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Primeur weekly 2013-11-04

The Cloud

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science receives grant to improve Cloud computing reliability ...

Calxeda announces new fabric-­based platform for Clouds ...

Securing data for Cloud computing ...

Expensify selects Oracle Sales Cloud to empower growing sales team ...

Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever Cloud-based analysis of genomic data ...

Red Hat launches new initiative to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack ...

SoftLayer, an IBM company, and Cloudera launch turnkey Big Data solutions on bare metal servers ...

CANCOM accelerates client innovation through the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

European managed services provider taps IBM Flash for faster Cloud solutions ...

Desktop Grids

New Virtual Team to promote Desktop Grids among the EGI scientific communities ...

New BoincTasks version release issued ...

Remotis Technologies achieves milestone with World Community Grid ...

EuroFlash

N8 supercomputer tracks first dinosaur steps in over 90 million years ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania - Part II ...

New California Energy Commission study validates energy savings of Asetek RackCDU for data centres ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all" ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

New insight into the Earth's deep interior ...

The ALiX project provides Tenerife with Teide-HPC, the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue ...

USFlash

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) drives major scientific discoveries with powerful, converged, site-wide storage from DataDirect Networks ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management ...

HP helps Johnson Memorial Hospital deliver high-quality patient care ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all"


30 Oct 2013 Brussels - On 15 October 2013, the Council of PRACE organized a networking reception at the Palais des Academies in Brussels under the motto “HPC@Horizon2020". The event also highlighted the publication of the special report "Supercomputers for all" supported by Science|Business. High-level personalities from European politics, national HPC players, science and industry contributed to the presentations and panel discussion.

The programme included an opening speech by Carl-Christian Buhr, Member of the Cabinet of Vice-President Neelie Kroes; presentations by Catherine Rivière, PRACE Council Chair and by Kenneth Ruud, PRACE Scientific Steering Committee Chair; as well as a round table discussion between Bernhard Fabianek, EC, DG RTD, Research Programme Officer, Konstantinos Glinos, EC, DG CNECT, Head of Unit for e-Infrastructure, Sylvie Joussaume, PRACE Scientific Steering Committee Vice-Chair, Catherine Rivière, Kenneth Ruud, Didier Schmitt, Chief Scientific Adviser Team / BEPA, moderated by Francis Wray from EPCC.

The support within the EU for an integrated HPC ecosystem capable of competing with China, Japan and the USA was made clear in the opening speech by Carl-Christian Buhr, who stated that "we all know the value of PRACE and its services and systems. Now it's time to convince everyone else".

Catherine Rivière spoke of "the democratisation of HPC" which is crucial if Europe is to stay at the forefront of HPC research and innovation. "PRACE actively builds the ecosystem needed to develop the next generation of supercomputers and computational experts that European science and industry needs."

Kenneth Ruud chimed in, underlining that "computing represents a 'third way of science', complementing the traditional scientific methods of theory development and experiment and is becoming mandatory not only because of legal and practical hindrances to real-life experiments, but also to realise the full potential of investments in large infrastructures".

Konstantinos Glinos and Bernhard Fabianek were unanimous in their acknowledgment of PRACE's successes: "PRACE has done an excellent job in bringing together Europe's high-performance computing capabilities and making the best European machines available to the best projects", Konstantinos Glinos stated.

The event organisation was supported by PRACE's Belgian Member, represented by Cenaero, an applied research centre providing high fidelity numerical simulation methods and tools to companies involved in a technology innovation process. HPC & Infrastructure Manager Serge Bogaerts expressed his satisfaction with the event: "I think PRACE was very successful in rallying support for this event and for the future of PRACE: a future in which Cenearo will definitely be present."
Source: PRACE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-11-04

The Cloud

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science receives grant to improve Cloud computing reliability ...

Calxeda announces new fabric-­based platform for Clouds ...

Securing data for Cloud computing ...

Expensify selects Oracle Sales Cloud to empower growing sales team ...

Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever Cloud-based analysis of genomic data ...

Red Hat launches new initiative to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack ...

SoftLayer, an IBM company, and Cloudera launch turnkey Big Data solutions on bare metal servers ...

CANCOM accelerates client innovation through the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

European managed services provider taps IBM Flash for faster Cloud solutions ...

Desktop Grids

New Virtual Team to promote Desktop Grids among the EGI scientific communities ...

New BoincTasks version release issued ...

Remotis Technologies achieves milestone with World Community Grid ...

EuroFlash

N8 supercomputer tracks first dinosaur steps in over 90 million years ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania - Part II ...

New California Energy Commission study validates energy savings of Asetek RackCDU for data centres ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all" ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

New insight into the Earth's deep interior ...

The ALiX project provides Tenerife with Teide-HPC, the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue ...

USFlash

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) drives major scientific discoveries with powerful, converged, site-wide storage from DataDirect Networks ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management ...

HP helps Johnson Memorial Hospital deliver high-quality patient care ...