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Primeur weekly 2019-11-25

Focus

Exascale Computing Project has a four-pronged software strategy ...

Exascale supercomputing

Argonne teams up with Altair to manage use of upcoming Aurora supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta closes additional $10 million in seed financing ...

Quantum computers learn to mark their own work ...

Atos partners with Zapata to deliver complete quantum computing solution to the enterprise ...

Fermilab launches new institute for quantum science ...

Focus on Europe

eScience Center holds National eScience Symposium on open science ...

e-IRG workshop in Helsinki focuses on e-Infrastructures and education ...

BSC announces the opening of a global collaboration facility to develop open computer architectures ...

PRACE invites to submit requests for interoperable support services between PRACE, XSEDE and RIST by collaborating teams ...

Netherlands eScience Center and DANS launch new FAIR Software website ...

Hardware

GRC to provide all-in-one immersion-cooling server systems through collaboration with global technology company ...

Compute North Launches 100 Megawatt High-Performance Computing Campus in Nebraska ...

Mellanox 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand advances innovations in high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence ...

FUNET builds 400G-ready network on ADVA FSP 3000 open line system ...

Tachyum shares why its processor is valuable for Chinese market ...

ASSET SourcePoint now supports AMD EPYC processors ...

Credo joins Open Compute Project (OCP) to accelerate 400G and beyond connectivity solutions for hyperscale data centres and telecom ...

HPE tackles AI Ops R&D to improve energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency in data centres ...

A super-fast 'light switch' for future cars and computers ...

Beyond Moore's Law: Taking transistor arrays into the third dimension ...

Kick-starting Moore's Law? New 'synthetic' method for making microchips could help ...

NEC receives order for a new SX-Aurora TSUBASA supercomputer from the National Institute for Fusion Science ...

DDN works with NVIDIA to ease deployment and set new boundaries in performance for data-intensive AI and HPC ...

DDN completes acquisition of Western Digital's IntelliFlash NVMe, hybrid flash and predictive analytics enterprise business unit ...

Gadi Phase 1 now available to users ...

NASA NCCS Discover supercomputer is expanded with Aspen Systems ...

E4 Computer Engineering announces E4 RK008 - Marvell ThunderX2-based node powered by NVIDIA GPUs ...

New rugged supercomputing servers enable AI, HPC and sensor fusion applications at the edge ...

Applications

Lise Stork wins Young eScientist Award 2019 ...

MathWorks boosts support for scientific research with updated access model for MATLAB and MATLAB Parallel Server ...

2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize awarded to ETH Zurich team for simulation that maps heat in transistors ...

Artificial intelligence algorithm can learn the laws of quantum mechanics ...

RJM International's first HPC cluster supports power plant emissions reductions ...

In its 15th year, INCITE advances open science with supercomputer grants to 47 projects ...

Mount Sinai announces expanded capability in medical research ...

FC Barcelona and BSC to create a smart system to manage Espai Barça ...

The Cloud

Rescale unveils ScaleX Government, the first federally compliant HPC Cloud service ...

Qumulo to showcase scalable, multi-protocol, Cloud-native distributed file storage at Google Cloud Next '19 UK ...

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads selects Zayo for colocation and connectivity ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces Kubernetes-based platform for bare-metal and edge to Cloud deployments ...

Atos' BullSequana S server validated for Google Cloud's Anthos ...

SDSC and Wisconsin University IceCube Center conduct GPU Cloudburst experiment ...

RJM International's first HPC cluster supports power plant emissions reductions


RJM CleanAir Gas Burner combustion simulation.
25 Nov 2019 Sheffield - RJM International, an award-winning provider of emissions reduction and combustion improvement solutions, is further able to help global power generators and other large combustion plants reduce emissions and improve efficiencies with its first high performance computing (HPC) cluster. The move also supports the growth of the company's business in the EU and the UK, particularly in the biomass and Energy from Waste segments of the market. The new HPC environment is designed, integrated and supported by HPC, storage and data analytics integrator, OCF.

RJM International is using the HPC cluster to analyse customers' existing operational systems and simulate new solutions for their power stations, prior to prototyping. Time taken to complete its analysis has been significantly reduced, whereby a series of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations previously taking around one week, is now complete within only a day. This is, on average, an 86 percent reduction in time. The large memory capacity of the cluster also enables the team to analyse results more efficiently, again saving valuable time and budget.

