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Primeur weekly 2015-07-20

Special

HPC is a strong growth market but power, cooling and parallel software issues need to be solved ...

Focus

Fortissimo to offer HPC simulation for SMEs and manufacturing industry ...

Exascale supercomputing

SmartRack appeared at International Supercomputing Conference 2015 ...

Crowd computing

IBM's virtual supercomputer finds clean water clue - crowd computing privided by citizens ...

BOINC has launched a new governance model ...

Focus on Europe

EU open source software project receives green light ...

ETP4HPC, EXDCI and SESAME Net - new HPC initiatives in Europe's Horizon 2020 ...

Middleware

Big PanDA and Titan merge to tackle torrent of LHC's full-energy collision data ...

OpenMP ARB announces line-up of world-class keynotes, speakers, tutorials and panel sessions for Annual OpenMPCon Developer Conference ...

Hardware

Geoff Lyon, CoolIT Systems, is Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year industry finalist ...

Intersect360 Research restructures access to reports ...

HP and NEC collaborate to advance adoption of network functions virtualization technology ...

SGI broadens access to 8-socket plus configurations with Dell for customers running SAP HANA ...

IBM Research Alliance produces industry's first 7nm node test chips ...

Cutting cost and power consumption for Big Data ...

Tsubame KFC and plans for Tsubame-3 supercomputer explained by Satoshi Matsuoka ...

Applications

Neptune's badly behaved magnetic field ...

IBM and Mubadala to bring Watson to the Middle East & North Africa ...

Tsinghua University named ISC Cluster Competition Champion for the second time ...

Rolls-Royce first company to join supercomputing initiative that breaks down barriers between industry and academia ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud delivers supercomputing power to fuel innovation ...

OVH.com launches world's first ARMv8-based public Cloud powered by Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor ...

Researchers call for support for data in the cloud to facilitate genomics research ...

i-Virtualize strengthens its Cloud offerings in North America with VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud, enabling order fulfillment in the Cloud ...

Tsinghua University named ISC Cluster Competition Champion for the second time

17 Jul 2015 Frankfurt - On July 15, 2015, the team representing Beijing's Tsinghua University was crowned overall champion of the 4th ISC International Student Cluster Competition, the second time the Chinese team has won the award after their victory at the inaugural event in 2012. Held at the 2015 International Supercomputer Conference (ISC15), this is also the second world championship won by Tsinghua University this year, following hot on the heels of their ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge triumph in May.

The ISC, ASC and SC Student Supercomputer Competitions are international supercomputer challenges and this year student teams from 11 universities from China, the US, Germany, Spain, India, South Africa, Brazil, and Estonia took part.

The aim of the three-day competition is for each team to complete the establishment and operation of a supercomputer system and complete performance competition of five application competition topics under the restrictive condition of 3000W total power. These competition topics involve science and engineering applications such as benchmark testing of floating point performance, the first principles, aerodynamics, large-scale parallel simulation of atoms and molecules and so on. In the end, Tsinghua University team won first prize overall with a relatively competitive advantage in total scores.

Gilad Shainer, President of the ISC Competition Organizing Committee, said at the awards ceremony that he hopes the competition helps to promote the relationship between college students and the industrial community, and that participating team members felt suitably challenged by the competition. He went on to say he expects these young people to continue the innovation and passion of the competition in their future work, study and research.

In an interview given after the competition, Tsinghua team leader Song Fangrui said that the supercomputer competition combines machines with human beings, citing the team's excellent performance and cooperation and the stability of the Inspur server as the main reasons for their success this year.

In recent years, Chinese research and development of supercomputers has made great progress. Tianhe-2 is listed as the fastest supercomputer in the world while the country is also trying to promote application of super calculation and talent cultivation so as to narrow the gap with Europe and the United States. Meanwhile the ASC World Student Supercomputer Competition has become the biggest supercomputer competition in the world and Tsinghua University are worthy winners.
Source: Inspur Group

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-07-20

Special

HPC is a strong growth market but power, cooling and parallel software issues need to be solved ...

Focus

Fortissimo to offer HPC simulation for SMEs and manufacturing industry ...

Exascale supercomputing

SmartRack appeared at International Supercomputing Conference 2015 ...

Crowd computing

IBM's virtual supercomputer finds clean water clue - crowd computing privided by citizens ...

BOINC has launched a new governance model ...

Focus on Europe

EU open source software project receives green light ...

ETP4HPC, EXDCI and SESAME Net - new HPC initiatives in Europe's Horizon 2020 ...

Middleware

Big PanDA and Titan merge to tackle torrent of LHC's full-energy collision data ...

OpenMP ARB announces line-up of world-class keynotes, speakers, tutorials and panel sessions for Annual OpenMPCon Developer Conference ...

Hardware

Geoff Lyon, CoolIT Systems, is Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year industry finalist ...

Intersect360 Research restructures access to reports ...

HP and NEC collaborate to advance adoption of network functions virtualization technology ...

SGI broadens access to 8-socket plus configurations with Dell for customers running SAP HANA ...

IBM Research Alliance produces industry's first 7nm node test chips ...

Cutting cost and power consumption for Big Data ...

Tsubame KFC and plans for Tsubame-3 supercomputer explained by Satoshi Matsuoka ...

Applications

Neptune's badly behaved magnetic field ...

IBM and Mubadala to bring Watson to the Middle East & North Africa ...

Tsinghua University named ISC Cluster Competition Champion for the second time ...

Rolls-Royce first company to join supercomputing initiative that breaks down barriers between industry and academia ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud delivers supercomputing power to fuel innovation ...

OVH.com launches world's first ARMv8-based public Cloud powered by Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor ...

Researchers call for support for data in the cloud to facilitate genomics research ...

i-Virtualize strengthens its Cloud offerings in North America with VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud, enabling order fulfillment in the Cloud ...