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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 ...

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


25 Jun 2013 Amaro, Regensburg - Eurotech, a provider of embedded and supercomputing technologies, has signed with the University of Regensburg and the University of Wuppertal a research and development co-operation agreement to deliver a novel supercomputing architecture based on Intel Xeon Phi technology within the QPACE2 project.

In the project, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - German Research Foundation (D.F.G.), Eurotech R&D and the University of Regensburg will collaborate to complete the high level design of the architecture, while Eurotech engineering will take responsibility for the detailed design and manufacturing of the prototype, leaving some aspects of it - cooling subsystem, rack design, BMC firmware development - to Regensburg.

"We aim to deploy the first prototype of the QPACE2 machine by early 2014", stated Tilo Wettig of Regensburg University. "The QPACE2 system will be optimized to accelerate Lattice QCD simulations. Although the initial focus will be in LQCD, the use of standard commercial components will guarantee compatibility with a wider range of application areas."

The goal of the project is to design, develop and manufacture a high performance architecture based on Intel Intel Xeon Phi, running the applications on them without the need of processors. The actual deliverable will be a 256 accelerators machine, with roughly 256 TFlop/s of peak performance.

"We are very satisfied to have signed this agreement", stated Giampietro Tecchiolli, Eurotech CTO. "Eurotech has always given a lot of attention to R&D co-operation with important European Universities as a way of creating and leveraging product development leadership in the HPC market. We are looking forward to collaborating with the University of Regensburg and Wuppertal with which we wish to consolidate the solid relationship we started during the first QPACE project few years ago."

The QPACE2 supercomputer will use the Eurotech Aurora hot water cooling that will ensure high energy efficiency and optimize the operating conditions of the Intel coprocessors, bringing down the power consumption of the HPC system to an expected 75 kW peak power, with no need for air conditioning or chillers for cooling.

Streamlining the design to use only coprocessors promises to save capital costs for a set of applications, while the inherent efficiency of the Xeon Phi together with the Eurotech liquid cooling solution will give the performance needed, while keeping operating expenses at bay.
Source: Eurotech

Back to Table of contents

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 ...