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Primeur weekly 2019-08-19

Focus

Close to 800 million funding allocated to 119 HPC related research projects in European H2020 programme ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray announces Shasta software to power the exascale era ...

DOE/NNSA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announce partnership with Cray to develop NNSA's first exascale supercomputer ...

Focus on Europe

GW4 supercomputer Isambard can compete with Intel ...

Middleware

Taashee Linux Services joins Bright Partner Programme to bring clustered infrastructure management to Indian customer base ...

Hardware

Huntsville Center programme procures mobile, containerized supercomputer for Defense Department ...

Blue Waters computational resources available through 2020 ...

E4 Computer Engineering delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

ScaleMP delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

Grant and gift totaling more than $11 million will accelerate high-performance computing at IACS ...

Tachyum joins PCI-SIG in support of mission to satisfy performance needs of data centre, AI and HPC workloads ...

GRC launches the ICEraQ Micro, an immersion cooled micro-modular data centre solution ...

Applications

Predicting the risk of cancer with computational electrodynamics ...

Virtual 'Universe Machine' sheds light on galaxy evolution ...

Simulating blood flow at the cellular level ...

CANDLE illuminates new pathways in fight against cancer ...

Breathe in, breathe out? It's complicated ...

Brookhaven Lab and University of Delaware begin joint initiative ...

US Department of Energy to offer a sneak peek of tomorrow's Artificial Intelligent technologies ...

Subaru Corporation and ANSYS power the future of hybrid electric vehicle design ...

Supercomputing prodigies win prestigious honours ...

The Cloud

Nimbix launches HyperHub to enable point-and-click supercomputing across public, hybrid, and multiple Clouds ...

Grant and gift totaling more than $11 million will accelerate high-performance computing at IACS


Research by Jason Trelewicz, PhD, associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering, seeks to develop materials for next generation nuclear technologies, which are safer and more economical sources of nuclear power. As seen here, Jason Trelewicz prepares to place a surrogate nuclear fuel pellet inside of a 3D X-ray microscope. The large sets of data collected from the microscope are processed by the high performance computing technology at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science.
16 Aug 2019 Stony Brook - A $6,3 million anonymous donation and a $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant promise to accelerate cutting-edge research in the field of high-performance computing at Stony Brook's Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS).
IACS director Robert J. Harrison.

IACS has received a $6,3 million anonymous donation to advance data-driven research that will improve understanding of some of the world's most pressing challenges, including climate change, machine learning and next generation nuclear energy, among others. Meanwhile, a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to IACS will enable researchers nationwide to test future supercomputing technologies and advance computational and data-driven research.

Advanced computational science accelerates the speed of calculations, allowing researchers to process data and develop conclusions beyond the scope of what was previously possible. Through advanced computation, Stony Brook's IACS researchers are redefining scientific understanding across multiple disciplines.

Commenting on the anonymous donation, Interim President Michael A. Bernstein stated: "Thanks to this exceptionally generous gift, our IACS researchers will redefine the boundaries of advanced computational science."

"In the age of supercomputing, we have a profound ability to transform scientific understanding across disciplines. I am confident IACS will be at the forefront of these remarkable research endeavours", he stated.

The donation will help to expand research excellence, sustain the IACS with the hiring of additional staff, extend the Institute’s STRIDE programme to all students and serve as seed money for engagement initiatives. Multidisciplinary research will be expanded in pursuit of the following themes:

  • Machine Learning and Statistical Inference for Scientific Discovery
  • Modelling, Simulation and Analysis of Complex Systems
  • High-Performance Computing and Future Computing Technologies
  • Making Sense of Data

"Whether modeling climate change, the inner workings of the human brain, or nuclear energies, our future is dependent on supercomputing and Big Data", stated Robert J. Harrison, PhD, professor of applied mathematics and statistics and director of IACS. "Research data has the powerful ability to evolve our perspectives and where new ideas emerge, innovation follows. This generous donation allows us to not only expand our resources but also empower scientific breakthroughs for a more prosperous future."

The NSF grant is in support of the Ookami system, serving as a testbed for advanced computer technologies, which is expected to signal a new generation of high-speed U.S. supercomputers. Using a Cray ARM-based system, Ookami will deliver remarkably high performance for scientific applications, in part due to its blazing fast memory.

Robert J. Harrison expects that these advanced technologies will enable researchers to more quickly and effectively conduct computational investigations. The project is led by IACS faculty in partnership with co-PI Matt Jones, PhD at the State University of New York at Buffalo, whose team will lead the capture of detailed operational metrics and provision of extensive analytical capabilities. At Stony Brook, co-PI Barbara Chapman, PhD, Department of Computer Science, studies programming models for parallel computing and scalable machine learning; and co-PI Alan Calder, PhD, Department of Physics and Astronomy, whose research in the field of nuclear astrophysics demands massive calculations to explore bright stellar explosions known as Type Ia supernovae.

"Research in computational science has increasingly defined the next major frontiers for discovery and innovation. This grant gives us the opportunity to imagine, refine, and develop a new generation of supercomputing technology. It is also a testament to the quality of our researchers - colleagues who stand truly at the cutting-edges of advanced computational science", Michael A. Bernstein, Interim President of Stony Brook University, stated.

Since 2012, the IACS has led efforts to communicate science, apply high-performance computing to bridge disciplines and enable data-driven research. The institute’s initial funding stemmed from a $10 million anonymous donation, plus matching funds of equal value from the Simons Foundation.

Source: Stony Brook University - Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS)

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Primeur weekly 2019-08-19

Focus

Close to 800 million funding allocated to 119 HPC related research projects in European H2020 programme ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray announces Shasta software to power the exascale era ...

DOE/NNSA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announce partnership with Cray to develop NNSA's first exascale supercomputer ...

Focus on Europe

GW4 supercomputer Isambard can compete with Intel ...

Middleware

Taashee Linux Services joins Bright Partner Programme to bring clustered infrastructure management to Indian customer base ...

Hardware

Huntsville Center programme procures mobile, containerized supercomputer for Defense Department ...

Blue Waters computational resources available through 2020 ...

E4 Computer Engineering delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

ScaleMP delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

Grant and gift totaling more than $11 million will accelerate high-performance computing at IACS ...

Tachyum joins PCI-SIG in support of mission to satisfy performance needs of data centre, AI and HPC workloads ...

GRC launches the ICEraQ Micro, an immersion cooled micro-modular data centre solution ...

Applications

Predicting the risk of cancer with computational electrodynamics ...

Virtual 'Universe Machine' sheds light on galaxy evolution ...

Simulating blood flow at the cellular level ...

CANDLE illuminates new pathways in fight against cancer ...

Breathe in, breathe out? It's complicated ...

Brookhaven Lab and University of Delaware begin joint initiative ...

US Department of Energy to offer a sneak peek of tomorrow's Artificial Intelligent technologies ...

Subaru Corporation and ANSYS power the future of hybrid electric vehicle design ...

Supercomputing prodigies win prestigious honours ...

The Cloud

Nimbix launches HyperHub to enable point-and-click supercomputing across public, hybrid, and multiple Clouds ...