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Primeur weekly 2015-10-19

Special

Blue Yonder to automate enterprise decisions with machine learning ...

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Exascale supercomputing

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Focus on Europe

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GCS sponsors students from Technische Universität München for the Student Cluster Challenge at SC15 ...

Middleware

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Hardware

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Applications

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The Cloud

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GCS sponsors students from Technische Universität München for the Student Cluster Challenge at SC15


Team TUMuch Phun, from left to right: Michael Zellner, Gregor Matl, Felix Thimm, Daniel Gallenberger, Felix Spaeth, Sharru Moeller. Copyright: TUM
15 Oct 2015 Berlin - The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing is providing financial support for a team of computer science students from the Technische Universität München (TUM) participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at this year's Supercomputing Conference (SC) in Austin, Texas. The Munich based team, which is the only European representative among the nine teams qualifying for the annually repeating competition at SC, will compete on the SC15 exhibit floor in a real-time challenge by solving high-performance computing (HPC) tasks set by the SCC-committee. The TUM-students are leveraging the HPC infrastructure and expertise of GCS centre Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Garching near Munich (LRZ) to thoroughly prepare for the upcoming tough contest.

Team "TUMuch Phun" - pronounced: too much fun - consists of six highly motivated and equally talented computer science students of the TU München who perceive the SC Student Cluster Challenge as a great opportunity to gain further experience in HPC. At the real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge held at the upcoming HPC Conference in Austin, Texas, they will have to race to complete a real-world workload across a series of applications on a system of their own choice whilst ensuring for the energy consumption to be less than 3120 watt, as otherwise penalties apply.

To get best prepared for the on-site race, the students are receiving comprehensive guidance and support by HPC experts Sebastian Rettenberger and Roland Wittmann. The two members of TUM's Scientific Computing department are frequent users of the SuperMUC infrastructure of the LRZ, thus have extensive experience working with HPC systems and with optimizing and parallelizing HPC codes. For instance, Sebastian Rettenberger was member of a team who in a LRZ Extreme Scaling Workshop optimized 70,000 lines of code of "SeisSol", a software to simulate earth quakes, which resulted in achieving a SeisSol application performance of 1.42 Petaflops for a weak scaling test on LRZ’s HPC-system SuperMUC and a sustained system performance of 1.09 Petaflops.

"GCS is proud to sponsor the team TUMuch Phun for the Student Cluster Challenge at the upcoming Supercomputing Conference", stated Dr. Claus Axel Müller, Managing Director of GCS. "GCS's mission is to promote young and bright talent in the field of HPC. We respect courageous undertakings such as this one, especially on an international level. As we are well aware of the financial bottlenecks students face when boldly taking on a challenge of this dimension, we are happy to help out. We wish the team lots of success and keep our fingers crossed."

GCS supports the TUMuch Phun activity by contributing to the team's expenses related to the Student Cluster Challenge at SC15.
Source: Gauss Centre for Supercomputing - GCS

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-10-19

Special

Blue Yonder to automate enterprise decisions with machine learning ...

Videos of presentations from the Docker Workshop at ISC Cloud & Big Data conference published ...

Exascale supercomputing

Research and Markets to investigate impact of exascale computing trends in key sectors ...

Focus on Europe

Cray launches EMEA Research Lab expanding its presence in the European HPC ecosystem ...

GCS sponsors students from Technische Universität München for the Student Cluster Challenge at SC15 ...

Middleware

Moab scheduling tweak tightens Titan's workload ...

Adaptive Computing deploys Converged HPC, Cloud & Big Data for The Hospital for Sick Children & University Health Network's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre ...

Hardware

Rugged 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch that brings high speed networking to 3U VPX systems introduced by Curtiss-Wright ...

Asetek receives order for largest server installation to date ...

Retrofitting Rhea cluster at OLCF ...

British Antarctic Survey navigates surge of scientific research and complex climate models with DDN hybrid flash storage appliance ...

United Nations Technology Bank recognises importance of GÉANT and research and education networks ...

KBC Group delivers customers powerful banking experience driven by IBM z13 mainframe ...

Nanoelectronics researchers employ Titan for an electrifying simulation speed-up ...

Gigabyte presents its new C230 series server & workstation motherboards ...

Applications

Berkeley Lab's Yelick lauded for advances in programmability of high-performance computing systems ...

Supercoiled DNA is far more dynamic than the 'Watson-Crick' double helix ...

Ace Computers to exhibit custom HPCs and supercomputers for the Oil and Gas industry at SEG Expo ...

27 million euro for Dutch expertise centre in data-intensive scientific research ...

The Cloud

EGI opens new training infrastructure ...

VMware advances industry leading hybrid Cloud management platform and accelerates unified services delivery across public and private Clouds ...