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Primeur weekly 2019-06-24

Focus

EuroHPC and the TOP500 of supercomputers ...

TOP500 list of supercomputers slowly swallowed by dark matter ...

Exascale supercomputing

VECMA VVUQ Toolkit month 12 release: FabSim3, EasyVVUQ, QCG and application tutorials are available now ...

Quantum computing

Secure quantum communications in the microwave range for the first time ...

ISARA COO Mark Pecen re-elected Chairman of ETSI Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group ...

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

e-IRG to publish new policy document on national e-Infrastructure landscape in Europe ...

Middleware

Jardine OneSolution (JOS) in Singapore joins the Bright Reseller programme ...

Hardware

DDN's dominance of data-intensive storage continues with record benchmarks and expanded market position ...

SDSC receives new funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub ...

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research ...

Researchers to take advantage of DOE's advanced supercomputers ...

WekaIO named HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research ...

Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe ...

AMAX unveils new series of servers for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ...

EU-project S2S4E launches new, global long-term forecasts ...

ALCF workshop helps attendees advance use of supercomputing resources ...

TOP500

MSU's new supercomputer ranks 4th fastest in U.S. academia and continues tradition of calculating real-world research solutions ...

LLNL's Lassen supercomputer leaps to no. 10 on TOP500 list, Sierra remains no. 2 ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock partners with Boise State University ...

SUSE provides platform for Cloud-native, containerized applications as enterprises move to hybrid and multi-Cloud ...

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research


19 Jun 2019 Silver Spring - In mid-July, Mississippi State University (MSU) will begin operating a newly installed high-performance computer (HPC) called Orion and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support NOAA research and development in environmental, weather and climate modelling, and autonomous vehicle design and operation.

The new computer will also be used by research scientists and students working with NOAA, MSU and the Northern Gulf Institute, NOAA's cooperative institute based at MSU that includes five other academic partners in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama.

NOAA provided MSU with grants totaling $22 million over the last two years to purchase, install and now run the new supercomputer. The Dell-EMC system will add 5 petaflops of computing capacity to NOAA's existing research high performance computing capacity of 10.5 petaflops, currently operating at centres in Boulder, Colorado; Fairmont, West Virginia; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Princeton, New Jersey.

"We're excited to support the development of this powerhouse of computing capacity at Mississippi State", stated Craig McLean, NOAA assistant administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. "Orion will join NOAA's network of computer centres around the country, and boost NOAA's ability to conduct cutting-edge research to advance weather, climate and ocean forecasting products vital to protecting American lives and property."

Located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park adjacent to the Starkville, Mississippi campus, Orion is MSU's largest supercomputer. It is nearly 10 times faster than the previous computing system at MSU and is able to conduct 5 quadrillion calculations per second as compared to the 593 trillion calculations per second capability of the previous system.

Orion was ranked the fourth fastest HPC system at a U.S. academic institution with an overall worldwide ranking of 62 for the world's most powerful non-distributed computer systems by the TOP500 Supercomputer Site list.

"Orion helps strengthen our historic ties to NOAA as host of a cooperative institute and builds upon the university's pioneering work in high performance computing technologies used to solve real-world problems", stated Trey Breckenridge, director of high performance computing at Mississippi State's High Performance Computing Collaboratory.

Orion has 72.000 processing cores and nearly 350 terabytes of Random Access Memory, or RAM. The new system takes up 28 computer cabinets, each the size of an industrial refrigerator.

"The partnership with MSU provides greater research opportunities with our collaborators, and provides millions of compute hours to enhance NOAA's scientific research", stated Zach Goldstein, NOAA Chief Information Officer and Director of High Performance Computing and Communication.
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-06-24

Focus

EuroHPC and the TOP500 of supercomputers ...

TOP500 list of supercomputers slowly swallowed by dark matter ...

Exascale supercomputing

VECMA VVUQ Toolkit month 12 release: FabSim3, EasyVVUQ, QCG and application tutorials are available now ...

Quantum computing

Secure quantum communications in the microwave range for the first time ...

ISARA COO Mark Pecen re-elected Chairman of ETSI Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group ...

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

e-IRG to publish new policy document on national e-Infrastructure landscape in Europe ...

Middleware

Jardine OneSolution (JOS) in Singapore joins the Bright Reseller programme ...

Hardware

DDN's dominance of data-intensive storage continues with record benchmarks and expanded market position ...

SDSC receives new funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub ...

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research ...

Researchers to take advantage of DOE's advanced supercomputers ...

WekaIO named HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research ...

Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe ...

AMAX unveils new series of servers for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ...

EU-project S2S4E launches new, global long-term forecasts ...

ALCF workshop helps attendees advance use of supercomputing resources ...

TOP500

MSU's new supercomputer ranks 4th fastest in U.S. academia and continues tradition of calculating real-world research solutions ...

LLNL's Lassen supercomputer leaps to no. 10 on TOP500 list, Sierra remains no. 2 ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock partners with Boise State University ...

SUSE provides platform for Cloud-native, containerized applications as enterprises move to hybrid and multi-Cloud ...