Primeur weekly 2019-03-25

Special

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow - at scale ...

FocusCoE to support HPC Centres of Excellence for outreach to the broader European HPC community ...

Focus

University of Maribor and XENYA signed contract for an HPC system as part of the national research infrastructure project HPC - RIVR, readying Slovenia for EuroHPC participation ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to deliver first exascale supercomputer ...

Argonne deepens the Department of Energy's footprint in high-impact computing ...

Crowd computing

NVIDIA announces Jetson Nano: $99 tiny, yet mighty NVIDIA CUDA-X AI computer that runs all AI models ...

Quantum computing

In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet ...

Long-distance quantum information exchange - success at the nanoscale ...

Middleware

NERSC and NVIDIA to partner on compiler development for Perlmutter system ...

Hardware

DDN to unveil transformative solutions for accelerating AI, analytics and Deep Learning at NVIDIA GTC 2019 ...

NVIDIA introduces new breed of high-performance workstations for millions of data scientists ...

Global computer companies announce NVIDIA-powered enterprise servers optimized for data science ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand deep learning acceleration engines demonstrates two times higher performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms with NVIDIA ...

Altair OptiStruct runs up to 10x faster on NVIDIA GPUs ...

Pure Storage unveils NVIDIA-powered solutions for full spectrum of AI initiatives ...

Preferred Networks builds MN-2, a state-of-the-art supercomputer powered with NVIDIA GPUs ...

Supermicro offers end-to-end portfolio of NVIDIA GPU systems ...

Applications

H5 Data Centers completes a High-Performance Compute (HPC) suite in partnership with Forced Physics Data Center Technology ...

Supercomputers to help supercharge ceramic matrix composite manufacturing ...

A surprising, cascading earthquake ...

Brain-inspired AI inspires insights about the brain and vice versa ...

Supercomputer simulations shed light on how liquid drops combine ...

Novel MD simulation sheds light on mystery of hydrated electron's structure ...

Kicking neural network automation into high gear ...

DOE extends University PPPL contract ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA teams with Amazon Web Services to bring AI to millions of connected devices ...

Features

2019-03-25 Stuttgart Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Guy Lonsdale. CEO of Scapos, an SME in Germany. Scapos is involved in a number of HPC projects. Scapos is also the coordinator of the project called "Concerted action for the European HPC CoEs", also known as FocusCoE. CoEs are Centres of Excellence. FocusCoE is a Coordination and Support Action that started end last year. The focus of FocusCoE is on the support for the set of European HPC Centres of Excellence. The project actually has activities to support these centres in achieving the impact within the HPC ecosystem. Read further...

Special

2019-03-19 Stuttgart

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow - at scale

Special With the help of a multi-million funding programme for applications in High Performance Computing, the European Commission (EC) aims to address European societal, economic and scientific challenges. Read further...

2019-03-22 Maribor

University of Maribor and XENYA signed contract for an HPC system as part of the national research infrastructure project HPC - RIVR, readying Slovenia for EuroHPC participation

FocusThe University of Maribor and XENYA signed a contract for the supply of an HPC system for the project "Upgrading National Research Infrastructures HPC - RIVR". The coordinator of this project is the University of Maribor, with two consortium partners: the Institute of Information Sciences (IZUM) and the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo Mesto (FIS). The entire project is worth 20 million euro. The duration of the project is from 1 March 2018 to 15 September 2020. It is a substantial upgrade of existing HPC capacities at the national Slovenian level, based on its own hardware and software architecture design. Read further...

2019-03-18 Chicago

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to deliver first exascale supercomputer

Exascale supercomputingIntel Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States. The system being developed at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago - named "Aurora" - will be used to dramatically advance scientific research and discovery. The contract is valued at more than $500 million and will be delivered to Argonne National Laboratory by Intel and sub-contractor Cray Inc. in 2021. Read further...

2019-03-18 Chicago

Argonne deepens the Department of Energy's footprint in high-impact computing

Exascale supercomputingA pioneering leader in high-performance supercomputing, the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory leverages its computing capabilities to advance scientific research yielding significant impact on the everyday lives of Americans and others around the globe. Read further...

2019-03-19 Munich

A surprising, cascading earthquake

ApplicationsThe Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand in 2016 caused widespread damage. Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) researchers have now dissected its mechanisms revealing surprising insights on earthquake physics with the aid of simulations carried out on the supercomputer SuperMUC. Read further...

Video news

2019-01-28 Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, LRZ, on German and European HPC: being best is better than being first

At the recent eScience Conference in Amsterdam Primeur Magazine was able to talk with Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Germany about high-performance computing (HPC). Not long ago, there were some very big announcements in Munich concerning new supercomputers. LRZ has started to begin the final phase for the installment of the SuperMUC next generation system

2019-01-23 Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale

Primeur Magazinet alked with Per Öster about the consortium CSC is heading and the proposal it is preparing as candidate hosting entity for one of the pre-exascale machines that will be procured by EuroHPC.

