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“Alps” system to advance research across climate, physics, life sciences with 7x more powerful AI capabilities than current world-leading system for AI on MLPerf. The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NVIDIA today announced that they are creating what is expected to be the world’s most powerful AI-capable supercomputer. Planned to come online in 2023, the ‘Alps’ system infrastructure will replace CSCS’s existing Piz Daint supercomputer and serve as a general-purpose system open to the broad community of researchers in Switzerland and the rest of the world. It will enable breakthrough research on a wide range of fields, including climate and weather, materials sciences, astrophysics, computational fluid dynamics, life sciences, molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry and particle physics, as well as domains like economics and social sciences. Alps will be built by HPE based on the new HPE Cray EX supercomputer product line, which is a next-generation high performance computing (HPC) architecture designed from the ground up to efficiently harness insights from vast, ever-increasing amounts of complex data. It features the HPE Cray software stack for a software-defined supercomputing experience, as well as the NVIDIA HGX™ supercomputing platform, including NVIDIA GPUs, the NVIDIA HPC SDK and the new Arm-based NVIDIA Grace™ CPU, also announced today. Read the full press release >here.
The most important operational infrastructure of the Romanian HPC Competence Centre (RO NCC) is ICIPRO platform. The ICIPRO project, as well as the RO NCC, is hosted by the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest).
PRACE Autumn School 2021: Harnessing the EuroHPC Flagship Supercomputers Learn now to harness the potential of modern, GPU-accelerated HPC systems at the PRACE Autumn School organized by CSC – IT Center for Science. The week (11-15 Oct. 2021) is filled with hacking and leisure activities in Vuokatti, Finland. >Read more and apply by 30 June Register here!
VSC is Flanders’ high-performance research computing environment, providing world-class services to researchers, industry, and government.On May 20th, VSC is launching its Tier-1 Cloud component and it’s a pleasure to invite you to this event!During this webinar the new Tier-1 Cloud component will be presented, highlighting its features and possibilities by showing two use cases already using the infrastructure. Finally, practical information how to apply for access to this new component will be presented. >Learn more Register here!
Introducing Komondor: Named after a breed of Hungarian livestock guardian dog, the next Hungarian supercomputer is expected to be operational in early 2022, with an estimated peak performance of min. 5 Petaflops. Besides an at least 0,7 PF CPU only capacity, 2/3 of the capacity will be provided by GPU partition with min. 2 GPUs/node. Additionally, it will have dedicated partitions for AI and Big Data. A storage system of 10 PB will also be part of this infrastructure.
HPC Vega, the first of the EuroHPC systems, has passed the technical acceptance phase and been unveiled to the public. Hosted at the Institute of Information Science in Maribor, Slovenia, HPC Vega, a part of Slovenian NCC – National Supercomputing Network SLING, will start production runs in April. >Learn more
February 17 was dedicated to an online event called LUMI Roadshow. IT4Innovations presented the LUMI supercomputer and the possibility to obtain its computational resources. On the occasion of this event, Tomas Karasek introduced the Czech National Competence Centre in HPC and explained its purpose. >Learn more
The >Slovak NCC for HPC: First contact point for HPC+ technologies on the national level. | Fostering the growth of the HPC community in Slovakia. | Promoting HPC: first >NCC Hackathon scheduled for May 2021. | Active collaboration with companies in the fields of bioinformatics, environmental monitoring, media monitoring and geodesy.
NCC Turkey has been coordinating activities to create collaboration between academia and industry for HPC solutions on different topics ranging from modern computing tools to applied subjects. To create awareness on HPC among SMEs weekly seminars have been held online. The SME case studies have been initialised through the academic consultancies and NCC Turkey monitors the consultancy results.