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Primeur weekly 2013-07-01

Special

A decade of HPC in evolution - Thomas Sterling takes the stage as the Charles Darwin of supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Cloud Summer School 2013 - Final Call for Participation ...

EuroFlash

Atos wins contract for the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

Eurotech, University of Regensburg and University of Wuppertal sign co-operation agreement for QPACE2 ...

Eurotech supercomputers Eurora and Aurora Tigon score first and second place in the Green500 list ...

Projectiondesign to amaze visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's newest attraction - Space Shuttle Atlantis ...

Towards a Second EUDAT Roadmap of common services ...

Grants available for Europeans to attend the 2nd RDA plenary meeting ...

Cray awarded supercomputer contract from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) ...

Programming model for supercomputers of the future ...

Allinea tools to help Professor Stephen Hawking's Consortium get more Bang from COSMOS ...

Researchers unmask Janus-faced nature of mechanical forces with the Julich supercomputer ...

SPEX Group announces Scotland's fastest growing young company doubles turnover ...

IBM harnesses power of Big Data to improve Dutch flood control and water management systems ...

USFlash

13th edition of the Green500 List to make use of new energy measurement methodologies ...

GPU-accelerated SGI servers enable Department of Geosciences at Princeton University to simulate seismic activity in record time ...

Clemson supercomputer is 5th among U.S. universities ...

University of Florida lands $8 million federal award for supercomputing research ...

China shocks the supercomputer community again with HUST's HPL Championship at ISC'13 ...

Understanding a novel enzyme from a family of marine crustaceans may bolster biofuels development ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators power world's most energy efficient supercomputer ...

Researchers use TACC supercomputers to simulate orbital debris impacts on spacecraft and fragment impacts on body armour ...

Purdue builds nation's fastest campus supercomputer - again ...

Sequoia tops Graph 500 list of 'Big Data' supercomputers ...

New project aims to make New York's Lake George the "smartest lake" in the world ...

Lawrence Livermore's Vulcan brings 5 petaflops computing power to collaborations with industry and academia to advance science and technology ...

SDSC GeoComputing Lab named Winner of HPC Innovation Excellence Award by IDC ...

GPU-accelerated SGI servers enable Department of Geosciences at Princeton University to simulate seismic activity in record time

24 Jun 2013 Fremont - SGI's NVIDIA Tesla GPU-powered SGI Rackable servers have been deployed in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University to drive next-generation earthquake research. The department will utilize five main open-source software packages and is leveraging NVIDIA GPUs for the SPECFEM3D 'Sesame' application, which simulates seismic wave propagation on regional and global scales.

"SGI provided the engineering expertise and capability of running the benchmark in the configurations we were seeking", stated Curt Hillegas, director of Research Computing at the University's Office of Information Technology. "They created complete NVIDIA Tesla accelerator solutions with full integration and testing in the factory so that when the Rackable server arrived it was ready to be plugged in and put into operation, solving complex problems almost immediately."

The installation includes 200 NVIDIA Telsa K20 GPU accelerators with four K20 GPUs per each 2U Rackable server. It enables the Department of Geosciences to report on seismic activity, via the Global Seismicity Portal, in 15-30 minutes as compared to two to eight hours previously. The portal was designed to present the public with near real-time visualizations of recent earthquakes.

"The need for computing power at lower power consumption continues to be a key customer requirement and customers are benefitting from the highly accelerated code and leading performance per watt capability offered with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs", stated Bill Mannel, vice president Product Management, Server Products at SGI. "Customers are developing finer meshes, larger models and problems, higher sampling rates and resolutions. These problems are often being solved using Tesla accelerators."

Achieving a 30-percent year over year increase in the sales of NVIDIA GPUs shipped, SGI is underscoring a growing demand for the performance and efficiency benefits of NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators across a range of scientific and commercial fields. In response to growing demand for GPUs, SGI plans to add to its wide portfolio of NVIDIA-inspired solutions by adding liquid-cooled GPU server blades to SGI ICE X products, providing customers in the defense, manufacturing, research, and other sectors, with new levels of energy-efficient and high-performance computing (HPC) solutions.

"SGI's impressive sales growth demonstrates that accelerators have become the preferred technology to drive innovation and accelerate scientific research", stated Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Tesla Accelerated Computing Business at NVIDIA. "With hundreds of supported applications, hundreds of thousands of developers, and broad support from system vendors, GPU accelerators will soon power the vast majority, if not all, HPC systems around the world."

NVIDIA Tesla K10, K20 and K20X GPU accelerators are available in the following SGI platforms:

  • SGI® UV 2000, with scalability out to 64 TB in a single server, the UV2000 can support up to 16 Tesla GPUs
  • Dense Rackable servers, featuring the dense C1104G or C2110G servers for up to 4 Tesla GPUs in a single server
  • The Rackable C2108 and UV20 servers that offer larger memory and I/O footprints and up to 2 Tesla GPUs vs. typical dual-socket servers
  • In less dense configurations, Tesla GPUs can be hosted in an SGI ICE X fabric via Rackable service nodes
All SGI UV and Rackable solutions are available and shipping today. Specific support for NVIDIA Tesla GPUs varies with the platform. Limited numbers of Tesla GPU accelerators can be configured in ICE X solutions via specialty nodes today as well. Details of an ICE X liquid-cooled solution will be available later in the year.
Source: Rackable Systems

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Primeur weekly 2013-07-01

Special

A decade of HPC in evolution - Thomas Sterling takes the stage as the Charles Darwin of supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Cloud Summer School 2013 - Final Call for Participation ...

EuroFlash

Atos wins contract for the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

Eurotech, University of Regensburg and University of Wuppertal sign co-operation agreement for QPACE2 ...

Eurotech supercomputers Eurora and Aurora Tigon score first and second place in the Green500 list ...

Projectiondesign to amaze visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's newest attraction - Space Shuttle Atlantis ...

Towards a Second EUDAT Roadmap of common services ...

Grants available for Europeans to attend the 2nd RDA plenary meeting ...

Cray awarded supercomputer contract from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) ...

Programming model for supercomputers of the future ...

Allinea tools to help Professor Stephen Hawking's Consortium get more Bang from COSMOS ...

Researchers unmask Janus-faced nature of mechanical forces with the Julich supercomputer ...

SPEX Group announces Scotland's fastest growing young company doubles turnover ...

IBM harnesses power of Big Data to improve Dutch flood control and water management systems ...

USFlash

13th edition of the Green500 List to make use of new energy measurement methodologies ...

GPU-accelerated SGI servers enable Department of Geosciences at Princeton University to simulate seismic activity in record time ...

Clemson supercomputer is 5th among U.S. universities ...

University of Florida lands $8 million federal award for supercomputing research ...

China shocks the supercomputer community again with HUST's HPL Championship at ISC'13 ...

Understanding a novel enzyme from a family of marine crustaceans may bolster biofuels development ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators power world's most energy efficient supercomputer ...

Researchers use TACC supercomputers to simulate orbital debris impacts on spacecraft and fragment impacts on body armour ...

Purdue builds nation's fastest campus supercomputer - again ...

Sequoia tops Graph 500 list of 'Big Data' supercomputers ...

New project aims to make New York's Lake George the "smartest lake" in the world ...

Lawrence Livermore's Vulcan brings 5 petaflops computing power to collaborations with industry and academia to advance science and technology ...

SDSC GeoComputing Lab named Winner of HPC Innovation Excellence Award by IDC ...