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Primeur weekly 2013-09-30

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part I ...

The Cloud

VEP 2.1 is now available ...

Cloud-for-Europe gears up for the future ...

Cloud computing must tackle the security challenge ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre ...

Oracle announces roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre ...

HP Enterprise Services launches new Cloud-based Analytics as a Service based on HP’s Big Data analytics platform ...

EuroFlash

Bull and Sinequa announce unmatched performance on bullion servers, enabling new real time Big Data experience ...

ADVA Optical Networking shows first SDN-automated end-to-end provisioning for dispersed data centres ...

European Landscape Study of Research Data Management ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry ...

Domain walls as new information storage medium ...

Counting on neodymium ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems selected by CoinTerra to partner for liquid cooling solutions ...

Agilent Technologies accelerates smartphone and defense simulations by a factor of 64 ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster ...

Convey Computer launches hybrid-core Memcached appliance - speeds performance, reduces cost of ownership ...

Terascala advances its vision of optimizing high-performance computing work flows for faster time to results ...

Teradata named in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 4th consecutive year ...

Clot busting simulations test potential stroke treatment ...

Supercomputers help solve a 50-year homework assignment ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry


30 Sep 2013 Loughborough - The cutting edge work delivered by HPC Midlands and Bull Information Systems has been given another plaudit with the innovative supercomputing centre of excellence shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology. The award recognises breakthroughs in the University sector that have a direct impact on the UK economy.

Loughborough University partnered with the University of Leicester to create HPC Midlands. The initiative was supported with GBP 1 million of seed funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which oversees research and training in these areas across the UK. HPC Midlands is part of a growing number of national e-Infrastructure services available to industry, accessed over the world leading JANET network at speeds of up to 100 Gigabits per second.

The cornerstone of HPC Midlands is a brand new state of the art Linux powered supercomputer known as Hera. Hera has 3,008 Intel processor cores, 15TB of RAM and 120TB of storage. The system is pre-loaded with a wide range of commercial and open source software, including packages from leading ISVs such as ANSYS and CD-adapco which are available under flexible licensing terms for short term use. Hera was procured from Bull Information Systems, who also operate the supercomputer under contract to Loughborough University.

HPC Midlands Centre Manager Martin Hamilton noted: "Supercomputing was a natural consequence of many years' working with industry in Computer Aided Design and Engineering. It is very pleasing to receive this national recognition for our hard work and success in engaging industry across a range of sectors and helping them use e-infrastructure to improve their business. I must also extend my thanks both to Bull and our growing network of industrial collaborators around HPC - both the established firms and the up and coming start-ups and spin-outs that will be tomorrow's household names."

Bull UK and Ireland CEO Andrew Carr stated: "Bull prides itself on flexible and pragmatic service delivery. In recognition of our customers' growing need for specialist supercomputing expertise and the national shortage of these skills, we have been building up an expert team of leading HPC professionals who now manage a large number of private cloud HPC systems across the UK for a wide range of customers. We are also delighted to be addressing the broader skills agenda with the HPC Midlands team, and looking at ways we can work together to bridge a gap that needs closing to continue the UK's development in this industry."
Source: HPC Midlands

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-09-30

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part I ...

The Cloud

VEP 2.1 is now available ...

Cloud-for-Europe gears up for the future ...

Cloud computing must tackle the security challenge ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre ...

Oracle announces roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre ...

HP Enterprise Services launches new Cloud-based Analytics as a Service based on HP’s Big Data analytics platform ...

EuroFlash

Bull and Sinequa announce unmatched performance on bullion servers, enabling new real time Big Data experience ...

ADVA Optical Networking shows first SDN-automated end-to-end provisioning for dispersed data centres ...

European Landscape Study of Research Data Management ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry ...

Domain walls as new information storage medium ...

Counting on neodymium ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems selected by CoinTerra to partner for liquid cooling solutions ...

Agilent Technologies accelerates smartphone and defense simulations by a factor of 64 ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster ...

Convey Computer launches hybrid-core Memcached appliance - speeds performance, reduces cost of ownership ...

Terascala advances its vision of optimizing high-performance computing work flows for faster time to results ...

Teradata named in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 4th consecutive year ...

Clot busting simulations test potential stroke treatment ...

Supercomputers help solve a 50-year homework assignment ...