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Primeur weekly 2020-10-12

Focus

Future of European HPC and TOP500 in the picture at Russian Supercomputing Days ...

Two European approaches for modelling and mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ...

European-Brazilian consortium joins forces in advanced HPC wind turbine simulations for use in on- and offshore wind energy farms ...

Exascale supercomputing

PerMedCoE: Exascale-ready cell-level simulations for European Personalised Medicine ...

Quantum computing

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers ...

Light Rider unveils quantum LiFi technology to create next-generation network security ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis ...

Focus on Europe

Linköping University chooses Atos to build Sweden's largest supercomputer for AI ...

Atos inaugurates BullSequana XH2000 at CSC - the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics ...

Making supercomputers carbon neutral - CSC's data centre will be powered with hydro-electricity supplied by Vattenfall ...

Middleware

Verne Global achieves Dell Technologies Platinum Partner status ...

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, leader in plastics material data and technology ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems launches rack DLC CHx200 CDU ...

NVIDIA introduces new family of BlueField DPUs to bring breakthrough networking, storage and security performance to every data centre ...

CoolIT prevails against Asetek, PTAB determines no challenged claims unpatentable ...

CMKL University implementing DDN and NVIDIA solution for AI-centric supercomputing and research ...

OpenFive and AnalogX to provide optimized Chip-to-Chip interface IP solutions ...

Defense and intelligence executive Melvin Cordova joined Tachyum Government Corp. ...

TrendForce announces tech industry trends for 2021 ...

Cerebras Systems appoints Tony Maslowski as Chief Financial Officer ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University ...

Pavilion expands a US federal deployment, bringing the multi-year relationship to an eight-figure investment, to safeguard American lives ...

C-DAC to commission India's fastest HPC-AI supercomputer PARAM Siddhi - AI with NVIDIA ...

NVIDIA announces partnership with GSK's AI-powered Lab for Discovery of Medicines and Vaccines ...

NVIDIA announces ready-made NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs, offered by global network of certified partners ...

Supermicro expands its portfolio bringing highest density 4U server with NVIDIA HGX A100s 8-GPU and 8U SuperBlade supporting 20 A100 PCI-E GPUs ...

Supermicro to support NVIDIA Bluefield-2 DPU on industry's broadest portfolio of servers optimized for accelerated computational workloads in AI, AR/DR, and data analytics ...

Applications

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons ...

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth? ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference ...

Comet supercomputer calculations boost understanding of immune system ...

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work ...

Steady progress in the battle against COVID-19 at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

Texascale Days at TACC: Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera ...

Supercomputing helps advance predictive science, exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Inspur unveils Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA DPU at GTC 2020 ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University


7 Oct 2020 Sunnyvale - Researchers at MINES ParisTech, one of France's most prestigious engineering schools, have implemented Panasas ActiveStor high-performance computing (HPC) data storage to support the rapidly growing research efforts at the university's Materials Research Center.

MINES ParisTech, which conducts 30 million euro in annual research contracts, needed to expand its HPC data storage capacity to take on an increasing load of research to drive further discoveries. It also needed to create a more positive user experience for both the 70 MINES ParisTech researchers who conduct HPC research at its Materials Research Center and the 130 users of the system's file-sharing applications.

"We chose ActiveStor for its unique combination of high performance, easy scalability, and simple administration", stated Gregory Sainte-Luce, IT manager at the Materials Research Center and a member of the IT board at MINES ParisTech. "With Panasas ActiveStor, researchers save time since they no longer have to move or copy data files before they can process them. They gain productivity since there are no HPC bottlenecks to access the storage system. As a result, bandwidth is four to five times higher than before, and file sharing is more convenient, thanks to shorter response times and higher throughput."

The Materials Research Center, site of the ActiveStor deployment, conducts 4D statistical studies that assess mechanical stress occurring over time. The 4D testing process automatically creates a digital twin of the materials sample, allowing analysts to simulate performance and validate the behaviour models used by industrial partners. The Center's BIGMECA initiative uses techniques based on artificial intelligence that analyze massive data sets to generate forecasts of a part's lifespan, according to its geometry and characteristics, with a methodology that combines experimentation, simulation and statistical learning.

