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Primeur weekly 2018-08-20

Focus

NVIDIA's Tensor Core GPU offers best of both worlds for HPC and AI with multiple precision ...

Quantum computing

Another step forward on universal quantum computer ...

Quantum material is promising 'ion conductor' for research and new technologies ...

Focus on Europe

Professor Arndt Bode receives highest award for public service in Germany ...

Baycrest co-created Virtual Brain joins flagship neuroscience initiative in Europe ...

Middleware

ShareBackup could keep data in the fast lane ...

Hardware

Asetek to issue Q2 2018 with a record quarterly revenue ...

HPE triples performance and enhances energy efficiency in new supercomputer for National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ...

NVIDIA reinvents computer graphics with Turing architecture ...

NVIDIA unveils Quadro RTX, world's first ray-tracing GPU ...

CoolIT Systems announces STULZ ANZ as master distributor for liquid cooling products in Australasian region ...

Tachyum touts benefits of universal processor for hyperscale data centres, HPC and AI markets at Hot Chips 2018 ...

"Mission: Green Computing" by Supermicro introduces total cost to the environment (TCE) for leading data centres ...

Rochester Institute of Technology awarded NSF grant to advance high-tech computer architectures ...

Applications

OmniTier's CompStor brings de novo analytics to genomics ...

Deep Learning stretches up to scientific supercomputers ...

More efficient security for Cloud-based machine learning ...

Trailblazer in computational complexity theory to receive Knuth Prize ...

Fellowships recognize tomorrow's supercomputing innovators ...

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies ...

Low bandwidth? Use more colors at once ...

The Cloud

Tracking down the Big Bang: CERN and Oracle extend research and development partnership ...

Premier Indian Government think tank partners with Perlin Network to advance its national distributed computing infrastructure ...

HPE triples performance and enhances energy efficiency in new supercomputer for National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


14 Aug 2018 Washington, D.C. - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is building a new supercomputer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that is more energy efficient and 3.5 times more powerful than its existing system. The new development is part of a long-standing collaboration between HPE and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to apply advanced supercomputing and HPC solutions to accelerate research across various DOE agencies. The new supercomputer, which NREL has named Eagle, will be used to advance early-stage R&D on energy technologies spanning multiple DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programmes.

Eagle will run more detailed models that simulate complex processes, systems, and phenomena to advance early research and development on energy technologies across fields including vehicle, wind power, and data sciences.

As computing advances and supercomputers increasingly adopt scalable performance, the industry will continue to combat energy consumption to lower operating costs and pollution levels. HPE is committed to designing innovative energy-efficient solutions for next-generation high performance computing technologies. Through collaborative efforts with NREL, from an initiative to enable data centres with hydrogen fuel cell to the new Eagle system, HPE is powering smarter, energy-conscious data centre environments.

With Eagle, the world's largest HPC system dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, HPE is supporting NREL's ongoing mission to significantly improve energy consumption and widen its sustainability practices. Eagle is powered by the HPE SGI 8600, a system designed from the ground up to run complex HPC workloads at petaflop speeds - or a quadrillion (thousand trillion) floating point operations per second (FLOPS). Additionally, with the HPE SGI 8600, Eagle is gaining a warm liquid cooling system that captures 97 percent of wasted heat to reuse in other areas of its hosted facility like surrounding office space and labs.

"We are strongly committed to architecting technologies that power the next wave of supercomputing and are creating advanced HPC systems while scaling energy efficiency in data centres, to get us there", stated Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPC and AI Group, HPE. "Through Eagle and our overall ongoing collaboration with the U.S. DOE and NREL, we are advancing research to bolster innovation in energy and sustainability."

HPE is enabling Eagle with a fully integrated, turn-key system that includes advanced next-generation compute, network and storage capabilities. The system runs on the Intel Xeon Scalable processors, uses Mellanox EDR InfiniBand fabric and comprises a total of 76,104 compute cores, 2,144 dual-socket computes nodes, each with memory ranging from 96 to 768 gigabytes (GB), delivering a peak performance of 8 petaflops, meaning it can carry out 8 million-billion calculations per second - an approximately three-fold increase in the amount of scientific computing capability relative to Peregrine, the current NREL supercomputer.

"With Eagle, we are gaining significant compute power to boost scientific discovery efforts and support our mission in advancing innovation in energy technologies", stated Steve Hammond, director of NREL's Computational Science Center. "By collaborating with HPE, we are gaining better tools to improve simulation and modeling across complex events to unlock new insights."

Eagle will be installed in NREL's Energy System Integration Facility (ESIF) data centre this summer and put into production use in January 2019.
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise - HPE, US Department of Energy - DOE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-08-20

Focus

NVIDIA's Tensor Core GPU offers best of both worlds for HPC and AI with multiple precision ...

Quantum computing

Another step forward on universal quantum computer ...

Quantum material is promising 'ion conductor' for research and new technologies ...

Focus on Europe

Professor Arndt Bode receives highest award for public service in Germany ...

Baycrest co-created Virtual Brain joins flagship neuroscience initiative in Europe ...

Middleware

ShareBackup could keep data in the fast lane ...

Hardware

Asetek to issue Q2 2018 with a record quarterly revenue ...

HPE triples performance and enhances energy efficiency in new supercomputer for National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ...

NVIDIA reinvents computer graphics with Turing architecture ...

NVIDIA unveils Quadro RTX, world's first ray-tracing GPU ...

CoolIT Systems announces STULZ ANZ as master distributor for liquid cooling products in Australasian region ...

Tachyum touts benefits of universal processor for hyperscale data centres, HPC and AI markets at Hot Chips 2018 ...

"Mission: Green Computing" by Supermicro introduces total cost to the environment (TCE) for leading data centres ...

Rochester Institute of Technology awarded NSF grant to advance high-tech computer architectures ...

Applications

OmniTier's CompStor brings de novo analytics to genomics ...

Deep Learning stretches up to scientific supercomputers ...

More efficient security for Cloud-based machine learning ...

Trailblazer in computational complexity theory to receive Knuth Prize ...

Fellowships recognize tomorrow's supercomputing innovators ...

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies ...

Low bandwidth? Use more colors at once ...

The Cloud

Tracking down the Big Bang: CERN and Oracle extend research and development partnership ...

Premier Indian Government think tank partners with Perlin Network to advance its national distributed computing infrastructure ...