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Primeur weekly 2015-09-28

Special

Some perspectives on which approach to choose in the race towards exascale ...

System monitoring for energy-efficiency in the MontBlanc and DEEP-ER projects ...

Focus

In the following two years, 2016-2017, the European Union will spend over 150 million euro on HPC, ranging from HPC support for industry to exascale development ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems announces multi-year agreement to provide its technology to Google, NASA and USRA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE to issue Newsletter 16 ...

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Garching near Munich to host 59th International HPC User Forum ...

Middleware

New support for CAMERA to develop computational mathematics for experimental facilities research ...

Hardware

Nor-Tech pioneers low-cost supercomputer solution ...

Curtiss-Wright launches new OpenHPEC Initiative to bring supercomputing software tools to embedded COTS systems ...

ADVA Optical Networking and PSNC trial 400G DCI technology in Research and Education Network ...

CENIC awarded International Networking Grant from NSF ...

Mellanox and Ixia demonstrate industry-first interoperability of 100Gb/s Ethernet platforms over 2km of optical fiber with silicon photonics transceivers ...

Applications

New 'stealth dark matter' theory may explain mystery of the universe's missing mass ...

One step closer to a new kind of computer ...

TACC supercomputers power RNA-seq analysis tools at summer bioinformatics workshop ...

LLNL joins Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to promote industry adoption of supercomputing ...

Desika Narayanan unlocks the secrets to the brightest galaxies in the universe ...

Health care organisations select Mellanox InfiniBand-based Cloud ...

The Cloud

Dew helps ground Cloud computing ...

Computer scientist seeks stronger security shroud for the Cloud ...

Rescale and CTC announce strategic partnership to provide Cloud HPC Platform in Japan ...

Health care organisations select Mellanox InfiniBand-based Cloud

21 Sep 2015 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - The HPC4Health Consortium, led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University Health Network's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, has selected its InfiniBand networking solutions to improve patient care and help researchers to optimize treatment with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for cancer. The end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand networking solution was adopted as the foundation of the centre's cancer and genomics programme, to accelerate the sharing, processing and analysis of data generated from radiology imaging, medical imaging analysis, protein folding, x-ray diffraction in order to improve patient care and expedite cancer research.

HPC4Health has deployed Mellanox CloudX to connect the individual Clouds hosted by SickKids and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to consolidate resources, minimize maintenance and operational costs, and improve the utilization of computational resources. Mellanox's end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution provides high-bandwidth and a low-latency processing framework needed for the internal data network to link with the two private Clouds.

"The amount of data created by today's biomedical research environments requires computing architectures that are extremely fast, flexible and scalable", stated Jorge Gonzalez-Outeirino, technical manager and HPC4Health assistant director. "Mellanox's CloudX and InfiniBand technology will facilitate collaboration between researchers and clinicians by enabling research to be shared. Our goal is to accelerate diagnoses and provide more personalized healthcare services for our patients."

"Mellanox has offered support in the technical orchestration of the cluster", stated Carl Virtanen, HPC4health associate director and manager of bioinformatics services for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. "They have been hands-on and available to address any questions or concerns we have had with the implementation of these sophisticated computing models. Since working with Mellanox, we have seen dramatic increases in application speed and efficiency of our virtualized networks."

"Mellanox's complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions provide the industry-leading processing throughput and bandwidth requirements needed to handle the immense computational demands being placed on today's health care data centres", stated Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox is proud to be a part of such a noble mission to enable collaboration between researchers and clinicians to drive cutting edge advances in biomedical research, which will ultimately improve and save lives."
Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-09-28

Special

Some perspectives on which approach to choose in the race towards exascale ...

System monitoring for energy-efficiency in the MontBlanc and DEEP-ER projects ...

Focus

In the following two years, 2016-2017, the European Union will spend over 150 million euro on HPC, ranging from HPC support for industry to exascale development ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems announces multi-year agreement to provide its technology to Google, NASA and USRA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE to issue Newsletter 16 ...

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Garching near Munich to host 59th International HPC User Forum ...

Middleware

New support for CAMERA to develop computational mathematics for experimental facilities research ...

Hardware

Nor-Tech pioneers low-cost supercomputer solution ...

Curtiss-Wright launches new OpenHPEC Initiative to bring supercomputing software tools to embedded COTS systems ...

ADVA Optical Networking and PSNC trial 400G DCI technology in Research and Education Network ...

CENIC awarded International Networking Grant from NSF ...

Mellanox and Ixia demonstrate industry-first interoperability of 100Gb/s Ethernet platforms over 2km of optical fiber with silicon photonics transceivers ...

Applications

New 'stealth dark matter' theory may explain mystery of the universe's missing mass ...

One step closer to a new kind of computer ...

TACC supercomputers power RNA-seq analysis tools at summer bioinformatics workshop ...

LLNL joins Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to promote industry adoption of supercomputing ...

Desika Narayanan unlocks the secrets to the brightest galaxies in the universe ...

Health care organisations select Mellanox InfiniBand-based Cloud ...

The Cloud

Dew helps ground Cloud computing ...

Computer scientist seeks stronger security shroud for the Cloud ...

Rescale and CTC announce strategic partnership to provide Cloud HPC Platform in Japan ...