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Primeur weekly 2011-05-16

EuroFlash

Jülich makes a crutial step towards Exascale computer with the introduction of hybrid clusters using Tesla 20-series GPU's ...

Cray signs contract to upgrade and expand the Cray XE6 supercomputer at the University of Edinburgh ...

Cray reports first quarter 2011 financial results ...

Electromechanics also operates at the nanoscale ...

ICM selects IBM to fuel national science ...

USFlash

Carbon, carbon, everywhere; But not from the Big Bang ...

Cisco Networking Solutions increase security and mobility with Cloud services for branch offices ...

Xerox and Cisco to form alliance to deliver Cloud services; Combine network intelligence and print management ...

Cray and Sandia establish a Supercomputing Institute for Learning and Knowledge Systems ...

EMC Isilon delivers world's largest single file system for big data ...

EMC and Box deliver enterprise content management mobility through the Cloud ...

EMC enables service providers to accelerate customers' journey to Cloud computing ...

EMC delivers "Cloud to Ground" root-cause analysis for data centres ...

EMC delivers Hadoop 'big data' analytics to the enterprise ...

New EMC Ionix UIM software simplifies Cloud infrastructure management ...

EMC connects VNX to the Cloud with new Cloud Tiering Appliance ...

Graphene optical modulators could lead to ultrafast communications ...

HP puts data storage on a diet and guarantees capacity reduction ...

HP launches high-performance FlexNetwork solutions for video and mobile computing ...

HP readies enterprises for the future with FlexNetwork architecture ...

IBM delivers technology to help clients protect and retain "Big Data" ...

Primerica selects new IBM zEnterprise mainframe server for smarter infrastructure ...

Proton dripping tests a fundamental force in nature ...

Raritan's data centre energy management software gets a new dashboard with forecasting tools and gauges to track and visualize key energy metrics ...

Red Hat revolutionizes the private and hybrid Cloud market ...

Rice doubles supercomputing capacity ...

Student, 16, invents new drug cocktail to fight cystic fibrosis, wins Canadian biotech challenge ...

Cray signs contract to upgrade and expand the Cray XE6 supercomputer at the University of Edinburgh

9 May 2011 Edinburgh - Cray Inc. will upgrade and expand the Cray XE6 supercomputer located at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Cray has signed a contract with the University of Edinburgh (UoE) HPCX Ltd. and the upgrade and expansion will provide high performance computing (HPC) services for users of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which is the managing agent for the High-End Computing Terascale Resource (HECToR) project.

HECToR is the UK's national supercomputing service, and its users will soon be able to apply the resources of an 827-teraflops supercomputing system towards studying complex problems with global impacts. Cray will add 10 cabinets to the existing 20-cabinet Cray XE6 system and will also upgrade all of the supercomputer's processors to the new AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor (code-named "Interlagos"). The expansion and upgrade is expected to be completed later this year.

"We are very pleased that UoE HPCX Ltd. has made the decision to upgrade its Cray XE6 supercomputer, which will provide HECToR users with the ability to address more complex scientific challenges that are not feasible with a standard commodity cluster", stated Dr. Ulla Thiel, Cray vice president, Europe. "Upgrading the HECToR system will also provide important continuity, allowing researchers to maintain their focus on pushing the frontiers of science. HECToR is at the forefront of HPC in Europe and we are honored to be supporting its efforts."

The HECToR project is one of the largest and most ambitious HPC initiatives in Europe, serving a broad community of academic and industry users across the UK and Europe. The project provisions high-end computing resources for use in a wide range of disciplines. The University of Edinburgh has a long association with Cray and has been home to various Cray supercomputing systems such as the Cray T3D, Cray T3E, Cray X2 and Cray XT4 supercomputers. The University is also working closely with Cray on its Exascale Research Initiative in Europe, which was announced in December 2009.

"The contracted upgrade of HECToR will provide UK scientists with the world's most advanced HPC technologies, which supports our efforts in establishing world-class facilities for research and innovation in the UK", stated Professor Arthur Trew, Director of UoE HPCX Ltd. "The HECToR project continues to assemble the computational resources necessary for breakthrough research in a broad range of disciplines. Cray plays an important role in our initiatives and is ensuring our researchers have the supercomputing resources they need."

The Cray XE6 supercomputer combines Cray's current Gemini system interconnect with powerful AMD Opteron processors and is designed to bring production petascale computing to a new and expanded base of HPC users. Fully upgradeable from the Cray XT5 and Cray XT6 line of supercomputers, the Cray XE6 system delivers improved interconnect performance and features additional enhancements such as improved network resiliency, a mature and scalable software environment and the ability to run a broad array of ISV applications with the latest version of the Cray Linux Environment. This collection of industry-leading features provides Cray XE6 users with a supercomputing system that combines true scalable performance with production reliability.
Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-05-16

EuroFlash

Jülich makes a crutial step towards Exascale computer with the introduction of hybrid clusters using Tesla 20-series GPU's ...

Cray signs contract to upgrade and expand the Cray XE6 supercomputer at the University of Edinburgh ...

Cray reports first quarter 2011 financial results ...

Electromechanics also operates at the nanoscale ...

ICM selects IBM to fuel national science ...

USFlash

Carbon, carbon, everywhere; But not from the Big Bang ...

Cisco Networking Solutions increase security and mobility with Cloud services for branch offices ...

Xerox and Cisco to form alliance to deliver Cloud services; Combine network intelligence and print management ...

Cray and Sandia establish a Supercomputing Institute for Learning and Knowledge Systems ...

EMC Isilon delivers world's largest single file system for big data ...

EMC and Box deliver enterprise content management mobility through the Cloud ...

EMC enables service providers to accelerate customers' journey to Cloud computing ...

EMC delivers "Cloud to Ground" root-cause analysis for data centres ...

EMC delivers Hadoop 'big data' analytics to the enterprise ...

New EMC Ionix UIM software simplifies Cloud infrastructure management ...

EMC connects VNX to the Cloud with new Cloud Tiering Appliance ...

Graphene optical modulators could lead to ultrafast communications ...

HP puts data storage on a diet and guarantees capacity reduction ...

HP launches high-performance FlexNetwork solutions for video and mobile computing ...

HP readies enterprises for the future with FlexNetwork architecture ...

IBM delivers technology to help clients protect and retain "Big Data" ...

Primerica selects new IBM zEnterprise mainframe server for smarter infrastructure ...

Proton dripping tests a fundamental force in nature ...

Raritan's data centre energy management software gets a new dashboard with forecasting tools and gauges to track and visualize key energy metrics ...

Red Hat revolutionizes the private and hybrid Cloud market ...

Rice doubles supercomputing capacity ...

Student, 16, invents new drug cocktail to fight cystic fibrosis, wins Canadian biotech challenge ...