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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 ...

International data Grids to be highlighted by RENCI at SC11

9 Nov 2011 Seattle - The RENCI/North Carolina booth will be one of several on the SC11 show floor to participate in a demonstration that will connect booths in the Washington State Convention Center with large data sets in the U.S. and Europe, creating a distributed, high-speed international data Grid that allows researchers to share, store and manage large data sets.

The "Big Data" Grid will connect the exhibition booths of DataDirect Networks (DDN), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and RENCI/North Carolina to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin, Texas; RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. The data Grid will be built with DDN's Web Object Scaler (WOS), a hyperscale geo-distributed Cloud storage system, and will use the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), a data software system that manages large, complex data sets by applying management policies to control the execution of all data access and manipulation operations.

WOS is an extremely fast and easy-to-deploy object-oriented Cloud storage system that can scale to unprecedented levels while still being managed as a single entity. It addresses the needs of organisations that have petabytes of data, which need to be archived and shared between multiple data centres.

The Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) research groups at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California at San Diego develop iRODS, with support from a U.S. National Science Foundation grant. The iRODS@RENCI research group also supports iRODS development. iRODS is the core data management software being deployed by the DataNet Federation Consortium, an NSF-funded project to prototype a national data management infrastructure with six science and engineering disciplines.

Combining the super fast and scalable WOS with iRODS results in a Grid in which data is easily shared, managed and stored in persistent archives, according to Reagan Moore, head of the DICE group at UNC-Chapel Hill and RENCI chief scientist for data Grids.

"This international data Grid demonstrates how researchers can participate in collaborative research while analyzing massive data collections", Reagan Moore stated. "An iRODS-based WOS infrastructure greatly minimizes the effort required to manage and distribute large scientific data sets and make them available for such research."

Reagan Moore and DDN Chief Scientist Dave Fellinger will provide an overview of the WOS-iRODS data Grid and a second international data Grid connecting Kings College London to RENCI, KEK in Tokyo, Japan; Academia Sinica in Taiwan; and IN2P3 in France. Their talk takes place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, in the RENCI booth. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, also in the RENCI booth, Reagan Moore will highlight iRODS and some of the research organisations using iRODS, including NASA, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the Australian Research Collaboration Service, and the Texas Digital Libraries.
Source: RENCI

Back to Table of contents

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 ...