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Primeur weekly 2015-11-30

Focus

Turkey to prepare itself for European Open Science Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computer coding in silicon now possible ...

Middleware

Open Science Grid using SDSC's Comet supercomputer virtual clusters ...

IBM and OpenPOWER members deliver accelerated technologies to break Big Data speed barriers ...

Hardware

Hewlett Packard Enterprise sees significant momentum in high-performance computing ...

Mellanox announces ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter with onboard Xilinx FPGA acceleration ...

Mellanox introduces the Switch-IB 2, world's first 100Gb/s smart switch ...

Supermicro debuts new 4U 90/60-bay storage server alongside 1U 4x GPU, NVMe, high-density server and storage solutions ...

Los Alamos National Labs selects Aeon Computing's next generation of supercomputing infrastructure ...

Dell innovation to democratize high performance computing and accelerate mainstream adoption ...

State grant enables energy-saving retrofit of Lawrence Livermore computing clusters ...

Applications

NSF-supported supercomputing resources enable research that would otherwise be impossible ...

New supercomputer simulations enhance understanding of protein motion and function ...

Scientists use supercomputer to model plasma turbulence, and solve a 50-year-old mystery ...

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pioneer next-generation cognitive environments for business decision making ...

How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations ...

IRB Barcelona develops an advanced method and the first platform of DNA simulations ...

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects ...

OLCF supercomputer's GPUs advance earthquake simulations for high-frequency seismic hazard map ...

Researchers trains Watson AI to 'chat' and spark more creativity in humans ...

TOP500

HPC system Hazel Hen of High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart captures position 8 on new TOP500 list ...

HPCG-Benchmark: GCS Centre HLRS runs Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

ICGC brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud ...

Penguin Computing increases customer compute capacity with availability of the Tundra platform on its Penguin Computing on Demand HPC Cloud service ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers Docker solutions from the data centre to the Cloud ...

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects


The Department of Energy's INCITE programme promotes transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of time on state-of-the-art supercomputers. Credit: US Department of Energy
16 Nov 2015 Oak Ridge - The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world's most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America's two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science. The diverse projects will advance knowledge in critical areas ranging from sustainable energy technologies to next-generation materials.

Researchers from academia, government research facilities, and industry received computing time through the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or INCITE, programme. The programme was created as the primary means of accessing the DOE Leadership Computing Facilities at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories.

"The INCITE programme drives some of the world's most ambitious and groundbreaking computational research in science and engineering", stated James Hack, director of the National Center for Computational Sciences, home to the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility. "The programme has a very strong and diverse collection of projects in 2016, and we look forward to working with investigators to ensure they succeed with their challenging objectives."

"Not only does INCITE give researchers access to two of the fastest supercomputers in the world, the programme also provides support and expertise to make sure they maximize their time on our leading-edge systems", stated Michael Papka, director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

The INCITE programme issued its first awards in 2004, when three projects received an aggregate five million core hours. Today's collective allocation of 5.8 billion core hours represents 1,000-fold growth in computational resources provided to award recipients. The average award is more than 85 million core hours - with specific awards of up to several hundred million core hours - on systems capable of quadrillions of calculations per second.

The OLCF's Titan supercomputer is a 27-petaflop Cray XK7 hybrid system employing both CPUs and energy-efficient, high-performance GPUs in its 18,688 compute nodes. The ALCF's Mira supercomputer is a 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q system with 49,152 compute nodes and a power-efficient architecture.

Despite continued upgrades, expansions, and advances in computing power, demand for leadership-class resources such as Mira and Titan continues to exceed availability. Applications for time through the INCITE programme once again greatly exceeded the numbers of awards.

Among 2016 INCITE award recipients are:

  • Martin Berzins of the University of Utah received 351 million core hours to study ultra super critical coal boilers, leading to improved efficiency and new designs for safer next-generation coal boilers.
  • Jonathan Poggie of Purdue University received 150 million core hours to study turbulent flows as they relate to high-speed aircraft in an effort to make more efficient, safer, high-speed commercial aircraft as well as spacecraft.
  • Jacqueline Chen of Sandia National Laboratories received 96 million core hours to simulate turbulent combustion processes as they relate to fuel-flexible stationary gas turbines and fuel-efficient clean internal combustion engines using biofuels.
  • Gabriel Kotliar of Rutgers University received 85 million core hours to study neutron scattering cross sections of strongly correlated materials that are of strategic interest to DOE due to their promising high-temperature superconductivity properties.
  • James Stone of Princeton University received 47 million core hours to explore the physics of radiation-dominated flows around compact objects, resulting in an increase in the understanding of supermassive black holes in the early universe.
  • Thomas Miller of the California Institute of Technology received 40 million core hours to develop safer, more efficient polymer to improve electrolyte materials for lithium ion batteries, and then comparing simulation data with experimental results from synthetic chemistry and chemical engineering experiments.

For a complete list of 2016 INCITE awards, you can visit http://www.doeleadershipcomputing.org/awards/2016INCITEFactSheets.pdf .

Source: DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Primeur weekly 2015-11-30

Focus

Turkey to prepare itself for European Open Science Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computer coding in silicon now possible ...

Middleware

Open Science Grid using SDSC's Comet supercomputer virtual clusters ...

IBM and OpenPOWER members deliver accelerated technologies to break Big Data speed barriers ...

Hardware

Hewlett Packard Enterprise sees significant momentum in high-performance computing ...

Mellanox announces ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter with onboard Xilinx FPGA acceleration ...

Mellanox introduces the Switch-IB 2, world's first 100Gb/s smart switch ...

Supermicro debuts new 4U 90/60-bay storage server alongside 1U 4x GPU, NVMe, high-density server and storage solutions ...

Los Alamos National Labs selects Aeon Computing's next generation of supercomputing infrastructure ...

Dell innovation to democratize high performance computing and accelerate mainstream adoption ...

State grant enables energy-saving retrofit of Lawrence Livermore computing clusters ...

Applications

NSF-supported supercomputing resources enable research that would otherwise be impossible ...

New supercomputer simulations enhance understanding of protein motion and function ...

Scientists use supercomputer to model plasma turbulence, and solve a 50-year-old mystery ...

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pioneer next-generation cognitive environments for business decision making ...

How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations ...

IRB Barcelona develops an advanced method and the first platform of DNA simulations ...

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects ...

OLCF supercomputer's GPUs advance earthquake simulations for high-frequency seismic hazard map ...

Researchers trains Watson AI to 'chat' and spark more creativity in humans ...

TOP500

HPC system Hazel Hen of High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart captures position 8 on new TOP500 list ...

HPCG-Benchmark: GCS Centre HLRS runs Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

ICGC brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud ...

Penguin Computing increases customer compute capacity with availability of the Tundra platform on its Penguin Computing on Demand HPC Cloud service ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers Docker solutions from the data centre to the Cloud ...