Primeur weekly 2014-08-18

Special

HPC computing based on the working of the human brain

Exascale supercomputing

NERSC, Intel, and Cray team up to prepare users for transition to exascale computing

The Cloud

Made in IBM Labs: Governing geographically dispersed Cloud data

IBM acquires Cloud security services provider Lighthouse Security Group

IBM opens first SoftLayer data centre in Canada

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch public survey on Net Innovation for the Work Programme 2016-2017

SysFera joins ETP4HPC

Iberdrola stars work on construction of 66 megawatt Pier II wind farm in Mexico

Quantum simulators explained

USFlash

University of Michigan computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling

Finalists compete for coveted ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM announce supercomputing centre

Vancouver Film School selects HP Z workstations with AMD FirePro professional graphics

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, and Crohn's disease

CacheBox application acceleration software increases on-line transactions per second by 56x while reducing latency by 98%

Data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them

Penguin Computing's new line of Arctica Ethernet switches featuring x86 application compatibility now available

Altera releases Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0

IBM to receive approval for selling x86 supercomputer business to Lenovo

Primeur Breaking news

Primeur feature articles

2014-06-26 Leipzig

HPC computing based on the working of the human brain

The closing keynote at ISC'14 in Leipzig, Germany, was presented by Karlheinz Meier of the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg. He talked about the achievements and challenges of brain derived computing beyond von Neumann by showing a few remarkable efforts in current high performance computing and by comparing the working of the human brain with the processing of HPC systems and by trying to figure out how the two can support each other mutually in order to build more energy-efficient, yet more powerful HPC architectures. Read further...

2014-06-18 Villeurbanne

SysFera joins ETP4HPC

SysFera is now a full member of ETP4HPC, an association led by European industries and research centres to further the development and usage of high performance computing technologies across Europe. SysFera's involvement will help advance the ability of non-technical users to directly access hybrid resources and enable smaller business units to productively integrate HPC resources. Read further...

2014-08-13 Armonk, Lakeland

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM announce supercomputing centre

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group, and IBM have established a new supercomputing centre at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software and Cloud-based storage, to help educate students in emerging technology fields. Read further...

2014-08-12 Austin

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, and Crohn's disease

Bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you're diseased, according to research using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Scientists say these surprising findings might lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis, diabetes, and Crohn's disease. Marvin Whiteley, professor of molecular biosciences and director of the Center for Infectious Disease at the University of Texas at Austin, led the study published in April 2014 in the journalmBio. 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 2014-08-18

Special

HPC computing based on the working of the human brain

Exascale supercomputing

NERSC, Intel, and Cray team up to prepare users for transition to exascale computing

The Cloud

Made in IBM Labs: Governing geographically dispersed Cloud data

IBM acquires Cloud security services provider Lighthouse Security Group

IBM opens first SoftLayer data centre in Canada

EuroFlash

European Commission to launch public survey on Net Innovation for the Work Programme 2016-2017

SysFera joins ETP4HPC

Iberdrola stars work on construction of 66 megawatt Pier II wind farm in Mexico

Quantum simulators explained

USFlash

University of Michigan computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling

Finalists compete for coveted ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM announce supercomputing centre

Vancouver Film School selects HP Z workstations with AMD FirePro professional graphics

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, and Crohn's disease

CacheBox application acceleration software increases on-line transactions per second by 56x while reducing latency by 98%

Data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them

Penguin Computing's new line of Arctica Ethernet switches featuring x86 application compatibility now available

Altera releases Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0

IBM to receive approval for selling x86 supercomputer business to Lenovo