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Te European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) (#732) enables access to computing resources for researchers working in many diverse fields of science, from physics to humanities. With almost 200,000 computers spread across 400 sites, EGI provides scientists with the computing power to do in-depth studies quickly and efficiently.


Bull (#420) will be exhibiting its complete range of extreme computing solutions, based on the Bullx family of systems designed specifically for HPC. Te latest evolution of the Bullx blade system, the B510 blades, will be in the limelight as they lie at the heart of two petascale systems. Te B510 blades are suited for


configurations of all sizes and will successfully meet the performance and density


be an important platform for future Intel MIC architecture system designs. Tey can also discover how this project will provide an experimental foundation for the development of applications for this new class of platforms. Attendees will be eligible to enter a giſt drawing. www.appro.com


requirements of a large variety of HPC users. Bull will also be exhibiting its coming


addition to the Bullx family, the B700 Direct Liquid Cooling blades, which deliver drastic savings in energy consumption. Teir revolutionary technology brings cooling at the heart of the blades and makes it possible to use warm water for cooling, while the systems remain extremely easy to maintain. www.bull.com


In the 12 months since ISC’11, EGI has


DKRZ (Te German Climate Computing Centre ) (#140) is a national service centre for climate research that depends on HPC system access. Climate modelling produces enormous amounts of data – at DKRZ that figure is up to 10 petabytes annually. Climate research has become a data-intensive science and DKRZ provides premium tools and services to deal with the typically large data sets. Te interdisciplinary nature of climate research requires data integration across different disciplines and different data types. Terefore, DKRZ supports the entire data life cycle including data documentation, data quality assurance, long-term archiving and network data access within international data federations.


Arctur (#811) will showcase high- performance computing infrastructure and services which it offers to technical and scientific users. Arctur is the main Slovenian commercial supplier of HPC and Grid solutions. It provides on-demand, scalable, secure and reliable HPC solutions to various technologically-intensive vertical niches ranging from astrophysics and molecular biology to energetics and 3D animations. To enable optimal usage of its HPC facilities,


Arctur has a team of experienced system engineers to help users install their soſtware and optimise the running of the program code with advanced knowledge of OpenMP, MPI and other parallelisation methods. Furthermore, expert mathematicians and


physicists can assist users during the set-up of mathematical models and advanced statistical calculations. Arctur will be running a daily raffle draw on its booth for 10,000 CPU-core- hours on the Arctur-1 supercomputer. hpc.arctur.net


20 SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING WORLD DKRZ computers are used for complex


model calculation whose results contribute to the IPCC reports, for example. At ISC’12, DKRZ will present some of the results with the spherical display ‘Omniglobe’ – a virtual planet with a 360-degree view, and further visualisations on a monitor. Te research group ‘Scientific Computing’ at DKRZ focuses on high-performance I/O optimisations, energy efficiency and simulation of cluster infrastructure. www.dkrz.de/dkrz-en


provided more than two billion CPU hours to cutting-edge research. At this year’s meeting, it will be highlighting its recent successes in the areas of earth sciences and biology, alongside what it has to offer any researcher interested in using distributed computing to enhance their work. Te collaboration is also currently investigating virtualisation as a way of providing a federated cloud service to improve the user experience and broaden the user base. Working with its partners, EGI hopes to be a cornerstone in the digital European Research Area, ensuring that access to computational power is never an issue for academics across the community. www.egi.eu


FileTek (#300) will be giving away free copies of its Storhouse/Trusted Edge data profiling tool. Tis easy-to-use tool


gives users a profile snapshot of their data storage that can be used to help them develop a more effective data management strategy. Te tool is part of the company’s award- winning Storhouse storage virtualisation and data management platform, which provides organisations with a complete solution approach. It supports up-front data analysis, policy-driven data migration and automated storage management features, thereby providing a unified, cost-effective storage experience for users and applications. By intelligently migrating files from primary storage to the lowest-cost Storhouse-managed media, Storhouse reduces the amount of operational data requiring backup and drives


www.scientific-computing.com


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