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Primeur weekly 2015-06-15

The Cloud

New OpenPOWER Cloud boosts ecosystem for innovation and development ...

IBM and Portico Consultancy join to deliver new Cloud-based software to create engaging customer experiences ...

EuroFlash

PRACEdays15: HPC brings industry and academia together ...

ESADE and Barcelona Supercomputing Center reach agreement to strengthen ties between science and business ...

Cisco and CERN collaborate to accelerate innovation in next generation computing ...

Bright Computing releases new version of Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit North America 2015 ...

Announcing the ISC PRACE, GAUSS Award and ISC poster winners ...

Study sheds light on plasmas ...

London self-serve coffee house taps Watson Analytics for critical customer insights ...

The European Commission has signed a 13 million euro contract with networking organisation GÉANT to expand connectivity in the Eastern Partnership countries ...

USFlash

Idaho National Laboratory selects energy efficient SGI supercomputer to power nuclear energy research ...

Liz King, senior vice president of worldwide sales at SGI named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel list ...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) improves environmental science research with advanced network powered by Ciena ...

NASA releases detailed global climate change projections ...

NCSA upgrading research network capacity ...

Newly discovered property could help beat the heat problem in computer chips ...

University of Sydney launches high performance computer in partnership with Dell ...

Benco Dental extracts key insights from Watson analytics to unleash data-driven decision making ...

SDSC and UCSD focus on sustainable computer science courses ...

Futuristic components on silicon chips, fabricated successfully ...

Argonne advances engine simulation for greater efficiency ...

NCSA upgrading research network capacity


9 Jun 2015 Urbana-Champaign - As part of the supercomputer Blue Waters project, NCSA is substantially upgrading its networking capacity, giving researchers across the country the ability to move data more quickly than ever before.

The centre will have four 100-gigabit research connections when the work is completed in summer 2015:

  • Internet2, which connects to 260 universities, 65 government agencies, 40 regional and state education networks, and more institutions across the country. The network for the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment project (XSEDEnet) is built on Internet2, so this network is used heavily by researchers who use both Blue Waters and XSEDE resources. These researchers will now have even greater ability to move data from the smaller-scale XSEDE resources to Blue Waters.
  • MREN - the Metropolitan Research and Education Network - is used by many members of the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation, which allocates up to 2 percent of Blue Waters annually.
  • CARNE - the Campus Advanced Research Network Environment - is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Science DMZ network; it is configured and optimized for high-volume bulk data transfer, remote experiment control, and data visualization for high-performance science applications.
  • CIC OmniPoP, accessible via CARNE, which connects the members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the 13 Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago.

"We believe this will make NCSA the most connected supercomputing centre in the world", stated Tim Boerner, leader of NCSA's networking team. "Researchers who previously were constrained by data transfer difficulties can now think big - they can move their data, and move it quickly, in order to advance and accelerate their research."

NCSA is upgrading the full path from the Blue Waters system to the wide area network, which will enable single flow data rates greater than 10Gb/sec.
Source: National Center for Supercomputing Applications - NCSA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-06-15

The Cloud

New OpenPOWER Cloud boosts ecosystem for innovation and development ...

IBM and Portico Consultancy join to deliver new Cloud-based software to create engaging customer experiences ...

EuroFlash

PRACEdays15: HPC brings industry and academia together ...

ESADE and Barcelona Supercomputing Center reach agreement to strengthen ties between science and business ...

Cisco and CERN collaborate to accelerate innovation in next generation computing ...

Bright Computing releases new version of Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit North America 2015 ...

Announcing the ISC PRACE, GAUSS Award and ISC poster winners ...

Study sheds light on plasmas ...

London self-serve coffee house taps Watson Analytics for critical customer insights ...

The European Commission has signed a 13 million euro contract with networking organisation GÉANT to expand connectivity in the Eastern Partnership countries ...

USFlash

Idaho National Laboratory selects energy efficient SGI supercomputer to power nuclear energy research ...

Liz King, senior vice president of worldwide sales at SGI named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel list ...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) improves environmental science research with advanced network powered by Ciena ...

NASA releases detailed global climate change projections ...

NCSA upgrading research network capacity ...

Newly discovered property could help beat the heat problem in computer chips ...

University of Sydney launches high performance computer in partnership with Dell ...

Benco Dental extracts key insights from Watson analytics to unleash data-driven decision making ...

SDSC and UCSD focus on sustainable computer science courses ...

Futuristic components on silicon chips, fabricated successfully ...

Argonne advances engine simulation for greater efficiency ...