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Primeur weekly 2013-10-07

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part II ...

The Cloud

First official release of COMPSs programming environment  ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data ...

HP Enterprise Cloud Services selected for USPS Federal Cloud Credential Exchange ...

NIH launches first phase of Microbiome Cloud Project ...

EuroFlash

iMENTORS: Find ICT4D partners on a map ...

The DataScale consortium tackles the challenges of Big Data in High Performance Computing ...

Bull launches bullion fast data analytics to process in real-time the massive amounts of data generated by the digital world ...

Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better ...

USFlash

National Science Foundation awards $12 million to SDSC to deploy 'Comet' supercomputer ...

Cray to install a liquid-cooled Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer at Mississippi State University ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its line of Cray XC30 supercomputers ...

Rensselaer at Petascale: AMOS among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers ...

Indiana University secures $6 million contract to operate NOAA science network ...

TACC receives NSF grant to deploy innovative new data resource ...

TACC launches mobile app ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage ...

DataDirect Networks and Sierra Detention Systems collaborate to offer world class physical security solution for scalable mission critical video surveillance applications ...

IBM teams with leading universities to advance research in cognitive systems ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers ...

UC San Diego and University of Maryland researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure ...

YarcData announces new Urika software release for Big Data analytics ...

$16 million for coal energy research ...

First official release of COMPSs programming environment


1 Oct 2013 Barcelona - The Grid Computing and Clusters Team at Barcelona Supercomputing Center has launched a new release, the first official, of the programming environment COMPSs. This version of COMPSs is the result of the work of the team in the last years on the provision of a set of tools that helps developers to program and execute their applications efficiently on distributed computational infrastructures such as clusters, Grids and Clouds.

COMPSs has been available for the last years to the MareNostrum users and to the Spanish Supercomputing Network and has been adopted in several research projects such as OPTIMIS, VENUS-C, transPLANT, EUBrazilOpenBio and EGI. In these projects COMPSs has been applied to implement use cases provided by different communities across diverse disciplines as biomedicine, engineering, biodiversity, chemistry, astrophysics and earth sciences.

COMPSs has had more than 500 downloads last year and is used by around 20 groups in real applications. COMPSs has recently attracted interest from areas such as genomics and biodiversity, where specific courses and dissemination actions have been performed.

During last years, the team efforts have been focusing on the nowadays-emerging virtualization technologies, adopted by Cloud environments. In such systems, COMPSs provides scalability and elasticity features by dynamically adapting the number of resources to the actual workload.

The current release is interoperable with both public and private Cloud providers like Amazon EC2, OpenNebula, BSC EMOTIVE Cloud and with OCCI compliant offerings.

This release implements the following main features:

  • Composition and orchestration of Web Services and regular methods.
  • Support to multiple composed methods on a single COMPSs application.
  • Data dependency detection now also based on object parameters.
  • Interoperability with SSH, gLite, Globus toolkit.
  • Cloud interoperability with Emotive, Amazon EC2, OCCI, OpenNebula.
  • Cloud scalability and elasticity.
  • Tools for execution monitoring and performance analysis.

The packages and the complete list of features are available in the Downloads page. A virtual appliance is also available to test the functionalities of COMPSs through a step-by-step tutorial that guides the user to develop and execute a set of example applications.

Additionally, a user guide and papers published in relevant conferences and journals are available.

For more information on COMPSs you can visit http://compss.bsc.es
Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-10-07

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part II ...

The Cloud

First official release of COMPSs programming environment  ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data ...

HP Enterprise Cloud Services selected for USPS Federal Cloud Credential Exchange ...

NIH launches first phase of Microbiome Cloud Project ...

EuroFlash

iMENTORS: Find ICT4D partners on a map ...

The DataScale consortium tackles the challenges of Big Data in High Performance Computing ...

Bull launches bullion fast data analytics to process in real-time the massive amounts of data generated by the digital world ...

Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better ...

USFlash

National Science Foundation awards $12 million to SDSC to deploy 'Comet' supercomputer ...

Cray to install a liquid-cooled Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer at Mississippi State University ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its line of Cray XC30 supercomputers ...

Rensselaer at Petascale: AMOS among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers ...

Indiana University secures $6 million contract to operate NOAA science network ...

TACC receives NSF grant to deploy innovative new data resource ...

TACC launches mobile app ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage ...

DataDirect Networks and Sierra Detention Systems collaborate to offer world class physical security solution for scalable mission critical video surveillance applications ...

IBM teams with leading universities to advance research in cognitive systems ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers ...

UC San Diego and University of Maryland researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure ...

YarcData announces new Urika software release for Big Data analytics ...

$16 million for coal energy research ...