 with significant momentum in financial services market ...

Diamonds shine in quantum networks ...

Sandia National Laboratories powers one of world's fastest, most energy efficient supercomputers with Oracle's Sun servers ...

TeraGrid: Paying it forward in the wake of disaster ...

Asia@home Hackfest videos are now available ...

Voxel enhances its Cloud hosting services by offering free SaaS application performance management from New Relic ...

SGI announces major upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack product families ...

Supermicro introduces supercompact, high-efficiency power supply ...

Supermicro's expanding product line ideal for next generation of embedded applications ...

Sandia National Laboratories powers one of world's fastest, most energy efficient supercomputers with Oracle's Sun servers

26 Apr 2011 Redwood Shores - Sandia National Laboratories is using Oracle's Sun Blade Servers to power Red Sky / Red Mesa, one of the world's fastest and most energy efficient supercomputers.

Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-programme laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration.

After a competitive review of hardware providers, Sandia National Laboratories selected Oracle's Sun servers, including Sun Blade Modular Systems with the Sun Cooling Door System and Oracle's network fabric, as the foundation for the Red Sky / Red Mesa supercomputer due to the hardware's extreme performance capabilities and energy-efficiency features to scale mission-critical applications in the production environment.

Using Sun blade servers, Sun storage and Infiniband networking technologies in its supercomputer data centre architecture, Sandia has been able to significantly decrease power, energy usage and costs, while dramatically increasing its computational capacity.

Using the Oracle developed Lustre file system running on Sun storage servers and Sun disk arrays, Sandia increased their storage capacity and IO performance using an Infiniband connected file system with over 6PB in capacity that delivers more than 20GB/Sec in throughput.

Sandia National Laboratories recently received Oracle's 2010 Enable the Eco-Enterprise Award for using Oracle technologies to lower energy use, resources and costs.

Sandia National Laboratories' Red Sky / Red Mesa system provides the computing power for a variety of complex computational projects. Sandia National Laboratories used the system as the foundation for building kinetic models of advanced fuel chemistry, including biofuels, to provide other researchers with a platform to study, evaluate and predict how the fuels will burn in an engine.

Sandia National Laboratories also used the Red Sky / Red Mesa system to create complex molecular dynamics modeling and simulation for cellulose decrystallization involving billions of interactions at the atomic level achievable in just four to six weeks - a process that took up to six months with their previous system from a competitor.

With the Sun technology, Sandia National Laboratories has:

  • Gained a tenfold increase in computational capacity
  • Reduced energy consumption and cost by 77 percent with Red Sky
  • Achieved a peak performance of more than 500 trillion mathematical operations per second
  • Removed 90 percent of the heat load on servers using the Sun Cooling Door energy-efficient cooling systems
- Saved 5 million gallons of water per year
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-05-02

EuroFlash

Altair's PBS Professional added to Dell's high-performance computing solution portfolio ...

Research consortium led by University Bordeaux 1 chooses ClusterVision to deliver TOP500-class supercomputer ...

DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 attracted over 200 participants from 26 countries ...

1,000th person trained in supercomputer techniques ...

USFlash

HP becomes SAP-certified global provider of Cloud services ...

L-3 Communications selects Digipede for high-throughput image processing Grid ...

Securities firm boosts data centre performance with solutions from HP ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX with Virtual Protocol Interconnect technology ...

NASA Center for Climate Simulation doubles computational power for users ...

NNSA launches new advanced supercomputing website with a week of on-line features ...

NNSA announces new space debris modelling ...

PHH Corporation selects Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine as part of a complete Oracle technology solution for its next-generation Common Technology Platform ...

healthAlliance selects Oracle Exadata to deliver a shared services platform to five New Zealand District Health Boards ...

Indiana University supports researchers, inspires innovation and secures more research grants with web-based data environment ...

SOURCECORP BPS turns to Oracle Exadata Database Machine for improved performance and scalability of transactional content management solutions ...

WebNMS integrates MySQL and Oracle Database 11g to help communications service providers to achieve high scalability, performance and reliability ...

Platform Computing marks launch of Symphony 5.1 with significant momentum in financial services market ...

Diamonds shine in quantum networks ...

Sandia National Laboratories powers one of world's fastest, most energy efficient supercomputers with Oracle's Sun servers ...

TeraGrid: Paying it forward in the wake of disaster ...

Asia@home Hackfest videos are now available ...

Voxel enhances its Cloud hosting services by offering free SaaS application performance management from New Relic ...

SGI announces major upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack product families ...

Supermicro introduces supercompact, high-efficiency power supply ...

Supermicro's expanding product line ideal for next generation of embedded applications ...