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Primeur weekly 2011-11-14

Special

International data Grids to be highlighted by RENCI at SC11 ...

Japan's K Computer tops 10 Petaflop/s to stay atop TOP500 List ...

NASA and DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory confirm Obsidian's BGFC first order functionality ...

Adaptive Computing delivers intelligent Grid resource management to Gaea, NOAA's new climate modelling and research system ...

Exascale supercomputing

NCAR selects IBM for key components of new Supercomputing Center ...

The Cloud

Terascala announces enhanced version of proven storage management solution for fast data analysis in the Cloud and in shared resource environments ...

Terascala announces support for Lustre 2,1 ...

The Green Grid and Open Data Center Alliance form strategic collaboration to drive efficient Cloud resource standards ...

EuroFlash

Submissions for ISC research papers and tutorials now being accepted ...

Post Doc position available at INAF in Catania, Sicily ...

DataDirect Networks' groundbreaking Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) System selected to power Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

European industry and research centres join forces to create a European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

Russian Academy of Sciences expands GPU supercomputing infrastructure to accelerate scientific research ...

PRACE to issue project access 4th call for proposals for Tier-0 and Synchronized Call for Tier-1 ...

USFlash

Terascala announces membership in OpenSFS ...

Supercomputers accelerate development of advanced materials ...

Kraken set to deliver 2 billionth CPU hour, sustains 96 percent utilization ...

NEC developing next generation vector supercomputer - aiming for the world's leading energy-efficient supercomputer ...

Blacklight goes to work at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

Fujitsu launches PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer ...

Platform Computing announces support for upcoming Intel Many Integrated Core architecture-based products ...

NASA selects next-generation SGI ICE HPC platform for technology upgrade ...

SDSC's Triton Resource helps develop new model for forecasting California solar power production ...

U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory selects DataDirect Networks' SFA12K Storage to enable clean energy technology insight and discovery ...

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers use supercomputer to study effects of stacking graphene nanoribbons ...

Appro has been selected for the second time to support the High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) to improve supercomputing capabilities ...

Chinese researchers tap GPU supercomputer for world's first simulation of complete H1N1 virus ...

For the first time, IBM brings mainframe and Windows together ...

AMD processors power leading research and academic supercomputers ...

Mali-T658 GPU extends graphics and GPU compute leadership for high performance devices ...

ORNL fundamental discovery casts enzymes in new light ...

Altera's Stratix IV FPGAs deliver unprecedented acceleration for world's most powerful reconfigurable supercomputer ...

NEC developing next generation vector supercomputer - aiming for the world's leading energy-efficient supercomputer

7 Nov 2011 Tokyo - NEC Corporation has inaugurated the launch of development for its next generation of SX Series vector supercomputers. NEC's SX Series of vector supercomputers are highly renowned in each of these areas, as illustrated by the sale of more than 1,400 units in regions all over the world. NEC's primary target for the development of the successor of the NEC SX-9 is energy-efficiency for real workload, defined as the optimal ratio of sustained performance on real applications divided by the total cost of ownership (TCO), which in particular includes the cost of electricity. The new machine will be a leader in this regard.

Furthermore, it will provide a compact design that ensures highly precise large scale simulations while occupying less space than conventional machines. This new generation of vector computers is scheduled to be available between 2013 and 2014.

Key features of this next generation vector supercomputer are as follows:

  • Top-class energy and space savings: NEC will develop an "all-in-one" CPU, a multi-core vector-processor combining all functions, including compute-cores, memory controllers, network- and I/O-interfaces on one chip. This enables power consumption to be reduced to only one tenth compared to existing systems, and floor space requirements to be reduced to one fifth.
  • Next generation CPU architecture: For the first time, this new generation of the SX Series adopts multiple compute-vector-cores on a single chip. NEC will improve parallel processing performance, both on shared-memory and distributed memory paradigms, by enhanced communication latency and bandwidth. The CPU cores will feature twice the number of vector arithmetic units in comparison to existing machines, that way doubling the number of operations that can simultaneously be carried out, utilizing the always existing data-parallelism in applications. NEC will further improve the controllable cache mechanism, the so-called ADB, utilizing the data-locality which is present in almost every application.
  • Improved application performance: A top class CPU core performance of 64 GigaFlops (1 GigaFlops = 1 billion operations per second) is targeted through the adoption of cutting-edge processes that include optimized operation processing and design. A world-leading memory bandwidth of 64 GB/s (GigaBytes per second) available to each core will also be implemented. This is the key to achieving high efficiency and consequently high sustained performance on real applications. The road to ExaFlops-computing requires a strong individual processor.

"The new machines will provide superior sustained performance at very low power consumption, enabling researchers to quickly and accurately simulate and analyze a wide range of natural phenomena from many scientific fields", stated Mr. Takayuki Sasakura, Vice President at NEC Deutschland.

"NEC plans to provide these machines to universities and research centers both domestically in Japan and internationally, with a focus on Europe. Looking forward, NEC will continue to drive the development of vector supercomputers that help contribute to the realization of 'an information society friendly to humans and the earth'."

Source: NEC

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Primeur weekly 2011-11-14

Special

International data Grids to be highlighted by RENCI at SC11 ...

Japan's K Computer tops 10 Petaflop/s to stay atop TOP500 List ...

NASA and DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory confirm Obsidian's BGFC first order functionality ...

Adaptive Computing delivers intelligent Grid resource management to Gaea, NOAA's new climate modelling and research system ...

Exascale supercomputing

NCAR selects IBM for key components of new Supercomputing Center ...

The Cloud

Terascala announces enhanced version of proven storage management solution for fast data analysis in the Cloud and in shared resource environments ...

Terascala announces support for Lustre 2,1 ...

The Green Grid and Open Data Center Alliance form strategic collaboration to drive efficient Cloud resource standards ...

EuroFlash

Submissions for ISC research papers and tutorials now being accepted ...

Post Doc position available at INAF in Catania, Sicily ...

DataDirect Networks' groundbreaking Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) System selected to power Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

European industry and research centres join forces to create a European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

Russian Academy of Sciences expands GPU supercomputing infrastructure to accelerate scientific research ...

PRACE to issue project access 4th call for proposals for Tier-0 and Synchronized Call for Tier-1 ...

USFlash

Terascala announces membership in OpenSFS ...

Supercomputers accelerate development of advanced materials ...

Kraken set to deliver 2 billionth CPU hour, sustains 96 percent utilization ...

NEC developing next generation vector supercomputer - aiming for the world's leading energy-efficient supercomputer ...

Blacklight goes to work at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

Fujitsu launches PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer ...

Platform Computing announces support for upcoming Intel Many Integrated Core architecture-based products ...

NASA selects next-generation SGI ICE HPC platform for technology upgrade ...

SDSC's Triton Resource helps develop new model for forecasting California solar power production ...

U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory selects DataDirect Networks' SFA12K Storage to enable clean energy technology insight and discovery ...

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers use supercomputer to study effects of stacking graphene nanoribbons ...

Appro has been selected for the second time to support the High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) to improve supercomputing capabilities ...

Chinese researchers tap GPU supercomputer for world's first simulation of complete H1N1 virus ...

For the first time, IBM brings mainframe and Windows together ...

AMD processors power leading research and academic supercomputers ...

Mali-T658 GPU extends graphics and GPU compute leadership for high performance devices ...

ORNL fundamental discovery casts enzymes in new light ...

Altera's Stratix IV FPGAs deliver unprecedented acceleration for world's most powerful reconfigurable supercomputer ...