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European Research Infrastructure Launched for Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is developing a shared European research infrastructure with the aim of examining the organization of the brain using detailed analyses and simulations and thus combating neurological and psychiatric disorders. For this purpose, the HBP is creating new information technologies like neurosynaptic processors which are based on the principles governing how the human brain works.

How Intel Worked with the DEEP Consortium to Challenge Amdahl’s Law

Funded by the European Commission in 2011, the DEEP project was the brainchild of scientists and researchers at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in Germany. The basic idea is to overcome the limitations of standard HPC systems by building a new type of heterogeneous architecture. One that could dynamically divide less parallel and highly parallel parts of a workload between a general-purpose Cluster and a Booster—an autonomous cluster with Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors designed to dramatically improve performance of highly parallel code.

Students: Apply Now for Summer of HPC in Europe

PRACE is seeking students interested in spending the summer working abroad. Consisting of a training week and two months at a European High Performance Computing Center, the program affords participants the opportunity to learn and share more about PRACE and HPC, and includes accommodation, a stipend and travel to their HPC center placement.

Comedian Jason Alexander to Perform at Mellanox Event at SC15

Today Mellanox announced the speaker lineup for their annual Dinner Event at SC15 will include comedian Jason Alexander from Seinfeld. Special guests include: Marek Michalewicz from A*STAR, Thomas Lippert from Jülich, and Jack Wells from Oak Ridge.

German Supercomputing Sites Become Centers of Excellence for Horizon 2020

Today the European Commission announced HLRS, JSC, and LRZ have been named “Centers of Excellence for computing applications. Funded by the EC and the Horizon 2020 program, the new Centers of Excellence will provide their petascale HPC infrastructure for developing services for European users in science and industry.

Gauss Centre in Germany Shows Strong in TOP500

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany writes that the most recent TOP500 list reflects its status of a global heavyweight in HPC.

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.

Video: Supercomputing the Human Brain at Jülich

In this video, Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiter from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre describes how Jülich is creating a 3D model of the human brain. “Jülich Supercomputing Centre, one of the largest research center in Germany, uses Lenovo Enterprise Systems to support research into a wide range of fields including neuroscience, fundamental physics, life sciences, climate change and energy.”

Supercomputing the Mass Difference of Neutron and Protons

Researchers using the JUQUEEN supercomputer have computed the small mass difference between protons and neutrons. The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive […]

How Allinea Performance Reports Helps Jülich Scale their Applications

“I have a few people helping out and tuning user applications, but we cannot serve all of our 500 users– we don’t have enough people. But if I have such a tool like Allinea Performance Reports, we tell them to try that out first and then if they have a problem, then they can do the first assessment themselves. Then we can use this tool to find the hard cases when my guys need to get involved. This is great.”