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Primeur weekly 2011-07-18

The Cloud

Rutgers-led experts assemble globe-spanning supercomputer Cloud ...

IBM debuts Cloud-based analytics suite to help companies boost marketing results ...

HP accelerates customers' path to open, hybrid Cloud ...

IBM expands business in Japan with new Cloud data centres ...

VMware unveils VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...

Panaya reaches 2,000 ERP systems milestone ...

VMware introduces VMware vSphere Storage Appliance to further simplify IT for small and midsized businesses ...

ET Water celebrates smart irrigation month with the launch of the GNOME Smart Irrigation Calculator ...

From end-user to data centre: Cisco enhances Cloud computing performance, efficiency and security ...

Desktop Grids

Version 4.2.4 of OurGrid middleware released ...

XtremWeb-HEP 7.5.0 released ...

EuroFlash

Lomonosov supercomputer sets world record for performance on Graph500 benchmark ...

European Commission to organize Information Day on Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering ...

Bright Cluster Manager selected by Freie Universitaet Berlin to manage new Dell-based HPC system ...

Eurotech to receive 4 million euro order from Selex Elsag for Aurora HPC for cyber security applications ...

Medicsight and Ziooft partner in U.S. to offer computer-aided detection with supercomputing functional analytics ...

Imec achieves breakthroughs in enabling future DRAM and RRAM ...

USFlash

IBM Power Systems running Linux outperform competition on standard benchmarks ...

Drexel University chose advanced HPC and Bright Cluster Manager to help unravel the mysteries of the Universe and the world of molecular dynamics ...

Moving data at the speed of science: Berkeley Lab lays foundation for 100 Gbps prototype network ...

Scientists model physics of a key dark-energy probe ...

SDSC visualizations win 'OASCR' Awards at SciDAC 2011 ...

SDSC's Trestles provides rapid turnaround and enhanced performance for diverse researchers ...

Sandia's 'cooler' technology offers fundamental breakthrough in heat transfer ...

Changsha National Supercomputing Center inaugurated ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack ...

University of Virginia's Olivier Pfister accomplishes breakthrough toward quantum computing ...

GNS Healthcare collaborates with NCI in new approach to lung cancer: supercomputer analysis to aid in matching targeted drugs to patients ...

Wolfram Research announces gridMathematica 8: Adding the power of CUDA over the Grid ...

UC Irvine study points to new approach to influenza's antiviral resistance ...

basysKom, Codero, Gluster and Nixu Open join The Linux Foundation ...

Stanford engineers build a nanoscale device for brain-inspired computing ...

NVIDIA names Stanford University a CUDA Center of Excellence ...

NIST prototype 'optics table on a chip' places microwave photon in 2 colours at once ...

SDSC visualizations win 'OASCR' Awards at SciDAC 2011

15 Jul 2011 San Diego - Two visualizations created by researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, and other academic institutions are among the recipients of the people's choice OASCR awards granted at the 2011 Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Programme (SciDAC) Conference.

'OASCR' stands for the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, and in the tradition of the Hollywood originals, recognize some of the best work in computer-generated visualizations. The OASCRs are awarded annually at the SciDAC conference, which gathers researchers from the computational science community to present scientific results, discuss new technologies, and explore new approaches to collaboration. This year's event was held July 10-14 in Denver, Colorado.

"It is an honour to be recognized not once, but twice against such a competitive field", stated Michael Norman, SDSC's director and a member of the science research team that received one of the SciDAC awards.

SDSC-related visualizations awarded at SciDAC 2011 include "Ground Motion Visualization of M8 Earthquake Simulation Using Height Field". Using resources at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the research team created the largest-ever simulation of a Magnitude 8.0 (M8) earthquake, primarily along the southern section of the San Andreas Fault. The research was selected as a finalist for the Gordon Bell prize, awarded annually for outstanding achievement in high-performance computing applications at the annual Supercomputing Conference.

