Installato al Cineca il supercomputer progettato da Eurotech che verrà utilizzato per il calcolo scientifico e la ricerca. Costituito da nodi dotati di processori a 8-core e GPU Nvidia Tesla, il supercomputer Eurora utilizza un sistema di raffreddamento a liquido che consente di ottenere un’efficienza energetica elevata in termini di prestazioni in Gigaflop per watt consumati.
Cutting edge liquid cooling & GPU accelerator enable Italy’s Top Supercomputing Center to Leapfrog Current Green 500 No. 1 system
Amaro (Italy) – January 29, 2013 – Eurotech, a leading provider of embedded and supercomputing technologies, will present tomorrow the installation in CINECA of the Eurora supercomputer, which ranks as the world’s most energy efficient high-performance computing system based on measurements taken following the Green500 guidelines.
Eurora serves as the base technology for the development of the PRACE 2IP co-funded prototype, a project with the same name “Eurora” led by the CINECA supercomputing center in Italy. CINECA will deploy the Eurora prototype to advance research and discovery in the fields of computational sciences, including fundamental constituents of matter, condensed matter, astrophysics, the life sciences, and Earth sciences.
The Eurora supercomputer is accelerated by NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPU accelerators based on NVIDIA Kepler™. Eurora provides the base for the commercial Eurotech Aurora Tigon , expanding the Eurotech Aurora supercomputer product line to include new energy-efficient, high-performance GPU-accelerated systems.
Amaro (Italy) – April 5th, 2012 – Eurotech, a leading company in embedded and supercomputing technologies, announces that it has received a 1.2 million euro order from Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of the largest research centres in Europe, for supply of a HPC (High Performance Computing) system of the Aurora family. Delivery is scheduled to take place within this year.
The Aurora HPC will be used within the scope of the EU-funded project DEEP (Dynamical Exascale Entry Platform), an innovative European response to the challenge of creating supercomputers capable of performing ExaFlops, i.e. a billion billion calculations per second, that is a thousand times faster than today’s fastest supercomputers.
The DEEP consortium, led by Forschungszentrum Jülich, proposes to develop a novel, Exascale-enabling supercomputing architecture that takes the concept of compute acceleration to a new level: instead of adding accelerator cards to Cluster nodes, an accelerator Cluster, called Booster, will complement a conventional HPC system and increase its compute performance. While the Cluster is an off-the-shelf component, the Booster will be designed and built by the DEEP project partners using cutting edge technology. Together with a software stack focused on meeting Exascale requirements, comprising adapted programming models, libraries and performance tools, the DEEP architecture will enable unprecedented scalability. In the DEEP consortium Eurotech will be the responsible to assemble and design the cabinets, racks and blades of the system.
Note: the DEEP project will be funded by the European Commission, under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-ICT-2011-7, Integrated Project No. 287530).
Eurotech: ordine di €1,2M per HPC Aurora dal Centro di Ricerca tedesco Jülich
Amaro (UD) – 5 aprile 2012 – Eurotech, azienda leader nelle tecnologie embedded e di supercalcolo, annuncia di aver ricevuto un ordine di 1,2 milioni di Euro da Forschungszentrum Jülich, uno dei più grandi centri di ricerca in Europa, per la fornitura di un sistema HPC (High Performance Computing) della famiglia Aurora. La consegna è prevista quest’anno.
L’HPC Aurora sarà utilizzato nell’ambito del progetto finanziato dall’UE denominato DEEP (Dinamico Entry Exascale Platform), una innovativa risposta europea alla sfida di creare supercomputer in grado di raggiungere gli ExaFlops, vale a dire un miliardo di miliardi di calcoli al secondo, ovvero un migliaio di volte più veloci rispetto ai più veloci supercomputer di oggi.
