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Primeur weekly 2019-09-02

Quantum computing

DOE announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

Quantum criticality could be a boon for qubit designers ...

DOE announces $60,7 million to advance quantum computing and networking ...

Atos delivers Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service to Xofia to enable artificial intelligence solutions ...

Entanglement sent over 50 km of optical fiber ...

Focus on Europe

MIPT physicists create device for imitating biological memory ...

Supercomputer Puhti at CSC Finland is now available for researchers ...

Hardware

Micron and WekaIO win Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2019 ...

Tachyum joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium to advance breakthrough data centre performance ...

OSNEXUS announces QuantaStor 5.4 featuring scale-out NAS, IBM Key Protect integration, and storage firewall management ...

DIY: How to build a supercomputer ...

NVIDIA vComputeServer with NGC containers brings GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning and Data Science ...

Mellanox works with VMware and NVIDIA to enable high performance virtualized machine learning solutions ...

Mellanox introduces revolutionary ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 secure Cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit solutions ...

New modular supercomputing facility opens at NASA's Ames Research Center ...

Supermicro extends vSAN system portfolio for hyper-converged infrastructure and launches new high-performance vSAN solution ...

Applications

IBM gives artificial intelligence computing at MIT a lift ...

Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information ...

Smarter experiments for faster materials discovery ...

Seagate and UC Santa Cruz collaboration poised to accelerate genomics data analysis ...

ORNL-Veterans Affiars collaboration targets veteran suicide epidemic ...

Messi versus Ronaldo: who's the GOAT? Computer model may help to settle the debate ...

Supercomputers pave the way for new machine learning approach ...

Altair expands AI data science solutions ...

The Cloud

Supercomputing in the Open Telekom Cloud ...

Supercomputer Puhti at CSC Finland is now available for researchers


2 Sep 2019 Espoo - CSC's new supercomputer Puhti is now available for researchers, as the first part of the CSC's new computing and data management environment. This Atos BullSequana X400 system supports a wide range of workloads, including simulations, high-throughput workflows, data analysis and deep learning.

Puhti consists of 682 CPU nodes with 192 GB - 1,5 TB of memory. Each node has two latest generation Intel Xeon Gold 6230 processors, code name Cascade Lake, with 20 cores each running at 2,1 GHz. Puhti offers a theoretical peak performance of 1,8 Petaflops and 4,8 PB of storage capacity.

Puhti-AI Artificial Intelligence Partition has 80 nodes with a total peak performance of 2,7 Petaflops. Each node has four Nvidia Volta V100 GPUs and two Intel Xeon Gold 6230 -processors. Puhti-AI has 384 GB of main memory and 3,2 TB of fast local storage.

Taito and Sisu users are encouraged to prepare to move their workloads to Puhti, since Taito will be decommissioned by the end of the year. Puhti already includes a range of pre-installed software, and the list is being expanded, but some Taito software may be missing at the moment. When Allas storage service is opened in September, support and documentation for migrating large amounts of data from Taito will be in place.

Puhti is the first of three new systems coming to CSC.

Allas, the new common data management solution, will tentatively be in use in September. Allas is based on CEPH object storage technology and it provides 12 PB of storage capacity. Allas will be the backbone for providing a rich environment for storing, sharing and analyzing data across the CSC compute infrastructure.

Mahti, CSC's next supercomputer, is a Atos BullSequana XH2000 system, and it will be taken in use in early 2020. This system offers a significant increase in CSC's computing capacity, with 1400 nodes each containing two AMD Rome 64-core processors.
Source: Finnish IT Center for Science Ltd - CSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-09-02

Quantum computing

DOE announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

Quantum criticality could be a boon for qubit designers ...

DOE announces $60,7 million to advance quantum computing and networking ...

Atos delivers Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service to Xofia to enable artificial intelligence solutions ...

Entanglement sent over 50 km of optical fiber ...

Focus on Europe

MIPT physicists create device for imitating biological memory ...

Supercomputer Puhti at CSC Finland is now available for researchers ...

Hardware

Micron and WekaIO win Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2019 ...

Tachyum joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium to advance breakthrough data centre performance ...

OSNEXUS announces QuantaStor 5.4 featuring scale-out NAS, IBM Key Protect integration, and storage firewall management ...

DIY: How to build a supercomputer ...

NVIDIA vComputeServer with NGC containers brings GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning and Data Science ...

Mellanox works with VMware and NVIDIA to enable high performance virtualized machine learning solutions ...

Mellanox introduces revolutionary ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 secure Cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit solutions ...

New modular supercomputing facility opens at NASA's Ames Research Center ...

Supermicro extends vSAN system portfolio for hyper-converged infrastructure and launches new high-performance vSAN solution ...

Applications

IBM gives artificial intelligence computing at MIT a lift ...

Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information ...

Smarter experiments for faster materials discovery ...

Seagate and UC Santa Cruz collaboration poised to accelerate genomics data analysis ...

ORNL-Veterans Affiars collaboration targets veteran suicide epidemic ...

Messi versus Ronaldo: who's the GOAT? Computer model may help to settle the debate ...

Supercomputers pave the way for new machine learning approach ...

Altair expands AI data science solutions ...

The Cloud

Supercomputing in the Open Telekom Cloud ...