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Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential

14 May 2012 Champaign - The Blue Waters project is now well underway with a completion date of Fall 2012. As one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, its immense computational power and stability will allow scientists to make breakthroughs in a diverse range of fields. Allinea DDT is the debugger they call on to help them fix their bugs at full scale and exploit the maximum computational power.

The Blue Waters machine aims to deliver breakthroughs in nearly all areas of science and engineering - to enable discoveries into real-world science and engineering, from astrophysics to DNA, from earthquakes to epidemics. The technologies used on Blue Waters will be the bridge to those that future supercomputers will be built on. The project is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Illinois and the state of Illinois. Cray is installing the main computational and on-line storage systems at the National Petascale Computing Facility (NPCF) in Champaign.

The machine boasts some impressive statistics, including over 380,000 AMD core modules and over 3,000 NVIDIA GPUs housed in Cray XK6 and XE cabinets. The result of all this power will be a peak performance of around 11.9 petaflops.

The greatest objective behind this CPU-GPU hybrid computing system is to provide the most balanced and effective system of its generation. As one of the largest GPU clusters in the world, it will effortlessly provide sustained petaflop performance for the most compute-intensive, memory-intensive and data-intensive applications.

Allinea Software’s tools will enable scientists to exploit Blue Waters' full potential by resolving software bugs at the full scale of the machine - both for CPU and hybrid CPU-GPU codes. Previous partnerships with large users such as ORNL and other NSF projects such as the Keeneland GPU system have demonstrated their skills in this environment.

Bill Kramer, Deputy Project Director of Blue Waters, stated: "We are excited to include Allinea Software as the key debugging on the Blue Waters project. Their experience and tools will make a big impact in the speed at which scientists can complete their research. We are looking to Allinea to help science and engineering teams become more productive by more quickly moving codes to the new technologies, and also helping team members improve the performance of their codes at the full scale of the entire system."

The Cray Blue Waters system will employ:

  • Cray's scalable Gemini high-performance interconnect, providing a major improvement in message throughput and latency.
  • AMD Opteron 6200 Series Interlagos processors.
  • Cray XK6 blades with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, based on NVIDIA next-generation 'Kepler' architecture, which is expected to more than double the performance of the Fermi GPU on double-precision arithmetic.
  • 1.5 petabytes of total memory (or four gigabytes per AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor core).
  • Cray's scalable Linux Environment (CLE) and HPC-focused GPU/CPU Programming Environment (CPE).
  • Allinea DDT 3.1.

As applications push at the boundaries, Allinea DDT’s ease of use and lightning performance at extreme scale will be essential to solve software problems as quickly as possible. Allinea Software's CTO, David Lecomber, stated: “Allinea DDT is the only debugger capable of debugging at this scale. We are extremely proud to be part of this project and have found the team's commitment and passion to create a resource that will help solve extremely challenging and global problems to be in line with our own."

Source: Allinea Software

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...