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Primeur weekly 2011-10-10

The Cloud

Timing is right for SDSC Cloud

SARA and BiG Grid make HPC Cloud infrastructure available

Oracle unveils Oracle Public Cloud

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g delivers world record dual-node result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark on Cisco Unified Computing System B440 M2 server

Oracle optimizes integration between Oracle applications and Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud

Fujitsu launches Cloud Productivity Suite

HP acquires control of Autonomy Corporation plc

Minister Bruton launches European Cloud Computing Conference in Dublin - DCU and EIURA bring next generation of Cloud computing to Dublin

Oracle unveils Oracle Process Accelerators for Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g

Oracle unveils Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud

HP powers expansion for China's Range Technology

HP and SAP accelerate Cloud deployments for clients

Bull UK and Ireland shows how bullion server can help guide customers on their journey to the Clouds

Adobe unveils Creative Cloud

EMC unveils new Proven Solution and best practices for Oracle

Emerson Network Power selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to enable its data centre infrastructure management solution

Saving energy with the 'Internet of Things'

EuroFlash

Hungarian National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Institute selects SGI to power advanced scientific research

Bull and Acceleware announce partnership to deliver a unified hardware-to-software experience

New project to tackle data deluge: EUDAT - Towards a pan-European Collaborative Data Infrastructure

Exotic quantum states: a new research approach

USFlash

Simulations unlock carbon nanotube potential for industry

New UNIX-based laboratory aids University of Wyoming-NCAR relationship

Oracle unveils the Oracle Big Data Appliance

Oracle announces industry's first engineered system for Extreme Analytics

Oracle Executive Vice President John Fowler spotlights Oracle's Engineered Systems

Oracle extends the Oracle Exastack Programme with availability of Oracle Exastack Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Bold approach could change electronics industry

Livermore computer scientist Greg Bronevetsky receives Presidential Early Career Award

New 'FeTRAM' is promising computer memory technology

Fortune Global 200 CIO joins Advisory Board of DataDirect Networks

EMC and NEC set high-end scalability record

Hungarian National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Institute selects SGI to power advanced scientific research

4 Oct 2011 Fremont - The National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Institute headquartered in Budapest, Hungary has purchased a combined SGI Altix UV 1000 and SGI Altix ICE 8400 supercomputing solution that will enable advanced academic and scientific research in Hungary.

The NIIF Institute is running a programme that serves as a framework for the development and operation of the research network throughout Hungary. NIIF Institute's shared IT infrastructure is used by many of the country's leading higher education and academic research establishments for a wide range of computing-intensive applications, including many self-developed codes.

The NIIF Institute's distributed supercomputing infrastructure consists of four main centres in the University of Debrecen, Pécs University, University of Szeged and Budapest NIIF centre. The systems operate together to create a single, large virtual supercomputer.

"We were looking to upgrade computing power with an architecture including both cluster and shared memory computing to meet the diverse requirements of our academic users, while also meeting strict targets for reduced power consumption", stated Dr. Tamas Maray, technical director and head of R&D at NIIF Institute. "With the new SGI supercomputing infrastructure we are able to serve the needs of domestic basic research, as well as keep up with other countries in the context of the evolving European Research Area and the EU-funded integrated European supercomputing infrastructure."

SGI's distributor for Hungary, Silicon Computers Kft., supplied the University of Debrecen with two

water-cooled racks of SGI Altix ICE 8400 EX with dual-plane QDR all-to-all topology, consisting of 1536 cores of Intel Xeon 5680 processor series running at 3.33 GHz, containing more than 6TB of memory. The cluster uses a 672TB Lustre file system for storage. SGI also provided the University of Pecs with three water-cooled racks of SGI Altix UV 1000 with 1152 cores of Intel Xeon 7542 processor series and 6TB of shared memory. As a single system image it gains the advantage of directly attaching 672TB of storage capacity.

Additionally, both sites are running a software stack consisting of standard Linux distribution SLES 11, SGI Management Suite and SGI Performance Suite, giving technical application users and developers critical tools to greatly boost the performance and scalability of their core applications. Both solutions also contain visualization nodes built on SGI Altix XE500 with NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 high-end professional graphics.

SGI and its solutions were chosen due to the company's technology leadership, superior price/performance ratio, and by providing one of the largest SMP systems on the market.

"The Institute chose Altix UV as the only highly scalable platform able to effectively run applications requiring large memory and cluster-oriented jobs, combined with its ease of programme development compared to cluster programming", explained Gabor Lehoczki, general manager of SGI partner Silicon Computers Kft. He continued: "Altix ICE, meanwhile, was the fastest machine which fit the required power consumption envelope at a reasonable price."

Source: Rackable Systems

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Primeur weekly 2011-10-10

The Cloud

Timing is right for SDSC Cloud

SARA and BiG Grid make HPC Cloud infrastructure available

Oracle unveils Oracle Public Cloud

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g delivers world record dual-node result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark on Cisco Unified Computing System B440 M2 server

Oracle optimizes integration between Oracle applications and Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud

Fujitsu launches Cloud Productivity Suite

HP acquires control of Autonomy Corporation plc

Minister Bruton launches European Cloud Computing Conference in Dublin - DCU and EIURA bring next generation of Cloud computing to Dublin

Oracle unveils Oracle Process Accelerators for Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g

Oracle unveils Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud

HP powers expansion for China's Range Technology

HP and SAP accelerate Cloud deployments for clients

Bull UK and Ireland shows how bullion server can help guide customers on their journey to the Clouds

Adobe unveils Creative Cloud

EMC unveils new Proven Solution and best practices for Oracle

Emerson Network Power selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to enable its data centre infrastructure management solution

Saving energy with the 'Internet of Things'

EuroFlash

Hungarian National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Institute selects SGI to power advanced scientific research

Bull and Acceleware announce partnership to deliver a unified hardware-to-software experience

New project to tackle data deluge: EUDAT - Towards a pan-European Collaborative Data Infrastructure

Exotic quantum states: a new research approach

USFlash

Simulations unlock carbon nanotube potential for industry

New UNIX-based laboratory aids University of Wyoming-NCAR relationship

Oracle unveils the Oracle Big Data Appliance

Oracle announces industry's first engineered system for Extreme Analytics

Oracle Executive Vice President John Fowler spotlights Oracle's Engineered Systems

Oracle extends the Oracle Exastack Programme with availability of Oracle Exastack Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Bold approach could change electronics industry

Livermore computer scientist Greg Bronevetsky receives Presidential Early Career Award

New 'FeTRAM' is promising computer memory technology

Fortune Global 200 CIO joins Advisory Board of DataDirect Networks

EMC and NEC set high-end scalability record