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Primeur weekly 2016-11-07

Focus

EGI to finalize service catalogue and ISO certification ...

Exascale supercomputing

SLAC and Berkeley Lab researchers prepare for scientific computing on the exascale ...

Quantum computing

Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums ...

Focus on Europe

New approach for ARM-based technology to halve the cost of powering data centres ...

PRACE to award contracts in third and final phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) ...

PRACE welcomes new Managing Director Serge Bogaerts ...

PRACE 2016 Digest Special Edition on Industry is out ...

Supercomputer comes up with a profile of dark matter ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright OpenStack to Stony Brook University ...

DDN Annual High Performance Computing Trends survey reveals rising deployment of flash tiers and private/hybrid Clouds versus public for HPC ...

With Corral 3, TACC provides a more unified data structure and increased space ...

Hardware

Mellanox launches open source software initiative for routers, load balancers, and firewalls ...

Mellanox Multi-Host technology reshapes data centre economics ...

Cray awarded $26 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise completes acquisition of SGI ...

Centre for Modelling & Simulation in Bristol launches new supercomputer ...

Baylor University selects Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer to power innovative research ...

SGI awarded $27 million systems contract with the Army Research Laboratory Defense Supercomputing Resource Center ...

Applications

XSEDE spins off annual conference to unite research computing community ...

Researchers at UCSB explore the delicate balance between coherence and control with a simple but complete platform for quantum processing ...

Cosmic connection: KITP's Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars ...

New technique for creating NV-doped nanodiamonds may be boost for quantum computing ...

New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground ...

The Cloud

IBM drives Cloud storage with new all-flash and software defined solutions ...

Capital markets firms continue to invest in hardware for compute Grids alongside growing Cloud adoption, according to TABB Group Research ...

SGI awarded $27 million systems contract with the Army Research Laboratory Defense Supercomputing Resource Center

31 Oct 2016 Milpitas - The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has selected SGI ICE XA for two of its Army Research Laboratory Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (ARL DSRC) systems. The upgrades are part of a technology insertion, known as TI-16, for their High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP).

HPCMP delivers world-class commercial, high-end, high-performance computational capabilities to DoD's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) community through its five DoD Supercomputing Resource Centers (DSRCs).

With HPC technology, DoD scientists and engineers can utilize physics-based simulations to achieve better understanding of a variety of phenomena affecting national defense. The upgraded systems also allow quick data searches that are generated from field tests across a wide spectrum of military operations. Powerful supercomputers help with data quality, increasing situational awareness, and advancing soldier performance with live and virtual data analytics. The new SGI systems will be leveraged to scale algorithms, increase real-time experimental data processing and methods for live-virtual simulations.

The agreement for ARL DSRC system #1 values at $8.9 million, and ARL DSRC system #2 at $17.6 million.

SGI was also awarded four annual maintenance options over the next four years, allowing DoD to leverage its world-class professional services available 24/7. The work for both systems will be performed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of April 24, 2021. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, has been delegated contracting authority for these agreements.

ARL DSRC system #1 will deploy SGI ICE XA with quad node blade and E-Cell technology, utilizing the 22-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2699 v4 to achieve peak compute power. ARL DSRC system #1 will be comprised of 33,088 compute cores offering 1.16 Petaflops capability, a Mellanox Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) as a 1:1 non-blocking Fat-Tree with 3.4 PB usable storage based on SGI InfiniteStorage 5600i technology.

ARL DSRC system #2 will deploy SGI ICE XA comprised of 73,920 Intel Xeon processor E5-2698 v4 compute cores, offering 2.6 Petaflops capability, a Mellanox Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)-based 1:1 non-blocking Fat-Tree and 11.8 PB usable storage based on SGI InfiniteStorage 5600i technology.

"We're excited to partner with SGI for our TI-16 DoD programme, and have full confidence in the system's ability to provide excellent performance", stated Dr. Raju Namburu, director of ARL DSRC. "Choosing the right HPC partners is crucial, as we rely on supercomputing and large-scale analytics and predictive sciences to provide the competitive edge we need to maintain our position as the nation's premier laboratory for land forces."

"We believe that the two SGI systems will bring a unique capability to solve DoD's most challenging problems", stated Thomas Kendall, technical director of ARL DSRC. "The combination of a non-blocking, fat-tree topology, based on the recently available 100 Gbps EDR technology and the newest server CPU technology will enable a wide range of applications to consistently achieve high levels of performance."

"DoD's annual, recurring investment in HPC is a testament to its belief in the power and strategic value of supercomputing", stated Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "Expanding our partnership with ARL DSCR is the result of our record of exceptional HPC performance with previous DoD systems. We have had a healthy long-standing relationship with HPCMP over the last two decades, and we remain committed to delivering to DoD new innovative technology and the highest level of service and management. We look forward to continuing our partnership with one of the most important institutions in our nation."

Source: SGI

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Primeur weekly 2016-11-07

Focus

EGI to finalize service catalogue and ISO certification ...

Exascale supercomputing

SLAC and Berkeley Lab researchers prepare for scientific computing on the exascale ...

Quantum computing

Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums ...

Focus on Europe

New approach for ARM-based technology to halve the cost of powering data centres ...

PRACE to award contracts in third and final phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) ...

PRACE welcomes new Managing Director Serge Bogaerts ...

PRACE 2016 Digest Special Edition on Industry is out ...

Supercomputer comes up with a profile of dark matter ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright OpenStack to Stony Brook University ...

DDN Annual High Performance Computing Trends survey reveals rising deployment of flash tiers and private/hybrid Clouds versus public for HPC ...

With Corral 3, TACC provides a more unified data structure and increased space ...

Hardware

Mellanox launches open source software initiative for routers, load balancers, and firewalls ...

Mellanox Multi-Host technology reshapes data centre economics ...

Cray awarded $26 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise completes acquisition of SGI ...

Centre for Modelling & Simulation in Bristol launches new supercomputer ...

Baylor University selects Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer to power innovative research ...

SGI awarded $27 million systems contract with the Army Research Laboratory Defense Supercomputing Resource Center ...

Applications

XSEDE spins off annual conference to unite research computing community ...

Researchers at UCSB explore the delicate balance between coherence and control with a simple but complete platform for quantum processing ...

Cosmic connection: KITP's Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars ...

New technique for creating NV-doped nanodiamonds may be boost for quantum computing ...

New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground ...

The Cloud

IBM drives Cloud storage with new all-flash and software defined solutions ...

Capital markets firms continue to invest in hardware for compute Grids alongside growing Cloud adoption, according to TABB Group Research ...