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Primeur weekly 2013-11-12

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e-Infrastructure Commons should connect the supercomputing, Big Data, networking and HPC islands in Europe ...

Big European research centres define road map to e-Infrastructure Commons ...

Bert's Bike measures Dutch cities' microclimates and other stories from the Dutch eScience conference ...

The Cloud

New publication: Developing Cloud Software - Algorithms, Applications, and Tools ...

Amazon Web Services deploys NVIDIA GRID GPUs ...

New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research ...

Red Hat brings OpenShift Online Platform-as-a-Service to 14 new countries and expands gear size offerings for developers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.2.28 released to the public ...

EuroFlash

EUDAT and RDA/RDA Europe go to China ...

ESI releases a new version of ProCAST, the leading software solution for casting process simulation ...

SysFera to showcase strength in HPC management and remote visualization at Supercomputing Conference 13 ...

DLR takes new supercomputer into operation ...

New project "Execution Models for Energy-Efficient Computing Systems" has launched ...

Fortissimo project to issue open call for proposal submissions for HPC-Cloud-based application experiments ...

PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Excellence ...

Allinea DDT leaps ahead with support for NVIDIA CUDA 5.5 and CUDA on ARM ...

USFlash

Blue Waters and XSEDE sign collaborative agreement ...

Cray expands data management portfolio with new Tiered Adaptive Storage solution ...

Lustre file system version 2.5 released ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory selects DataDirect Networks' high-performance storage to support petascale collaboration among scientists & researchers ...

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube earns high praise in next-generation supercomputer ...

Lawrence Livermore, Intel, and Cray produce Big Data machine to serve as catalyst for next-generation HPC clusters ...

SDSC's high-performance computing systems benefit San Diego-area companies ...

Kemal Ebcioglu named recipient of 2013 IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award ...

University of New Hampshire celebrates first-in-the-state supercomputing capabilities ...

Innodisk to debut 1M+ IOPS FlexiRemap technology at Supercomputing Conference 2013 ...

Suzuki accelerates the speed of vehicle design and innovation with DataDirect Networks high performance scale-out storage ...

DataCore Software's latest SANsymphony-V release magnifies the scope and sets the new standard for software-defined storage platforms ...

DLR takes new supercomputer into operation


7 Nov 2013 Cologne - The German Aerospace Centre has taken into operation a new supercomputer. The new machine measures at its base, three by four meters and achieves within a second 262,000,000,000,000 calculations. The new supercomputer of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is therefore still the fastest machine exclusively used for aviation research in Europe. In October, the supercomputer was put into operation in Brunswick.

The computer is the new core of the simulation centre C ² A ² S ² E (Center for Computer Applications in Aerospace Science and Engineering) , which was established in 2007 by DLR, Airbus and Niedersachsen in order to simulate the behaviour of airplanes in the computer even better in the future. The same research project C ² A ² S ² E with this machine now culminated the use of his six-year old mainframe. The scientists will now take one of the next big steps in the numerical simulation technology - the realization of a "maiden flight in the computer".

"Today's multi-disciplinary simulations require more computing power than before", stated Prof. Norbert Kroll from the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology. "Because of this the previous mainframe was replaced by the next generation of processors", stated Prof. Kroll. At the same time, the Turbo computer will form the basis and tool for the new cross-institutional research project "Digital-X".

In the DLR project "Digital-X", supported by the Helmholtz Association of German National Research Centres (HGF), the work of C ² A ² S ² E will be continued in the future - in the vision of the researchers - to create a completely virtual product: the digital plane. This should behave in the computer exactly as in real life - and preferably even before it exists. This would allow development time and cost to be saved with the goal to one day make possible the certification of new aircraft on the computer.

The strongly enhanced simulation requirements will give the new high-performance computer a boost. With 1120 processors and 13440 cores, the cluster enables scientists to quickly solve complex simulation calculations. This corresponds approximately to the performance of 3000 domestic PCs. The more accurate the result will be, the more computing power engineers need for their work. In particular, for the calculation and presentation of situations outside the optimum flight envelope, or for complex flow conditions or shape changes due to icing, the demands on the computational power will rise enormously. With the new computer cluster, that T-Systems Solutions for Research GmbH (T-Systems SfR) has implemented for the DLR, this is now possible. It will be taken into operation from now for about three years.
Source: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt - DLR

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-11-12

Special

e-Infrastructure Commons should connect the supercomputing, Big Data, networking and HPC islands in Europe ...

Big European research centres define road map to e-Infrastructure Commons ...

Bert's Bike measures Dutch cities' microclimates and other stories from the Dutch eScience conference ...

The Cloud

New publication: Developing Cloud Software - Algorithms, Applications, and Tools ...

Amazon Web Services deploys NVIDIA GRID GPUs ...

New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research ...

Red Hat brings OpenShift Online Platform-as-a-Service to 14 new countries and expands gear size offerings for developers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.2.28 released to the public ...

EuroFlash

EUDAT and RDA/RDA Europe go to China ...

ESI releases a new version of ProCAST, the leading software solution for casting process simulation ...

SysFera to showcase strength in HPC management and remote visualization at Supercomputing Conference 13 ...

DLR takes new supercomputer into operation ...

New project "Execution Models for Energy-Efficient Computing Systems" has launched ...

Fortissimo project to issue open call for proposal submissions for HPC-Cloud-based application experiments ...

PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Excellence ...

Allinea DDT leaps ahead with support for NVIDIA CUDA 5.5 and CUDA on ARM ...

USFlash

Blue Waters and XSEDE sign collaborative agreement ...

Cray expands data management portfolio with new Tiered Adaptive Storage solution ...

Lustre file system version 2.5 released ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory selects DataDirect Networks' high-performance storage to support petascale collaboration among scientists & researchers ...

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube earns high praise in next-generation supercomputer ...

Lawrence Livermore, Intel, and Cray produce Big Data machine to serve as catalyst for next-generation HPC clusters ...

SDSC's high-performance computing systems benefit San Diego-area companies ...

Kemal Ebcioglu named recipient of 2013 IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award ...

University of New Hampshire celebrates first-in-the-state supercomputing capabilities ...

Innodisk to debut 1M+ IOPS FlexiRemap technology at Supercomputing Conference 2013 ...

Suzuki accelerates the speed of vehicle design and innovation with DataDirect Networks high performance scale-out storage ...

DataCore Software's latest SANsymphony-V release magnifies the scope and sets the new standard for software-defined storage platforms ...