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Primeur weekly 2011-09-05

Exascale supercomputing

Intel forms new subsidiary focused on HPC: Intel Federal LLC ...

The Cloud

VMware and Cisco collaborate on Cloud innovation ...

Dell launches its first public Cloud offering; Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service ...

Harris Corporation and VMware to deliver trusted enterprise Cloud to federal and commercial customers ...

NetApp and VMware help transform IT and make Cloud a reality ...

Symantec and VMware announce strategic partnership to deliver Desktop-as-a-Service solutions ...

New VMware vCloud offerings accelerate journey to the enterprise hybrid Cloud ...

VMware introduces new platform for enterprise Database as a Service ...

HP speeds and simplifies virtual infrastructure deployments ...

Cisco to provide Hosted Collaboration Solution for NTT Communications Cloud-based Unified Communications Service ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2011, 25-27 October 2011 in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France ...

Kolkata institute inks accord with CERN ...

The quantum tunneling effect leads electron transport in porphyrins ...

Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet ...

USFlash

IBM expands power licensing as leading developers eye new applications ...

IBM and Jeopardy! relive history with encore presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM challenge ...

VBI and Convey Computer partner to deliver technology to biomedical, life sciences researchers ...

Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy ...

NIST achieves record-low error rate for quantum information processing with one qubit ...

Director appointed for New Zealand eScience Infrastructre ...

Berkeley scientists discover an 'instant cosmic classic' supernova ...

IEEE Xplore digital library reaches three million documents as pace of technical contributions accelerates ...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application Benchmark ...

UCSB physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture ...

VBI and Convey Computer partner to deliver technology to biomedical, life sciences researchers

23 Aug 2011 Blacksburg - Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech will continue and expand its collaboration with high-performance computing (HPC) company Convey Computer as part of a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

"This partnership will usher in a paradigm shift in the way bioinformatics researchers process data by using Convey's hybrid-core platform and relevant technologies", stated Harold "Skip" Garner, VBI executive director.

"Researchers are literally drowning in data", stated Harold Garner. "This grant allows us to leverage the most cutting-edge HPC technology to extract meaningful information from such a data-rich environment and move toward applications of lasting value for developers, bioinformaticians, and clinicians."

The $1 million project, funded through NSF's Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure (STCI) programme, will be based on Convey's FPGA architecture. It will allow developers to track efficiency and usage patterns, and create cutting-edge tools that will be immediately deployed via web for researcher use. "Our Convey servers allow researchers to adapt architectures to emerging applications, which maximizes performance and provides impressive energy savings. Such technology attributes help scientists do more science, which can ultimately lead to incredible breakthroughs in the biosciences", stated Bruce Toal, co-founder and CEO of Convey Computer.

Part of the programme will fund a two-week summer institute for undergraduate students from a variety of diversity-rich partner institutions. This institute will give the students hands-on opportunities to train with developers and produce deliverables applicable to the project. The students will then have valuable experience necessary for building their future careers in science and engineering.

VBI has used Convey hybrid-core architecture on everything from policy informatics to gene annotation and sequencing. The institute's hybrid-core system, Shadowfax, features three Convey HC-1 systems in its configuration and is part of VBI's Partnership Supercomputing Programme.
Source: Virginia Tech

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-09-05

Exascale supercomputing

Intel forms new subsidiary focused on HPC: Intel Federal LLC ...

The Cloud

VMware and Cisco collaborate on Cloud innovation ...

Dell launches its first public Cloud offering; Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service ...

Harris Corporation and VMware to deliver trusted enterprise Cloud to federal and commercial customers ...

NetApp and VMware help transform IT and make Cloud a reality ...

Symantec and VMware announce strategic partnership to deliver Desktop-as-a-Service solutions ...

New VMware vCloud offerings accelerate journey to the enterprise hybrid Cloud ...

VMware introduces new platform for enterprise Database as a Service ...

HP speeds and simplifies virtual infrastructure deployments ...

Cisco to provide Hosted Collaboration Solution for NTT Communications Cloud-based Unified Communications Service ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2011, 25-27 October 2011 in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France ...

Kolkata institute inks accord with CERN ...

The quantum tunneling effect leads electron transport in porphyrins ...

Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet ...

USFlash

IBM expands power licensing as leading developers eye new applications ...

IBM and Jeopardy! relive history with encore presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM challenge ...

VBI and Convey Computer partner to deliver technology to biomedical, life sciences researchers ...

Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy ...

NIST achieves record-low error rate for quantum information processing with one qubit ...

Director appointed for New Zealand eScience Infrastructre ...

Berkeley scientists discover an 'instant cosmic classic' supernova ...

IEEE Xplore digital library reaches three million documents as pace of technical contributions accelerates ...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application Benchmark ...

UCSB physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture ...