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Primeur weekly 2019-11-04

Focus

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry ...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition ...

Joris van Eijnatten appointed director of Netherlands eScience Center ...

Eni announces plans for a new supercomputer at the Green Data Center ...

European Processor Initiative to present its first year of activities ...

Hardware

Powerful new supercomputer supports campus research in physical sciences ...

BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA ...

Pavilion Achieves VMware Ready Status for Its Hyperparallel Flash Array ...

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the third quarter of 2019 ...

Supermicro delivers performance boost to high-density, entry-level, and embedded servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors ...

Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands with its BullSequana X supercomputer ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain ...

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet ...

Energy Department announces $4 million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation  ...

Marvell joins Green Computing Consortium ...

Predictive Science Inc. researchers use SDSC's Comet supercomputer for flu forecasting models ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition


The students of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg comprising team deFAUlt in the Student Cluster Competition of SC19. Left to right: David Sauerwein, Florian Klöppner, Sebastian Bönning, Dirk Plachta, Johannes Lebender and Eva Dengler.
30 Oct 2019 Berlin - At this year's Supercomputing conference (SC19), the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) will once again sponsor some of Germany's brightest collegiate minds, supporting a national student team participating in the prestigious Student Cluster Competition (SCC) which runs November 18–20 at SC19 in Denver, Colorado. Team "deFAUlt", consisting of six undergraduate students representing the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), is one of four European teams entering the student competition.

In total, 16 teams qualified to participate in this year's student challenge, with six other teams representing hosting country USA, five teams coming from China and one Singaporean team rounding out the group of competitors.

Over the past years, FAU has counted itself among the small, steady circle of institutions consistently delivering strong showings at international SCC events. FAU's endeavours to grow students' interest in the field of high-performance computing (HPC) is proactively supported through FAU’s chair of computer architecture, which offers special hands-on and lecture series tailored to prepare a team for the SCC.

"Students enrolled in this course receive a credit for their respective degree course, and the prospect of eventually being able to prove one's HPC knowledge in a friendly yet serious international competition adds to the attraction of our lecture series", explained Dr. Johannes Hofmann, a researcher at FAU's chair of computer architecture and deFAUlt's team advisor. "Additionally, most students see it as a unique opportunity to participate in a renowned HPC event that is attended by some of the brightest minds in the HPC community."

Integrated within the HPC community's biggest gathering, the Supercomputing conference, the SCC calls on participants to demonstrate the breadth of skills, technologies, and scientific understanding it takes to build, maintain and utilize supercomputers. In a real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge, student teams assemble small compute clusters on the exhibition floor and race to complete real-world workloads across a series of applications in an effort to impress HPC-expert judges from academia and industry.

As Germany's national supercomputing institution, GCS is committed to encourage a wide variety of activities that help promote up and coming experts in the field of HPC. "There is no question that such contests can have a significant impact on the further career paths of young HPC talent", explained Dr. Claus Axel Müller, Managing Director of GCS, which is supporting team deFAUlt by co-financing its travel to the event. "We don't want students' motivation get hindered by expenses related to international travel, therefore we are happy to help remove this obstacle. Participating in this international challenge will for sure be an invaluable experience for the students, and we wish them lots of success and - independent of the outcome - tons of fun."
Source: Gauss Centre for Supercomputing - GCS

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Primeur weekly 2019-11-04

Focus

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry ...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition ...

Joris van Eijnatten appointed director of Netherlands eScience Center ...

Eni announces plans for a new supercomputer at the Green Data Center ...

European Processor Initiative to present its first year of activities ...

Hardware

Powerful new supercomputer supports campus research in physical sciences ...

BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA ...

Pavilion Achieves VMware Ready Status for Its Hyperparallel Flash Array ...

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the third quarter of 2019 ...

Supermicro delivers performance boost to high-density, entry-level, and embedded servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors ...

Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands with its BullSequana X supercomputer ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain ...

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet ...

Energy Department announces $4 million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation  ...

Marvell joins Green Computing Consortium ...

Predictive Science Inc. researchers use SDSC's Comet supercomputer for flu forecasting models ...