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Primeur weekly 2013-06-24

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Human Brain Project to seek support in neuromorphic computing and non-volatile memory approach ...

Deploying new and more energy-efficient combustion technologies with exascale power ...

Parallelism, hybrid architectures, fault tolerance and power major challenges for extreme computing ...

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Eurotech launches new release of Everyware Cloud to simplify device management in the Internet of Things ...

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VTI brings Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud computing to test and measurement ...

Desktop Grids

Seeking testers for BOINC on Android ...

SETIspirit Windows GUI for SETI@home released ...

Using IBM's crowdsourced supercomputer, Harvard rates solar energy potential of 2.3 million new compounds ...

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New Cluster Installation Further Strengthens Regional HPC Infrastructure ...

Altair Engineering announces 8th UK Altair Technology Conference;to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire ...

GENOA, MCQ-Composites to join Altair Partner Alliance Composites line-up ...

Altair broadens relationship with Siemens PLM Software to enhance data exchange for its CAE software users ...

Neuroscience to benefit from hybrid supercomputer memory ...

ISC'13 caps 28th Conference with new attendance, awards and more ...

USFlash

CANARIE upgrades 100G research & education network with Ciena ...

Linguists, computer scientists use supercomputers to improve natural language processing ...

UC San Diego launches new research computing programme ...

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Making memories: Practical quantum computing moves closer to reality ...

Intel introducing new Lustre solution during Lustre event, addressing new Lustre markets ...

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HP expands Converged Storage portfolio ...

UC San Diego researchers get access to Open Science Grid ...

HP extends support for OpenVMS through year 2020 ...

IBM expands support for Linux on Power Systems servers ...

UC San Diego researchers get access to Open Science Grid


18 Jun 2013 San Diego - The University of California, San Diego, and the Open Science Grid (OSG), a multi-disciplinary consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation (NSF), have signed a partnership under which campus researchers will have access to the OSG's fabric of Distributed High-Throughput Computing capabilities. The collaboration will benefit researchers with high-throughput workloads commonly used in domains such as biomedical and life sciences, as well as the geosciences.

"As one of the nation's leading research universities, UC San Diego has deep expertise in a wide range of science areas, and this collaboration will expand the availability of shared computing resources among researchers involved in areas such as climate science, protein structure research, and marine metagenomics, as well as projects such as the Institute for Genomic Medicine and the recently announced Brain Mapping Initiative", stated Sandra A. Brown, UC San Diego's Vice Chancellor for Research.

Under the agreement, Michael Norman, director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego, has been named to the OSG Council to represent the university and its affiliated organisations.

"I am excited to join the OSG Council", stated Michael Norman. "UC San Diego has an extensive history of working with OSG through the efforts of Frank Würthwein, who directs the LHC Tier 2 data center at the university, and was the first chair of the OSG Council. This partnership builds on that foundation and will provide UC San Diego researchers access to additional computational resources to those already on campus."

The partnership also means that members of the OSG will gain access to two key high-compute systems at SDSC: Trestles and Gordon. Members of the OSG community will be able to apply for allocation of unused computing cycles on these systems, including use of 4-gigabyte cores, which means faster computing of more data-intensive applications.

"We expect UC San Diego to play a key role in advancing the adoption of high-throughput computing technologies on our campuses", stated Miron Livny, PI and Technical Director of the OSG. "Building on the long and strong ties with Frank Würthwein and his group, we are looking forward to working together with UC San Diego researchers to advance the sharing of computing resources within and across our campuses."

The partnership also means that UC San Diego will be one of only a few research universities in the U.S. that is served by both OSG and the NSF's XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) programme, a nationwide partnership comprising 16 supercomputers as well as high-end visualization and data-analysis resources.

"This means better interoperability between the OSG and XSEDE at our site", stated SDSC's Michael Norman, noting that by the end of this summer, researchers will be able to access Gordon or Trestles under an OSG portal in addition to the XSEDE interface.
Source: University of California - San Diego

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-06-24

Special

Human Brain Project to seek support in neuromorphic computing and non-volatile memory approach ...

Deploying new and more energy-efficient combustion technologies with exascale power ...

Parallelism, hybrid architectures, fault tolerance and power major challenges for extreme computing ...

The Cloud

Dell launches secure and flexible Cloud solution for U.S. Governments ...

Eurotech launches new release of Everyware Cloud to simplify device management in the Internet of Things ...

Thermax Ltd chooses IBM PureSystems and SmartCloud over Cisco and Dell ...

Cloud computing user privacy in serious need of reform, scholars say ...

VTI brings Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud computing to test and measurement ...

Desktop Grids

Seeking testers for BOINC on Android ...

SETIspirit Windows GUI for SETI@home released ...

Using IBM's crowdsourced supercomputer, Harvard rates solar energy potential of 2.3 million new compounds ...

EuroFlash

projectiondesign ships ProNet.precision, camera-assisted warp and blend software ...

Remote Cluster Administration offers a unique solution to the HPC skills gap ...

New Cluster Installation Further Strengthens Regional HPC Infrastructure ...

Altair Engineering announces 8th UK Altair Technology Conference;to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire ...

GENOA, MCQ-Composites to join Altair Partner Alliance Composites line-up ...

Altair broadens relationship with Siemens PLM Software to enhance data exchange for its CAE software users ...

Neuroscience to benefit from hybrid supercomputer memory ...

ISC'13 caps 28th Conference with new attendance, awards and more ...

USFlash

CANARIE upgrades 100G research & education network with Ciena ...

Linguists, computer scientists use supercomputers to improve natural language processing ...

UC San Diego launches new research computing programme ...

Which qubit my dear? New method to distinguish between neighbouring quantum bits ...

Making memories: Practical quantum computing moves closer to reality ...

Intel introducing new Lustre solution during Lustre event, addressing new Lustre markets ...

NetApp unveils clustered data ONTAP innovations that pave the way for software-defined storage ...

HP expands Converged Storage portfolio ...

UC San Diego researchers get access to Open Science Grid ...

HP extends support for OpenVMS through year 2020 ...

IBM expands support for Linux on Power Systems servers ...