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Primeur weekly 2015-10-26

Special

DZ Bank believes in Cloud computing but has to move with caution ...

Peter Coveney's views on the Virtual Human, the Human Brain Project, the medical practice and curriculum, and the interrelation of supercomputing and data storage ...

Focus

Exascale: not simply a matter of re-writing the applications and more parallelism ...

Exascale supercomputing

New report on energy-efficient computing ...

Photons open the gateway for quantum networks ...

Quantum computing

Loophole-free Bell test TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einsteins "spooky action" is real ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, UK STFC Hartree Centre, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch high performance computing POWER Acceleration and Design Center for business ...

Middleware

Bright Computing's Panos Labropoulos to speak at Amsterdam Spark Summit ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires enterprise PHP expert Zend ...

SGI exceeds 200 Terabyte milestone in total systems running SAP HANA ...

Hardware

Nor-Tech innovates ruggedized portable custom supercomputer for CAE and other applications ...

Comet: A supercomputer for the 'long tail' of science ...

U.S. Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers ...

Supermicro's new X11 UP solutions with highest performance and efficiency support latest Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v5 family ...

New custom-designed storage system by DDN boosts Intel Omni-Path fabric speed in HPC, web and Cloud workflows by 100 percent ...

Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration selects Penguin Computing's Tundra extreme scale solution for National Labs ...

Applications

IBM expands data discovery and Q&A power of Watson Analytics ...

Cray's high-density GPU system sets new performance standard for ECHELON reservoir simulation software ...

New SDSC award provides easy path to supercomputing for neuroscientists ...

UC San Diego/SDSC study uncovers mechanism to block a cancer pathway ...

Utah researchers develop software to better understand brain's network of neurons ...

DrugDiscovery@TACC portal helps researchers worldwide with drug therapeutics ...

Supercomputing helps ecologists overturn popular theory ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware reveal new Cloud services business ...

Dell introduces industry-first hybrid Cloud system with bold payment structure to simplify and minimize risks of Cloud adoption ...

Cray's high-density GPU system sets new performance standard for ECHELON reservoir simulation software

20 Oct 2015 Seattle, New Orleans - At the 2015 Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 85th Annual Meeting (SEG) in New Orleans, Louisiana, Cray Inc. has launched the achievement of a new performance benchmark for reservoir simulations using Stone Ridge Technology's ECHELON reservoir simulation software and the Cray CS-Storm cluster supercomputer.

ECHELON models oil, water and gas flows in a reservoir, and is specifically designed for leveraging GPU compute architectures. It has proven scalability across multiple GPUs, and by running on the Cray CS-Storm system, ECHELON can offer distinct benefits over other commercially available reservoir simulators. ECHELON and the Cray CS-Storm system can run high-resolution reservoir models more rapidly than any other commercially available system, and the joint solution is designed to deliver higher degrees of accuracy without compromising production schedules.

"Runtime performance is absolutely vital in the oil and gas industry, playing a critical role in reservoir simulation", stated Vincent Natoli, Founder/CEO, Stone Ridge Technology. "Cray offers the highest performing GPU-packed compute infrastructure on the market, and ECHELON running on its CS-Storm system delivers unprecedented speed that can be used by reservoir engineers to study many more realizations of their models and run large, high-resolution cases. We have demonstrated results on a 243 million-cell model running out 45 years on just two CS-Storm nodes completing in about two-and-a-half hours. The ability to do more in a smaller hardware footprint brings significant and welcome cost savings and productivity improvements at a very competitive time in the energy industry."

"With ECHELON and the Cray CS-Storm system, reservoir engineers now have the ability to run multiple realizations in a single day", stated Bert Beals, director for Cray's Energy segment. "Performance requirements in the oil and gas industry, and particularly around reservoir simulation, are driven by demand for new oil fields and evaluation of existing fields for future investment. Speed, reliability and scalability are all important factors, and ECHELON running on our GPU-packed Cray CS-Storm system will provide oil and gas customers with a powerful solution for successfully evaluating the potential of both new and old reservoirs."

The Cray CS-Storm system enables highly scalable GPU computing for mission-critical applications in areas such as energy, manufacturing, earth sciences, life sciences, financial services, machine learning and geospatial intelligence. Each CS-Storm chassis combines eight NVIDIA Tesla K40 or K80 GPU accelerators with Intel Xeon processors. A single chassis equipped with Tesla K80s delivers 15 teraflops of peak performance, and a full petaflop requires just three racks.

The Cray CS-Storm system is designed to provide highly reliable operation while driving all eight 300W GPUs at maximum performance. The system is available with a unique Cray Programming Environment, enabling users to leverage the parallelism available from GPUs, and sophisticated systems management for lights-out computing. Optional liquid-cooled rear-door heat exchangers enable room-neutral cooling.
Source: Cray

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Primeur weekly 2015-10-26

Special

DZ Bank believes in Cloud computing but has to move with caution ...

Peter Coveney's views on the Virtual Human, the Human Brain Project, the medical practice and curriculum, and the interrelation of supercomputing and data storage ...

Focus

Exascale: not simply a matter of re-writing the applications and more parallelism ...

Exascale supercomputing

New report on energy-efficient computing ...

Photons open the gateway for quantum networks ...

Quantum computing

Loophole-free Bell test TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einsteins "spooky action" is real ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, UK STFC Hartree Centre, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch high performance computing POWER Acceleration and Design Center for business ...

Middleware

Bright Computing's Panos Labropoulos to speak at Amsterdam Spark Summit ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires enterprise PHP expert Zend ...

SGI exceeds 200 Terabyte milestone in total systems running SAP HANA ...

Hardware

Nor-Tech innovates ruggedized portable custom supercomputer for CAE and other applications ...

Comet: A supercomputer for the 'long tail' of science ...

U.S. Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers ...

Supermicro's new X11 UP solutions with highest performance and efficiency support latest Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v5 family ...

New custom-designed storage system by DDN boosts Intel Omni-Path fabric speed in HPC, web and Cloud workflows by 100 percent ...

Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration selects Penguin Computing's Tundra extreme scale solution for National Labs ...

Applications

IBM expands data discovery and Q&A power of Watson Analytics ...

Cray's high-density GPU system sets new performance standard for ECHELON reservoir simulation software ...

New SDSC award provides easy path to supercomputing for neuroscientists ...

UC San Diego/SDSC study uncovers mechanism to block a cancer pathway ...

Utah researchers develop software to better understand brain's network of neurons ...

DrugDiscovery@TACC portal helps researchers worldwide with drug therapeutics ...

Supercomputing helps ecologists overturn popular theory ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware reveal new Cloud services business ...

Dell introduces industry-first hybrid Cloud system with bold payment structure to simplify and minimize risks of Cloud adoption ...