"Analysis of extremely rich 4D data sets can take several months or even a year, and we are in the process of automating this analysis with our BIGMECA initiative", stated Henry Proudhon, a researcher at the Materials Research Center. "We typically process 1 TB of data for each day of the experiment, with 15 to 20 days of experiments per year. An average study could require 100 HPC runs for six hours per day."

The ActiveStor data storage appliance is a consistently fast, total-performance HPC storage solution that uses the PanFS parallel file system with Dynamic Data Acceleration technology to automatically adapt to the changing and evolving small file and mixed workloads that dominate today's HPC and AI landscape - all at the lowest total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) and without the need for tuning or manual intervention.

"Materials research is fundamental to the discovery and development of new materials that lead to the advancement of technologies and products across a multitude of industries", stated Jim Donovan, chief marketing officer at Panasas. "The research conducted at MINES ParisTech drives amazing discoveries and we are honoured to support these critical efforts with a reliable, high-performance storage solution that's ready to adapt to changing workload, capacity, and user requirements at a moment's notice."

Materials scientists manipulate and change materials based on fundamental understandings of how the materials are put together - looking for connections between the underlying structure of a material, its properties, how processing changes it, and what the material can do. Today, there are about 300.000 different known materials, but as materials scientists continue to create and combine materials in new ways, the number is almost infinite. Pioneers in materials science are designing unique materials that will bring vital new technologies within reach - everything from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels, to quantum computers and ultralight, ultra-strong automobiles.

To learn more about the groundbreaking research done at MINES ParisTech and how Panasas storage supports this effort, you can download the case study.

Source: Panasas

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2020-10-12

Focus

Future of European HPC and TOP500 in the picture at Russian Supercomputing Days ...

Two European approaches for modelling and mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ...

European-Brazilian consortium joins forces in advanced HPC wind turbine simulations for use in on- and offshore wind energy farms ...

Exascale supercomputing

PerMedCoE: Exascale-ready cell-level simulations for European Personalised Medicine ...

Quantum computing

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers ...

Light Rider unveils quantum LiFi technology to create next-generation network security ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis ...

Focus on Europe

Linköping University chooses Atos to build Sweden's largest supercomputer for AI ...

Atos inaugurates BullSequana XH2000 at CSC - the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics ...

Making supercomputers carbon neutral - CSC's data centre will be powered with hydro-electricity supplied by Vattenfall ...

Middleware

Verne Global achieves Dell Technologies Platinum Partner status ...

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, leader in plastics material data and technology ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems launches rack DLC CHx200 CDU ...

NVIDIA introduces new family of BlueField DPUs to bring breakthrough networking, storage and security performance to every data centre ...

CoolIT prevails against Asetek, PTAB determines no challenged claims unpatentable ...

CMKL University implementing DDN and NVIDIA solution for AI-centric supercomputing and research ...

OpenFive and AnalogX to provide optimized Chip-to-Chip interface IP solutions ...

Defense and intelligence executive Melvin Cordova joined Tachyum Government Corp. ...

TrendForce announces tech industry trends for 2021 ...

Cerebras Systems appoints Tony Maslowski as Chief Financial Officer ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University ...

Pavilion expands a US federal deployment, bringing the multi-year relationship to an eight-figure investment, to safeguard American lives ...

C-DAC to commission India's fastest HPC-AI supercomputer PARAM Siddhi - AI with NVIDIA ...

NVIDIA announces partnership with GSK's AI-powered Lab for Discovery of Medicines and Vaccines ...

NVIDIA announces ready-made NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs, offered by global network of certified partners ...

Supermicro expands its portfolio bringing highest density 4U server with NVIDIA HGX A100s 8-GPU and 8U SuperBlade supporting 20 A100 PCI-E GPUs ...

Supermicro to support NVIDIA Bluefield-2 DPU on industry's broadest portfolio of servers optimized for accelerated computational workloads in AI, AR/DR, and data analytics ...

Applications

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons ...

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth? ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference ...

Comet supercomputer calculations boost understanding of immune system ...

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work ...

Steady progress in the battle against COVID-19 at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

Texascale Days at TACC: Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera ...

Supercomputing helps advance predictive science, exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Inspur unveils Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA DPU at GTC 2020 ...