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Primeur weekly 2019-06-17

Exascale supercomputing

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL ...

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to Exascale supercomputing ...

CINECA and E4 Computer Engineering announce the successful conclusion of phase I of the Evaluation of 64-bit Armv8 based clusters ...

Quantum computing

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Rhonda Germany Ballintyn to Board ...

IBM expands its quantum computing programme to Africa with Wits University ...

Focus on Europe

Kalray at the heart of the European Processor Initiative ...

Switzerland contributing to one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Finland ...

Extension CERN Alice and LHCb-data centres: 50% delivered ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC ...

Joint PRACE IAC and EuroHPC INFRAG Workshop on Support for Industrial Users ...

ISC 2019 kicks off with five days of non-stop HPC ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Marvell sponsor Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition ...

Italy to host one of the supercomputers funded by EuroHPC ...

Dell Technologies simplifies customers' path to innovation with AI and high performance computing ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA ...

Imperial College protects vital research data with software-defined storage infrastructure using ArcaStream and Excelero ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems to showcase newest data centre liquid cooling solutions for OEM systems at ISC High Performance 2019 ...

Panasas welcomes Boston Limited to its accelerate Channel Partner Programme ...

Atos strengthens its supercomputer portfolio with launch of new range of modular storage appliances ...

BullSequana S800 becomes the highest-performing server on the market world-wide for SAP HANA with record benchmark result ...

Cray powers Geospatial AI revolution with breakthrough deep learning performance ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates new generation of world-wide high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence supercomputers ...

Supermicro scalable AI Edge systems validated for trusted infrastructure deployment with the NVIDIA EGX Edge Computing Platform now available ...

From black hole imaging to NASA climate research - Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies ...

E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative announce the codes@OEHI programme ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC ...

TYAN powers AI and HPC with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms at ISC 2019 ...

Toshiba Memory America announces SSD compatibility with Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage products ...

Applications

Student attending OSC's Summer Institute will solve problems with supercomputers ...

Immortal quantum particles ...

Energy department to invest $32 million in computer design of materials ...

TOP500

TOP500 becomes a Petaflop club for supercomputers ...

InfiniBand accelerates six of the top ten supercomputers in the world, including the top three, and four of the top five on June's TOP500 ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness ...

VMware announces intent to acquire Avi Networks ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC


Étienne Schneider at the press conference with Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General of the Directorate-General Communication Networks, Content and Technologies at the European Commission, and Roger Lampach, CEO LuxConnect.
14 Jun 2019 Luxembourg - On June 14, 2019, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Étienne Schneider; the Deputy Director General of the Directorate General of Communication Networks, Content and Technologies at the European Commission, Khalil Rouhana, as well as LuxConnect CEO Roger Lampach presented the future supercomputer in Luxembourg, named "Meluxina", which will join the European network of EuroHPC supercomputers.

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, headquartered in the Grand Duchy, is an initiative co-financed by the European Commission and 28 countries, including Luxembourg, which aims to provide Europe with an ecosystem and a computing infrastructure by the end of 2020. In June 2019, following a call for projects, EuroHPC selected eight sites in different Member States to host supercomputers. The Luxembourgian project to install the petascale supercomputer Meluxina at LuxConnect in Bissen has been selected. Luxembourg will thus obtain European co-financing for the realization of its own HPC which will integrate the European network of supercomputers.

DG Connect Deputy Director General Khalil Rouhana stated: "I am proud to announce that we have kept our promise to work together with EuroHPC member countries to put together a network of world-class supercomputers. These petascale calculators will change the game for hosting sites and selected countries and are a perfect example of how joint EU and Member State investments can make Europe a leader in technologically advanced sectors."

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Étienne Schneider stated: "In line with our data-driven innovation strategy, which aims to develop a sustainable and reliable digital economy, the Luxembourgian supercomputer Meluxina will support the digital transition of the economy and will offer companies new opportunities to innovate and remain competitive in a more and more digital world. In addition, the implementation of a supercomputer in Luxembourg is one of the priority measures of the Rifkin strategy of the Third Industrial Revolution that places digitization and data use at the centre of economic and social development."

The Luxembourgian supercomputer Meluxina, hosted, operated and marketed by LuxConnect on its site in Bissen, will be focused on the needs of users. It will be dedicated to applications in research, personalized medicine and eHealth projects, but also to the needs of companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups. In order to facilitate access to the use of Meluxina's capabilities, a specific skills centre will guide and support companies with limited skills in this area.

Meluxina will be installed in the LuxConnect data centre in Bissen, powered exclusively by green energy from Kiowatt, a cogeneration power plant fueled by waste wood. Meluxina will be operational in 2020 and will have a computing power of 10 petaflops /second, which corresponds to 10.000.000.000.000.000 calculation operations per second. As a first step, 20 new jobs will be created as part of the implementation of Meluxina and eventually the competence centre HPC will have up to 50 employees.

The name Meluxina evokes the legend of Count Sigefroi and Melusine, which refers to the origins of Luxembourg and is visually aligned with the country's signature: "Luxembourg, let's make it happen". On the one hand, there is fidelity to the values and origins of the country, and on the other hand, openness to new technologies and support for a digital, reliable and dynamic economy.

Source: Ministry of Economy, Luxembourg

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-17

Exascale supercomputing

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL ...

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to Exascale supercomputing ...

CINECA and E4 Computer Engineering announce the successful conclusion of phase I of the Evaluation of 64-bit Armv8 based clusters ...

Quantum computing

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Rhonda Germany Ballintyn to Board ...

IBM expands its quantum computing programme to Africa with Wits University ...

Focus on Europe

Kalray at the heart of the European Processor Initiative ...

Switzerland contributing to one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Finland ...

Extension CERN Alice and LHCb-data centres: 50% delivered ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC ...

Joint PRACE IAC and EuroHPC INFRAG Workshop on Support for Industrial Users ...

ISC 2019 kicks off with five days of non-stop HPC ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Marvell sponsor Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition ...

Italy to host one of the supercomputers funded by EuroHPC ...

Dell Technologies simplifies customers' path to innovation with AI and high performance computing ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA ...

Imperial College protects vital research data with software-defined storage infrastructure using ArcaStream and Excelero ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems to showcase newest data centre liquid cooling solutions for OEM systems at ISC High Performance 2019 ...

Panasas welcomes Boston Limited to its accelerate Channel Partner Programme ...

Atos strengthens its supercomputer portfolio with launch of new range of modular storage appliances ...

BullSequana S800 becomes the highest-performing server on the market world-wide for SAP HANA with record benchmark result ...

Cray powers Geospatial AI revolution with breakthrough deep learning performance ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates new generation of world-wide high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence supercomputers ...

Supermicro scalable AI Edge systems validated for trusted infrastructure deployment with the NVIDIA EGX Edge Computing Platform now available ...

From black hole imaging to NASA climate research - Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies ...

E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative announce the codes@OEHI programme ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC ...

TYAN powers AI and HPC with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms at ISC 2019 ...

Toshiba Memory America announces SSD compatibility with Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage products ...

Applications

Student attending OSC's Summer Institute will solve problems with supercomputers ...

Immortal quantum particles ...

Energy department to invest $32 million in computer design of materials ...

TOP500

TOP500 becomes a Petaflop club for supercomputers ...

InfiniBand accelerates six of the top ten supercomputers in the world, including the top three, and four of the top five on June's TOP500 ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness ...

VMware announces intent to acquire Avi Networks ...