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Primeur weekly 2019-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

ExaNeSt project successfully builds prototype for exascale ...

Atos unveils global High Performance Computing Test Lab in Angers, reinforcing its position as European leader in supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

"Poor-man's q-bit" based on spintronics can solve quantum problems at room temperature ...

A quantum leap ...

Stevens team closes in on 'holy grail' of room temperature quantum computing chips ...

Aliro democratizes quantum computing by making it accessible to any developer ...

Reply's study shows enormous potential for quantum computing as it leaps to market maturity ...

National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands ...

New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances ...

One step closer future to quantum computers ...

IBM opens Quantum Computation Center in New York, brings world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems online, and unveils new 53-qubit quantum system for broad use ...

Focus on Europe

LuxProvide SA is responsible for the installation and operation of the "Meluxina" supercomputer ...

Finland's new BullSequana supercomputer Puhti and data management solution Allas from Atos to be inaugurated ...

ISC 2020 Contributed Programme calls for submission ...

New call for proposals in support of EU weather and climate model communities ...

Middleware

Baylor College of Medicine's Aiden Lab chooses Weka to accelerate genomics research ...

Oracle and Intel collaborate on Optane DC Persistent Memory performance breakthroughs in next-generation Oracle Exadata X8M ...

Hardware

Dell Technologies unveils groundbreaking servers and solutions for modern data centres ...

Compute Express Link Consortium (CXL) officially incorporates and announces expanded Board of Directors ...

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former Chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum ...

Atos' BullSequana supercomputer powered by AMD processor sets world-record performance ...

Synopsys' new Embedded Vision Processor IP delivers industry-leading 35 TOPS performance for artificial intelligence SoCs ...

Liqid partners with ScaleMP to introduce Liqid Memory ...

Exxact announces Gold Partnership with ThinkParQ GmbH, to deliver BeeGFS Parallel Storage solutions for HPC, AI, and life science workloads ...

Inspur open-sources TF2, a full-stack FPGA-based Deep Learning inference engine ...

Applications

New method for detecting quantum states of electrons ...

Quantum physics - Simulating fundamental interactions with ultracold atoms ...

MathWorks announces release 2019b of MATLAB and Simulink ...

Scientists develop detailed representation of clouds in weather and climate models ...

Two French climate models consistently predict a pronounced global warming ...

Atos opens first lab for artificial intelligence in Germany ...

DOE awards ORNL researchers more than $11 million to advance quantum technologies ...

Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe ...

Department of Energy and Cerebras Systems partner to accelerate science with supercompute scale artificial intelligence ...

The Cloud

EGI Foundation and Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center sign MoU ...

DDN announces acquisition of IntelliFlash Enterprise Storage Business Unit from Western Digital ...

Oracle and VMware partner to support customers' hybrid Cloud strategies ...

Oracle Cloud automates security for critical workloads ...

Oracle delivers choice of deployment for its next-generation Cloud ...

2nd Gen AMD EPYC continues market momentum with new customers, new performance milestones and now 100 world records ...

ExaNeSt project successfully builds prototype for exascale


12 Blade HPC Testbed of ExaNeSt in Liquid-Cooling Rack
16 Sep 2019 Heraklion - Today the whole world is trying to push supercomputer technology to the exascale level, i.e. a billion billion calculations per second. In Europe, this exascale vision will be made possible with contributions by Consortia funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the EU in projects such as ExaNeSt, which built a first 'straw man' prototype, having worked on this since 2016.

The ExaNeSt Consortium consists of twelve partners across seven EU countries, each of them with expertise in a core technology needed for innovation to reach exascale. ExaNeSt has taken a sensible integrated approach to co-design the hardware and software that is needed to enable the prototype to run in real-life evaluations.

The prototype is now successfully built, demonstrating energy efficiency in a High-Performance Computing (HPC) testbed: the energy consumed for solving a given problem on this new platform is 3 to 10 times lower than what traditional HPC processors of the same time generation consume for solving the same problem. The substantial prototype has been validated through the execution of full HPC applications from materials science, climate forecasting, computational fluid dynamics, astrophysics, neuroscience, and a database.

