Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-10-29

Exascale supercomputing

Mind Commerce releases findings from Exascale computing market research ...

China launches third prototype exascale computer ...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects ...

Quantum Xchange selects Zayo Group for dark fiber to deploy first quantum network in the United States ...

Shielded quantum bits ...

Quantum network to test unhackable communications ...

Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

TETRAMAX launches the largest pan-European technology brokerage network on customized low-energy computing ...

Maestro Consortium addresses the ubiquitous problems of data movement in data-intensive applications and workflows ...

Hardware

Cray and Stradigi AI partner to crack the code on enterprise AI implementation ...

Mellanox ships more than 2.1 million Ethernet adapters in the first three quarters of 2018 ...

Mellanox delivers five consecutive quarters of record results ...

DDN shatters SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark records ...

Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA's Sierra, world's third fastest supercomputer ...

AI acceleration with NEC's new vector computer ...

Trisymbiotic IP, a small start-up, announces U.S. Patent 10,020,436 which surpasses in facilities efficiency the fastest supercomputers from the U.S. and China ...

Applications

Department of Energy to issue upcoming solicitation for High Performance Computing Initiative ...

Shaheen sets subsurface mapping world record ...

Unprecedented insight into the sun's fusion reactor ...

Dr. David E. Shaw selected to receive 2018 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and Stanford High Performance Computing Center announce 9th Annual Stanford Conference, February 2019 ...

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Red Hat, completely changing the Cloud landscape and becoming world's first hybrid Cloud provider ...

Altair and Oracle offer faster high-performance computing in the Cloud ...

Oracle Cloud gives easy access to partner solutions ...

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI ...

EuroFlash

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition


Representing the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg as Team deFAUlt in the Student Cluster Competition at SC18. Left to right: Marcel Pabst, Oleksandr Bannov, Eva Dengler, David Sauerwein, Meike Bloecher, Manuel Peschel. Copyright: FAU.
24 Oct 2018 Berlin - The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) is continuing its tradition of sponsoring German undergraduate students participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the Supercomputing Conference 2018 (SC18). This year, team "deFAUlt" - a team of six students of the Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) of Erlangen-Nuremberg - represents Germany in a field of 15 international student teams taking part in the student challenge. The competition is integrated into SC18, held in Dallas, Texas, USA, November 11-16, 2018.

Students from FAU have previously participated in SCC challenges such as the ones held at the largest European gathering of the high-performance computing (HPC) community, the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), which takes place in Germany each year. For the past two years, FAU teams were able to come out of these competitions winning the coveted high-performance LINPACK Benchmark challenge.

"As of this year, the chair of computer architecture at FAU provides a special hands-on and lecture series that is dedicated to preparing a team for the SCC", explained Johannes Hofmann, a researcher at FAU's chair of computer architecture and deFAUlt's team advisor. "Students enrolled in this course receive a credit for their respective degree course, thus students will not only benefit from the opportunity to participate in the SCC, but make progress in their undergraduate degrees. This concept does indeed pay off, as the course is steadily gaining popularity. Due to popular demand, we even had to implement a screening process to determine potential candidates for this year's SCC team", added Johannes Hofmann.

None of the students comprising team deFAUlt has ever attended a student cluster competition before and they view their participation in the SCC as a unique opportunity to use the skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in different lectures and apply them to a real system. With the majority of the team members studying computer science (CS), the individuals' fields of interests and expertise span a broad range of scientific disciplines, including mathematics, astronomy, computational engineering and industrial electronics. Thus, the students see themselves well prepared for the real-world scientific workloads awaiting them in the 48-hour, non-stop challenge held on the SC18 showground.

For GCS, which is supporting team deFAUlt by co-financing its travel to the event, it is rewarding to see its sponsorship activities being well received. "FAU certainly does the right thing in offering a course tailored to get students prepared for contests such as the SCC. This appeals to young HPC talent, and the prospect of participating in international events for sure is an additional motivating factor", stated Dr. Claus-Axel Müller, managing director of GCS. "For students, the subject of expenses is very often a 'knock-out criteria', especially when it comes to international travel, thus we are happy to help out. We wish team deFAUlt lots of success and lots of fun at SC18. We are confident that in any case it will be an invaluable experience for each of the students."
Source: Gauss Centre for Supercomputing

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-10-29

Exascale supercomputing

Mind Commerce releases findings from Exascale computing market research ...

China launches third prototype exascale computer ...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects ...

Quantum Xchange selects Zayo Group for dark fiber to deploy first quantum network in the United States ...

Shielded quantum bits ...

Quantum network to test unhackable communications ...

Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

TETRAMAX launches the largest pan-European technology brokerage network on customized low-energy computing ...

Maestro Consortium addresses the ubiquitous problems of data movement in data-intensive applications and workflows ...

Hardware

Cray and Stradigi AI partner to crack the code on enterprise AI implementation ...

Mellanox ships more than 2.1 million Ethernet adapters in the first three quarters of 2018 ...

Mellanox delivers five consecutive quarters of record results ...

DDN shatters SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark records ...

Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA's Sierra, world's third fastest supercomputer ...

AI acceleration with NEC's new vector computer ...

Trisymbiotic IP, a small start-up, announces U.S. Patent 10,020,436 which surpasses in facilities efficiency the fastest supercomputers from the U.S. and China ...

Applications

Department of Energy to issue upcoming solicitation for High Performance Computing Initiative ...

Shaheen sets subsurface mapping world record ...

Unprecedented insight into the sun's fusion reactor ...

Dr. David E. Shaw selected to receive 2018 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and Stanford High Performance Computing Center announce 9th Annual Stanford Conference, February 2019 ...

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Red Hat, completely changing the Cloud landscape and becoming world's first hybrid Cloud provider ...

Altair and Oracle offer faster high-performance computing in the Cloud ...

Oracle Cloud gives easy access to partner solutions ...

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI ...

EuroFlash

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition ...