Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-31

Exascale supercomputing

PRACE partner Jülich joins XSEDE

The Cloud

Citrix NetScaler CloudConnectors extend network fabric to "last mile" Cloud services

Cloud computing: Gaps in the 'Cloud'

Final version of NIST Cloud computing definition published

Citrix CloudGateway delivers end user computing for the Cloud Era

Univa adds distributed automation to Xuropa Software Sales Cloud

EuroFlash

Impressions from the BiG Grid HPC Cloud Day in Amsterdam

OpenMP Architecture Review Board appoints New CEO

PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four European research projects and opens new call for Project Access

PRACE Tier-1 Workshop 2011 issues Call for Participation

USFlash

ARM discloses technical details of the next version of the ARM architecture

Grid Dynamics unveils DevOps Catalyst

SGI establishes new world record Apache Hadoop Benchmark

Cloudera and SGI partner to take high performance computing on Apache Hadoop to the next level

New IBM software helps analyze the world's data for health care transformation

Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rates by comparing Hubble images to supercomputer simulations

NASA Ames inks Lustre support deal with Whamcloud

Quantum computer components 'coalesce' to 'converse'

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge selects HP for business continuity

Targetbase adopts Oracle Exadata Database Machine for real-time data warehousing

Diamonds, silver and the quest for single photons

IBM launches Netezza appliance to help communications services providers analyze networks and gain consumer insight

Univa appoints veteran Head of Sales

SAS Alliances bring analytical innovation to businesses

New hybrid technology could bring 'quantum information systems'

Impressions from the BiG Grid HPC Cloud Day in Amsterdam

4 Oct 2011 Amsterdam - SARA and BiG Grid organized a festive launch of the new HPC Cloud infrastructure on October 4, 2011. The event was attended by approximately 150 people. At the SARA/BIG Grid HPC-Cloud day, Anwar Osseyran proposed sector CLouds as a solution for many of the problems that plague Cloud computing today, such as lack of security and legal issues. In, for instance, an HPC Educational sector Cloud, institutes can share their capacity with trusted organisations, thus reducing overcapacity which also benefits the environment.

Google's David Konerding explained how Google's Exacycle programme helps Folding@Home, for a short time. Folding@home is a volunteer desktop Grid that uses otherwise unused computing cycles from citizens' PCs. Volunteers run a special programme, thus helping science. The programme was ported to the Google application Cloud, and in no time was on top of the contributors' lists. Exascale offers access to Google resources for scientists for a limited time, but it shows that also otherwise idle Cloud resources can be used to help science.

Floris Sluiter explained the long history - long in Cloud computing terms - of the HPC Cloud at SARA that started as a pilot project in 2009. The latest Cloud cluster that was inaugurated in late September 2011 consists of 608 cores in 19 nodes and 4,75 Tbyte of memory. Each node consists of a 32 core Intel Westmere_EX CPU.

The new HPC Cloud will be used for all kinds of applications, including DNA assembly, web services, Monte Carlo simulations, astronomy, etc. The Cloud cluster will be called Calligo, after a Greek Goddess.
Ad Emmen

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-31

Exascale supercomputing

PRACE partner Jülich joins XSEDE

The Cloud

Citrix NetScaler CloudConnectors extend network fabric to "last mile" Cloud services

Cloud computing: Gaps in the 'Cloud'

Final version of NIST Cloud computing definition published

Citrix CloudGateway delivers end user computing for the Cloud Era

Univa adds distributed automation to Xuropa Software Sales Cloud

EuroFlash

Impressions from the BiG Grid HPC Cloud Day in Amsterdam

OpenMP Architecture Review Board appoints New CEO

PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four European research projects and opens new call for Project Access

PRACE Tier-1 Workshop 2011 issues Call for Participation

USFlash

ARM discloses technical details of the next version of the ARM architecture

Grid Dynamics unveils DevOps Catalyst

SGI establishes new world record Apache Hadoop Benchmark

Cloudera and SGI partner to take high performance computing on Apache Hadoop to the next level

New IBM software helps analyze the world's data for health care transformation

Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rates by comparing Hubble images to supercomputer simulations

NASA Ames inks Lustre support deal with Whamcloud

Quantum computer components 'coalesce' to 'converse'

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge selects HP for business continuity

Targetbase adopts Oracle Exadata Database Machine for real-time data warehousing

Diamonds, silver and the quest for single photons

IBM launches Netezza appliance to help communications services providers analyze networks and gain consumer insight

Univa appoints veteran Head of Sales

SAS Alliances bring analytical innovation to businesses

New hybrid technology could bring 'quantum information systems'