The M8 visualization was led by Amit Chourasia, of SDSC. The simulation work was performed by Yifeng Cui, Kwangyoon Lee, and Jun Zhou from SDSC; Kim Olsen, Daniel Roten, and Steven M. Day from San Diego State University; Thomas Jordan and Philip Maechling from the Southern California Earthquake Center; Geoffrey Ely and Patrick Small from the University of Southern California; D.K. Panda from Ohio State University; and John Levesque from Cray Inc.

Also receiving a SciDAC OASCR this year was a visualization called "Modelling Early Galaxies Using Radiation Hydrodynamics". This simulation models not only the gravity and gas dynamics of early galaxies, but also the propagation of light and its interaction with the gas. In part, this helps us understand the impact the heating of gas by light from the first stars had on later star formation.

The simulation was computed using resources at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) with support from the National Science Foundation, and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Visualization researchers for that project include Mark Hereld, Joseph A. Insley, Michael E. Papka, and Venkatram Vishwanath (ANL); and Eric C. Olson from the University of Chicago. In addition to Daniel R. Reynolds from Southern Methodist University, science researchers include Robert Harkness, Michael Norman, and Rick Wagner, all from SDSC.

Source: University of California - San Diego

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Primeur weekly 2011-07-18

The Cloud

Rutgers-led experts assemble globe-spanning supercomputer Cloud ...

IBM debuts Cloud-based analytics suite to help companies boost marketing results ...

HP accelerates customers' path to open, hybrid Cloud ...

IBM expands business in Japan with new Cloud data centres ...

VMware unveils VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...

Panaya reaches 2,000 ERP systems milestone ...

VMware introduces VMware vSphere Storage Appliance to further simplify IT for small and midsized businesses ...

ET Water celebrates smart irrigation month with the launch of the GNOME Smart Irrigation Calculator ...

From end-user to data centre: Cisco enhances Cloud computing performance, efficiency and security ...

Desktop Grids

Version 4.2.4 of OurGrid middleware released ...

XtremWeb-HEP 7.5.0 released ...

EuroFlash

Lomonosov supercomputer sets world record for performance on Graph500 benchmark ...

European Commission to organize Information Day on Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering ...

Bright Cluster Manager selected by Freie Universitaet Berlin to manage new Dell-based HPC system ...

Eurotech to receive 4 million euro order from Selex Elsag for Aurora HPC for cyber security applications ...

Medicsight and Ziooft partner in U.S. to offer computer-aided detection with supercomputing functional analytics ...

Imec achieves breakthroughs in enabling future DRAM and RRAM ...

USFlash

IBM Power Systems running Linux outperform competition on standard benchmarks ...

Drexel University chose advanced HPC and Bright Cluster Manager to help unravel the mysteries of the Universe and the world of molecular dynamics ...

Moving data at the speed of science: Berkeley Lab lays foundation for 100 Gbps prototype network ...

Scientists model physics of a key dark-energy probe ...

SDSC visualizations win 'OASCR' Awards at SciDAC 2011 ...

SDSC's Trestles provides rapid turnaround and enhanced performance for diverse researchers ...

Sandia's 'cooler' technology offers fundamental breakthrough in heat transfer ...

Changsha National Supercomputing Center inaugurated ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack ...

University of Virginia's Olivier Pfister accomplishes breakthrough toward quantum computing ...

GNS Healthcare collaborates with NCI in new approach to lung cancer: supercomputer analysis to aid in matching targeted drugs to patients ...

Wolfram Research announces gridMathematica 8: Adding the power of CUDA over the Grid ...

UC Irvine study points to new approach to influenza's antiviral resistance ...

basysKom, Codero, Gluster and Nixu Open join The Linux Foundation ...

Stanford engineers build a nanoscale device for brain-inspired computing ...

NVIDIA names Stanford University a CUDA Center of Excellence ...

NIST prototype 'optics table on a chip' places microwave photon in 2 colours at once ...