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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 ...

PRACE looks back on successful Scientific Conference at ISC'12

26 Jun 2012 Hamburg - On 17th June 2012, at the start of ISC'12, PRACE held its annual PRACE Scientific Conference - also known as PRACE Day - at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg, Germany. A line-up of 8 presentations of outstanding and award-winning scientists was complemented by keynote speeches by Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit "GÉANT & e‐Infrastructure", European Commission and Maria Ramalho, Managing Director, PRACE aisbl and a session of the PRACE User Forum presided by its Chairman, Turlough Downes. The day was moderated by Richard Kenway, Chair of PRACE Scientific Steering Committee & Conference Chairman.

The PRACE Day proved a popular addition to ISC'12 with 230 registered participants. The event was held in conjunction with the ISC'12 Asia Day and gathered scientists from a wide range of disciplines as well as industry specialists and European Union officials. Germany, the UK and the USA were the best represented among the 35 countries present.

This diverse audience was treated to in-depth presentations of research done by some of the first projects to receive major allocations of time on PRACE's leading-edge supercomputers. From droplets in rainclouds to plasma fusion - the 6 presentations showcased the variety of research supported by supercomputing. Whether the aim is to understand how clouds participate in both warming and cooling the atmosphere; to promote inertial confinement fusion as the internal combustion engine of plasma fusion; or answering the questions surrounding turbulent entrainment (when does "large" become "large enough"?), each scientist underlined the need for powerful computing resources to enhance and speed up discovery within their field. The talks highlighted connections between disciplines, the impacts on society and the vital role of PRACE facilities in enabling their research, conveying the excitement and breadth of the research to everyone in the room.

The session of the PRACE User Forum provided valuable insights to the issues that users of supercomputers struggle with, such as the bandwidth to and from PRACE sites, access to data storage beyond the end of a time allocation period, and support for complex work flows. The aim of the User Forum is to provide a platform for users to share experiences and discuss with the service providers improvements to procedures and operations. With the participation of the audience this session of the PRACE User Forum saw animated discussions on problems and solutions, pointedly summarized by Richard Kenway: "It doesn't mean it's impossible, it just means somebody will have to pay."

PRACE is already looking forward to the next Scientific Conference to be held at ISC'13 in Leipzig, Germany. For more information on the PRACE Scientific Conference 2012, you can visit http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-Day-2012
Source: PRACE

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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 ...