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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 ...

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

16 Oct 2015 Aberdeen Proving Ground - The U.S. Army introduced its newest supercomputer, Excalibur, which will help ensure soldiers have the technological advantage on the battlefield, officials said. The Excalibur is the 19th most powerful computer in the world. About 50 officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center.

Increased computational capabilities will allow researchers to bring improved communications, data and intelligence to soldiers in the field, said Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

"The Army Operating Concept discusses innovation and accelerating the speed of technology. The Excalibur will allow us to do that", he stated. "You will set the standard for our nation and armed forces as we work into the future. The capability you give is decisive overmatch for our Army. It gives our soldiers an advantage when we can tie the tactical network to instantly get data back to the field."

While the Excalibur and other supercomputers are housed at an Army installation, all military services conduct research at the supercomputing facilities.

The Army has nearly 70 years of computing excellence and innovation, dating back to the ENIAC, which is more formally known as the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, ARL Director Dr. Thomas Russell said.

The DoD must continue to invest in computing infrastructure with projects such as Excalibur for the United States to remain at the cutting edge, Dr. Russell said.

"ARL has a distinguished history as a national leader in scientific computing. It's been a driving force behind our armed forces' success on many battlefields", he stated. "Excalibur marks the next step. We must continue to expand this capability. Our computational resources give us the capabilities for the future of the Army. It gives us tools for 2040 and beyond."

More powerful computers will allow the DoD research community to develop solutions to the most difficult technological challenges, said Dr. Raju Namburu, director of the ARL DoD Supercomputing Resource Center.

"Excalibur has quickly become one of the most highly-demanded and utilized supercomputers in the Department of Defense research community", Dr. Namburu stated.

Researchers will use the Excalibur to study underbody blasts on combat vehicles, protection of soldiers in extreme ballistic environments, tactical networks, cybersecurity network modeling, and real-time data analytics.

Dr. Russell said the Excalibur will improve every military scientific and engineering domain.

"Computational science feeds into all our areas of research", Dr. Russell stated. "Here we are today with computing capability far exceeding anything anyone of us would have ever imagined."
Source: U.S. Army

Back to Table of contents

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 ...