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Primeur weekly 2012-07-02

Exascale supercomputing

Ultra fast supercomputers at UK lab will better prepare us for severe weather and save millions of pounds ...

The Cloud

HP expands t410 Smart Zero Client family ...

Opscode announces integration with Google Compute Engine ...

Red Hat Cloud Ecosystem Gains Global Momentum ...

Red Hat to acquire FuseSource ...

Imperial College London and University of Cambridge launch CORE to deliver unrivalled UK e-Infrastructure capability to industry ...

Valeo choses Agarik to host secure portal to its office automation Cloud ...

IEEE brings Cloud computing expertise and user resources together to foster worldwide collaboration and innovation ...

Desktop Grids

One billion results returned by World Community Grid volunteers ...

EuroFlash

French Ministry of Culture and Communication gives Bull its approval to preserve public archives on digital media ...

STFC's Joule in the crown is UK's most powerful supercomputer ...

PRACE looks back on successful Scientific Conference at ISC'12 ...

CERN to give update on Higgs search as curtain raiser to ICHEP conference ...

Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2012 recognizes three scientific teams for their advances in research and innovation ...

USFlash

Cray to add Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its next-generation Cascade supercomputer ...

Cray signs $40 million supercomputer agreement with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) ...

YarcData kicks off the $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge and announces contest judges ...

Graph500 adds new measurement of supercomputing performance ...

Health care publisher Lifescript selects HP 3PAR Storage to expand offerings and enhance customer service ...

IBM and Lawrence Livermore researchers form Deep Computing Solutions Collaboration to help boost industrial competitiveness ...

RIKEN and Fujitsu complete operational testing of the K computer ...

DataDirect Networks powers industrial innovation with NCSA Private Sector Programme ...

Fujitsu wins supercomputer bid from Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau ...

Reaching and researching between stars ...

BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second between US and China ...

Cray to add Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its next-generation Cascade supercomputer

18 Jun 2012 Seattle - Cray Inc.'s next-generation supercomputer code-named "Cascade" will be available with Intel Corporation's new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The Intel Xeon Phi product family is based on Intel's Many Integrated Core (Intel MIC) architecture, which is designed for highly parallel workloads.

"The Cascade supercomputer will be the result of the most ambitious R&D programme Cray has ever embarked on, and our next-generation system is now made even more compelling with today's exciting announcement that the Cascade system will be available with the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors", stated Peg Williams, Cray's senior vice president of high performance computing systems. "Intel's MIC architecture features a strong balance of performance, programmability and power efficiency, and combining the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors with the innovative supercomputing technologies we are incorporating into Cascade, will allow us to provide our HPC customers with a supercomputer that is unmatched for balance, scalability, reliability and price/performance on real-world applications."

Cray's next-generation Cascade supercomputer, which is expected to be available in the first half of 2013, is the next step in Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision. The system will feature a continuing evolution of the Cray Linux Environment, Cray's HPC-optimized programming environment, and the next-generation system interconnect, codenamed "Aries". Cascade will be able to handle a wide variety of processor types, including Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 product family - a first for Cray's high-end systems - and now the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, further extending the flexibility of Cray supercomputers.

"The Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor is optimized to deliver the highest levels of parallel performance, and the combination of Cray's next-generation Cascade supercomputer paired with Intel processors and coprocessors will provide a powerful resource for HPC users", stated Raj Harza, Intel VP and general manager of Technical Computing Group. "Cray's Cascade system will feature highly innovative HPC technologies, and we are excited that our collaboration with Cray will enable researchers and scientists to achieve breakthrough innovations and discoveries."

A number of leading HPC centres have already signed contracts with Cray to purchase Cascade systems. In October 2010, Cray announced it had signed a contract with the University of Stuttgart to provide a Cascade system to the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) in Germany. In December 2011, Cray announced it was awarded a contract to provide a Cascade supercomputer to the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS) at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.

The Cascade supercomputer is made possible in part by Cray's participation in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) High Productivity Computing Systems programme.
Source: Cray

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Primeur weekly 2012-07-02

Exascale supercomputing

Ultra fast supercomputers at UK lab will better prepare us for severe weather and save millions of pounds ...

The Cloud

HP expands t410 Smart Zero Client family ...

Opscode announces integration with Google Compute Engine ...

Red Hat Cloud Ecosystem Gains Global Momentum ...

Red Hat to acquire FuseSource ...

Imperial College London and University of Cambridge launch CORE to deliver unrivalled UK e-Infrastructure capability to industry ...

Valeo choses Agarik to host secure portal to its office automation Cloud ...

IEEE brings Cloud computing expertise and user resources together to foster worldwide collaboration and innovation ...

Desktop Grids

One billion results returned by World Community Grid volunteers ...

EuroFlash

French Ministry of Culture and Communication gives Bull its approval to preserve public archives on digital media ...

STFC's Joule in the crown is UK's most powerful supercomputer ...

PRACE looks back on successful Scientific Conference at ISC'12 ...

CERN to give update on Higgs search as curtain raiser to ICHEP conference ...

Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2012 recognizes three scientific teams for their advances in research and innovation ...

USFlash

Cray to add Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its next-generation Cascade supercomputer ...

Cray signs $40 million supercomputer agreement with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) ...

YarcData kicks off the $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge and announces contest judges ...

Graph500 adds new measurement of supercomputing performance ...

Health care publisher Lifescript selects HP 3PAR Storage to expand offerings and enhance customer service ...

IBM and Lawrence Livermore researchers form Deep Computing Solutions Collaboration to help boost industrial competitiveness ...

RIKEN and Fujitsu complete operational testing of the K computer ...

DataDirect Networks powers industrial innovation with NCSA Private Sector Programme ...

Fujitsu wins supercomputer bid from Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau ...

Reaching and researching between stars ...

BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second between US and China ...