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Primeur weekly 2016-11-14

Exascale supercomputing

Berkeley Lab to lead AMR co-design centre for DOE's Exascale Computing Project ...

Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish Exascale co-design centres ...

US Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development ...

Quantum computing

Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light ...

Focus on Europe

European Commission reveals its forthcoming call for energy efficient, high performance processors ...

World-leading HPC centres partner to form accelerated computing institute ...

Atos Bull to boost Dutch research at SURFsara with first Bull sequana supercomputer installed ...

Middleware

Allinea tools yield a 50% speed up for genome applications at the Earlham Institute ...

NERSC's 'Shifter' scales up to more than 9,000 Cori KNL processors ...

DDN's Big Data storage provides Aalto University ample capacity and fast access to vital research data ...

DDN unveils industry's fastest multi-level security Lustre solution ...

DDN delivers new burst buffer appliance and updates block and file appliances, completing total product line refresh ...

Atos Bull tackles storage bottlenecks for High Performance Computing ...

Cycle Computing debuts the newest version of its groundbreaking CycleCloud ...

Hardware

University of Toronto selects CoolIT Systems to liquid cool signal processor for CHIME project ...

CoolIT Systems optimizes Trade and Match solution with custom closed-loop liquid cooling ...

SDSC to host high-speed, large data transfer experiment at SC16 Show ...

Cray XC40 "Theta" supercomputer accepted at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer: the Cray XC50 ...

Cray reports third quarter 2016 financial results ...

Mellanox drives Virtual Reality to new levels with breakthrough performance ...

Mellanox announces 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions enabling record levels of performance and scalability ...

Computers made of genetic material? ...

CoolIT Systems to showcase best-in-class HPC liquid cooling offering at SC16 ...

Applications

BoschDoc, AHCODA-DB and OpenML winners of the Data Prize 2016 ...

Blue Waters simulates largest membrane channel made of DNA origami ...

Cray joins iEnergy, the oil and gas industry's foremost community for exploration and production ...

Large-scale computer simulations reveal biological growth processes ...

NASA science and technology advancements demonstrated at Supercomputing Conference ...

Unlocking big genetic datasets ...

Accelerating cancer research with deep learning ...

System opens up high-performance programming to non-experts ...

Studying structure to understand function within 'material families' ...

Chury is much younger than previously thought ...

TOP500

Global supercomputing capacity creeps up as Petascale systems blanket Top 100 ...

InfiniBand chosen by nearly 4x more end-users versus proprietary offerings in 2016 as shown on the TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

SURFnet selects eight Cloud providers for Dutch education and research ...

NASA science and technology advancements demonstrated at Supercomputing Conference

10 Nov 2016 Ames - Whether tracking climate patterns around the globe, improving aircraft safety or designing spacecraft to explore the mysteries of our galaxy, NASA is pushing the boundaries of science, discovery and technology for the benefit of humanity with help from its powerful supercomputers. Experts from five NASA centres and across the U.S. will present their latest research results and supercomputing achievements at SC16, the international high-performance computing conference, November 14-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The NASA exhibit will showcase 40 mission projects that benefit from the agency's high-performance computing resources, including complex aerodynamic simulations of helicopter rotor blade-tip vortices; high-resolution simulations of shifting ozone patterns; and game-changing modeling and simulation capabilities to design complex entry, descent, and landing systems for future space missions. Attendees will also be shown cutting-edge 3D models and visualizations that provide deeper insights into the sun's magnetic field cycle of and other solar phenomena that are still difficult to understand.

"NASA supercomputers are critical to helping scientists around the world gain new knowledge and understanding of our complex world and the universe", stated Piyush Mehrotra, chief of the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division at NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. "In combination with the agency's modelling and simulation expertise, we are also addressing quality-of-life issues, such as those caused by extreme weather and solar storms, and aircraft noise close."

NASA scientists and engineers discussed technology advances at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The NAS has expanded the power of its Pleiades supercomputer to a total of 246,048 cores and a peak performance of 7.25 petaflops. This increased computing power is needed to support the modelling and simulation requirements of NASA missions in aeronautics, exploration and science.

The NCCS has improved the performance of its Discover supercomputer by approximately 20 percent to bring it to a total of 88,992 cores and a peak performance of 3.4 petaflops. This update has enabled high-resolution, long-time frame studies of the Earth's climate, including multiple retrospective reanalyses of the climate with updated chemistry and physics models. The NCCS also boosted NASA's Earth science Big Data efforts by installing a Data Analytics and Storage System and enhancing its award-winning Advanced Data Analytics Platform.

Demonstrations at the NASA exhibit will represent five NASA locations: Ames Research Center; Goddard Space Flight Center; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California; Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia; and Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama; along with university and corporate partners.
Source: NASA

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Primeur weekly 2016-11-14

Exascale supercomputing

Berkeley Lab to lead AMR co-design centre for DOE's Exascale Computing Project ...

Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish Exascale co-design centres ...

US Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development ...

Quantum computing

Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light ...

Focus on Europe

European Commission reveals its forthcoming call for energy efficient, high performance processors ...

World-leading HPC centres partner to form accelerated computing institute ...

Atos Bull to boost Dutch research at SURFsara with first Bull sequana supercomputer installed ...

Middleware

Allinea tools yield a 50% speed up for genome applications at the Earlham Institute ...

NERSC's 'Shifter' scales up to more than 9,000 Cori KNL processors ...

DDN's Big Data storage provides Aalto University ample capacity and fast access to vital research data ...

DDN unveils industry's fastest multi-level security Lustre solution ...

DDN delivers new burst buffer appliance and updates block and file appliances, completing total product line refresh ...

Atos Bull tackles storage bottlenecks for High Performance Computing ...

Cycle Computing debuts the newest version of its groundbreaking CycleCloud ...

Hardware

University of Toronto selects CoolIT Systems to liquid cool signal processor for CHIME project ...

CoolIT Systems optimizes Trade and Match solution with custom closed-loop liquid cooling ...

SDSC to host high-speed, large data transfer experiment at SC16 Show ...

Cray XC40 "Theta" supercomputer accepted at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer: the Cray XC50 ...

Cray reports third quarter 2016 financial results ...

Mellanox drives Virtual Reality to new levels with breakthrough performance ...

Mellanox announces 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions enabling record levels of performance and scalability ...

Computers made of genetic material? ...

CoolIT Systems to showcase best-in-class HPC liquid cooling offering at SC16 ...

Applications

BoschDoc, AHCODA-DB and OpenML winners of the Data Prize 2016 ...

Blue Waters simulates largest membrane channel made of DNA origami ...

Cray joins iEnergy, the oil and gas industry's foremost community for exploration and production ...

Large-scale computer simulations reveal biological growth processes ...

NASA science and technology advancements demonstrated at Supercomputing Conference ...

Unlocking big genetic datasets ...

Accelerating cancer research with deep learning ...

System opens up high-performance programming to non-experts ...

Studying structure to understand function within 'material families' ...

Chury is much younger than previously thought ...

TOP500

Global supercomputing capacity creeps up as Petascale systems blanket Top 100 ...

InfiniBand chosen by nearly 4x more end-users versus proprietary offerings in 2016 as shown on the TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

SURFnet selects eight Cloud providers for Dutch education and research ...