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Primeur weekly 2013-11-25

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Xyratex announces ClusterStor 9000 ...

Univa Corporation and Penguin Computing announce reseller agreement ...

SysFera-DS Version 4.0 for HPC management improves remote visualization and extends Cloud support ...

Supermicro debuts powerful 4U 8x GPU SuperServer optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator ...

NVIDIA launches world's fastest accelerator for supercomputing and Big Data analytics ...

Numascale shared memory cluster set to unlock massive data sets and ease HPC programming at University of Oslo and throughout Europe ...

HP drives clients to TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

IBM ranked no. 1 on the Graph500 supercomputing list ...

University of Reims Romeo supercomputer ranked 5th of the Green500 list ...

SGI supports new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators delivering 10x performance ...

Mellanox Connect-IB FDR InfiniBand adapters with NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA technology provide superior GPU-based cluster performance ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Moab Task Manager to increase efficiency of short computing jobs ...

DataDirect Networks Web Object Scaler to provide a multi-PB storage Cloud to enable collaborative data sharing across Florida research universities ...

KALRAY announces world's first hyper-scalable 1000+ cores MIMD processor architecture for next generation exaflop supercomputers ...

IBM and NVIDIA to supercharge corporate data centre applications and next-generation supercomputers ...

Research institutions push the boundaries of supercomputing with Dell ...

Scientists "burst" supercomputing record with bubble collapse simulation ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment advances science-based programme with SGI supercomputers ...

Argonne and RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing ...

Penguin Computing updates densest GPU compute solution with NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators ...

International networks to aid global research collaborations in climate, bioinformatics and computer science ...

Convey Computer to OEM Dell servers to accelerate data intensive applications for data centres ...

Mellanox Connect-IB FDR InfiniBand adapters accelerate Purdue University's supercomputer to petascale-class performance ...

Penguin Computing announces world's densest X86 supercomputers that leverage OCP designs ...

The Cloud

Altair announces general availability of Display Manager ...

Cloud Software Programme published a definitive guide to success in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox ...

EuroFlash

Open Knowledge promotes fast, creative innovation across sectors ...

Cray awarded $30 million contract to expand the Cray XC30 supercomputer at the High Performance Computing Center of University of Stuttgart ...

CSC deploys an energy-efficient Bull supercomputer ...

Scientists from Forschungszentrum Juelich announce the successful installation of a first Blue Gene Active Storage system worldwide ...

Launch of E-Biothon, a networked platform for the acceleration and advancement of bioinformatics research ...

Database consulting company MonetDB Solutions for Big Data newest spin-off CWI ...

Altair raises the bar for secure HPC workload management ...

USFlash

The University of Tsukuba in Japan puts Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production ...

SGI and Extreme Networks partner to bring high performance Big Data and Hadoop solutions ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators to its complete line of supercomputing systems ...

Cray introduces framework for Hadoop enabling the Cray XC30 supercomputer for scientific Big Data ...

INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects ...

TotalView provides open early access of massive scale debugging ...

Research institutions push the boundaries of supercomputing with Dell

18 Nov 2013 Denver - At SC13, Dell reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to improve access to and use of high-performance computing (HPC) in research computing. Over the last five years, Dell and its research computing partners have combined integrated server, storage and networking solutions designed specifically for hyperscale and research computing environments with scalable, cost-effective usage models such as HPC-as-a-Service and HPC in the Cloud to simplify collaborative science, improve access to compute capacity and accelerate discovery for the research computing community.

Earlier this year, Dell took its commitment a step further, introducing Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences, a converged solution designed specifically for genomics analysis - a very specialized and rapidly growing area of research computing. The new solution integrates computing, storage and networking to reduce lengthy implementation timelines and process up to 37 genomes per day and 259 genomes per week.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of California at San Diego, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Florida, Clemson University, University of Wisconsin at Madison and Stanford University are a few of the hundreds of organisations utilizing Dell's HPC solutions today to harness the power of data for discovery.

To boost the productivity of its Titan supercomputer - the fastest computer in America dedicated solely to scientific research - and better support its 1,200 users and more than 150 research projects, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Leadership Computing Facility needed a file system with the high speed interconnects that would match the supercomputer's peak theoretical performance of 27 petaflops or 27,000 trillion calculations per second. Working with Dell and other technology partners, ORNL upgraded its Lustre-based file system "Spider" to Spider II to quadruple the size and speed of its file system. It also upgraded the interconnects between Titan and Spider to a new InfiniBand fourteen data rate (FDR) network that can or is designated to be seven times faster and support an I/O rate in excess of one terabyte per second.

