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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 ...

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

28 Jun 2012 London - Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge have launched CORE, the UK's most advanced on-demand High Performance Computing (HPC) and data management e-Infrastructure available to both industry and academia. This significant new alliance between two of the world's leading teaching and research institutions will deliver unrivalled HPC and big data Cloud resources, combined with comprehensive user support to organisations looking to accelerate research and build tangible competitive advantage.

CORE is a key component of the UK Government BIS-led e-Infrastructure expansion programme aimed at delivering business-ready HPC and big data solutions to industry and academia. The CORE e-Infrastructure Cloud amounts to 300 teraFLOPS sustained double-precision computing delivered by over 22,000 Intel processor cores attached to more than 3 petabytes of high performance file system. Accessible from the CORE Cloud are some of the single largest systems in the UK, including the largest and most powerful Intel HPC cluster, the largest single shared memory space and one of the UK's largest NVDIA GPU clusters.

The combined capability of CORE has already helped support organisations build real competitive advantage, as proven by work undertaken by partners including Rolls-Royce, Caterham F1 Team, and Audio Analytic, one of the world's leaders in sound classification, recognition and analysis. "Audio Analytic has harnessed the power of CORE to develop sound packs that can be used by the physical security industry to indentify sounds such as breaking glass or gun shots. The flexible scale out resources provided by CORE combined with excellent technical support has provided us with a step change in compute capability increasing the scope of what we can achieve and reducing time to market", stated Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic.

Dr. Peter Haynes, CORE Director, Department of Materials and Physics, Imperial College London, commented: "CORE is completely unique in terms of its scale and breadth of knowledge. However, what is even more significant has been the team's incredible track record up to this point, working behind the scenes with partners of all sizes, across a wide range of industrial sectors. This makes CORE the most effective business-ready e-Infrastructure service in the UK."

CORE also provides a full portfolio of consultancy offerings for partners looking to deploy their own in-house systems. These consultancy services cover everything from the procurement and design stages, right through to project management, system integration, performance analysis and optimisation.

"CORE is the most comprehensive e-Infrastructure Cloud and consultancy service available today, with strong emphasis on business-ready industry focused solutions", explained Dr. Paul Calleja, CORE Director, University of Cambridge. "CORE demonstrates proven UK leadership in HPC and big data design, implementation and service provision for both SMB and enterprise-scale customers across a range of disciplines including engineering, life sciences, materials modelling and digital media. Simply put, CORE lowers the barriers of uptake for users and organisations new to HPC, removing the necessity for specialist HPC staff and costly in-house IT infrastructure."

For more information, you can visit www.core-advantage.org
Source: CORE

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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 ...