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Primeur weekly 2017-09-11

Focus

In Europe applications are driving the hardware developers towards exascale ...

Airbus needs HPC capacity to stay competitive ...

PPI4HPC procurement of 4 European supercomputers - what is it all about? ...

Crowd computing

BOINC community active in new version release, project management change and welcoming new sites ...

Quantum computing

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer ...

Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented ...

Microsoft establishes quantum center at the University of Copenhagen ...

High-speed quantum memory for photons ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces new OEM, channel partner, and HPC installation ...

Fast magnetic writing of data ...

e-IRG Workshop to address European Open Science Cloud governance ...

Middleware

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes ...

TACC supports parallel data analysis using popular software package, adapts R for co-processors ...

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, partners with NVIDIA to enhance AI for robotic inspection and automated defect recognition ...

Letting programmes manage their own processing resources ...

Hardware

Supermicro accelerates software-defined storage with VMware vSAN hyper-converged solution ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures ...

Solarflare XtremeScale NICs accelerate performance of NGINX application delivery ...

Applications

Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portal ...

Improving cancer surgery with real-time image processing ...

CureMatch co-founders study molecular alterations of genes to develop personalized cancer therapy options ...

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab ...

AA-ALERT project detects Fast Radio Burst ...

Particle physicists on a quest for new physics ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference ...

The Cloud

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform ...

Army re-ups with IBM for $135 million in Cloud services ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling

7 Sep 2017 Kaledon - Canada's newest and largest radio telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) has formally launched at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton, British Columbia. Proudly supported by CoolIT Systems with a custom Direct Liquid Cooling solution, the CHIME telescope will map out the entire northern sky each day, aiming to constrain the properties and evolution of Dark Energy over a broad swath of cosmic history.

The Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, accompanied by CHIME representatives, installed the final piece - the last receiver to complete construction - of this radio telescope, which will bring to light some mysteries from the universe. A tour of the installation followed the announcement.

CHIME is the first research telescope to be built in Canada in more than 30 years and is the product of a collaboration that includes the University of British Columbia (UBC), the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The CHIME collaboration realized early in its planning process that cooling the custom GPU-intensive servers with traditional air conditioning would be difficult and costly, and began exploring liquid-cooled solutions.

"We chose to work with CoolIT Systems because their solutions are modular and robust, and as a result the most flexible and efficient for our situation", stated Dr. Keith Vanderlinde, University of Toronto. "With the custom liquid cooling solution, we can drastically reduce CHIME's energy consumption and squeeze additional processing out of the GPUs."

"CHIME 'sees' in a fundamentally different way from other telescopes. A massive supercomputer is used to process incoming radio light and digitally piece together an image of the radio sky", commented Dr. Keith Vanderlinde. "All that computing power also lets us do things that were previously impossible: we can look in many directions at once, run several experiments in parallel, and leverage the power of this new instrument in unprecedented ways."

To complete its primary cosmological mission, mapping out the largest volume of space ever attempted in a survey, CHIME requires a powerful signal processing back-end, capable of sustaining real-time correlation of high-cadence radio data. Given the scale of the telescope, with 400MHz of bandwidth and 2,048 receiving elements, this requires ~8x1015 integer operations per second (~8 Pop/s) operating 24/7 on a 6.4 Tb/s input stream. All nodes must be able to operate in high ambient temperatures: up to 45˚C for extended periods of time.

CoolIT Systems' custom Rack DCLC implementation provides a net cooling effect on room temperature. The liquid cooled system consists of 256 rack-mounted General Technics GT0180 custom 4u servers housed in 26 racks managed by CoolIT Systems Rack DCLC CHx40 Heat Exchange Modules. The custom direct contact cooling loops manage 100% of heat generated by the single Intel Xeon E5 2620v3 CPUs and the Dual AMD FirePro S9300x2 GPUs, while simultaneously pulling heat from the ambient air into the liquid coolant loops.
Source: CoolIT Systems

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Primeur weekly 2017-09-11

Focus

In Europe applications are driving the hardware developers towards exascale ...

Airbus needs HPC capacity to stay competitive ...

PPI4HPC procurement of 4 European supercomputers - what is it all about? ...

Crowd computing

BOINC community active in new version release, project management change and welcoming new sites ...

Quantum computing

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer ...

Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented ...

Microsoft establishes quantum center at the University of Copenhagen ...

High-speed quantum memory for photons ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces new OEM, channel partner, and HPC installation ...

Fast magnetic writing of data ...

e-IRG Workshop to address European Open Science Cloud governance ...

Middleware

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes ...

TACC supports parallel data analysis using popular software package, adapts R for co-processors ...

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, partners with NVIDIA to enhance AI for robotic inspection and automated defect recognition ...

Letting programmes manage their own processing resources ...

Hardware

Supermicro accelerates software-defined storage with VMware vSAN hyper-converged solution ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures ...

Solarflare XtremeScale NICs accelerate performance of NGINX application delivery ...

Applications

Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portal ...

Improving cancer surgery with real-time image processing ...

CureMatch co-founders study molecular alterations of genes to develop personalized cancer therapy options ...

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab ...

AA-ALERT project detects Fast Radio Burst ...

Particle physicists on a quest for new physics ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference ...

The Cloud

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform ...

Army re-ups with IBM for $135 million in Cloud services ...