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Primeur weekly 2014-05-19

The Cloud

IBM named no. 1 preferred provider of IaaS Cloud by enterprises ...

IBM closes acquisition of Silverpop ...

Introducing IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack ...

South Korean Agency turns to IBM mainframe Cloud to better engage and serve South Korean citizens ...

Bright Computing announces an integrated OpenStack solution at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta ...

Desktop Grids

Mass number-crunching may help crack Alzheimer's disease code ...

EuroFlash

PRACE Annual Report 2013 now available ...

DKRZ chooses Bull for its first Petaflops-scale supercomputer and for co-operation on climate research in Germany, as part of an initial contract worth 26 million euro ...

Barcelona hosts 500 experts in advanced computing ...

The turbulent birth of stars in galactic collisions ...

Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings ...

USFlash

Carnegie Mellon will test Internet architecture in vehicular network and for on-line video ...

IBM unveils software defined storage technology for era of Big Data ...

PSC and Hopkins computer model helps Benin vaccinate more kids at lower cost ...

University of Maryland launches new supercomputer to expand high-performance computing for research ...

HP reinvents data back-up with predictive, social-enabled data protection ...

IBM Research sets new record for storing massive amounts of Big Data ...

IBM reveals new companies developing Watson-powered apps ...

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre second stage details released ...

Fast and curious: Electrons hurtle into the interior of a new class of quantum materials ...

HP helps customers speed design, deployment of applications and services ...

IBM Research discovers new class of industrial polymers ...

National Institutes of Health funding to help expand data storage capacity at UC Riverside ...

EMC inaugurates Big Data R&D centre in Brazil ...

Raritan unveils fast and intelligent rack power transfer switch at Cisco Live ...

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre second stage details released

12 May 2014 Kensington - iVEC has announced the final details of the second stage of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre hardware that will be installed later this year. The second stage upgrade will see the Pawsey Centre become a petascale supercomputing facility, with the supercomputer "Magnus", a Cray XC30, delivering processing power in excess of a petaflop (one quadrillion floating point operations per second).

"Magnus", a Cray XC30 supercomputer, will provide users with over 35,000 cores, using the future Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family (former codename Haswell), and is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the southern hemisphere.

This greatly enhances the future Australian research outcomes iVEC will deliver.

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has been operating since November 2013 and the upgrade marks the beginning of a new era in Western Australian science.

The Centre’s two Cray XC30 supercomputers, Magnus and Galaxy, are already delivering practical research outcomes across the full range of scientific disciplines, with a focus on radio astronomy and geosciences.

Scientists using the new second stage resources at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will be able to achieve world-class research outcomes and break new ground in a range of cutting edge areas of research.

The upgrade is the next step in iVEC's continuing dedication to providing the best possible resources and infrastructure for local and national researchers.

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the Super Science Initiative and financed from the Education Investment Fund.
Source: iVEC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-05-19

The Cloud

IBM named no. 1 preferred provider of IaaS Cloud by enterprises ...

IBM closes acquisition of Silverpop ...

Introducing IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack ...

South Korean Agency turns to IBM mainframe Cloud to better engage and serve South Korean citizens ...

Bright Computing announces an integrated OpenStack solution at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta ...

Desktop Grids

Mass number-crunching may help crack Alzheimer's disease code ...

EuroFlash

PRACE Annual Report 2013 now available ...

DKRZ chooses Bull for its first Petaflops-scale supercomputer and for co-operation on climate research in Germany, as part of an initial contract worth 26 million euro ...

Barcelona hosts 500 experts in advanced computing ...

The turbulent birth of stars in galactic collisions ...

Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings ...

USFlash

Carnegie Mellon will test Internet architecture in vehicular network and for on-line video ...

IBM unveils software defined storage technology for era of Big Data ...

PSC and Hopkins computer model helps Benin vaccinate more kids at lower cost ...

University of Maryland launches new supercomputer to expand high-performance computing for research ...

HP reinvents data back-up with predictive, social-enabled data protection ...

IBM Research sets new record for storing massive amounts of Big Data ...

IBM reveals new companies developing Watson-powered apps ...

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre second stage details released ...

Fast and curious: Electrons hurtle into the interior of a new class of quantum materials ...

HP helps customers speed design, deployment of applications and services ...

IBM Research discovers new class of industrial polymers ...

National Institutes of Health funding to help expand data storage capacity at UC Riverside ...

EMC inaugurates Big Data R&D centre in Brazil ...

Raritan unveils fast and intelligent rack power transfer switch at Cisco Live ...