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Primeur weekly 2016-06-13

Exascale supercomputing

Paul Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project ...

Quantum computing

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers ...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom ...

Focus on Europe

Euro 2016: Computer predicts football results ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected ...

Middleware

Bright Computing partners with ProfitBricks to offer customers an elastic high performance computing solution ...

One Stop Systems introduces the GPUltima with Bright Computing's HPC Cluster Manager ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server ...

Bright Computing unveils its plans for the International Supercomputing Expo ...

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency data centres with 25 Gb/s Ethernet ...

IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia ...

Hardware

DVV data centre to host new magnitUDE supercomputer ...

CSIR's Centre for High Performance Computing unveils the fastest computer in Africa ...

PNNL appoints Liyuan Liang director of Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory ...

Forrester Research names Cray a strong performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems ...

PRACE to issue Newsletter 17 ...

Dell enables customers to maximize performance of enterprise applications and core business workloads with PowerEdge four-socket servers ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer ...

Applications

Materials project releases massive trove of battery and molecule data ...

NERSC fields its first Student Cluster Competition team ...

Simulating chemical evolution with Piz Daint ...

Skyrmions à la carte ...

The Cloud

IBM launches industry's first development environment for Apache Spark - delivered in the Cloud for rapid adoption ...

Leadtek looks to build on healthcare solutions leverage its longtime high-performance visual computing technologies by eyeing medical IoT opportunities ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer

8 Jun 2016 East Lansing - Michigan State University's (MSU) Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, or iCER, has introduced its newest supercomputing resource at a Cluster Ceremony on June 10, 2016. At the event, iCER celebrated the launch of three new hybrid clusters in the High Performance Computing Center's supercomputing system. This addition will elevate the school's capacity for academic work that can be facilitated by utilizing high-performance computing.

"It's an exciting time for the computational sciences at MSU", stated iCER Director Kennie Merz. "Our researchers are poised to tackle transformative problems ranging from the discovery of new drugs to understanding the universe we live in."

The event was held in the Dean's Conference Room, Engineering Building Room 3405. MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon gave a short speech at the ceremony, followed by words from Kennie Merz. Tours of the HPCC Machine Room, home of the supercomputer, were given afterward.

The new supercomputer will double the speed with which campus researchers can complete their experiments, and enable iCER to reach out to additional research groups who may benefit from this new resource. Researchers include Bastian Schütrumpf, a research associate of nuclear physics at the Facility of Rare Isotope Beams, who uses the cluster to simulate "nuclear pasta", a unique phase of nuclear matter formed inside neutron stars; Chris Adami, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics who builds artificial brains on the cluster to explore the evolution of complex behaviors and intelligence; and Carol Buell in the Department of Agriculture who uses bioinformatics and computational biology analyses to improve our understanding of plant biology.

The new cluster received its official name at the ceremony. It also gives MSU a special distinction: it will mark the university's return to the TOP500 list, which ranks the world's top high-performance computing machines.

"With the creation of the CMSE Department last year and with the installation of a TOP500 supercomputer on campus, the computational sciences at MSU have never been stronger", stated Kennie Merz.

iCER provides a solid cyberinfrastructure that connects researchers from academia and industry with advanced computational systems and tools. It supports multidisciplinary research in all facets of computational sciences, and continually works to enhance MSU's national and international presence and competitive edge in work that requires advanced computing.
Source: Michigan State University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-06-13

Exascale supercomputing

Paul Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project ...

Quantum computing

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers ...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom ...

Focus on Europe

Euro 2016: Computer predicts football results ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected ...

Middleware

Bright Computing partners with ProfitBricks to offer customers an elastic high performance computing solution ...

One Stop Systems introduces the GPUltima with Bright Computing's HPC Cluster Manager ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server ...

Bright Computing unveils its plans for the International Supercomputing Expo ...

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency data centres with 25 Gb/s Ethernet ...

IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia ...

Hardware

DVV data centre to host new magnitUDE supercomputer ...

CSIR's Centre for High Performance Computing unveils the fastest computer in Africa ...

PNNL appoints Liyuan Liang director of Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory ...

Forrester Research names Cray a strong performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems ...

PRACE to issue Newsletter 17 ...

Dell enables customers to maximize performance of enterprise applications and core business workloads with PowerEdge four-socket servers ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer ...

Applications

Materials project releases massive trove of battery and molecule data ...

NERSC fields its first Student Cluster Competition team ...

Simulating chemical evolution with Piz Daint ...

Skyrmions à la carte ...

The Cloud

IBM launches industry's first development environment for Apache Spark - delivered in the Cloud for rapid adoption ...

Leadtek looks to build on healthcare solutions leverage its longtime high-performance visual computing technologies by eyeing medical IoT opportunities ...