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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 ...

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

5 Oct 2011 Laramie - In August, the University of Wyoming (UW) hosted its first joint workshop with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). More workshops are on the way. To enhance high-performance computing capacity on the Laramie campus and strengthen its deepening relationship with NCAR, UW recently opened a UNIX-based laboratory inside Ross Hall. It is the first lab of its kind on campus to be installed and supported by UW Information Technology (IT).

The Myron B. Allen III High Performance Teaching and Computing Lab, named in honour of UW's current provost and former head of the university's Department of Mathematics, includes 16 computer stations equipped with UNIX-based operating systems required for high-performance computing.

"This lab is a key piece to our relationship with NCAR, because they need UNIX-based labs to be able to run some of their workshops", stated Bryan Shader, special assistant to the vice president for research and economic development and UW's liaison with NCAR. "Every six months - if not more frequently - we'll be joining with NCAR to offer special workshops on high-performance and research computing."

NCAR's newest supercomputing facility is being built approximately 45 miles east of Laramie in the North Range Business Park near Cheyenne. The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) is being developed in partnership with UW, the state of Wyoming, Cheyenne LEADS, the Wyoming Business Council and Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power. It will contain some of the world's most powerful supercomputers dedicated to improving scientific understanding of climate change, severe weather, air quality and other vital atmospheric science and geoscience topics.

The centre also will house a premier data storage and archival facility that holds irreplaceable historical climate records and other information. The NWSC is expected to be in operation by June 2012.

"Because this lab houses computers that use the UNIX operating system, it gives students a place where they can learn how to work in the standard environment for advanced scientific computing", stated provost Allen. "Labs like this will be critical for teaching people how to scale innovative algorithms from the desktop computing environment to supercomputers, such as the one that will occupy the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center."

While Bryan Shader said naming the lab after Allen is fitting, particularly given his efforts to further the university's high-performance computing initiative, the provost credits his colleagues in the UW Department of Mathematics.

"I owe UW's math faculty - past and present - a huge debt for their unflagging support, starting with my first anxious days as an assistant professor in 1983", stated provost Allen. "It's a privilege to call these men and women my colleagues."

Development of the lab was funded by IT and the UW offices of Academic Affairs and Research and Economic Development.

Source: University of Wyoming

Back to Table of contents

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 ...