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Primeur weekly 2016-08-08

Focus

OpenSoC Fabric to create Open Source Network-on-Chip systems for demonstration purposes ...

ExaNoDe project is looking for chiplet solutions stacked on an active silicon interposer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum computer module sets stage for general-purpose quantum computers ...

Diamond-based light sources will lay a foundation for quantum communications of the future ...

Focus on Europe

IBM scientists imitate the functionality of neurons with a phase-change device ...

European Commission issues booklet on e-Infrastructures as the foundation of the European Open Science Cloud ...

Middleware

Bright Computing releases Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack ...

Hardware

HiPEAC community delivers video processing with up to eight times faster edge detection and 50 times faster motion detection ...

AMD open sources professional GPU-optimized photorealistic renderer ...

Curtiss-Wright collaborates with Dolphin Interconnect Solutions to dramatically increase HPEC system fabric speed ...

New UK consortium to explore use of magnetic skyrmions in data storage ...

Smallest photodetector worldwide for optical data transmission ...

Cray reports second quarter 2016 financial results and updates 2016 outlook ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor 20 ...

World's Highest Density Deep Learning Supercomputer in a Box by Joint Creators Orange and CoCoLink Korea ...

Applications

Rail researchers select liquid cooled computing for Big Data risk analysis ...

SC16 selects industry veteran Katharine Frase as keynote speaker ...

University of Kentucky biology graduate student wins prestigious Blue Waters Fellowship ...

Partnership between University of Maryland and U.S. Army Research Laboratory harnesses the power of defense supercomputing to create opportunities for scientific discovery ...

Personalized virtual brains: Big data - big theory ...

Analysis of metastatic prostate cancers suggests treatment options ...

Penn researchers improve computer modeling for designing drug-delivery nanocarriers ...

The Cloud

5.3 million euro HNSciCloud tender for Hybrid Cloud Platform released ...

IBM captures leadership position in hybrid Cloud environment adoption, according to research firm ...

IBM named leader in private Cloud adoption by market research firm ...

Rail researchers select liquid cooled computing for Big Data risk analysis

25 Jul 2016 Sheffield - The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield has selected a pioneering high-performance computing system from Iceotope, a liquid cooling technology company, to run railway safety Big Data risk analysis outside of the data centre.

The IRR is engaged across a broad range of Big Data activities. The Big Data risk analysis research programme is performed in conjunction with RSSB which represents the interests of 70 train operators, rolling stock owners, infrastructure providers and suppliers in the UK. Projects include vehicle and track monitoring, analysis of safety databases, risk identification and safety operation investigations.

Following a comprehensive market evaluation, the IRR decided to deploy Iceotope's PetaGen 1C high-performance computing system, in which Intel server electronics are immersed in a safe, non-flammable liquid coolant, to provide a dedicated computing resource for these activities.

By using liquid cooling, Iceotope's portable computer system operates in virtual silence and can deliver up to 7.5kW of computing power using blades housed in a cabinet occupying less than one square meter of floor space, without any requirement for bulky air conditioning units or acoustic hoods. The implementation supports the IRR's computing strategy, enabling high-performance computers to be located in the same facility as its railway research team for the first time.

Trials by early adopters of Iceotope's liquid cooling technology have demonstrated its ability to reduce cooling energy consumption by 80 percent compared with air cooling and achieve Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.1. Further efficiencies have been achieved by organisations that reuse the waste heat captured by Iceotope's cooling system to heat facilities, further reducing energy bills.

Dr. Coen van Gulijk, Professor in Railway Safety and Risk at the Institute of Railway Research, commented: "Big Data analysis has huge potential to improve railway safety, but it requires significant computing resources. With its small footprint, low power consumption and silent liquid cooling, we can locate Iceotope's computing system alongside the research team in the laboratory, providing a dedicated, highly efficient high-performance resource."

Peter Hopton, founder and technology director at Iceotope, commented: "Big Data has created huge opportunities but requires greater processing power which generates a significant amount of heat. Traditional cooling approaches require huge amounts of energy and up to four times more real estate to accommodate air conditioning. We are delighted the IRR has adopted our pioneering multi-stage liquid cooling system. This deployment was down to the tremendous space, energy and cost savings that can be achieved using Iceotope technology and our ability to locate high-performance computing resource outside the data centre, near those that need it."

Source: Iceotope

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-08-08

Focus

OpenSoC Fabric to create Open Source Network-on-Chip systems for demonstration purposes ...

ExaNoDe project is looking for chiplet solutions stacked on an active silicon interposer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum computer module sets stage for general-purpose quantum computers ...

Diamond-based light sources will lay a foundation for quantum communications of the future ...

Focus on Europe

IBM scientists imitate the functionality of neurons with a phase-change device ...

European Commission issues booklet on e-Infrastructures as the foundation of the European Open Science Cloud ...

Middleware

Bright Computing releases Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack ...

Hardware

HiPEAC community delivers video processing with up to eight times faster edge detection and 50 times faster motion detection ...

AMD open sources professional GPU-optimized photorealistic renderer ...

Curtiss-Wright collaborates with Dolphin Interconnect Solutions to dramatically increase HPEC system fabric speed ...

New UK consortium to explore use of magnetic skyrmions in data storage ...

Smallest photodetector worldwide for optical data transmission ...

Cray reports second quarter 2016 financial results and updates 2016 outlook ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor 20 ...

World's Highest Density Deep Learning Supercomputer in a Box by Joint Creators Orange and CoCoLink Korea ...

Applications

Rail researchers select liquid cooled computing for Big Data risk analysis ...

SC16 selects industry veteran Katharine Frase as keynote speaker ...

University of Kentucky biology graduate student wins prestigious Blue Waters Fellowship ...

Partnership between University of Maryland and U.S. Army Research Laboratory harnesses the power of defense supercomputing to create opportunities for scientific discovery ...

Personalized virtual brains: Big data - big theory ...

Analysis of metastatic prostate cancers suggests treatment options ...

Penn researchers improve computer modeling for designing drug-delivery nanocarriers ...

The Cloud

5.3 million euro HNSciCloud tender for Hybrid Cloud Platform released ...

IBM captures leadership position in hybrid Cloud environment adoption, according to research firm ...

IBM named leader in private Cloud adoption by market research firm ...