Il consorzio DEEP, guidato da Forschungszentrum Jülich, si propone di sviluppare un’innovativa architettura di supercalcolo di classe Exascale, che porti il concetto di accelerazione dell’elaborazione ad un nuovo livello: invece di aggiungere schede di accelerazione ai nodi di un Cluster, un Cluster acceleratore, chiamato Booster, integrerà un sistema HPC convenzionale e ne aumenterà la potenza di calcolo. Mentre il Cluster sarà un componente off-the-shelf, cioè disponibile sul mercato, il Booster sarà progettato e costruito dai partner del progetto DEEP con tecnologia all’avanguardia. Grazie anche ad un pacchetto software focalizzato sulla soddisfazione delle esigenze specifiche di una piattaforma Exascale, che comprende modelli di programmazione adeguati, librerie e strumenti di ottimizzazione delle performance, l’architettura DEEP consentirà una scalabilità senza precedenti. All’interno del consorzio DEEP, Eurotech sarà responsabile della progettazione e assemblaggio degli armadi, dei cestelli e delle schede del sistema.
European industry and research centres join forces to create a European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing.
Amaro (Italy) – Barcelona, 10th November 2011- Major European suppliers of High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies, Allinea, ARM, Bull, Caps Entreprise, Eurotech , ParTec, ST Microelectronics and Xyratex associated with HPC research centres BSC, CEA, Cineca, Fraunhofer, Forschungzentrum Juelich and LRZ have decided to combine forces to create a European Technology Platform (ETP), building on the previous work of PROSPECT and Teratec.
The objective of the ETP is to define Europe’s research priorities to develop European technology on all the segments of the HPC solution supply chain. It will strengthen European competitiveness in HPC, a key capability for future research and innovation. The effort will be beneficial to a wide range of social and economic challenges. HPC is an indispensable instrument to resolve problems of the highest complexity that require extremely large and very efficient computational and storage capabilities for activities such as modelling natural phenomena (weather, climate change or epidemics), optimizing energy resources, researching novel materials and shortening engineering development cycles which would foster innovation across the region.
The ETP will be an industrial led forum that will propose a Strategic Research Agenda taking advantage of European industry strengths to increase the value created in Europe from future HPC systems. Currently the design of supercomputer solutions faces significant challenges such as management of the extreme parallelism experienced in HPC architectures or the reduction of the power consumption addressing these presents opportunities for European players to improve their position in the worldwide market.
To achieve these objectives the current consortium will set up an organization that will be open to any businesses, groups or individuals who have R&D activities in any aspect of HPC and are located in Europe. The goal is to bring together all the research forces in Europe including R&D activities of SMEs, European corporations, international corporations and research centres to benefit from their competences and to foster these capabilities by proposing an ambitious research plan to the European Commission.
The consortium will act promptly to create the ETP and to propose a Vision Paper. The ETP will prepare the Strategic Research Agenda seeking acknowledgement from the European Commission to provide inputs towards the Horizon 2020 program that will define the future European research objectives.
This initiative is an important step to encourage and strengthen the position of the European HPC industry. The impressive set of competences of the members gathered on this initiative show that Europe can be at the forefront of the HPC industry in the coming years if an ambitious R&D program is put in place. The ETP will provide the catalyst for such a movement and the impact will be a stronger European HPC industry that will create employment, added value and a stimulus for students and academic researchers in the area. Through this improved capability and capacity, HPC users will gain the ability to achieve new results in science and technology and to design more innovative products and services.
For more information:
http://www.allinea.com; http://www.arm.com; http://www.bsc.es; http://www.bull.com; http://www.caps-entreprise.com; http://www.cea.fr; http://www.cineca.it; http://www.eurotech.com; http://www.fraunhofer.de; http://www.fz-juelich.de; http://www.lrz.de; http://www.par-tec.com; http://www.prospect-hpc.eu; http://www.st.com; http://www.teratec.eu;www.xyratex.com
YouTube – RichReport
“PROSPECT” is the “Promotion of Supercomputing Partnerships for European Competitiveness and Technology.” In this video PROSPECT members meet at the International Supercomputing Conference 2011 in Hamburg.
