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Primeur weekly 2014-09-15

The Cloud

Cutting the Cloud computing carbon cost ...

HP acquires Eucalyptus to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption in the enterprise ...

Cloud-computing revolution applies to evolution ...

UTSA awarded $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study Cloud computing ...

IBM and Intel bring new security features to the Cloud ...

New IBM x86 M5 servers offer higher security, efficiency and reliability for enterprise workloads and Cloud environments ...

HP introduces industry's first application self-protection As-a-service Solution ...

Aspera, an IBM company, unveils expanded on demand transfer platform for Big Data ...

EuroFlash

BP, Chevron, Technip and more showcase product development in the energy sector using Altair technology ...

European Commission to organize Public Consultation on Cloud Computing and Software ...

PRACE 10th Call for Proposals for Project Access is now open ...

European Commision to launch Open Consultation for the next priorities in FIRE ...

New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing ...

New species of electrons can lead to better computing ...

The sound of an atom has been captured ...

PRACE to organize Autumn School in HPC Programming Techniques ...

Early Bird Rate for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences to end soon ...

The quantum revolution is a step closer ...

Squeezed quantum communication ...

USFlash

Cray appoints supercomputing veteran Steve Scott to senior vice president and chief technology officer ...

SGI again captures performance world record with latest Intel Xeon processor ...

Mayo Clinic and IBM task Watson to improve clinical trial research ...

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre goes petascale ...

SDSC joins the Intel Parallel Computing Centers programme ...

New family of materials for energy-efficient information storage and processing ...

Nanyang Technological University partners with international universities to build a global network of citizen oceanographers ...

The search for Ebola immune response targets ...

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre goes petascale

9 Sep 2014 Kensington - The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has installed the final stage upgrade of the supercomputer, 'Magnus', ushering in a new era of Australian research, powered by world-class technology. The Pawsey Centre, which has been operating since November 2013, is an internationally significant supercomputing centre hosting the facilities and expertise to support Australia's high-end scientific research.

It has been delivering practical research in a range of scientific disciplines using best practice computing technologies, while the building housing the systems is designed to minimise environmental impact and reduce energy use.

The upgrade has elevated the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre into the petascale realm, with Magnus now able to deliver processing power in excess of a petaflop (one quadrillion floating point operations per second).

Magnus is the most advanced scientific supercomputer in the southern hemisphere, providing users with over 35,000 cores, using the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family - former codename Haswell - in Cray's flagship XC30 system.

The latest members of the Intel Xeon processor E5 family deliver a combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness to address technical computing challenges, accelerate processor performance for peak loads, deliver intelligent storage or power data analytics. In comparison to previous generation processors there may be up to three times more performance.

The upgrade will be a significant milestone in Australia's scientific history, enabling supercomputing to take a pivotal role to support scientific endeavours that would have been impossible dreams only a decade ago.

"This upgrade will ensure the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre fulfils its mission to provide the best resources and services for researchers", stated Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Executive Director Dr. Neil Stringfellow. "It will allow us to play a leading role in the delivery of scientific outcomes that improve the social and economic future of all Australians."
Source: iVEC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-09-15

The Cloud

Cutting the Cloud computing carbon cost ...

HP acquires Eucalyptus to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption in the enterprise ...

Cloud-computing revolution applies to evolution ...

UTSA awarded $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study Cloud computing ...

IBM and Intel bring new security features to the Cloud ...

New IBM x86 M5 servers offer higher security, efficiency and reliability for enterprise workloads and Cloud environments ...

HP introduces industry's first application self-protection As-a-service Solution ...

Aspera, an IBM company, unveils expanded on demand transfer platform for Big Data ...

EuroFlash

BP, Chevron, Technip and more showcase product development in the energy sector using Altair technology ...

European Commission to organize Public Consultation on Cloud Computing and Software ...

PRACE 10th Call for Proposals for Project Access is now open ...

European Commision to launch Open Consultation for the next priorities in FIRE ...

New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing ...

New species of electrons can lead to better computing ...

The sound of an atom has been captured ...

PRACE to organize Autumn School in HPC Programming Techniques ...

Early Bird Rate for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences to end soon ...

The quantum revolution is a step closer ...

Squeezed quantum communication ...

USFlash

Cray appoints supercomputing veteran Steve Scott to senior vice president and chief technology officer ...

SGI again captures performance world record with latest Intel Xeon processor ...

Mayo Clinic and IBM task Watson to improve clinical trial research ...

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre goes petascale ...

SDSC joins the Intel Parallel Computing Centers programme ...

New family of materials for energy-efficient information storage and processing ...

Nanyang Technological University partners with international universities to build a global network of citizen oceanographers ...

The search for Ebola immune response targets ...