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Primeur weekly 2011-11-07

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PRACE grants 18 million compute hours for Finnish research groups - new call opens

3 Nov 2011 Brussels - Seven Finnish research groups were granted 18 million compute hours on some of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. These supercomputers belong to the PRACE - the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - Research Infrastructure.

A total of 721 million compute core hours were granted for twenty-four European research projects in this third regular call for PRACE Project Access. In total 53 applications requesting 1.687 million compute core hours were received in the call. The projects were chosen for their high level of scientific and technical maturity, expected impact, and demonstrated need for Tier-0 resources.

A research group led by Arkady Krasheninnikov, University of Helsinki, was granted 10 million compute hours on the CURIE supercomputer. The group with members from University of Helsinki, CSC and Aalto University is doing research in the field of nanotechnology. CURIE is one of the most powerful, so called Tier-0 supercomputers in Europe. This was the first time a research group based in Finland was granted resources in a Tier-0 supercomputer within the PRACE Project Access.

PRACE also granted access to its Tier-1 machines on the DECI - Distributed European Computing Initiative - call. In this call 35 projects, selected from 54 proposals, will share 91 million processor core hours. Two Finnish research groups were granted both 3.5 million standard CPU hours. A research group led by Hannu Kurki-Suonio, University of Helsinki, was granted access to CSC's (Finland) Louhi supercomputer. The group is simulating data from the Planck satellite. A research group led by Vesa Hytönen, University of Tampere, was granted access to EPCC’s (UK) HECToR supercomputer. The group is simulating protein interaction in cells.

In addition, the Finnish research groups led by the following people were granted access to the PRACE resources in the PRACE Preparatory Access call mainly for code developing:

  • Sebastian von Alfthan, Finnish Meteorological Institute, project "Optimizing a 6D global Vlasov simulation of Earth's magnetosphere", was granted 250 000 compute hours on the JUGENE machine located at FZJ, Germany and 200 000 compute hours on the CURIE machine located at TGCC in France.
  • Petri Käpylä, University of Helsinki, project "Turbulent convection and dynamos in spherical wedges" was granted 200 000 compute hours on the JUGENE machine located at FZJ, Germany.
  • Jan Aström, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd., Finland, project "Scalability of 'ELMFIRE' on JUGENE" was granted 100 000 compute hours on the JUGENE machine located at FZJ, Germany.
  • Ralf Östermark, Abo Akademi University, project "The Genetic Hybrid Algorithm" was granted 200 000 compute hours on the JUGENE machine located at FZJ, Germany.
  • In addition, Kai Nordlund from University of Helsinki is part of a research project “Nanomechanics of nanowires by atomistic simulations" led by Péter Süle, MTA-MFA, Budapest, Hungary. The research group was granted 50 000 compute hours on the CURIE machine located at TGCC in France.

The PRACE Preparatory Access is continuous.

The new call to PRACE’s Tier-0 and Tier-1 resources was published on November 2nd 2011. More information is available at www.prace-ri.eu/Call-Announcements
Source: PRACE

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Primeur weekly 2011-11-07

The Cloud

Oracle named a leader in SOA Governance Magic Quadrant by Gartner analyst firm ...

Cerner selects Oracle Enterprise Manager to support new Cloud services ...

Gartner positions Oracle as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers ...

EuroFlash

Argonne National Labs selects Allinea DDT for Blue Gene and Linux - Debugging tools evolution to support petascale and exascale ...

Russian supercomputer developer and solution builder RSC joins European HPC association PROSPECT ...

PRACE grants 18 million compute hours for Finnish research groups - new call opens ...

IBM and ABB scientists collaborate to improve energy transmission for more efficient grids ...

Vestas Wind Systems turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for smarter wind energy ...

USFlash

K computer achieves goal of 10 Petaflops ...

University of Wisconsin–Madison home to weather-predicting supercomputer ...

IBM rolls out first solar array designed for high-voltage data centres and industrial use ...

HP shapes the future of extreme low-energy server technology ...

Appro reveals next generation, Xtreme-X supercomputer to support future processor technologies ...

IBM Watson heads to Harvard, MIT to explore future of technology in business ...

Researchers find molecule that prevents type 1 diabetes in mice ...

Institute for Chemical Research at Kyoto University selects SGI to advance computational chemistry and biological research ...

Global industry leaders tackle data explosion with SGI storage solutions ...

Cray Inc. reports third quarter 2011 financial results ...

Sandia wins national awards for cutting water use 30 percent, pursuing other energy savings ...

China adds another supercomputer to its roster ...

Not one, not two, not three, but four clones ...