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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

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

10 Nov 2011 Barcelona - Major European suppliers of High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies, Allinea, ARM, Bull, Caps Entreprise, Eurotech, ParTec, STMicroelectronics and Xyratex associated with HPC research centres BSC, CEA, CINECA, Fraunhofer, Forschungszentrum Juelich and LRZ have decided to combine forces to create a European Technology Platform (ETP), building on the previous work of PROSPECT and Teratec.

The objective of the ETP is to define Europe's research priorities to develop European technology in all the segments of the HPC solution supply chain. It will strengthen European competitiveness in HPC, a key capability for future research and innovation. The effort will be beneficial to a wide range of social and economic challenges. HPC is an indispensable instrument to resolve problems of the highest complexity that require extremely large and very efficient computational and storage capabilities for activities such as modelling natural phenomena (weather, climate change or epidemics), optimizing energy resources, researching novel materials and shortening engineering development cycles, which would foster innovation across the region.

The ETP will be an industry led forum that will propose a Strategic Research Agenda taking advantage of European industry strengths to increase the value created in Europe from future HPC systems. Currently the design of supercomputer solutions face significant challenges such as management of the extreme parallelism experienced in HPC architectures or the reduction of the power consumption, addressing these presents opportunities for European players to improve their position in the worldwide market.

To achieve these objectives the current consortium will set up an organization that will be open to any businesses, groups or individuals who have R&D activities in any aspect of HPC and are located in Europe. The goal is to bring together all the research forces in Europe including R&D activities of SMEs, European corporations, international corporations and research centres to benefit from their competences and to foster these capabilities by proposing an ambitious research plan to the European Commission.

The consortium will act promptly to create the ETP and to propose a Vision Paper. The ETP will prepare the Strategic Research Agenda seeking acknowledgement from the European Commission to provide inputs towards the Horizon 2020 programme that will define the future European research objectives.

This initiative is an important step to encourage and strengthen the position of the European HPC industry. The impressive set of competencies of the members gathered on this initiative show that Europe can be at the forefront of the HPC industry in coming years if an ambitious R&D program is put in place. The ETP will provide the catalyst for such a movement and the impact will be a stronger European HPC industry that will create employment, added value, and a stimulus for students and academic researchers in the area. Through this improved capability and capacity, HPC users will gain the ability to achieve new results in science and technology and to design more innovative products and services.
Source: Bull

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