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Primeur weekly 2019-07-22

Focus

EuroHPC Research and Innovation calls open July 25 with a total budget of 95 million euro ...

Quantum computing

Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material ...

Bristol awarded GBP 8,4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes ...

Researchers build transistor-like gate for quantum information processing - with qudits ...

Fujitsu harnesses Quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology to optimize output efficiency in power generation for renewable energy devices ...

Quantum photonics by serendipity ...

Focus on Europe

Hungary joins Italian pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Middleware

SUSE joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Hardware

NSF awards $10 million to SDSC to deploy 'Expanse' supercomputer ...

GRC announces licensing agreement with Nihon Form Services to tailor GRC's data centre immersion cooling technology for the Japanese market ...

High Performance Computing (HPC) arrives at the Edge of Space ...

Arm Flexible Access gives chip designers the freedom to experiment and test before they invest ...

Supermicro brings unprecedented performance and configurability to the intelligent edge for new security, 5G, and AI solutions ...

SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network ...

Intel and SAP broaden their technology partnership to power enterprises' digital transformation ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to host Bridges-2 supercomputers at Next Tier Connect ...

Applications

HPC4Energy Innovation Programme announces first awards for public/private partnerships ...

Atos orchestrates AURAGEN's genomic sequencing calculation solution ...

Who's using Argonne's user facilities? ...

Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo ...

NERSC hosts first 'GPUs for Science' Workshop ...

First Corones Award goes to NERSC computer scientist ...

HPC4Manufacturing project aims at improving thin-film processes used in LED lights ...

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders ...

LHC experiments present new results on rare Higgs phenomena at 2019 EPS-HEP conference ...

RIT professor honoured with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers ...

A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune ...

The Cloud

Atos becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to host Bridges-2 supercomputers at Next Tier Connect

18 Jul 2019 Pittsburgh - The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Next Tier Connect, an investment partnership between Next Tier HD and RedBird Capital Partners, have announced that PSC will locate its next fleet of supercomputers in Next Tier Connect - Pittsburgh East. Located at 4350 Northern Pike, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Next Tier Connect - Pittsburgh East is comprised of a single 505.000 square foot building that was originally developed by Westinghouse as a high security, high reliability research centre supported by dual utility feeds, back-up generation and high speed fiber connectivity.

Next Tier HD specializes in the development of high density data centres serving the academic research community and recently developed Georgia Tech's High Performance Computing Center located in Midtown Atlanta. Next Tier HD was drawn to the Monroeville campus by the opportunity to a similar level of support to the PSC in the expansion of its own supercomputing resources.

The PSC was created by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh to provide the national research community and the western Pennsylvania region with the massive computational capacity required for computation intensive research. The PSC collaborated with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in securing the $10 million Bridges-2 grant. While the Bridges-2 grant will provide academic researchers access to the resulting compute capacity at no cost, a portion of that capacity will be available to the private sector at cost-recovery rate.

Nick Nystrom, PSC's chief scientist and principal investigator (PI) for Bridges-2, stated: "Researchers today need new, scalable ways for combining large, complex data with high-performance simulation and modelling, and Bridges-2 will take the next step in pioneering converged, scalable high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and data."

Added Nick Nystrom: "Bridges-2's community data collections and user-friendly interfaces are designed to democratize participation in science and engineering and foster collaboration and convergence research. The Bridges-2 project includes bringing the benefits of scalable data analytics and AI to industry, developing STEM talent to strengthen the nation's workforce and broadening collaborations to accelerate discovery."

Jim Coakley, Senior Managing Partner, Next Tier Connect, stated: "The NSF is funding Bridges-2 as part of a series of awards for Advanced Computing Systems & Services, and we are honoured that the PSC would entrust us with the responsibility of housing those systems on our campus. Our team is already working on the improvements that will be necessary to bring those supercomputers online in the Summer of 2020."
Source: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center - PSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-07-22

Focus

EuroHPC Research and Innovation calls open July 25 with a total budget of 95 million euro ...

Quantum computing

Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material ...

Bristol awarded GBP 8,4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes ...

Researchers build transistor-like gate for quantum information processing - with qudits ...

Fujitsu harnesses Quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology to optimize output efficiency in power generation for renewable energy devices ...

Quantum photonics by serendipity ...

Focus on Europe

Hungary joins Italian pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Middleware

SUSE joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Hardware

NSF awards $10 million to SDSC to deploy 'Expanse' supercomputer ...

GRC announces licensing agreement with Nihon Form Services to tailor GRC's data centre immersion cooling technology for the Japanese market ...

High Performance Computing (HPC) arrives at the Edge of Space ...

Arm Flexible Access gives chip designers the freedom to experiment and test before they invest ...

Supermicro brings unprecedented performance and configurability to the intelligent edge for new security, 5G, and AI solutions ...

SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network ...

Intel and SAP broaden their technology partnership to power enterprises' digital transformation ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to host Bridges-2 supercomputers at Next Tier Connect ...

Applications

HPC4Energy Innovation Programme announces first awards for public/private partnerships ...

Atos orchestrates AURAGEN's genomic sequencing calculation solution ...

Who's using Argonne's user facilities? ...

Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo ...

NERSC hosts first 'GPUs for Science' Workshop ...

First Corones Award goes to NERSC computer scientist ...

HPC4Manufacturing project aims at improving thin-film processes used in LED lights ...

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders ...

LHC experiments present new results on rare Higgs phenomena at 2019 EPS-HEP conference ...

RIT professor honoured with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers ...

A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune ...

The Cloud

Atos becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) ...