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GCS Centres HLRS, JSC, and LRZ to Exhibit SC19

Meet the three GCS centres, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Garching (LRZ) at SC19 in Denver, Colorado (USA). The international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis is the annually recurring premier event for the global high-performance computing (HPC) community.

Job of the Week: Computer Scientist at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany is seeking a Computer Scientist in our Job of the Week. “You will directly support and independently advance the code development of existing and new parallel scientific software. The focus is placed on the adaption of existing, complex software to next generation heterogeneous supercomputer architectures.”

GCS in Germany Appoints Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller as Chairman of the Board

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing in Germany announced the appointment of Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller as its new Chair of the Board of Directors. “As we advance towards the exascale threshold of computing and an era of unprecedented discovery and insights driven by the integration of modeling and simulation, data analytics and artificial intelligence, GCS stands ready to provide the basis and the catalyst of innovation–the hardware, software ecosystem, experience and expertise–needed to boost scientific and industrial breakthroughs.”

Call For Proposals: Worldwide GPU Hackathons in 2019

ORNL has issued its Call for Proposals for a set of global GPU Hackathons in 2019. “A GPU hackathon is a 5-day coding event in which teams of developers port their applications to run on GPUs, or optimize their applications that already run on GPUs. Each team consists of three or more developers who are intimately familiar with (some part of) their application, and they work alongside two mentors with GPU programming expertise. The mentors come from universities, national laboratories, supercomputing centers, government institutions, and vendors.”

Jülich Supercomputing Centre moves forward with 36 million euros of funding

Today the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany announced 32.4 million euros in funding for continued research into such diverse areas as quantum computing and neuromorphic computing. “With the new JUWELS system, the research center has a supercomputer that is one of the fastest in the world. Already sought after by researchers from all over Europe, the supercomputer is even used for simulations in brain research, such as the European Human Brain Project.”

Time-Lapse Video: Building the New JUWELS Supercomputer in Germany

In this time-lapse video, engineers at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre begin building the new JUWELS supercomputer. “When it comes to developing innovative supercomputer architectures, Europe is about to take the lead. A striking example of this is the new supercomputer that is due to start user operation at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in the next few days.”

Job of the Week: Research Scientist specializing in HPC Processor Architectures at Jülich

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is one of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany. It is partnering with leading technology providers on co-design hardware architectures for future supercomputers. In this context we research on current and future ARM-based architectures for high-performance computing. The research will be performed within the European project “MB2020”.

Atos to Deploy 12 Petaflop Supercomputer at Jülich in Germany

Today Atos announced has a contract to deliver its a 12 Petaflop supercomputer to Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany. The BullSequana X1000 machine will be Germany’s fastest supercomputer and one the most powerful computers in the world. “Among numerous other activities, the BullSequana will be used in research for the Human Brain Project, which has as its goal to improve the understanding of the processes in the human brain through simulation.”

Atos Kicks off MontBlanc 2020 Project for Exascale

The MontBlanc 2020 project launched this week in Europe. As a sequel to a set of successful research projects into energy-efficient ARM-based computing, MontBlanc 2020 now begins an ambitious reach for Exascale. “The ambition of the consortium is to quickly industrialize our research. This is why we decided to rely on the Arm instruction set architecture (ISA), which is backed by a strong software ecosystem. By leveraging the current efforts, including the Mont-Blanc ecosystem and other international projects, we will benefit from the system software and applications required for successful usage” explained Said Derradji, Atos, coordinator of the Mont-Blanc 2020 project.”

Jülich Supercomputer Adds 5 Petaflop Booster Upgrade from Dell EMC

The JURECA supercomputer in Germany just got a major upgrade with help from Dell EMC. “Thanks to the additional 5 petaflops, the Jülich supercomputer now appears as one of the fastest computers in Europe on the TOP500 list of the fastest computers in the world. This is the first time that a supercomputer with an innovative modular architecture has gone into productive operation worldwide.”