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Primeur weekly 2017-10-09

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The Post-Moore era ...

Focus

Outsourcing your data centre to Verne Global in Iceland reduces costs and benefits climate ...

Draft work programme for 2018 - 2020 of the European Horizon 2020 funding programme shows strong commitment to HPC and exascale with over 450 million euro funding available ...

Exascale supercomputing

IDEAS goes big: Fostering better software development for exascale ...

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale ...

Quantum computing

Bristol scientists pinpoint the singularity for quantum computers ...

New 'building material' points toward quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Call now open for ISC 2018 research papers: Submission ends December 22, 2017 ...

Project TopWing published top innovative results in Nature ...

PRACE 15th Call continues to award outstanding research in HPC ...

PRACE met future scientists at EUCYS 2017 ...

Dutch National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research ...

Middleware

Bright Computing rolls out tiered partner programme for resellers in North and South America ...

Hardware

CENATE names new director ...

University of South Dakota gets HPC cluster for research computing ...

Mellanox enables the next generation of software-defined data centre networks with BlueField SmartNIC network adapters ...

Discovery and innovation to quicken with supercomputer's $1-million upgrade ...

Applications

Cell modelling tool makes complex calculations user-friendly ...

Purdue professor wins Department of Defense computing award ...

Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene ...

MareNostrum supercomputer has allocated 20 million hours of calculation to the Nobel Prize for Physics winning project ...

The world-record 53.3 Tb/s optical switching capacity for data-centre networks ...

Chemists teach computer programme to model forces between atoms accurately ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata X7 delivers in-memory performance from shared storage ...

Oracle unveils world's first autonomous database Cloud ...

MareNostrum supercomputer has allocated 20 million hours of calculation to the Nobel Prize for Physics winning project

5 Oct 2017 Barcelona - The MareNostrum supercomputer, in the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, has allocated 20 million processor hours to make calculations for the project that has been awarded with the Nobel Prize for Physics. Since 2015, the LiGO project, awarded for having detected gravitational waves as predicted by Einstein, has been using the MareNostrum through Dr. Sascha Husa, Theoretical Physics Professor of the University of Illes Balears in Spain and member of the project.

In a video, Dr. Husa explains how he uses MareNostrum for his everyday work: "In my research, I am interested in the study of gravitational wave signals, which are created when two black holes collide; the most violent events in the universe. My particular job is to solve equations and calculate, with very large calculations, what such collisions look like and what exactly are the signals that are given off. Experimentalists in the LiGO collaboration can compare my predictions with the data and find out which systems have created these signals, and for these calculations we have to use very large machines. My home machine is MareNostrum; I log into the machine almost every day and the importance of MareNostrum for our work is very easy to explain: without it we could not do the kind of work we do; we would have to change our direction of research."

Dr. Husa and his team access MareNostrum through different calls which are opened periodically by the European network PRACE - Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, to grant access to the most powerful supercomputers in the European Union to European researchers at the service of science. The access to these machines is calculated in "processor hours", also known as "calculation hours".

Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-10-09

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The Post-Moore era ...

Focus

Outsourcing your data centre to Verne Global in Iceland reduces costs and benefits climate ...

Draft work programme for 2018 - 2020 of the European Horizon 2020 funding programme shows strong commitment to HPC and exascale with over 450 million euro funding available ...

Exascale supercomputing

IDEAS goes big: Fostering better software development for exascale ...

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale ...

Quantum computing

Bristol scientists pinpoint the singularity for quantum computers ...

New 'building material' points toward quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Call now open for ISC 2018 research papers: Submission ends December 22, 2017 ...

Project TopWing published top innovative results in Nature ...

PRACE 15th Call continues to award outstanding research in HPC ...

PRACE met future scientists at EUCYS 2017 ...

Dutch National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research ...

Middleware

Bright Computing rolls out tiered partner programme for resellers in North and South America ...

Hardware

CENATE names new director ...

University of South Dakota gets HPC cluster for research computing ...

Mellanox enables the next generation of software-defined data centre networks with BlueField SmartNIC network adapters ...

Discovery and innovation to quicken with supercomputer's $1-million upgrade ...

Applications

Cell modelling tool makes complex calculations user-friendly ...

Purdue professor wins Department of Defense computing award ...

Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene ...

MareNostrum supercomputer has allocated 20 million hours of calculation to the Nobel Prize for Physics winning project ...

The world-record 53.3 Tb/s optical switching capacity for data-centre networks ...

Chemists teach computer programme to model forces between atoms accurately ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata X7 delivers in-memory performance from shared storage ...

Oracle unveils world's first autonomous database Cloud ...