2018-10-01 Thomas Lippert to propose modular way of thinking to optimize supercomputing technology and HPC policy

At the ISC'18 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Thomas Lippert, who has recently become Chair of PRACE. Apart from that, he is also Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre where the first module of a new HPC system has been installed.

2018-09-18 The EuroHPC roadmap to exascale by 2022 in Europe

2018-09-03 Automation helps CERN manage Big Data with easy-to-install SAFE data centre modules

At the ISC'18 Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinemet Jurgen Caeyman, CEO at Automation, a company that has worked for a part on the solution for the problem that was mentioned by CERN's Maria Girone during the keynote on the first day of the ISC'18 Conference.

2018-08-28 Japan-based XTREME-D to expand unique HPC Cloud solution to Europe and United States

News flashes

News flashes 2019-03-25

Report ETP4HPC General Assembly

Focus on EuropeETP4HPC published a short report about the ETP4HPC General Assembly in Sassenheim, the Netherlands, last week. ETP4HPC is one of the private members of EuroHPC. Hence, this was one of the main discussion items. Read further...

Finnish consortium ready for pre-exascale hosting entity call

Focus on Europe It seemed like a daring undertaking from the Finnish: compete against the European "supercomputer powers", Spain and Italy to bid for a hosting entity for a pre-exascale EuroHPC supercomputer. Sure, you get 120 million euro from the general EuroHPC budget paid by the European Union, but you would need to put 120 million euro of your own money on the table too. The Finnish took that challenge, by trying to put a consortium together of a large number of countries, clearly led by Finland, but not completely dominated by them. They also offered a CSC computing site up north as a suitable cold place to locate the future pre-exascale supercomputer: with a lower energy impact than is possible in the south of Europe. With less than two weeks to go, it seems like the Finnish did indeed succeed in securing enough financial support from other countries to submit a proposal. Read further...

Also the Spanish/Portuguese consortium is ready to submit its application for EuroHPC pre-exascale hosting entity

Focus on EuropeThe Barcelona Supercomputing Center has confirmed it is on schedule to submit a proposal on behalf of a Spanish/Portuguese consortium to become a hosting entity for a pre-exascale EuroHPC supercomputer. If successful, the supercomputer would be named MareNostrum 5. It will only partially fit into the Torre Girona chapel in Barcelona that houses the current MareNostrum 4 supercomputer. Read further...

Serbia joins CERN as its 23rd Member State

Focus on Europe CERN welcomes Serbia as its 23rd Member State, following receipt of formal notification from UNESCO that Serbia has acceded to the CERN Convention. As a CERN Member State, Serbia will have voting rights in the Council, CERN's highest decision-making authority, and will contribute to the Organization's budget. Read further...

News flashes 2019-03-24

Italy and Slovenia join forces to strengthen their participation in EuroHPC

Focus on Europe The Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport have signed a collaboration to strengthen collaboration in fields including, HPC (including EuroHPC), Big Data Artificial Intelligence and microprocessor development to support science and technology. Read further...

Background

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Primeur weekly 2019-03-25

Special

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow - at scale ...

FocusCoE to support HPC Centres of Excellence for outreach to the broader European HPC community ...

Focus

University of Maribor and XENYA signed contract for an HPC system as part of the national research infrastructure project HPC - RIVR, readying Slovenia for EuroHPC participation ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to deliver first exascale supercomputer ...

Argonne deepens the Department of Energy's footprint in high-impact computing ...

Crowd computing

NVIDIA announces Jetson Nano: $99 tiny, yet mighty NVIDIA CUDA-X AI computer that runs all AI models ...

Quantum computing

In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet ...

Long-distance quantum information exchange - success at the nanoscale ...

Middleware

NERSC and NVIDIA to partner on compiler development for Perlmutter system ...

Hardware

DDN to unveil transformative solutions for accelerating AI, analytics and Deep Learning at NVIDIA GTC 2019 ...

NVIDIA introduces new breed of high-performance workstations for millions of data scientists ...

Global computer companies announce NVIDIA-powered enterprise servers optimized for data science ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand deep learning acceleration engines demonstrates two times higher performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms with NVIDIA ...

Altair OptiStruct runs up to 10x faster on NVIDIA GPUs ...

Pure Storage unveils NVIDIA-powered solutions for full spectrum of AI initiatives ...

Preferred Networks builds MN-2, a state-of-the-art supercomputer powered with NVIDIA GPUs ...

Supermicro offers end-to-end portfolio of NVIDIA GPU systems ...

Applications

H5 Data Centers completes a High-Performance Compute (HPC) suite in partnership with Forced Physics Data Center Technology ...

Supercomputers to help supercharge ceramic matrix composite manufacturing ...

A surprising, cascading earthquake ...

Brain-inspired AI inspires insights about the brain and vice versa ...

Supercomputer simulations shed light on how liquid drops combine ...

Novel MD simulation sheds light on mystery of hydrated electron's structure ...

Kicking neural network automation into high gear ...

DOE extends University PPPL contract ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA teams with Amazon Web Services to bring AI to millions of connected devices ...