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is deploying Comet, a new virtualized petascale supercomputer designed to fulfill pent-up demand for computing in areas such as social sciences and genomics, areas where there is a growing need for computing capacity for a broader set of researchers. Funded by a $12 million NSF grant and scheduled to start operations in early 2015, Comet will be a Dell-based cluster featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors. With peak performance of nearly two petaflops and the first XSEDE production system to support high-performance virtualization, Comet will be uniquely designed to support many modest-scale jobs: each node will be equipped with two processors, 128 gigabytes (GB) of traditional DRAM and 320 GB of flash memory. Comet will also include some large-scale nodes as well as nodes with NVIDIA GPUs to support visualization, molecular dynamic simulations or genome assembly.

"Comet is all about HPC for the 99 percent", stated SDSC Director Michael Norman, Comet principal investigator. "As the world's first virtualized HPC cluster, Comet is designed to deliver a significantly increased level of computing capacity and customizability to support data-enabled science and engineering at the campus, regional and national levels."

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin recently announced plans to build Wrangler, a groundbreaking data analysis and management system for the national open science community that will be funded by a $6 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Featuring 20 petabytes of storage on the Dell C8000 platform and using PowerEdge R620 and R720 compute nodes, Wrangler is designed for high-performance access to community data sets. It will support the popular MapReduce software framework and a full ecosystem of analytics for Big Data when completed in January 2015. Wrangler will integrate with TACC's Stampede supercomputer and through TACC will be extended to NSF Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) resources around the country.

"Wrangler is designed from the ground up for emerging and existing applications in data intensive science", stated Dan Stanzione, Wrangler’s lead principal investigator and TACC deputy director. "Wrangler will be one of the largest secure, replicated storage options for the national open science community."
Source: Dell

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-11-25

Special

Xyratex announces ClusterStor 9000 ...

Univa Corporation and Penguin Computing announce reseller agreement ...

SysFera-DS Version 4.0 for HPC management improves remote visualization and extends Cloud support ...

Supermicro debuts powerful 4U 8x GPU SuperServer optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator ...

NVIDIA launches world's fastest accelerator for supercomputing and Big Data analytics ...

Numascale shared memory cluster set to unlock massive data sets and ease HPC programming at University of Oslo and throughout Europe ...

HP drives clients to TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

IBM ranked no. 1 on the Graph500 supercomputing list ...

University of Reims Romeo supercomputer ranked 5th of the Green500 list ...

SGI supports new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators delivering 10x performance ...

Mellanox Connect-IB FDR InfiniBand adapters with NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA technology provide superior GPU-based cluster performance ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Moab Task Manager to increase efficiency of short computing jobs ...

DataDirect Networks Web Object Scaler to provide a multi-PB storage Cloud to enable collaborative data sharing across Florida research universities ...

KALRAY announces world's first hyper-scalable 1000+ cores MIMD processor architecture for next generation exaflop supercomputers ...

IBM and NVIDIA to supercharge corporate data centre applications and next-generation supercomputers ...

Research institutions push the boundaries of supercomputing with Dell ...

Scientists "burst" supercomputing record with bubble collapse simulation ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment advances science-based programme with SGI supercomputers ...

Argonne and RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing ...

Penguin Computing updates densest GPU compute solution with NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators ...

International networks to aid global research collaborations in climate, bioinformatics and computer science ...

Convey Computer to OEM Dell servers to accelerate data intensive applications for data centres ...

Mellanox Connect-IB FDR InfiniBand adapters accelerate Purdue University's supercomputer to petascale-class performance ...

Penguin Computing announces world's densest X86 supercomputers that leverage OCP designs ...

The Cloud

Altair announces general availability of Display Manager ...

Cloud Software Programme published a definitive guide to success in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox ...

EuroFlash

Open Knowledge promotes fast, creative innovation across sectors ...

Cray awarded $30 million contract to expand the Cray XC30 supercomputer at the High Performance Computing Center of University of Stuttgart ...

CSC deploys an energy-efficient Bull supercomputer ...

Scientists from Forschungszentrum Juelich announce the successful installation of a first Blue Gene Active Storage system worldwide ...

Launch of E-Biothon, a networked platform for the acceleration and advancement of bioinformatics research ...

Database consulting company MonetDB Solutions for Big Data newest spin-off CWI ...

Altair raises the bar for secure HPC workload management ...

USFlash

The University of Tsukuba in Japan puts Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production ...

SGI and Extreme Networks partner to bring high performance Big Data and Hadoop solutions ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators to its complete line of supercomputing systems ...

Cray introduces framework for Hadoop enabling the Cray XC30 supercomputer for scientific Big Data ...

INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects ...

TotalView provides open early access of massive scale debugging ...