Anura Perera, Principal CFD Engineer at RJM International, stated: "Simulations are becoming larger and more complex for the coal, oil, gas and biomass industries looking to improve new or aging combustion plants. CFD analysis is crucial for the delivery of energy-efficient bespoke solutions for our customers experiencing problems with combustion or high emissions. The new OCF HPC cluster enables us to produce a greater number of simulations at a much faster rate than before and helps support the resolution of complex emissions challenges for our customers."

The HPC system is comprised of Dell PowerEdge 440 and 740 servers together with Mellanox's EDR InfiniBand. The solution uses ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS HPC applications and OCF’s HPC management software stack which includes management, monitoring and reporting tools along with an HPC Scheduler to queue up jobs and allow maximum utilisation out of the cluster.

"With its combustion solutions, RJM International plays a key role in improving efficiencies and delivering a low carbon economy and reducing pollution", stated Russell Slack, Managing Director of OCF. "Its commitment to HPC technology places it at the forefront of the power industry and enables it to vastly improve the capacity and complexity of CFD simulations for new projects."
Source: OCF

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Primeur weekly 2019-11-25

Focus

Exascale Computing Project has a four-pronged software strategy ...

Exascale supercomputing

Argonne teams up with Altair to manage use of upcoming Aurora supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta closes additional $10 million in seed financing ...

Quantum computers learn to mark their own work ...

Atos partners with Zapata to deliver complete quantum computing solution to the enterprise ...

Fermilab launches new institute for quantum science ...

Focus on Europe

eScience Center holds National eScience Symposium on open science ...

e-IRG workshop in Helsinki focuses on e-Infrastructures and education ...

BSC announces the opening of a global collaboration facility to develop open computer architectures ...

PRACE invites to submit requests for interoperable support services between PRACE, XSEDE and RIST by collaborating teams ...

Netherlands eScience Center and DANS launch new FAIR Software website ...

Hardware

GRC to provide all-in-one immersion-cooling server systems through collaboration with global technology company ...

Compute North Launches 100 Megawatt High-Performance Computing Campus in Nebraska ...

Mellanox 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand advances innovations in high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence ...

FUNET builds 400G-ready network on ADVA FSP 3000 open line system ...

Tachyum shares why its processor is valuable for Chinese market ...

ASSET SourcePoint now supports AMD EPYC processors ...

Credo joins Open Compute Project (OCP) to accelerate 400G and beyond connectivity solutions for hyperscale data centres and telecom ...

HPE tackles AI Ops R&D to improve energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency in data centres ...

A super-fast 'light switch' for future cars and computers ...

Beyond Moore's Law: Taking transistor arrays into the third dimension ...

Kick-starting Moore's Law? New 'synthetic' method for making microchips could help ...

NEC receives order for a new SX-Aurora TSUBASA supercomputer from the National Institute for Fusion Science ...

DDN works with NVIDIA to ease deployment and set new boundaries in performance for data-intensive AI and HPC ...

DDN completes acquisition of Western Digital's IntelliFlash NVMe, hybrid flash and predictive analytics enterprise business unit ...

Gadi Phase 1 now available to users ...

NASA NCCS Discover supercomputer is expanded with Aspen Systems ...

E4 Computer Engineering announces E4 RK008 - Marvell ThunderX2-based node powered by NVIDIA GPUs ...

New rugged supercomputing servers enable AI, HPC and sensor fusion applications at the edge ...

Applications

Lise Stork wins Young eScientist Award 2019 ...

MathWorks boosts support for scientific research with updated access model for MATLAB and MATLAB Parallel Server ...

2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize awarded to ETH Zurich team for simulation that maps heat in transistors ...

Artificial intelligence algorithm can learn the laws of quantum mechanics ...

RJM International's first HPC cluster supports power plant emissions reductions ...

In its 15th year, INCITE advances open science with supercomputer grants to 47 projects ...

Mount Sinai announces expanded capability in medical research ...

FC Barcelona and BSC to create a smart system to manage Espai Barça ...

The Cloud

Rescale unveils ScaleX Government, the first federally compliant HPC Cloud service ...

Qumulo to showcase scalable, multi-protocol, Cloud-native distributed file storage at Google Cloud Next '19 UK ...

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads selects Zayo for colocation and connectivity ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces Kubernetes-based platform for bare-metal and edge to Cloud deployments ...

Atos' BullSequana S server validated for Google Cloud's Anthos ...

SDSC and Wisconsin University IceCube Center conduct GPU Cloudburst experiment ...