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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 ...

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


14 Nov 2016 Bezons, Salt Lake City - Atos, a global expert in digital services, has installed a Bull sequana supercomputer at SURFsara in the Netherlands to expand the capacity of the national supercomputer Cartesius. Bull sequana is an open range of supercomputers that is ready to support future exascale technologies - which will make it possible to process a billion billion operations per second. This extension future-proofs the system as Bull sequana can be expanded with the latest technologies, allowing researchers to execute extremely complex research, and SURFsara to fully leverage its investment and save substantial costs. Today the compute capacity of Cartesius has been increased by 18% to a total of 1.8 Pflops. It will be operational on the 1st of December 2016; the first Bull sequana to be operational worldwide.

The supercomputer at SURFsara is used for scientific research by universities, research institutions and to a growing extent, by business. Cartesius is used for climate research, water management, improving medical treatment, sustainable energy research, noise reduction and product and process optimization.

The Dutch national supercomputer Cartesius has been instrumental in achieving outstanding progress in:

  • Support brain research, the improvement of solar cells with nanotechnology and the Digital Health Suite, which allows large organizations to collect all kinds of health data through sensors.
  • Engineering: to build cleaner engines, the actual combustion chamber must be finely adjusted. For that a lot of models and simulations are used. With Cartesius, a simulation that would have taken three months can be conducted in a few days' time.

Prof. dr. ir. Anwar Osseyran, CEO of SURFsara, indicated: "Our society digitizes quickly and thus huge amounts of data become available to researchers. This data has to be analyzed, and more complex models and simulations are necessary. With the new Bull sequana expansion we are able to meet the growing demand for computing power with an on-demand strategy."

Philippe Vannier, Executive Vice President Big Data & security at Atos, concluded: "This project is part of our Exascale programme for 2020, under which we are developing a new generation of supercomputers. Numerous institutions and private companies throughout the world use Atos technologies to accelerate research and innovation. We are proud that SURFsara in the Netherlands has opted for a Bull sequana as one of the first worldwide."

Major industrial clients, academics or research centers worldwide - including CEA in France, the Cardiff University in the UK, and the Spanish Genomics Center (CNAG) - use Bull supercomputers.

Atos will exhibit the full breadth of its High Performance Computing offer at SC16. Together with SURFsara it will present the key benefits of the installed Bull sequana. You can visit the Atos booth to discover the latest Bull sequana blades, the BXI high performance interconnect, and extreme factory, the HPC-as-a-service solution from Bull.

Bull supercomputers' high-data volume processing capabilities are also maximized within Atos' Big Data services such as "Atos Codex", an integrated end-to-end analytics solution including predictive computing and cognitive analytics.
Source: Atos

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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 ...