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Primeur weekly 2013-07-08

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Megware supercomputer at the University of Bayreuth secures TOP500 place


5 Jul 2013 Chemnitz/Bayreuth - The new high-performance computer at the University of Bayreuth was inaugurated during an elaborate ceremony on July 4, 2013. The Bavarian State Minister of Science, Research and Art, Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, and the Lord Mayor of the City of Bayreuth, Brigitte Merk-Erbe, officially activated the system with the name "btrzx3" for its users. Offering a performance of 97.6 TeraFlop/s, the HPC cluster is currently numbered among the world's highest-performance computers, reaching place #486 in the renowned TOP500 list. The supercomputer was developed and installed by the German manufacturer Megware.

Following on from 2005 and 2009, the Bavarian centre of higher education once again commissioned the supercomputer specialist Megware with the order to deliver cutting-edge, high-performance technology. The high-performance computer btrzx3 consists of a total of 12 server racks. It integrates 416 nodes, each consisting of two AMD Opteron 6348 2.8 GHz processors, and four 4-way servers. The computer nodes have 64GB or 128GB of RAM and are connected via a fast QDR Infiniband network.

Supercomputers are of crucial importance in research. The new btrzx3 is mainly intended for highly parallel computing tasks. The computing tasks that demand a high single-core performance can draw on the predecessor system "btrzx5", which Megware also supplied. Scientists in Bayreuth are principally involved in the computation of tasks in the fields of physics, biochemistry and material sciences. The new resources are already in use at the moment to calculate the behaviour of plasma, as found on the sun's surface, in their dependence on magnetic fields. Roughly 8,000 of the over 10,000 processor cores are momentarily occupied with these calculations. The btrzx3 is in operation 24/7 in order to cater to the high demand for this kind of computing power.

The HPC cluster is housed in the newly erected laboratory and internship building in the University of Bayreuth, soon to play host to several faculties, including biochemistry, geosciences and mechatronics. The sheer size of the system and its continuous operation generate extremely high temperatures - and this waste heat is used to supply the entire building.

"Publication of the latest ranking of the world's highest-performance supercomputers clearly demonstrates that for the first time, four Megware systems are found in the TOP500 list and the Chemnitz-based company is clearly the number 1 among German supercomputing manufacturers", stated Jana Mitschke, Marketing Manager at Megware. In addition to Bayreuth, further Megware TOP500 clusters are located at the universities in Oslo, Mainz and Vienna.
Source: Megware

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Primeur weekly 2013-07-08

Special

Exploiting parallelism on Titan to reach exascale performance, eventually ...

The Cloud

A virtual chef-nutritionist for old people ...

BRABUS draws on IBM to deliver stylish upgrades for automobiles, planes and yachts through the Cloud ...

New hardware design protects data in the cloud ...

Oracle enhances Cloud management with new third generation release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

Oracle announces general availability of Oracle Database 12c, the first database designed for the Cloud ...

New Oracle Database 12c innovations engineered with Oracle Storage Systems deliver next level of database-to-storage performance and efficiency ...

Rackspace and CERN openlab collaborate to deliver "Big Bang" with Hybrid Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Megware supercomputer at the University of Bayreuth secures TOP500 place ...

High Performance Computing facility to receive Government funding of 8 million euro ...

RSC supercomputers continue to lead in energy efficiency among Russian HPC systems in Green500 ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Numascale AS to collaborate on improved memory systems for research ...

Bull launches the 2013 Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize, aimed at boosting the development of computer simulation ...

Kees Neggers honoured as an Internet Pioneer in the Internet Hall of Fame ...

World record in silicon integrated nanophotonics - More energy efficiency in the data communication ...

SURFnet and Russian Skoltech embark on joint e-Infrastructure project ...

USFlash

Parallella: an open source hardware project ...

Pleiades supercomputer to be augmented with next-generation SGI ICE-X systems ...

2014 Pennsylvania State Budget includes $500,000 for Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

Senator Durbin leads dedication of new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Microscopy technique could help computer industry develop 3D components ...

Cyclica Inc. is awarded access to IBM's Blue Gene/Q supercomputer to repurpose FDA approved drugs ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center deploys 20PB Big Data hub using DataDirect Networks High-Performance Storage System ...

More of the world's TOP500 supercomputers trust DataDirect Networks for best analytics and simulation performance, scale and lowest TCO ...

Indiana University to take lead in Defense Department effort securing software-defined networks ...

Graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing ...

NSF and Mozilla announce breakthrough applications on a faster, smarter internet of the future ...

Titan completes acceptance testing ...