Primeur weekly 2014-04-14

Special

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

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

Interview with Ross Wilkinson, Australian National Data Service and Council Member of the Research Data Alliance

Exascale supercomputing

RSC PetaStream sets a new world record of 1.2 PFlops per rack towards the Exascale era

The Cloud

European Commission to launch survey on a trusted Cloud for Europe

Red Hat enables Cloud flexibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Google Compute Engine

IBM brings new Cloud offerings, research projects and pricing plans to the mainframe

EuroFlash

Bright Computing achieves Cloudera certification for Bright Cluster Manager

Cray to install Tiered Adaptive Storage solution at the North German Supercomputing Alliance

High Performance Computing in the EU: progress on the implementation of the European HPC strategy

ADVA Optical Networking ushers in new era of timing distribution and assurance

Erik Huizer, SURFnet, named Global Connector in Internet Hall of Fame

8,7 million euro for the new supercomputer MOGON II at the Johannes Gutenberg University

USFlash

3M, SGI and Intel showcase advanced cooling technology for the "data centre of the future"

Fujitsu and Tohoku University develop 3D tsunami simulator enabling highly precise tsunami forecasting

Positions available in the iVEC, Australian Supercomputing Team

SDSC enables large-scale data sharing using Globus

SDSC establishes data science work flows 'center of excellence'

Teradata delivers the industry's most complete Big Data analytic solution

Teradata unleashes full-throttle performance

Teradata Database crosses Big Data chasm with sophisticated technology

IBM debuts new mobile, storage and Hadoop offerings for the mainframe

Fujitsu launches new models in GS21 Series featuring new processors

Fujitsu partners with Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet) to upgrade to 100G capacity, enabling vital work within the community

Fujitsu and Oracle enhance Fujitsu M10 SPARC servers

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2014-04-04 Athens

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 of DG Research and Innovation (RTD), European Commission, about the ICRI Conference and the ESFRI/e-IRG collaboration. Read further...

2014-04-04 Athens

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-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) about e-IRG, the e-Infrastructure Commons and the ESFRI/e-IRG collaboration. Read further...

2014-04-03 Athens

Interview with Ross Wilkinson, Australian National Data Service and Council Member of the Research Data Alliance

At the recent 2nd International Conference for Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2014 - in Athens, Greece, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Ross Wilkinson from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and Coucil Member of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) about the past RDA Meeting in Dublin and the upcoming Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam in September 2014. Read further...

2014-04-01 Rostov-on-Don

RSC PetaStream sets a new world record of 1.2 PFlops per rack towards the Exascale era

RSC Group, a Russian developer and integrator of innovative HPC and data centre solutions, demonstrated a revolutionary RSC PetaStream ultra-high density solution with massive-parallel architecture, direct liquid cooling and the newest Intel Xeon Phi 7120D setting one more world record of computing density of 1.2 PFlops peak performance per rack within just 1 m2, or 11 ft2, footprint. It happened at PCT-2014, a major Russian HPC conference. RSC PetaStream became even 20% more powerful versus its first announcement with the previous world record of 1 PFlops per rack at SC'13 in Denver, USA. RSC's new technology breakthrough was achieved with the newest Intel Xeon Phi 7120D coprocessor just launched in March, 2014. RSC PetaStream is the world's first HPC solution with Intel Phi 7120D. Read further...

Primeur Video news

2014-03-01 Deputy Head of EC e-Infrastructures unit Anni Hellman about the Workprogramme

H2020: the long road to an integrated open and accessible European e-Infrastructure. Interview Anni Hellman.

2014-03-01 e-Infrastructures in Horizon 2020 - Interview with Thierry Van der Pyl

PRACE, HPC applications and technological development: three ingredients for a top European strategy" Interview Thierry Van der Pyl.

2014-03-01 Interview with the new EGI.eu Director Yannick Legré

Yannick Legré is the new director of EGI.eu.

2013-10-18 HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet?

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? At ISC'13 Big Data, held in Heidelberg, Germany, September 25-26, 2013, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research moderated a vendor panel providing vendors the opportunity to present short summaries of their actual HPC Big Data offerings and customer case studies. Before the interactive discussion with the audience and the vendors, Addison Snell offered a short introduction showing where HPC meets enterprise when it comes to Big Data.

2013-10-18 High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016

At ISC'13 Big Data, Steve Conway from IDC moderated a panel on the current state and future opportunities for Big Data. Steve Conway started off with a short presentation on the Big Data market. He presented the panel with some IDC insights to ignite the discussion. First, High Performance Data Analysis (HPDA) involves simulation and newer high-performance analytics: IDC predicts a fast growth from a small starting point. HPC and high-end commercial analytics are converging and algorithmic complexity is the common denominator. Currently, some economically important use cases are emerging but which ones will become attractive markets? No single HPC solution is best for all problems. Clusters with MR and Hadoop will handle most but not all the work. Steve Conway then confronted the panel participants with questions about Big data being a hype or a disruptive innovation, and whether we are on the road to convergence between HPC and enterprises. The panel moderator warned that IDC growth estimates might be conservative.

2013-10-18 River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing

At the ISC'13 Big Data Conference, Dr. Flavio Villanustre, vice president of Infrastructure & Products for the HPCC Systems Group and vice president of Information Security at LexisNexis, offered his perspective on the merging of HPC and data intensive computing. In the late nineties LexisNexis built its own HPC platform, called HPCC, providing back-end data manipulation, hand-lifting on the batch-oriented model, and all the real time delivery models. In 2011, HPCC was launched as an open source project to gather more adoption around the community.

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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 2014-04-14

Special

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

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

Interview with Ross Wilkinson, Australian National Data Service and Council Member of the Research Data Alliance

Exascale supercomputing

RSC PetaStream sets a new world record of 1.2 PFlops per rack towards the Exascale era

The Cloud

European Commission to launch survey on a trusted Cloud for Europe

Red Hat enables Cloud flexibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Google Compute Engine

IBM brings new Cloud offerings, research projects and pricing plans to the mainframe

EuroFlash

Bright Computing achieves Cloudera certification for Bright Cluster Manager

Cray to install Tiered Adaptive Storage solution at the North German Supercomputing Alliance

High Performance Computing in the EU: progress on the implementation of the European HPC strategy

ADVA Optical Networking ushers in new era of timing distribution and assurance

Erik Huizer, SURFnet, named Global Connector in Internet Hall of Fame

8,7 million euro for the new supercomputer MOGON II at the Johannes Gutenberg University

USFlash

3M, SGI and Intel showcase advanced cooling technology for the "data centre of the future"

Fujitsu and Tohoku University develop 3D tsunami simulator enabling highly precise tsunami forecasting

Positions available in the iVEC, Australian Supercomputing Team

SDSC enables large-scale data sharing using Globus

SDSC establishes data science work flows 'center of excellence'

Teradata delivers the industry's most complete Big Data analytic solution

Teradata unleashes full-throttle performance

Teradata Database crosses Big Data chasm with sophisticated technology

IBM debuts new mobile, storage and Hadoop offerings for the mainframe

Fujitsu launches new models in GS21 Series featuring new processors

Fujitsu partners with Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet) to upgrade to 100G capacity, enabling vital work within the community

Fujitsu and Oracle enhance Fujitsu M10 SPARC servers