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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 ...

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

27 Sep 2013 Paris, Sophia Antipolis - The DataScale project gathers a large set of partners, from large research laboratories to SMEs, including also big companies. Their common objective is to design efficient Big Data solutions, suited to real use cases in High Performance Computing (HPC).

DataScale is a two-year project, created in June 2013 and funded by the "Investissements d'Avenir" (Investments for the Future) programme supported by the French government. Its main mission is to develop synergies between Big Data and HPC, and more specifically to develop Big Data technological building blocks that will enrich the HPC ecosystem.

These technological building blocks will be focused on three topics that are at the heart of the Big Data challenge:

  • Efficient data management, a key issue to be able to accommodate and process ever increasing volumes of data (particularly by using hierarchical storage),
  • The opening of data management to third party environments, and specifically to Cloud environments,
  • A database architecture with data mining technologies that can be suited for efficiently handling very large data volumes and different types of data.

The project will also evaluate the relevance of the technological building blocks by implementing demonstrators based on real world applications, at real scale, in the areas of seismic event detection, HPC cluster management, and multimedia product analysis.

The project partners have very different profiles, and can thus bring to the project their respective expertise and know-how in areas as diverse as infrastructures, HPC, databases, Cloud computing, system management, multimedia, data-mining and seismology. All The DataScale partners will leverage their thorough knowledge of market needs to propose relevant methods and algorithms, and develop solutions that will give rise to actual products. The diversity of the partners' profiles and approaches guarantees an excellent coverage of the Big Data issues and solutions, and is also the source of the synergies that the project can develop.

The DataScale project partners are :

  • ActiveEon S.A.S
  • Armadillo S.A.S
  • Bull S.A.S. (technical co-ordinator)
  • Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives DAM (CEA – DAM)
  • Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives DRT (CEA/List)
  • INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique)
  • Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP)
  • XediX S.A.S.Senseetive

"The DataScale project is characterized by an approach that is both technological and guided by real use. It will bring a very practical solution to the challenges raised by the exponential growth of the volume of data to be processed. Bull and all the other DataScale partners are confident that the horizontal tools created or extended within the project will accelerate their innovation and enrich their respective commercial offers", stated Etienne Walter, DataScale project manager at Bull.

Denis Caromel, founder and CEO of ActiveEon, stated: "Big Data is too often reduced to the MapReduce issue, and particularly to Hadoop, which means that many companies make inadequate technological choices. In fact, the management of large amounts of data often raises different issues, and thus requires a combination of solutions, such as orchestration and scheduling, deployment, resource optimization. DataScale will reinforce the existing offers of the French partners of the project, and will make it possible in the short term to propose a complete and sovereign solution."
Source: DataScale

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 ...