Primeur weekly 2014-09-01

Exascale supercomputing

New project is the ACME of computer science to address climate change

Researchers joining project to build next-generation Earth climate model

NERSC Exascale Scientific Applications Programme projects to launch in Fall 2014

Desktop Grids

Parallella now available from RS Components

Fujitsu introduces the ETERNUS TR series of storage designed for large-scale virtualization environments

Bombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data

The Cloud

NetApp extends relationship with VMware to drive the future of software-defined services delivery across the hybrid Cloud

Avaya and HP to deliver expanded communications services to the enterprise

Rice University computer scientists receive NSF grant to develop Cloud-computing tools

VMware, NVIDIA and Google unveil future of graphics-rich applications delivered on enterprise Cloud desktops

HP and VMware collaborate to simplify software-defined data centre and hybrid Cloud adoption

Chameleon: Cloud computing for computer science

IBM launches first SoftLayer data centre in Australia extending local Cloud computing capabilities

EuroFlash

Predicting terrorist incidents with Big Data models

Inter-dependent networks stress test

USFlash

Mellanox enables highly efficient virtual desktop infrastructure using VMware's Virtual SAN storage solution and Micron SSDs

University of Central Oklahoma professor awarded National Science Foundation research grant for supercomputer

X-ISS completes HPC data centre relocation and expansion with 99.97% uptime

MD Anderson researchers use TACC's Lonestar supercomputer to gain insight into new treatment technology

Cray launches new high density cluster packed with NVIDIA GPU accelerators

HP unveils new ProLiant Gen9 servers to help customers address evolving data centre demands

IBM Watson ushers in a new era of data-driven discoveries

Inspur selects Micron as memory provider for server portfolio

Oak Ridge supercomputer turns the tide for consumer products research

Worldwide server market revenues increase 2.5% in second quarter as infrastructure refresh cycle continues, according to IDC

DataDirect Networks doubles revenue in enterprise Big Data markets, signs up significant new customers and opens European Advanced Technology Center in Paris

SoftLayer introduces new hourly bare metal servers, deployed in minutes

Photon speedway puts Big Data in the fast lane

Primeur Breaking news

Primeur feature articles

2014-08-01 Lexington

Parallella now available from RS Components

The goal of the Parallella project is to democratize access to high performance computing and this is only possible if the whole world has the option to buy a Parallella board. Through the Kickstarter campaign and pre-orders Adapteva has shipped Parallella boards to over 2,000 customers in 75 countries but the logistical burden has been overwhelming. Read further...

2014-08-20 Albuquerque

New project is the ACME of computer science to address climate change

High performance computing researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working with the Department of Energy (DOE) and other national laboratories and institutions to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model, to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Read further...

2014-08-25 Berkeley

NERSC Exascale Scientific Applications Programme projects to launch in Fall 2014

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has accepted 20 projects into the NERSC Exascale Scientific Applications Programme (NESAP), a new collaborative effort that partners NERSC, Intel and Cray resources with code teams across the U.S. to prepare for Cori, the centre's next-generation supercomputer. Read further...

2014-08-28 Tilburg

Predicting terrorist incidents with Big Data models

To better anticipate future criminal and terrorist incidents enforcement agencies will soon be able to use a model in which scenarios of movies and books are combined with scenarios of historical criminal behaviour. This is stated by the thesis of Peter de Kock who will defend his PhD on September 10 at Tilburg University. 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 2014-09-01

Exascale supercomputing

New project is the ACME of computer science to address climate change

Researchers joining project to build next-generation Earth climate model

NERSC Exascale Scientific Applications Programme projects to launch in Fall 2014

Desktop Grids

Parallella now available from RS Components

Fujitsu introduces the ETERNUS TR series of storage designed for large-scale virtualization environments

Bombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data

The Cloud

NetApp extends relationship with VMware to drive the future of software-defined services delivery across the hybrid Cloud

Avaya and HP to deliver expanded communications services to the enterprise

Rice University computer scientists receive NSF grant to develop Cloud-computing tools

VMware, NVIDIA and Google unveil future of graphics-rich applications delivered on enterprise Cloud desktops

HP and VMware collaborate to simplify software-defined data centre and hybrid Cloud adoption

Chameleon: Cloud computing for computer science

IBM launches first SoftLayer data centre in Australia extending local Cloud computing capabilities

EuroFlash

Predicting terrorist incidents with Big Data models

Inter-dependent networks stress test

USFlash

Mellanox enables highly efficient virtual desktop infrastructure using VMware's Virtual SAN storage solution and Micron SSDs

University of Central Oklahoma professor awarded National Science Foundation research grant for supercomputer

X-ISS completes HPC data centre relocation and expansion with 99.97% uptime

MD Anderson researchers use TACC's Lonestar supercomputer to gain insight into new treatment technology

Cray launches new high density cluster packed with NVIDIA GPU accelerators

HP unveils new ProLiant Gen9 servers to help customers address evolving data centre demands

IBM Watson ushers in a new era of data-driven discoveries

Inspur selects Micron as memory provider for server portfolio

Oak Ridge supercomputer turns the tide for consumer products research

Worldwide server market revenues increase 2.5% in second quarter as infrastructure refresh cycle continues, according to IDC

DataDirect Networks doubles revenue in enterprise Big Data markets, signs up significant new customers and opens European Advanced Technology Center in Paris

SoftLayer introduces new hourly bare metal servers, deployed in minutes

Photon speedway puts Big Data in the fast lane