Speakers include (to be-reconfirmed):
Moderator: Dr S. Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Operations Director
• Kostas Glinos, The European Commission
• Dr. G. Tecchiolli, Eurotech, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
• Mr. H. Falter, ParTec Cluster Competence Centre, Chief Operating Officer
• Prof. T. Lippert, Research Centre Jülich, Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS), Managing Director, also Prospect Executive Committee member
• Prof. A. Bode, Leibniz Research Centre, Managing Director, also Prospect Executive Committee member
Eurotech: € 4M order from Selex Elsag for AURORA HPC for cyber security applications
Amaro (Italy), July 11th, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading company in embedded and supercomputing technologies, announces that it has received a € 4 million order from Selex Elsag for supply of a HPC (High-Performance Computing) system of the Aurora family. Delivery is scheduled to take place in some steps during the next 9 months.
Selex Elsag, strategic unit of the Finmeccanica group in the defence and security electronics segment, will employ Eurotech’s supercomputer in the emerging field of cyber security. For some years now use of HPCs outside the academic and scientific world has been growing and the ever-increasing digitalization of information also requires the security segment to process millions of data very fast, in just a few seconds. One of the most important requirements in the security segment – but also the most difficult to meet – is minimization of the impact of the time taken for checks on activities’ actual execution times, particularly in the case of financial transactions, or if it is necessary not to give any evidence that a certain activity is subject to massive cross-checks. Whence the emergence of the tangible need for supercomputers, able to perform the large number of checks required in an extremely short time.
In addition, modern methods for the identification of cyber crimes increasingly involve techniques featuring cross-analysis of data coming from several different sources – and these techniques further increase the computing capacity required.
“We are very pleased that Selex Elsag has chosen our supercomputer for a fast-expanding application like cyber security”, commented Roberto Siagri, Eurotech’s Chairman and CEO. “Right from the start, Aurora architecture has been conceived to be used effectively not only for scientific research but also in the industrial and services domains – and this order confirms the rightness of our vision”.
Youtube Eurotech Channel
4:47 – Eurotech_Corporate.flv 03/08/2010
Eurotech is a leading international group active in the research, development and marketing of miniaturised computers (NanoPCs) and in high performance computers (HPC). The Group implements cutting-edge technologies to develop products to improve daily life, making it simpler, safer and more comfortable.
The company’s headquarters are located in Amaro (Italy), with offices in Kansas City (Kansas, USA), Columbia (Maryland, USA), Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), Cambridge (UK), Paris (France), Lyon (France), Helsinki (Finland), Varese (Italy), Trento (Italy), Bratislava (Slovakia), Singapore, Bangalore (India), Tokyo and Okayama (Japan).
3:32″ – Eurotech_2006_Movie.wmv -> flv 03/08/2010
Eurotech is a leader in the embedded and pervasive computing field, delivering superior technological solutions that are changing how computers are used in Industrial, Medical, Transportation and Defense.
Eurotech is a leading international group active in the reasearch, development and marketing of miniaturised computers (NanoPCs) and in high performance computers (HPC). The Group implements cutting-edge technologies to develops products to improve daily life, making it simpler, safer and more comfortable.
Eurotech, with the strength of its years of knowledge in computer miniaturization and thanks to innovative design techniques, has succeeded in encapsulating the computing power of a supercomputer in a very small space.
The last frontier in high-performance computing (HPC) is in fact the Personal Supercomputer ? a new and cutting-edge evolution in the world of HPCs making technology increasingly accessible and also championing its more varied uses.
The Cl? will revolutionise the use of computers by featuring a high-performance computing capacity, taking them outside data centres and thus making new uses possible, both in office and field environments.
Click here to learn more about the Cl?
or meet us at SMAU 2006 – Milan Fair (New Exhibition Area of Rho Pero) –
“I Percorsi dell?innovazione”, pavillion 8, Italy
THE EUROTECH GROUP
Eurotech operates in the research, development, production and marketing of miniature computers (Nano-PC) and high performance computers (HPC).