May 09, 2013
May 9 -- Today at the 12th Information Technology and Telecommunications conference in Athlone, the Irish500 project has been launched to raise the profile of High Performance Computing (HPC) in Ireland.
The Irish500 Supercomputer List, www.irish500.org, will be updated bi-annually with the first list being made public in November 2013. The project will now enter a phase of public engagement including a call for participation from users and maintainers of Irish HPC installations.
Although Ireland has grown over the last two decades into a high end centre of excellence in the IT sector with most of the major multinational IT companies having a strong presence, we have not until now maintained any record of the level and type of supercomputers which are based on the island of Ireland. Now for the first time a formal list is being completed based on the same standards employed by www.top500.org, which has been tracking the fastest supercomputers globally for 20 years.
The Irish500 list will be maintained by an independent group of computer science researchers representing several Irish institutions including UCD, DCU and the College of Computer Training (CCT). It will also have an international perspective with representatives from Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
Speaking of the launch of the project, Dr. Brett Becker, of CCT said:
“The development of an Irish supercomputer ranking list is a fundamental first step in highlighting the place Ireland occupies in terms of high performance computing globally. It will help Ireland continue in its role of attracting the highest calibre of companies, people and funding in global IT. It will create quite a few ripples in international terms since as a country Ireland is punching far above its weight when compared to other countries with much larger populations.”
Source: Irish 500
10/30/2013 | Cray, DDN, Mellanox, NetApp, ScaleMP, Supermicro, Xyratex | Creating data is easy… the challenge is getting it to the right place to make use of it. This paper discusses fresh solutions that can directly increase I/O efficiency, and the applications of these solutions to current, and new technology infrastructures.
10/01/2013 | IBM | A new trend is developing in the HPC space that is also affecting enterprise computing productivity with the arrival of “ultra-dense” hyper-scale servers.
Ken Claffey, SVP and General Manager at Xyratex, presents ClusterStor at the Vendor Showdown at ISC13 in Leipzig, Germany.
Join HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth and Dr. David Bader from Georgia Tech as they take center stage on opening night at Atlanta's first Big Data Kick Off Week, filmed in front of a live audience. Nicole and David look at the evolution of HPC, today's big data challenges, discuss real world solutions, and reveal their predictions. Exactly what does the future holds for HPC?