NESUS – or Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing – formed earlier this year to study the challenges of ultrascale computing. Launched with about 30 European partner countries, the cross-community initiative has grown to include 39 European countries and six countries from other continents. The goal: to produce a catalogue of open source applications for large-scale complex systems Read more…
In many ways, Bull has been a mirror, reflecting companies like Cray from across the Atlantic. One on the one hand, both companies have deep roots in supercomputing, with particularly strong continental bases. Conversely, the arrival of the big data phenomenon has marked a chance for both companies to wrench free from strict supercomputing affiliations Read more…
With exascale presenting a much larger challenge than previous exponential computing markers, an integrated, collaborative approach is all the more necessary. While concerted funding efforts for extreme-scale computing came a bit later than many had hoped, there are several international efforts afoot currently, including the European project, DEEP. DEEP, which stands for Dynamical ExaScale Entry Read more…
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) is announcing a new HPC cloud project, called Fortissimo, aimed at boosting the competitiveness of European industry, specifically small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who use digital simulation and modeling.
PRACE is working directly with EU institutions, academia and industry to usher in the next frontier for HPC in Europe, to extend and leverage the benefits of advanced computing technology.
Earlier this month, Infinera and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) set a record for fastest provisioning of long haul optical transmission capacity. In less than 20 minutes, the network specialists enabled enough capacity to support the simultaneous streaming of 1.6 million HD films in both directions.
Outside of the main attractions, including the keynote sessions, vendor showdowns, Think Tank panels, BoFs, and tutorial elements, the International Supercomputing Conference has balanced its five-day agenda with some striking panels, discussions and topic areas that are worthy of some attention….
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/cloud_security_172x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”122″ />Cloud computing has been very slow to catch in the EU, not because they didn’t know about it or didn’t have the resources to make use of it, but because most Europeans are considerably more paranoid about the security of their data.
Three of Europe’s top ten supercomputers are in Germany, including the number one and number two systems.
The European Commission lays out a single set of rules for cloud computing aimed at increasing EU GDP by €160 billion annually by 2020.