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Primeur weekly 2013-07-08

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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 ...

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

20 Jun 2013 Leipzig - The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas in Austin is using DataDirect Networks (DDN) to deploy a high-speed global parallel file storage system accessible to all TACC resources and visualization systems. The system will scale up and be easily expandable in the coming years.

Since its founding in 2001, TACC has grown rapidly by enabling discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies. With this growth, TACC also has seen its data explode by more than 40 percent year-on-year.

Now with TACC's latest petascale HPC system in production, Stampede, and more new systems coming in 2013, the centre needed a high performance storage solution that could connect all of TACC's computing and visualization systems and scale seamlessly to anticipate research demands in the future. After a competitive review, TACC selected DDN for its price-performance and ability to scale the system 5x beyond the initial purchased configuration.

Building on recent DDN HPC wins such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Zuse Institute Berlin, this latest announcement with TACC reinforces that compute-intensive organisations around the world continue to validate DDN technology where total cost of ownership, scalability and performance are critical requirements.

Using DDN storage including SFA12K and SFA7700 platforms and EXAScaler parallel file storage appliance, TACC has been able to significantly decrease power, energy usage and costs, while dramatically increasing its storage capacity as compared with its previous parallel file storage system.

Using the Lustre file system running on DDN storage servers, TACC increased its storage capacity and IO performance using an InfinibBand connected file system with more than 20PB in capacity that delivers more than 250GB/s+ in throughput to support nearly 10 petaflops (or 10 quadrillions calculations per second) of peak computing capability.

With more than 120 staff and students, TACC operates several of the most powerful supercomputers and visualization systems in the world, and the network and data storage infrastructure to support them.

Stampede, among other HPC systems at TACC, provides the computing power for a variety of complex computational projects.

Researchers will use TACC computing resources powered by DDN storage to support research across several different fields including brain tumour imaging, black hole physics, and seismic hazard mapping. For example, researchers from the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) are using Stampede to predict the frequency of damaging earthquakes in California for the latest Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERT3) which forecasts the probability of all earthquakes throughout a region and over a specified time span. This data is incorporated into the U.S. Geological Survey's National Seismic Hazard Maps which are then used to set building codes and insurance rates.

Dr. Jay Boisseau, director of TACC, the University of Texas at Austin, stated: "TACC enables thousands of scientists to conduct groundbreaking research that advances science and society using our powerful computing technologies. We have to advance our capabilities rapidly to help enable and accelerate their discoveries, and increasingly this depends on providing massive data management and storage capabilities. We're pleased to partner again with DDN to deploy a tremendous new resource for open science depending on 'Big Data' - a 20PB file system, fully integrated with our powerful computing and visualization systems that will continue to grow to support the research tackling the most challenging problems."

"DDN's powerful and scalable storage solutions are exactly what we need right now, as we grow our support for many new 'Big Data' problems in science and engineering research. We want to help researchers solve the most important and challenging problems, and this increasingly depends on rapid access to massive data. This new DDN solution will provide a foundation for researchers to analyze data and make new discoveries."

Source: DataDirect Networks

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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 ...