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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

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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 ...

ICM selects IBM to fuel national science

11 May 2011 Warsaw - The Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (ICM) of the University of Warsaw will be the first scientific centre in Poland to use the IBM Blue Gene/P system. This supercomputer technology will enable researchers to calculate a wide range of complex problems with advanced scalability and energy efficiency, ultimately enlarging the Center's computational operations.

Under the contract, IBM will also manage the integration and deliver maintenance services for ICM's supercomputer. As part of the agreement, the supercomputer will be used in scientific research carried out under a national programme called Calculation of the Great Challenges of Science and Technology or "POWIEW". The system will take on computationally intensive scientific problems described as "major challenges" in areas such as meteorology, cosmology, materials sciences and neuro-informatics.

For example, IBM's Blue Gene/P system will be used to model electrical potentials in the brain, allowing researchers to verify several years' worth of posed hypotheses about the dynamics of sensory information processing. It will also contribute to ICM's Virtual Science Library project, which makes available to all the academic centres in Poland a wide range of publications, doctoral dissertations, electronic information resources and scientific data.

The POWIEW project will also use ICM's supercomputer to support the development of new algorithms and computational methods for next generation supercomputer architectures that will be in use before 2020.

"Thanks to the enormous progress of computer technology, we can take on scientific challenges that were - not so long ago - far beyond the boundaries of imagination, such as understanding the nature of systems of extreme complexity, ranging from the atomic to the cosmological scale", stated Professor Marek Niezgodka, ICM's Director. "It all opens up exciting new opportunities and poses ambitious challenges for ICM teams and our colleagues. The ability to work with IBM - the world leader in technology in this field - inspires us, as does the creation of new solutions and the acquisition of new knowledge that the IBM supercomputer will enable."

"IBM's smarter systems are used in major worldwide research projects. ICM's selection of IBM supercomputing technology will enable the Center to significantly contribute to the development and success of Polish research projects", stated Krzysztof Bulaszewski, Sales Management Advisor, IBM Poland. "IBM is proud to co-operate with Polish scientific institutions."

The IBM Blue Gene/P is expected to facilitate a closer collaboration between ICM Polish scientists, IBM developers and the Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany, which installed a Blue Gene/P in 2007 - one of the fastest in the world.

Blue Gene is one of the 100 Icons of Progress in IBM's 100 year history because it is a radical departure from the supercomputers of its time, consuming only a fraction of the energy and floor space. Blue Gene's speed and expandability have enabled industry and the scientific community to address a wide range of complex problems and make more informed decisions.

The POWIEW project realized under the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education patronage is co-funded by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Innovative Economy Programme. It envisages establishment of research groups of scientists and High Performance Computing (HPC) systems developers.

Source: IBM

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 ...