Primeur weekly 2014-07-21

Special

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing to achieve two world records with implementation of applications

Remarkable trends in the June 2014 edition of the TOP500 supercomputer list

Desktop Grids

XtremWeb-HEP 9 now available

The Cloud

Bull and Axiros announce a strategic partnership to accelerate the delivery of Machine to Machine & Internet of Things solutions

Giza Systems acquires VAS Integrated Solutions LLC (VIS), Bull Group's storage distributor and integrator in the Egyptian market

Fujitsu makes GLOVIA G2 production management ERP solution for manufacturers compatible with Cloud service

Itron selects Microsoft Azure as preferred Cloud platform

Ready for Trusted Cloud Europe?

Siemens Convergence Creators becomes first Oracle partner in CEE to obtain resell rights for "Oracle Service Cloud"

SoftLayer fuels hybrid Cloud growth for IBM with new clients and services

EuroFlash

Bull and CustomerMatrix announce strategic partnership for delivering innovative Big Data applications

Interview with Andris Ambainis - The mathematics of quantum computing

Teenagers use supercomputing to design future aircraft with the Smallpeice Trust

Research alliance for the digital revolution

Heidelberg physicists succeed in revealing the scaling behaviour of exotic giant molecules

No single roadmap for understanding the human brain

HPC Advisory Council announces 3rd Annual Spain Supercomputing Conference

Users of SuperMUC receive award at ISC'14

Imperial College London and Zhejiang University launch data science collaboration

USFlash

Cray appoints Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB Inc., to Board of Directors

New computing cluster at Carnegie Mellon traces lineage to Los Alamos' Roadrunner supercomputer

Fujitsu Laboratories develops technology to reduce network switches in cluster supercomputers by 40%

Cray awarded contract to install India's first Cray XC30 supercomputer

Convey Computer introduces Image Resizer Accelerator

Amid accelerating growth Cycle Computing adds industry leaders Tim Carroll and Rob Futrick to management team

Primeur Breaking news

Primeur feature articles

2014-06-26 Leipzig

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing to achieve two world records with implementation of applications

At ISC'14 in Leipzig,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Claus Axel Müller, Managing Director at the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, about this large European HPC infrastructure, which was founded in 2008, joining the three national High Performance Supercomputing Centres in Germany, located in Stuttgart, Munich, and Jülich. Read further...

2014-06-23 Leipzig

Remarkable trends in the June 2014 edition of the TOP500 supercomputer list

At ISC'14 in Leipzig, Erich Strohmaier, TOP500 editor from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presented the hightlights of the recent and already 43rd edition of the TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers. ForPrimeur Magazinehe made a short analysis of the new list. Read further...

2014-07-18 Brussels

No single roadmap for understanding the human brain

The European Commission has received an open letter from a number of scientists expressing concerns about the EU's Human Brain Project, its scope and governance. The European Commission (EC) expressed the intention to take critical signals seriously and to welcome debate. The EC will try to address concerns, while bearing in mind that, overall, Brain Science is, in Europe as in the world, an increasingly diverse and very big community, with tens of thousands of actors in neuroscience alone. Read further...

2014-07-15 Richardson

Convey Computer introduces Image Resizer Accelerator

Convey Computer, an expert in hybrid-core computing, has introduced the Accelerated Image Resizer, a technology that utilizes an field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based PCI Express card to resize images up to seventy times faster than a conventional server. Convey's drop-in acceleration can be used to offload image resizing from existing web servers, a dedicated resizing tier, or a commercial Content Delivery Network (CDN). Using the technology, overall responsiveness of servers is significantly improved while operating costs are dramatically reduced. Read further...

Primeur Video news

2014-07-01 The unveiling of the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer on earth"

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14. Read more in the article in Primeur Magazine: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-07-14-104.html

2014-07-01 An interview with Adapteva founder Andreas Olofsson about the A-1 and Parallella

You can read the text of the interview in the article in Primeur Magazine: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-07-14-104.html

2014-06-02 The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Grid Computing

Interview with Jan Bot, SURFsara & Cristina Aiftimiei, INFN, about the SURFsara MOOC online training on Grid computing. May 2014, Helsinki.

2014-06-01 Interview with David Wallom about the launch of the Federated Cloud as a production service

At the European Grid Initiative (EGI) Community Forum (CF) in Helsinki, Finland,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with David Wallom from the University of Oxford. David Wallom is the Chair of the Federated Cloud Task Force.

2014-04-16 Interview with Sverker Holmgren, Chair of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group

At the recent 2nd International Conference for Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2014 - in Athens, Greece, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Sverker Holmgren, Chair of the e-IRG.

2014-04-16 Interview with Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, EC

At the recent 2nd International Conference for Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2014 - in Athens, Greece, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General Research and Innovation of the EC.

Primeur Background

e-IRG Knowledge Base

The e-IRG Knowledge Base contains all relevant information on available e-Infrastructures, supercomputing, storage and networking resources and grids for science and research, as well as policies, funding organisations and projects in Europe. The Knowledge Base is a resource made available to the e-IRG and to the general public, for referencing and policy decision purposes. The information is presented in a readily accessible form. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2014-07-21

Special

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing to achieve two world records with implementation of applications

Remarkable trends in the June 2014 edition of the TOP500 supercomputer list

Desktop Grids

XtremWeb-HEP 9 now available

The Cloud

Bull and Axiros announce a strategic partnership to accelerate the delivery of Machine to Machine & Internet of Things solutions

Giza Systems acquires VAS Integrated Solutions LLC (VIS), Bull Group's storage distributor and integrator in the Egyptian market

Fujitsu makes GLOVIA G2 production management ERP solution for manufacturers compatible with Cloud service

Itron selects Microsoft Azure as preferred Cloud platform

Ready for Trusted Cloud Europe?

Siemens Convergence Creators becomes first Oracle partner in CEE to obtain resell rights for "Oracle Service Cloud"

SoftLayer fuels hybrid Cloud growth for IBM with new clients and services

EuroFlash

Bull and CustomerMatrix announce strategic partnership for delivering innovative Big Data applications

Interview with Andris Ambainis - The mathematics of quantum computing

Teenagers use supercomputing to design future aircraft with the Smallpeice Trust

Research alliance for the digital revolution

Heidelberg physicists succeed in revealing the scaling behaviour of exotic giant molecules

No single roadmap for understanding the human brain

HPC Advisory Council announces 3rd Annual Spain Supercomputing Conference

Users of SuperMUC receive award at ISC'14

Imperial College London and Zhejiang University launch data science collaboration

USFlash

Cray appoints Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB Inc., to Board of Directors

New computing cluster at Carnegie Mellon traces lineage to Los Alamos' Roadrunner supercomputer

Fujitsu Laboratories develops technology to reduce network switches in cluster supercomputers by 40%

Cray awarded contract to install India's first Cray XC30 supercomputer

Convey Computer introduces Image Resizer Accelerator

Amid accelerating growth Cycle Computing adds industry leaders Tim Carroll and Rob Futrick to management team