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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 ...

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


Ribbon cutting event at the new Modular Supercomputing Facility at NASA's Ames Research Center on August 22, 2019. Tsengdar Lee, NASA High-End Computing programme manager, and Eugene Tu, NASA Ames Research Center director, cut the ribbon at the opening of NASA's Modular Computing Facility. Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Dominic Hart.
22 Aug 2019 Ames - The NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division has celebrated the grand opening of its new modular supercomputing facility, built at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. The facility houses the agency's newest petascale supercomputer, named Aitken, to help solve the agency's most challenging problems in an environmentally conscious way that also provides flexibility, power efficiency, and cost savings.
Aitken's name comes from a large impact crater on the surface of the far side of the Moon's south pole, which was named for Robert Grant Aitken, an American astronomer who specialized in binary star systems. Credit: Derek Shaw, NASA/Ames.

Aitken is housed in the initial module of the facility, located at a newly developed one-acre site that includes the infrastructure to support a total of 16 modules for computers and data storage. This expansion capability points to a significant benefit of using the modular approach: the ability to quickly construct additional modules and add computing power to meet changing priorities and new challenges for the agency.

The facility's first module uses an energy-efficient cooling technology uniquely suited to the San Francisco Bay Area's temperate weather. A combination of outdoor air, fan technology, and a circulating water system removes the heat generated by the computer's processors; two adiabatic coolers adjacent to the module send chilled water to the system's computer racks.

The new modular facility follows on the success of a prototype facility, built in 2016 and expanded in 2017, which houses NASA's Electra supercomputer. In fiscal 2018, the modular approach saved approximately 2 million kilowatt-hours of power and over 3 million gallons of water, when compared to what would be used if the hardware had been installed on NAS's traditional computer floor.

With NASA's ever-increasing demand for more computing resources, the modular supercomputing approach significantly reduces the annual water and energy consumption needed to maintain these systems. The resulting cost savings translate to purchasing power for additional capabilities to deliver world-class supercomputing for the more than 1500 users across the U.S. who rely on NASA high-end computing to make new scientific discoveries and expand human knowledge.
Source: NASA

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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 ...