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Primeur weekly 2015-07-06

Special

Moving up to an Open Science Commons ...

HPC in the Baltic region ...

Data Access helps its customers get the most out of their HPC investments ...

The importance of being earnest about the long tail of research ...

Comstor to simply the IP management of clusters ...

Arbor Networks to protect organisations against DDoS attacks ...

Open Science perspective highlighted at e-IRG workshop in Riga ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch Design Center for Big Data and High Performance Computing ...

Launch event of SuperMUC Phase 2 on June 29, 2015 ...

Bright welcomes PC Link Egypt to its Partner Network ...

Middleware

OpenMP Device Constructs ...

Bright Computing to release Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager at the ISC High Performance 2015 Conference ...

Agenda announced for PBS Works User Group Meeting ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems reaches 50th patent milestone ...

DDN outlines strategic vision driving rapid adoption of DDN high performance storage technology throughout the enterprise ...

Nallatech 510T FPGA accelerator disrupts the data centre ...

Japan Atomic Energy Agency chooses SGI ICE X for new supercomputer system ...

ADVA Optical Networking unveils all-new Data Center Interconnect solution ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new NFV demarcation product family ...

T-Systems and ADVA Optical Networking showcase the future of Terabit networking in unique demonstration ...

DDN object storage usage grows to 200+ billion objects; now world's 2nd largest object platform behind Amazon ...

Applications

Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected ...

Researcher discovers groundwater modelling breakthrough ...

Internet of Things Turning New York's Lake George Into “World’s Smartest Lake ...

Producing spin-entangled electrons ...

The quantum middle man ...

New method of quantum entanglement packs vastly more data in a photon ...

The Cloud

Computational scientist Peter Coveney keynotes at ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

HPC in the Baltic region

3 Jul 2015 Riga - Beginning of June, the Baltic HPC conference took place in Riga, Latvia. This included the local organisation of the e-IRG workshop and a one-day HPC oriented event. The HPC day included a wide variety of topics, from developing parallel software for heart simulation to the recent developments in exascale supercomputing on a European scale.

One of the highlights was the opening key note "The Exascale Challenge and its Impact on All of Us" by Erwin Laure Professor in Computer Science and Director of PDC at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He explained what is needed to get, eventually, to exascale supercomputers, and what work is done. Key for the development are European research projects. He explained some work done in older projects, like EPiGRAM and new ones that are about to be started like Intertwine.

You can read an interview with Erwin Laure at http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-07-15-120.html , or view it on

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The complete presentation is also on

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How much traffic is going over the Internet? Actually nobody knows exactly. Micael Engström from Arbour Networks says his company is monitoring 120 Tbps of Internet traffic 24/7. They estimate it is about 1/2 of all traffic. Goal of this monitoring is to identify Denial of Service (DoS) attacks or other attacks to systems. Attacks can be very large. The biggest one last year was 400 Gbps.

Engström explained how the Internet is monitored - there is a nice interactive tool publicly available - and what can be done to prevent attacks, and how to deal with attacks. If you are under attack, perhaps the most important advice is: "do not panic". Do not shutdown or reboot your firewall as this could open up doors for attackers to get in.

You can see the video of Engström's presentation on

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HPC can be big, but you cannot reach exascale if you do not have a complete HPC pyramid that has a base of hundreds of clusters at universities and research centres.

Lauris Cikovskis, researcher at the Riga Technical University and Ilmārs Slaidiņ , Co-Chair of e-IRG Executive Board 2015, Riga Technical University presented the e-Infrastructure for Science set-up at their university. The RTU HPC centre started 2 years ago. Most recent developments are the building of a new small data centre with 200KW IT power.

You can see the video of the RTU HPC presentation on

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Open Science and innovation need education. Anders Flodström, EIT ICT Labs, gave two presentations on this topic. One at the e-IRG workshop - Open Innovation and Open Science - Brainchildren - and the other one at the HPC day - Innovation and jobs in the Digital Era, the role of education. According to Flodström, the most important is societal infrastructure.

You can see the video of Flodström's presentation at the e-IRG workshop on Vimeo .

or download the slides from his second presentation .

But all those infrastructures - HPC, networking, IT education - should eventually lead to useful applications. One of those - modelling of the heart on parallel systems - was presented by Andre Sozykin of the Ural university. The LeVen system simulates the heart left ventricle. Both mechanical and electrophysiological properties are simulated. Parallelisation was done in OpenMP for parallel SMP machines. Speed-up was 6. But scalability is limited, so other ways need to be explored.

You can see the video of Sozykin's presentation on

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If you are interested in more presentations from the Baltic Cloud and HPC conference, you can go to:

Ad Emmen

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Primeur weekly 2015-07-06

Special

Moving up to an Open Science Commons ...

HPC in the Baltic region ...

Data Access helps its customers get the most out of their HPC investments ...

The importance of being earnest about the long tail of research ...

Comstor to simply the IP management of clusters ...

Arbor Networks to protect organisations against DDoS attacks ...

Open Science perspective highlighted at e-IRG workshop in Riga ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch Design Center for Big Data and High Performance Computing ...

Launch event of SuperMUC Phase 2 on June 29, 2015 ...

Bright welcomes PC Link Egypt to its Partner Network ...

Middleware

OpenMP Device Constructs ...

Bright Computing to release Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager at the ISC High Performance 2015 Conference ...

Agenda announced for PBS Works User Group Meeting ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems reaches 50th patent milestone ...

DDN outlines strategic vision driving rapid adoption of DDN high performance storage technology throughout the enterprise ...

Nallatech 510T FPGA accelerator disrupts the data centre ...

Japan Atomic Energy Agency chooses SGI ICE X for new supercomputer system ...

ADVA Optical Networking unveils all-new Data Center Interconnect solution ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new NFV demarcation product family ...

T-Systems and ADVA Optical Networking showcase the future of Terabit networking in unique demonstration ...

DDN object storage usage grows to 200+ billion objects; now world's 2nd largest object platform behind Amazon ...

Applications

Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected ...

Researcher discovers groundwater modelling breakthrough ...

Internet of Things Turning New York's Lake George Into “World’s Smartest Lake ...

Producing spin-entangled electrons ...

The quantum middle man ...

New method of quantum entanglement packs vastly more data in a photon ...

The Cloud

Computational scientist Peter Coveney keynotes at ISC Cloud & Big Data ...