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 ...

AMD processors power leading research and academic supercomputers

2 Nov 2011 Sunnyvale - Several new installations of advanced research and academic supercomputers will run on a wide range of AMD technology including the upcoming 16-core processor codenamed "Interlagos", the AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and the AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor. Included among the latest deployments are Cray Inc. supercomputers at the university of Edinburgh (HECToR), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), University of Stuttgart (HLRS) and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS).

"HPC is not a one-size-fits-all environment, and requires new technologies to keep pace with customer demands", stated Paul Struhsaker, corporate vice president and general manager, Commercial Business at AMD. "Whether it's our upcoming 'Interlagos' processor or our energy-efficient APU, AMD's unique x86 and world-class graphics IP place us at the heart of some of the fastest systems as we push well beyond the petaflop towards the exaflop."

ORNL is upgrading its "Jaguar" system to the Cray XK6 supercomputer nicknamed "Titan". Powered by AMD's "Interlagos" processors, Titan will have peak performance between 10 and 20 petaflops (quadrillion mathematical calculations per second) of high performance computing power.

"ORNL is deploying more than 25,000 of AMD's 'Interlagos' processors over the next few months as we upgrade Jaguar to the new Titan system", stated Buddy Bland, project director of ORNL's Leadership Computing Facility. "Our users are excited about the increase in performance over previous-generation processors, and our sponsors are delighted with the power savings that will make Titan one of the world's most powerful and efficient research tools."

In addition to the Titan supercomputer, Cray is utilizing the exceptional performance, scalability and efficiency of AMD's "Interlagos" processors and the new "Bulldozer" x86 core architecture to build HPC systems for leading research and academic institutions, including:

  • NAMEM: Located in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, NAMEM specializes in weather forecasting and climate projection integration and performs regional weather and climate models for operational and research purposes;
  • CSCS: Located in Manno, Switzerland, CSCS is the national HPC center in Switzerland and operates leading-edge Cray supercomputers based on AMD technologies;
  • HECToR: Operated by the University of Edinburgh and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, HECToR is the UK national HPC service and serves a broad community of scientific users across Europe;
  • HLRS: The High Performance Computing Center at the University of Stuttgart provides a Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) tier-0 supercomputing resource for researchers, scientists and engineers throughout Europe with a particular focus on CFD and other engineering disciplines.

"When designing a supercomputer, we meticulously evaluate the best combination of performance and efficiency for our customers", stated Barry Bolding, vice president of Cray's product division. “AMD's 'Interlagos' processors offer incredible performance for highly parallel applications, and customer interest continues to grow for our Cray XE6 and Cray XK6 supercomputers featuring the world’s first 16-core x86 processor and AMD's powerful Flex FP architecture."

Additionally, Penguin Computing has successfully installed the world’s first HPC cluster powered by AMD APUs at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Designed with power efficiency in mind, the AMD A8-3850 APU-based Altus 2A00 will support exploration of advanced programming models and has the potential to become a key component of future exascale systems.

The award-winning AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor is also powering new deployments at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) near Santa Fe, New Mexico and the University of Sao Paulo. Used for scientific computing, the Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer at LANL will feature more than 38,000 AMD Opteron processor cores with a performance of 353 Tflops. The Astronomy Department of the University of Sao Paulo will leverage the SGI Altix ICE 8400 high performance computing system to enable advanced scientific astronomical research in Brazil with more than 1,500 AMD Opteron processor cores in a single rack.
Source: AMD

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 ...