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Primeur weekly 2016-07-04

Special

European Commission reorganisation affects supercomputing and e-Infrastructures ...

Focus

The next flagship supercomputer in Japan will be the "post K" with a CPU based on ARM V8 with HPC extension ...

Crowd computing

Book about volunteer computing released ...

Quantum computing

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 breaks record with attendance and programme in Frankfurt ...

PRACE Council elects new leadership ...

PRACE launches Fourth Call for Applications under SHAPE ...

International Data Corporation lauds innovations in supercomputing with Innovation Excellence Awards ...

PRACE looks back on successful ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt ...

Hardware

New age of computing launched at the University of Melbourne ...

Computing density of scalable energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with the newest Intel Xeon Phi processor has increased by 2 times to 528 Teraflops per cabinet ...

CFMS selects Cray for next generation HPC platform ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility ...

Applications

Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter ...

New Quantum Mechanics algorithm fast on GPU desktop, not like older algorithms that need a supercomputer ...

Seeds of supermassive black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs enlists IBM's Watson in the war on cancer ...

New ocean current simulations alter view of climate change impacts ...

Computer simulations help scientists glimpse why life can't happen without water ...

Nine University of Wyoming projects awarded summer use of supercomputer in Cheyenne ...

TOP500

MSU supercomputer recognized for power and energy efficiency ...

DDN increases its TOP500 HPC leadership to an unprecedented 70 percent of global supercomputing centres ...

The Cloud

Oracle announces Pfizer's Selection of Oracle Cloud for clinical data management and trial management across its clinical trial portfolio ...

IBM unveils new Bluemix OpenWhisk tools to speed development of IoT apps on IBM Cloud ...

Oracle brings SPARC to the Cloud ...

MSU supercomputer recognized for power and energy efficiency


Laconia, the new supercomputing cluster at MSU's Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, has been named to two exclusive worldwide ranking lists: the TOP500, which ranks supercomputers based on their computer power, and the Green 500, which ranks them on energy efficiency.
22 Jun 2016 East Lansing - Laconia, the new supercomputing cluster at Michigan State University's (MSU) Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) was ranked no. 205 on the TOP500 list, and no. 30 on the Green 500 list. Both lists are maintained by TOP500.org, which has tracked and compiled the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world since 1993.

“Being recognized by the Top 500 is an enormous honour", stated iCER Director Kennie Merz. "It was always a priority for us that Laconia should be built with the latest in cutting-edge HPC hardware, and this recognition is extremely rewarding."

The Laconia cluster is the newest addition to the original supercomputer, which was launched at MSU's High Performance Computing Center in 2005.

It's been used by campus researchers in a wide variety of domains, such as the creation of artificial brains to study the evolution of higher intelligence and the development of models of water quality and quantity in the Great Lakes region.

Laconia doubles the speed with which campus researchers can complete their experiments, and enables iCER to reach out to additional research groups who may benefit from this new resource. It also utilizes a novel recycled water-cooling system that's extremely energy efficient.

iCER provides a solid cyberinfrastructure that connects researchers from academia and industry with advanced computational systems and tools. It supports multidisciplinary research in all facets of computational sciences, and continually works to enhance MSU's national and international presence and competitive edge in work that requires advanced computing.
Source: Michigan State University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-07-04

Special

European Commission reorganisation affects supercomputing and e-Infrastructures ...

Focus

The next flagship supercomputer in Japan will be the "post K" with a CPU based on ARM V8 with HPC extension ...

Crowd computing

Book about volunteer computing released ...

Quantum computing

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 breaks record with attendance and programme in Frankfurt ...

PRACE Council elects new leadership ...

PRACE launches Fourth Call for Applications under SHAPE ...

International Data Corporation lauds innovations in supercomputing with Innovation Excellence Awards ...

PRACE looks back on successful ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt ...

Hardware

New age of computing launched at the University of Melbourne ...

Computing density of scalable energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with the newest Intel Xeon Phi processor has increased by 2 times to 528 Teraflops per cabinet ...

CFMS selects Cray for next generation HPC platform ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility ...

Applications

Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter ...

New Quantum Mechanics algorithm fast on GPU desktop, not like older algorithms that need a supercomputer ...

Seeds of supermassive black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs enlists IBM's Watson in the war on cancer ...

New ocean current simulations alter view of climate change impacts ...

Computer simulations help scientists glimpse why life can't happen without water ...

Nine University of Wyoming projects awarded summer use of supercomputer in Cheyenne ...

TOP500

MSU supercomputer recognized for power and energy efficiency ...

DDN increases its TOP500 HPC leadership to an unprecedented 70 percent of global supercomputing centres ...

The Cloud

Oracle announces Pfizer's Selection of Oracle Cloud for clinical data management and trial management across its clinical trial portfolio ...

IBM unveils new Bluemix OpenWhisk tools to speed development of IoT apps on IBM Cloud ...

Oracle brings SPARC to the Cloud ...