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Primeur weekly 2011-08-08

Desktop Grids

Renderfarm.fi wins World Summit Award

CERN supports European Year of Volunteering through Citizen Cyberscience Centre

The Cloud

CA Technologies to acquire Watchmouse B.V.

HP launches global authentication service to fight counterfeit drugs

IBM and Security First Corp. to develop integrated security technology

Intel Labs invests $30 million in the future of Cloud and embedded computing with the opening of latest Intel Science and Technology Centers

Research and Markets to issue 'Cloud Computing - Key Enabler of Smart Grid'

EuroFlash

The International Fusion Energy Research Center selects DataDirect Networks to accelerate development of safe, limitless, and clean energy

Gauss Centre to issue Call for Large-Scale Projects

Discovery of a new magnetic order

Delft success on two-quantum bit detection in Science

Hinditron partners with Bright Computing to deliver world-class HPC solutions in India

Research and Markets to issue 'Data Mining in Grid Computing Environments' - a groundbreaking study

USFlash

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Scientific Director appointed to National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

Evolutionary computation offers flexibility and insight

AMD teams with NYSERDA, HP, and Clarkson University for sustainable data centre energy research

HP introduces special financing programmes for clients with growing storage needs

Georgia Tech proposes Internet consumer nutrition label

NNSA's Cielo supercomputer commences high-resolution 3D weapon simulations

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs used by J.P. Morgan run risk calculations in minutes, not hours

Physicists show that quantum ignorance is hard to expose

Web search is ready for a shake-up, according to University of Washington computer scientist

AMD opens the Throttle on APU performance with updated OpenCL software development kit

Light unlocks fragrance in laboratory

NNSA's Cielo supercomputer commences high-resolution 3D weapon simulations

3 Aug 2011 Washington, D.C. - The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has begun production runs focusing on high resolution 3D weapon simulations on NNSA's largest supercomputer platform, Cielo. The simulations will be used to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nuclear stockpile while maintaining the moratorium on underground nuclear explosive testing. Users from NNSA's laboratories - Los Alamos (LANL), Lawrence Livermore and Sandia laboratories - are using Cielo for NNSA's Capability Computing Campaign 2 (CCC2).

"The body of work done on Cielo is one of the largest and most demanding workloads involving modelling and simulation within NNSA. Cielo is primarily utilized to perform milestone weapons calculations", stated Don Cook, NNSA's Deputy Administrator for Defense Programmes. "The research we're able to do in computer science, physics, and engineering because of Cielo is a vital part of NNSA's efforts to implement President Obama's nuclear security agenda."

Cielo, a petascale resource for conducting NNSA weapons simulations in the 2011-2015 timeframe, can achieve more than one quadrillion floating point operations per second. During May 2011, the Cielo system was upgraded from 1.03 petaFLOPS (72 cabinets) to 1.37 petaFLOPS (96 cabinets). After the hardware upgrade, the Cielo operating system was also upgraded.

Cielo, located at LANL, provides a production, classified computational resource. It is operated by the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a collaboration between LANL and Sandia.

Source: National Nuclear Security Administration - NNSA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-08-08

Desktop Grids

Renderfarm.fi wins World Summit Award

CERN supports European Year of Volunteering through Citizen Cyberscience Centre

The Cloud

CA Technologies to acquire Watchmouse B.V.

HP launches global authentication service to fight counterfeit drugs

IBM and Security First Corp. to develop integrated security technology

Intel Labs invests $30 million in the future of Cloud and embedded computing with the opening of latest Intel Science and Technology Centers

Research and Markets to issue 'Cloud Computing - Key Enabler of Smart Grid'

EuroFlash

The International Fusion Energy Research Center selects DataDirect Networks to accelerate development of safe, limitless, and clean energy

Gauss Centre to issue Call for Large-Scale Projects

Discovery of a new magnetic order

Delft success on two-quantum bit detection in Science

Hinditron partners with Bright Computing to deliver world-class HPC solutions in India

Research and Markets to issue 'Data Mining in Grid Computing Environments' - a groundbreaking study

USFlash

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Scientific Director appointed to National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

Evolutionary computation offers flexibility and insight

AMD teams with NYSERDA, HP, and Clarkson University for sustainable data centre energy research

HP introduces special financing programmes for clients with growing storage needs

Georgia Tech proposes Internet consumer nutrition label

NNSA's Cielo supercomputer commences high-resolution 3D weapon simulations

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs used by J.P. Morgan run risk calculations in minutes, not hours

Physicists show that quantum ignorance is hard to expose

Web search is ready for a shake-up, according to University of Washington computer scientist

AMD opens the Throttle on APU performance with updated OpenCL software development kit

Light unlocks fragrance in laboratory