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Primeur weekly 2013-08-05

Special

There is room for two major supercomputer conferences each year ...

Historic Heidelberg setting for new Big Data Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

Largest neuronal network simulation to date achieved using Japanese supercomputer ...

Designing a new operating system for exascale architectures ...

The Cloud

Over a hundred vulnerabilities were found in browsers in the course of The University of Oulu's effective data security testing programme ...

IBM unveils new PowerLinux system for analytics and Cloud computing ...

ESDS selects IBM PureSystems over HP and Dell for Cloud and Big Data offerings ...

EuroFlash

Walking on Water: projectiondesign powers interactive portable 360-degree Igloo experience at La Biennale di Venezia 2013 ...

SUSE predicts supercomputer capabilities to become part of mainstream IT for enterprise customers ...

GEANT's terabit upgrade gives European science the data network of the future ...

ADVA FSP 150 delivers sub-microsecond timing for high-frequency trading ...

Scientists realize quantum bit with a bent nanotube ...

USFlash

Stanford engineers receive award to improve supercomputing and solar efficiency ...

Fujitsu PRIMERGY computational power at Australian National University takes high capability Australian research to the world stage ...

NOAA's National Weather Service more than doubles computing capacity ...

Cray Inc. reports second quarter 2013 results ...

UCSC acquires powerful new astrophysics supercomputer system ...

20 years of TOP500 data show Linux's role in supercomputing breakthroughs ...

Secretary Moniz dedicates new supercomputer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory ...

Online tools accelerating earthquake-engineering progress ...

CSIR to launch new supercomputer ...

NIH commits $24 million annually for Big Data Centres of Excellence ...

NASA relies on RTI Connext DDS for Human Exploration Telerobotics Project ...

Omni Circuit Boards produces working aluminum trace circuit board for quantum computing applications ...

Computer scientists develop mathematical jigsaw puzzles to encrypt software ...

SUSE predicts supercomputer capabilities to become part of mainstream IT for enterprise customers

30 Jul 2013 Nuremberg - The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system is being used by more than one-third of the top 100 supercomputers in the world, as ranked by the TOP500 list, a project that tracks and detects trends in high-performance computing (HPC). SUSE leads in supercomputing through a unique combination of high scalability, flexible architecture and ability to handle large volumes of computer processing units (CPUs). It also validates the overall strength in HPC environments of Linux, which powers more than 95 percent of the TOP500 list.

"SUSE has invested heavily in developing solutions that enable the fastest computers in the world", stated Meike Chabowski, product marketing manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE. "The next step in supercomputing is to move from high performance to high productivity, and our partners like SGI, Cray and Teradata are helping to lead these advancements. Linux will continue to be an integral part of these revolutionary machines."

The past few years have seen significant changes in the high-performance computing landscape - often referred to recently as high-productivity computing. This is due at least in part to the emergence of open source and new clustering technologies. The evolution of both lower-cost hardware and Linux has dramatically reduced the cost of these systems. Compute power has increased a thousand times in just a few years, allowing enterprises to use the power of supercomputers in the form of HPC Linux clusters on commodity hardware.

Virtually every industry is adopting Linux clusters to achieve performance improvements needed to deliver on organisational goals. Seismic analysis for oil exploration, aerodynamic simulation for motor and aircraft design, Hollywood special effects, molecular modelling for biomedical research, super-scalable business computing, and data mining and financial modelling for business analysis all leverage HPC. In a silent evolution since 2011, the TOP500 list now includes 270 industrial supercomputers outside academic, research and government use, spanning all industries - with a peak in the Energy/Oil&Gas and IT Service Providers sectors. The fastest industrial supercomputer and number 11 on the TOP500 list is Pangea a Total Exploration Production in France, an SGI ICE X system running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Bill Mannel, vice president of Servers at SGI, stated: "More and more commercial customers are turning to High-Performance Computing to gain the necessary performance they need for their business. With the Pangea system at Total Exploration, SGI developed the fastest supercomputer used in an industrial environment. Partnering with SUSE enables us to use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, an operating system that uniquely combines high scalability, flexible architecture and the ability to handle large volumes of CPUs."

Since 1992, SUSE engineers have made significant contributions to the advancement and tuning of the Linux kernel and key kernel-related performance technologies. For example, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server was the first Linux OS in the market to support 64-bit chip sets, and it is synonymous with high-performance Linux running on 64-bit and mainframe systems.

"Since 1998, we have relied on SUSE for our high-performance computer sector at the LRZ", stated Dr. Herbert Huber, head of high-performance systems at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Garching. "At that time, it was important to us that SUSE provided technical features that were not included in other Linux distributions. This is still a huge benefit for us and is why all of our high-performance computers and most other systems run on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server."
Source: SUSE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-08-05

Special

There is room for two major supercomputer conferences each year ...

Historic Heidelberg setting for new Big Data Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

Largest neuronal network simulation to date achieved using Japanese supercomputer ...

Designing a new operating system for exascale architectures ...

The Cloud

Over a hundred vulnerabilities were found in browsers in the course of The University of Oulu's effective data security testing programme ...

IBM unveils new PowerLinux system for analytics and Cloud computing ...

ESDS selects IBM PureSystems over HP and Dell for Cloud and Big Data offerings ...

EuroFlash

Walking on Water: projectiondesign powers interactive portable 360-degree Igloo experience at La Biennale di Venezia 2013 ...

SUSE predicts supercomputer capabilities to become part of mainstream IT for enterprise customers ...

GEANT's terabit upgrade gives European science the data network of the future ...

ADVA FSP 150 delivers sub-microsecond timing for high-frequency trading ...

Scientists realize quantum bit with a bent nanotube ...

USFlash

Stanford engineers receive award to improve supercomputing and solar efficiency ...

Fujitsu PRIMERGY computational power at Australian National University takes high capability Australian research to the world stage ...

NOAA's National Weather Service more than doubles computing capacity ...

Cray Inc. reports second quarter 2013 results ...

UCSC acquires powerful new astrophysics supercomputer system ...

20 years of TOP500 data show Linux's role in supercomputing breakthroughs ...

Secretary Moniz dedicates new supercomputer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory ...

Online tools accelerating earthquake-engineering progress ...

CSIR to launch new supercomputer ...

NIH commits $24 million annually for Big Data Centres of Excellence ...

NASA relies on RTI Connext DDS for Human Exploration Telerobotics Project ...

Omni Circuit Boards produces working aluminum trace circuit board for quantum computing applications ...

Computer scientists develop mathematical jigsaw puzzles to encrypt software ...