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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 ...

DataDirect Networks powers industrial innovation with NCSA Private Sector Programme

27 Jun 2012 Chatsworth - The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has deployed 700 terabytes of high-performance DataDirect Networks' DDN SFA storage as the backbone of iForge, an NCSA supercomputer which is dedicated to and purpose-built for industrial applications. Commercial partners leveraging the system include Boeing, Caterpillar, GE, John Deere, Procter and Gamble, and Rolls Royce.

"In a short time, iForge has enabled leading manufacturing enterprises to harness the power of Big Data and innovate across their product portfolios", stated Jeff Denworth, DDN Vice President of Marketing. "The innovation fostered by iForge will not only benefit society, it also is a springboard for economic advancement for leading manufacturing organisations within the US and abroad. We are pleased to be part of this important project."

Deployed in 2011, iForge is a cornerstone of NCSA's Private Sector Programme, which has engaged with more than 1/3 of the Fortune 50 over the past 25 years. Programme participants receive advanced technical consulting from leading HPC applications specialists and research faculty at the University of Illinois, who have helped to make NCSA one of the world's best-known supercomputing centres.

"Private organisations everywhere have realized that supercomputing can fuel incredible innovation, but it is not economical for companies to build and maintain such expert resources at even modest scale in-house when they work on a project basis", stated Merle Giles, director of the NCSA Private Sector Programme. "iForge combines expert human and machine resources to accelerate our commercial partners' research, development, and deployment efforts."

DDN has supplied NCSA with leading-edge storage technologies since 2002. The company recently announced its DDN SFA12K storage array was selected to build a system delivering 100GB/s of storage performance for archiving data on NCSA's upcoming Blue Waters supercomputer, which when completed is expected to be one of the world's most powerful and productive computing systems.
Source: DataDirect Networks

Back to Table of contents

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 ...