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Primeur weekly 2011-05-09

EuroFlash

Bright Cluster Manager chosen for TOP500-class HPC Cluster in France ...

Bull to issue key figures for the first quarter of 2011 ...

CA Technologies enables Logicalis UK to deliver flexible, efficient, and cost-effective Cloud computing services ...

Tiscali chooses Cisco Solutions to strengthen its backbone network and renew its data centre ...

Italtel and Cordys partners in Cloud computing ...

Oracle Next Generation Data Centre Index reveals businesses in Iberia, Italy and the Middle East are falling behind in sophistication of data centre usage ...

PRACE Research Infrastructure calls for One Year Project Grants on three Tier-0 Computers and pilots a synchronized Pilot Call for Tier-1 Grants ...

Single atom stores quantum information ...

USFlash

Cisco delivers Containerized Data Center ...

Study: Rare deep-sea starfish stuck in juvenile body plan ...

Explorys recognized by analyst firm as a Cool Vendor 2011 ...

HP launches early access programme for upcoming Enterprise Virtual Array ...

ISRO builds India's fastest supercomputer ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Health Sciences Cloud ...

Oracle SPARC servers demonstrate outstanding performance with new benchmark results ...

Platform Computing introduces comprehensive monitoring and analysis tools for Platform LSF environments ...

Several baffling puzzles in protein molecular structure solved with new method ...

New software to support interest in extreme science ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology to add CULA library to TSUBAME 2.0 ...

Tracker Software Products announces launch of new on-line PDF Viewer Cloud Applications ...

Windstream opens new data centre in Charlotte ...

Red Hat delivers the Platform-as-a-Service Cloud for open source developers ...

The SciNet Consortium at the University of Toronto selects NextIO vCORE Express 2070 GPU computing solutions ...

Intel reinvents transistors using new 3D structure ...

Red Hat Cloud helps customers build Infrastructure-as-a-Service Clouds with HP CloudSystem matrix and services ...

The SciNet Consortium at the University of Toronto selects NextIO vCORE Express 2070 GPU computing solutions

4 May 2011 Austin - The SciNet Consortium at the University of Toronto has selected NextIO's vCORE Express 2070 GPU systems to power scientific research in a variety of academic areas including astrophysics, aerospace, cosmology simulations and computational combustion.

The SciNet Consortium at the University of Toronto selected the NextIO vCORE Express 2070 systems because their research professors needed a powerful and flexible GPU system that would allow them to quickly solve rapidly growing and complex research problems. With the NextIO vCORE Express solution, researchers can obtain access to larger amounts of fast GPU memory than would be available in just a single GPU traditionally located in a system. This doubles their existing memory capabilities to run simulations, such as kinematic measurements of cosmic history, or predictions of combusting and multiphase flows encountered in aerospace propulsion systems.

"When it came to choosing a high-performance system to power the important research conducted at the University of Toronto, the NextIO vCORE GPU system was an obvious choice", stated Dr. Chris Loken, SciNet's Chief Technical Officer. "These systems certainly give us better density and more memory per dollar in addition to a tremendous amount of flexibility that can be leveraged in variables for different high compute problems."

NextIO's vCORE product family features NVIDIA's record-setting GPUs for both compute-intensive and data visualization requirements. The vCORE Express enhances NextIO’s GPU consolidation product portfolio by introducing a simple, yet extremely powerful, solution for workstation and small cluster compute applications. vCORE Express is designed especially for parallel computing applications using NVIDIA Tesla 20-Series GPUs in cluster and datacenter deployments. With four massively parallel CUDA-enabled GPUs in a 1U system, vCORE Express brings economies of scale to GPU customers by delivering the same performance of a traditional CPU-based cluster - all at 10 percent of the cost and five percent of the power consumption.

The SciNet Consortium represents scientific researchers from the University of Toronto and the affiliated research hospitals and provides high-performance computing resources to the Canadian research community. Research professors who will utilize the NextIO GPUs to develop simulation codes for large-scale computing applications in science and engineering include:

  • Clinton Groth, University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies: Professor Groth conducts CFD algorithm research for a wide range of multi-physics problems with a major interest in combustion modeling.
  • Harald Pfeiffer, Assistant Professor at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) within the University of Toronto: Professor Pfeiffer conducts computer simulations of black holes and neutron stars to better understand gravity.
  • Ue-Li Pen, Associate Director for CITA: Professor Pen's primary research interest is 21cm cosmology, a study that maps the neutral hydrogen through the history of the universe.
"The SciNet Consortium along with the academic researchers at the University of Toronto represents a world-class research organisation that we are proud to be associated with", stated Mike Heumann, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NextIO. "The vCORE GPU systems were developed specifically for high-performance, large-scale scientific research simulations, and we look forward to supporting the exemplary research of the SciNet research team in years to come."
Source: NextIO

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Primeur weekly 2011-05-09

EuroFlash

Bright Cluster Manager chosen for TOP500-class HPC Cluster in France ...

Bull to issue key figures for the first quarter of 2011 ...

CA Technologies enables Logicalis UK to deliver flexible, efficient, and cost-effective Cloud computing services ...

Tiscali chooses Cisco Solutions to strengthen its backbone network and renew its data centre ...

Italtel and Cordys partners in Cloud computing ...

Oracle Next Generation Data Centre Index reveals businesses in Iberia, Italy and the Middle East are falling behind in sophistication of data centre usage ...

PRACE Research Infrastructure calls for One Year Project Grants on three Tier-0 Computers and pilots a synchronized Pilot Call for Tier-1 Grants ...

Single atom stores quantum information ...

USFlash

Cisco delivers Containerized Data Center ...

Study: Rare deep-sea starfish stuck in juvenile body plan ...

Explorys recognized by analyst firm as a Cool Vendor 2011 ...

HP launches early access programme for upcoming Enterprise Virtual Array ...

ISRO builds India's fastest supercomputer ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Health Sciences Cloud ...

Oracle SPARC servers demonstrate outstanding performance with new benchmark results ...

Platform Computing introduces comprehensive monitoring and analysis tools for Platform LSF environments ...

Several baffling puzzles in protein molecular structure solved with new method ...

New software to support interest in extreme science ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology to add CULA library to TSUBAME 2.0 ...

Tracker Software Products announces launch of new on-line PDF Viewer Cloud Applications ...

Windstream opens new data centre in Charlotte ...

Red Hat delivers the Platform-as-a-Service Cloud for open source developers ...

The SciNet Consortium at the University of Toronto selects NextIO vCORE Express 2070 GPU computing solutions ...

Intel reinvents transistors using new 3D structure ...

Red Hat Cloud helps customers build Infrastructure-as-a-Service Clouds with HP CloudSystem matrix and services ...