ExaNeSt addressed key issues such as energy efficiency by using ARM cores, moving data across shorter distances, and avoiding unneeded copyings of data; it uses power-efficient and silent liquid cooling; the prototype has non-volatile memories integrated into the processor fabric and innovative fast interconnects, while we worked to avoid congestion.

ExaNeSt has contributed to a new generation of European supercomputers, thus creating new business opportunities. The project's advances in performance and efficiency will enable SME's in several sectors of the economy to utilize HPC and data analytics, with an attractive trade-off between usability and affordability. ExaNeSt has also educated numerous young engineers, contributing to close the large skills gap in academia and industry.

The energy-efficient solutions are expected to spread to standard off the shelf computing systems, assisting the efforts of the EU to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reach environmental targets.

ExaNeSt collaborates with other European R&D projects and partners, including:

  • EuroServer, which developed the underlying efficient communication between ARM processors;
  • ExaNoDe, which focused on novel three-dimensional integration technologies and on systems software;
  • ECOSCALE, which develops programmable-hardware accelerators for specialized computations;
  • EuroEXA, which is the follow-on project of the above;
  • Kaleao Ltd., which enables and produces new generation computing platforms by converging compute, storage, and networking into efficient, extremely compact, and transparent server solutions.
  • Xilinx Inc., providing FPGA technology and flexible high speed communication.
  • Micron Inc., for advanced low power memory and storage technology.
Source: ExaNest project

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

ExaNeSt project successfully builds prototype for exascale ...

Atos unveils global High Performance Computing Test Lab in Angers, reinforcing its position as European leader in supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

"Poor-man's q-bit" based on spintronics can solve quantum problems at room temperature ...

A quantum leap ...

Stevens team closes in on 'holy grail' of room temperature quantum computing chips ...

Aliro democratizes quantum computing by making it accessible to any developer ...

Reply's study shows enormous potential for quantum computing as it leaps to market maturity ...

National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands ...

New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances ...

One step closer future to quantum computers ...

IBM opens Quantum Computation Center in New York, brings world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems online, and unveils new 53-qubit quantum system for broad use ...

Focus on Europe

LuxProvide SA is responsible for the installation and operation of the "Meluxina" supercomputer ...

Finland's new BullSequana supercomputer Puhti and data management solution Allas from Atos to be inaugurated ...

ISC 2020 Contributed Programme calls for submission ...

New call for proposals in support of EU weather and climate model communities ...

Middleware

Baylor College of Medicine's Aiden Lab chooses Weka to accelerate genomics research ...

Oracle and Intel collaborate on Optane DC Persistent Memory performance breakthroughs in next-generation Oracle Exadata X8M ...

Hardware

Dell Technologies unveils groundbreaking servers and solutions for modern data centres ...

Compute Express Link Consortium (CXL) officially incorporates and announces expanded Board of Directors ...

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former Chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum ...

Atos' BullSequana supercomputer powered by AMD processor sets world-record performance ...

Synopsys' new Embedded Vision Processor IP delivers industry-leading 35 TOPS performance for artificial intelligence SoCs ...

Liqid partners with ScaleMP to introduce Liqid Memory ...

Exxact announces Gold Partnership with ThinkParQ GmbH, to deliver BeeGFS Parallel Storage solutions for HPC, AI, and life science workloads ...

Inspur open-sources TF2, a full-stack FPGA-based Deep Learning inference engine ...

Applications

New method for detecting quantum states of electrons ...

Quantum physics - Simulating fundamental interactions with ultracold atoms ...

MathWorks announces release 2019b of MATLAB and Simulink ...

Scientists develop detailed representation of clouds in weather and climate models ...

Two French climate models consistently predict a pronounced global warming ...

Atos opens first lab for artificial intelligence in Germany ...

DOE awards ORNL researchers more than $11 million to advance quantum technologies ...

Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe ...

Department of Energy and Cerebras Systems partner to accelerate science with supercompute scale artificial intelligence ...

The Cloud

EGI Foundation and Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center sign MoU ...

DDN announces acquisition of IntelliFlash Enterprise Storage Business Unit from Western Digital ...

Oracle and VMware partner to support customers' hybrid Cloud strategies ...

Oracle Cloud automates security for critical workloads ...

Oracle delivers choice of deployment for its next-generation Cloud ...

2nd Gen AMD EPYC continues market momentum with new customers, new performance milestones and now 100 world records ...