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With Hazel Hen Cray XC40, HRLS Upgrades to 7.42 Petaflops

HLRS in Stuttgart, Germany has upgraded their Hornet system to Hazel Hen, a 7.42 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer. Twice as fast as its predecessor, Hazel Hen is now now ready to support European scientific and industrial users in their pursuit of R&D break-throughs. “In case you’re wondering, HRLS chose the name Hazel Hen because it’s the one animal that eats Hornets.”

SDSC Steps up with Upgraded Cloud and Storage Services

Today the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) announced that it has made significant upgrades to its cloud-based storage system to include a new range of computing services designed to support science-based researchers, especially those with large data requirements that preclude commercial cloud use, or who require collaboration with cloud engineers for building cloud-based services.

Australian Bureau of Meteorology to Manage Cray Workloads with Altair PBS Pro

Today Altair announced that its PBS Professional has been chosen to manage workloads for the new Cray supercomputer to be installed at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency.

Swiss CSCS to Power Weather Forecasts with GPUs on Cray CS-Storm

Today Cray announced that the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) has installed a Cray CS-Storm cluster supercomputer to power the operational numerical weather forecasts run by the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). This is the first time a GPU-accelerated supercomputer has been used to run production numerical weather models for a major national weather service.

BAW in Germany to Install Additional Bull Supercomputer

Bull Atos will provide a second High Performance Computing cluster to the German Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW). Following the installation of the first computer in 2012, the Federal Agency selected a Bull supercomputer for one of their HPC clusters dedicated to complex simulations. The new supercomputer will be operational in October and under the new contract Bull will also provide maintenance services for five years.

Time-lapse Video: Installation of Cray Supercomputer at UK Met Office

In this video, technicians install the first phase of a new Cray XC supercomputer at the U.K. Met Office. “Consisting of three phases spanning multiple years, the $128 million contract expands Cray’s significant presence in the global weather and climate community, and is the largest supercomputer contract ever for Cray outside of the United States.

Supermicro Deploys Sango Supercomputer at OIST in Japan

Today Super Micro announced the deployment of a new supercomputer in Japan at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) supporting scientists and researchers focused on discovery and innovation in the life, physical and environmental sciences.

Mellanox EDR IB to Power 1.8 Petaflop Jureca System at Jülich

Today Mellanox announced that the Jülich Supercomputing Centre has selected the company’s EDR 100Gb/s solution to accelerate its new large-scale supercomputer. Called JURECA, the new 1.8 Petaflop system will be developed T-Platforms and ParTec to include Mellanox’s end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s solutions, consisting of ConnectX-4 adapters, Switch-IB switch systems, LinkX cables, and HPC-X software.

SuperMUC Upgraded to 6.8 Petaflops

On Monday, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) celebrated the expansion of their SuperMUC cluster. Now in production mode, the 6.8 Petaflop “Phase 2” supercomputer is powered by over 241,000 Intel processor cores.

Video: 1.68 Petaflop Prometheus Supercomputer Comes to Cyfronet

In this video, officials from Cyfronet describe Prometheus, a new HP Apollo 8000 supercomputer with 1.68 Petaflops of peak performance.