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Primeur weekly 2020-06-29

Quantum computing

Atos takes the most powerful quantum simulator in the world to the next level with Atos QLM E ...

New model helps to describe defects and errors in quantum computers ...

Research and Markets to issue 2020 Revenue Assessment for Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) report ...

Focus on Europe

Iceland joined the LUMI consortium ...

LRZ to deploy HPE's Cray CS500 system to bring innovative architecture to the science of its users ...

Outcome of the e-IRG Webinar Series organized in the framework of the Croatian EU Presidency on 25-26 May 2020: Grand challenges of e-infrastructures within the new ERA ...

Spring 2020 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

MareNostrum will generate a language model in Spanish based on millions of digital contents from the National Library of Spain ...

A team of bioengineering and computing experts outlines how the creation of text mining and Artificial Intelligence tools could advance biomaterials research and development ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases OmpSs-2 version 2020.06 ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.7 ...

Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders ...

Dell Technologies high performance computing customers drive breakthroughs for global impact ...

Hardware

NCSA and Southern Methodist University announce new strategic partnership ...

TYAN brings the latest server advancements at its 2020 Server Solutions Online Exhibition ...

WekaIO awarded a patent for Flash Registry with Write Leveling ...

Western Digital's New NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF solutions provide the foundation for next-generation, agile data infrastructures ...

CW-WDM MSA Group forms to drive new industry standard for optical laser sources ...

Battelle awarded contract to enable Arctic research ...

Applications

Project to calculate emissions reductions across Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Supercomputer simulations show how DNA prepares itself for repair ...

Georgia Tech engineers simulate solar cell work using supercomputers ...

A new way of designing global satellite missions ...

Process for 'two-faced' nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech ...

New transatlantic lab decodes the brain with AI ...

Ion conducting polymer crucial to improving neuromorphic devices ...

Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices ...

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute announces COVID-19 awards ...

UCF Consortium announces OpenSNAPI project to develop an open, standard application programming interface for smart networking adapters ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud announces Skylab ...

Dell Technologies brings IT infrastructure and Cloud capabilities to Edge environments ...

New technique may enable all-optical data-centre networks ...

Schrödinger expands discovery efforts for COVID-19 Alliance with advanced molecular simulation leveraging high-powered parallel computing on Google Cloud ...

Nebulon emerges from stealth and announces Cloud-Defined Storage ...

Repertoire Immune Medicines receives funding from COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium ...

W3BCLOUD raises $20,5 million to roll out a network of data centres dedicated for the blockchain economy ...

LRZ to deploy HPE's Cray CS500 system to bring innovative architecture to the science of its users


23 Jun 2020 Garching - The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) will extend its testbed programme using HPE's Cray CS500 system with Fujitsu A64FX processors that are based on Arm architecture. Integrating the technologies in early autumn, the institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities will be the first academic computing centre in the European Union to offer this innovative hardware for its users to explore.

HPE's Cray CS500 system is based on the same Fujitsu A64FX processor used in the recently installed Japanese high-performance computer Fugaku - currently #1 on the global TOP500 list - and is a central asset for the LRZ testbed programme and its system known as BEAST - Bavarian Energy, Architecture and Software Testbed. The Arm-based architecture in the Fujitsu processors, integrated by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will offer unique pathways for traditional modelling and simulation tasks while being equally suitable for data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. It will be available to core academic partners and select projects as well as next-generation HPC practitioners. HPE's Cray CS500 system features the Cray Programming Environment, a fully integrated software suite that maximizes programmer productivity and application performance.

"As a world-class academic supercomputing centre, it is one of our core tasks to explore new and diverse architectures within our Future Computing Programme. Together with our core partners, we look forward to exploring the capabilities of this technology and the benefit it brings to our users' science - especially in the area of HPC and AI", stated Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director of the LRZ.

"HPC plays an increasingly critical role to meet key societal and economic challenges in areas like medicine, climate change, and risk management. We are committed to advancing HPC technologies by developing diverse architectures to support any workload need", stated Bill Mannel, Vice President and General Manager, HPC, Hewlett Packard Enteprise. "We look forward to working with the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre to explore how alternative architectures can enable new HPC applications to bolster research and innovation, while improving performance and efficiency."

Each of the Fujitsu A64FX Arm-based processors will be equipped with 32GB of second-generation high bandwidth memory (HBM2). The servers are connected by an EDR-Infiniband network. The system comes with an Open-Source (GCC/LLVM) software stack as well as a Cray Programming Environment supporting the vectorised processor units.

HPE's Cray CS500 offers LRZ users and HPC specialists evaluation and research opportunities for the processors' performance on real-world applications and in comparative studies to both regular CPUs and GPUs. As a pioneering centre for energy-efficient HPC systems and data centre infrastructure, LRZ is also highly interested in evaluating the performance per watt the system can deliver.

"The Scalable Vector Extension (SVE) architecture, the high memory bandwidth with HBM2, and the Cray Compiler Environment and software stack are a few of the things we’re excited to explore and better understand in support of our users and their scientific work", stated Josef Weidendorfer, team lead Future Computing at LRZ.
Source: Leibniz Rechenzentrum - LRZ

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Primeur weekly 2020-06-29

Quantum computing

Atos takes the most powerful quantum simulator in the world to the next level with Atos QLM E ...

New model helps to describe defects and errors in quantum computers ...

Research and Markets to issue 2020 Revenue Assessment for Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) report ...

Focus on Europe

Iceland joined the LUMI consortium ...

LRZ to deploy HPE's Cray CS500 system to bring innovative architecture to the science of its users ...

Outcome of the e-IRG Webinar Series organized in the framework of the Croatian EU Presidency on 25-26 May 2020: Grand challenges of e-infrastructures within the new ERA ...

Spring 2020 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

MareNostrum will generate a language model in Spanish based on millions of digital contents from the National Library of Spain ...

A team of bioengineering and computing experts outlines how the creation of text mining and Artificial Intelligence tools could advance biomaterials research and development ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases OmpSs-2 version 2020.06 ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.7 ...

Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders ...

Dell Technologies high performance computing customers drive breakthroughs for global impact ...

Hardware

NCSA and Southern Methodist University announce new strategic partnership ...

TYAN brings the latest server advancements at its 2020 Server Solutions Online Exhibition ...

WekaIO awarded a patent for Flash Registry with Write Leveling ...

Western Digital's New NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF solutions provide the foundation for next-generation, agile data infrastructures ...

CW-WDM MSA Group forms to drive new industry standard for optical laser sources ...

Battelle awarded contract to enable Arctic research ...

Applications

Project to calculate emissions reductions across Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Supercomputer simulations show how DNA prepares itself for repair ...

Georgia Tech engineers simulate solar cell work using supercomputers ...

A new way of designing global satellite missions ...

Process for 'two-faced' nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech ...

New transatlantic lab decodes the brain with AI ...

Ion conducting polymer crucial to improving neuromorphic devices ...

Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices ...

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute announces COVID-19 awards ...

UCF Consortium announces OpenSNAPI project to develop an open, standard application programming interface for smart networking adapters ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud announces Skylab ...

Dell Technologies brings IT infrastructure and Cloud capabilities to Edge environments ...

New technique may enable all-optical data-centre networks ...

Schrödinger expands discovery efforts for COVID-19 Alliance with advanced molecular simulation leveraging high-powered parallel computing on Google Cloud ...

Nebulon emerges from stealth and announces Cloud-Defined Storage ...

Repertoire Immune Medicines receives funding from COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium ...

W3BCLOUD raises $20,5 million to roll out a network of data centres dedicated for the blockchain economy ...