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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 ...

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

8 Nov 2011 Milpitas - Appro has been awarded a subcontract for a 303.23TF Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer for the second time by Lockheed Martin in support of the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP). The HPCMP supports DoD objectives to strengthen national prominence by advancing critical technologies and expertise through use of High Performance Computing (HPC).

This represents a multi-million dollars award for a hybrid computing system and will be deployed to US Army Research Laboratory, ARL. As a subcontractor, Appro will provide system integration, project management and onsite installation. Lockheed Martin, as the prime contractor will provide on-site maintenance and administration support. The Xtreme-X Supercomputer will be used by ARL for mobile ad hoc network (MANET) emulation and experimentation.

"We are extremely pleased to work with Lockheed Martin once again and be part of providing advanced supercomputing expertise to support the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP)", stated Steve Lyness, Vice President of HPC Solutions Group for Appro. "Lockheed Martin leads its industry in innovation and has raised the bar for reducing costs while enhancing product quality for this important government programme, and Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer has the ideal design to meet their requirements."

The Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer consists of 274 nodes with two processors per socket with a total of 6,576 cores based on the new AMD "Interlagos" processor and 204,288 cores based on NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing. This hybrid system is configured with Appro ACE Management nodes, sub-management nodes, NFS storage server, CPU only compute nodes, login nodes and CPU+GPU compute nodes. The system is supported by large memory for improved overall performance and faster simulation results. As configured and deployed, the entire system provides 303.23Tflops aggregate peak performance with 234.84Tflops powered by graphic nodes and a usable memory capacity bandwidth of more than 17.54 Terabytes.

The Appro Xtreme-X also offers a bridge directly to a global parallel file system allowing access to the storage file system from all of the compute nodes. All compute and graphic nodes in the system are to be interconnected by a single-rail 10GigE interconnect to meet the customer's needs for low latency and multicast capabilities with easy cable installation and management. The system is designed to optimize floor space, power, and cooling requirements using air-cooling technology with platinum-rated power supplies and high-efficient fans, integrated with console management server capabilities. The Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer will also be pre-configured with Appro's HPC Software Stack to include open source development tools and Appro Cluster Engine (ACE) remote management suite which will provide server, cluster, storage and network management features running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer will be factory integrated by Appro’s turn-key System Delivery Integration Services to include on-site installation and premium support services for advance parts replacement.

"AMD is excited to collaborate with Appro on the Xtreme-X Supercomputer solution that Lockheed Martin has chosen as the foundation for this deployment", stated Paul Struhsaker, corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business at AMD. "The core-dense AMD processor codenamed 'Interlagos' is optimized for performance, scalability and efficiency for high performance computing applications that will allow customers like Lockheed Martin to improve supercomputing capabilities."
Source: Appro

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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 ...