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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research


The signing cermony for the Terra_Byte project. From left to right: Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre; Prof. Dr. Thomas O. Höllmann, President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences; Bernd Sibler, Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts; Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dittus, DLR Chair of Aerospace Research and Technology; and Prof. Dr. Stefan Dech, Director of the DLR German Remote Sensing Data Centre.
7 Jun 2019 Berlin - On May 27, 2019, representatives from the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) signed an agreement to partner on the Terra_Byte project. The multidisciplinary project focuses on interpreting data coming from sources ranging from satellite imaging data to social media.

"The cooperation of two leading research institutions brings together partners who complement each other ideally in their competencies and contribute their expertise, resources, and research areas", stated Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director at LRZ as well as the current Chairman of the Board for the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS). "LRZ has proven experience as an innovative IT service provider and a high performance and data analytics centre, and is a reliable partner for the Bavarian universities and, in the future, for DLR and its institutes in Oberpfaffenhofen."

The project is focused on better recording and understanding global change in a broader sense. Researchers use imaging data from satellites to study natural disasters, for instance, but understanding large-scale ecological change requires information coming from the ground as well - social media posts, for instance, provide a huge potential for information about these events on a local level. In both cases, though, researchers must be able to efficiently sift through massive amounts of loosely connected data coming from myriad sources.

To date, the European-based Earth observation programme Copernicus has generated more than 10 petabytes of data (more than 2 million DVDs worth of information), and researchers expect that by 2024, the programme's satellites will have collected roughly 40 petabytes of data. In order to manage such a massive amount of data, DLR researchers know that they need to employ high-performance data analytics (HPDA) methods to get meaningful information from the data deluge.

In the partnership DLR will be primarily focused on research and algorithm development, and LRZ will be focused on implementing large-scale, reliable IT services, optimizing data analysis and data management processes, and incorporating artificial-intelligence and Big-Data-related processes.

The partner organisations plan to analyze 40 petabytes of data across thousands of Cloud-based computing cores, and will be implementing the first stage of expansion by the end of 2020.
Source: Gauss Centre for Supercomputing

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...