SC Online: Scientists To Demonstrate TeraGrid At SC2002 (fwd)

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CGG Passes 15-Teraflop Mark
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CGG's worldwide network of seismic data processing centers has passed
the 10,000 CPU mark and offers an overall computer capacity of over 15
Teraflops. This huge increase in computing power, following the recent
installation of an additional 1536 CPUs in Houston, 1088 CPUs in
London and 320 CPUs in Kuala Lumpur, is necessary to support the
worldwide commercial success of A+ (CGG's anisotropic Kirchhoff
pre-stack time and depth migration services) and the recent launch of
WaveVista(TM) (CGG's no-compromise shot-domain wave-equation
migration).

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2819

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SGI Advance Membrane Protein Research At Henri Poincare University
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- SGI announced that the Computational
Chemistry and Biochemistry Group at the Henri Poincare University in
Nancy, France, has become the first visualization services client of
the National Higher Education Computing Center (CINES) supercomputing
facility at the University of Montpellier in southern France. The
center is newly equipped with a 512-processor SGI(R) Origin(R) 3800
server and an eight-processor Silicon Graphics(R) Onyx2(R)
visualization system with four InfiniteReality2(TM) subsystems.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2821

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NSF Awards $1 Million to Develop Protein Database At SDSC
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $1 million
for research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the
University of California, San Diego to develop the Protein Kinase
Resource, a database cataloging a family of enzymes that play key
roles in cellular regulation.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2824

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The Grid Gets Real
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The European DataGrid (EDG)1 project has taken a major step towards
making the concept of a world-wide computing Grid a reality. Its
latest release of middleware - the software that makes a Grid of
computers work together seamlessly - will support production quality
Grid computing. Markus Schulz, one of the chief software developers at
CERN2, explains, "This release will take the EDG project from the
laboratory bench into the real world."

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2832

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NCSA, Intel and Mellanox to feature MPI over InfiniBand at SC2002
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BALTIMORE--The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA),
Intel, and Mellanox have collaborated to develop an Open Source MPI
stack optimized for 10 gigabit-per-second (4X) InfiniBand networks,
which will be used in a demonstration utilizing InfiniBand in the
National Computational Science Alliance(Alliance)/ NCSA booth at
SC2002 (R1249).

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2831

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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, HP Form Grid Alliance
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PITTSBURGH, Pa., and PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Pittsburgh
Supercomputing Center (PSC) and HP announced they have formed a
strategic alliance to demonstrate the potential of the National
Science Foundation's extensible TeraGrid.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2833

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Scientists To Demonstrate TeraGrid At SC2002
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The five partners in the National Science Foundation’s TeraGrid
project will use SC2002, this year’s edition of the annual
high-performance networking and computing conference, to demonstrate a
variety of applications on a prototype TeraGrid infrastructure. The
demonstrations will showcase applications that are poised to take
advantage of the computational capability of the TeraGrid, which will
be deployed in 2003 as the world's largest, fastest, distributed
infrastructure for open scientific research.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2834

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Promicro Systems Plugs Into the Power of Linux to Exhibit Scalable Performance
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BALTIMORE, MD - November 12, 2002 - Promicro Systems will continue to
champion the advancement and implementation of Linux clustering
technology at the 15th Annual SC2002 Conference, a worldwide forum for
envisioning the future of HPC and networking technologies. The company
will demonstrate Intel-based Linux clusters that provide a flexible,
scalable and powerful computing platform for research institutions,
computationally-intensive vertical industries, and the general
business sector. Promicro has also partnered with its customers to
illustrate different clustering applications at SC2002. Promicro will
demonstrate various cluster technologies with Los Alamos National
Laboratory (booth #R3211) and the San Diego Supercomputer Center
(SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego (booth #R1134).

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2835

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>From TeraGrid to Smart Tech, NCSA/Alliance Booth to Show Tomorrow's Technologies
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BALTIMORE--Visitors to booth R1249 at SC2002 will get a peek at the
power of the TeraGrid, learn about the technology behind the
IntelliBadge project, observe the capabilities of an early version of
the NEESgrid, see visualizations of supernovae explosions and black
hole collisions, and much more.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2836

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SC2002 Dedicates Education Program to Maryland Educator
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BALTIMORE--The SC2002 Education Program will be dedicated to the
memory of Mary Ellen Verona, Ph.D., who died Oct. 7 at age 56, after a
long battle with breast cancer.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2837

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Force10 Networks Lands Third TeraGrid Customer: Caltech
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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Force10 Networks, Inc., the leading developer of
high performance Ethernet systems, today announced that the California
Institute of Technology (Caltech) of Pasadena, CA, is using the
Force10 E-Series(TM), the most scalable and highest performing
Ethernet switch/routers in the industry, in its grid computing
network. The E-Series is connecting the Center for Advanced Computing
Research (CACR) to the TeraGrid project, the world's largest
supercomputing grid, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Force10 has already won business with the National Center For
Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the San Diego Supercomputing
Center (SDSC).

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2838

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CTC CBSU RepeatFinder
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A new e-Science tool for bioinformatics lets scientists sift through
genomes like miners sifting through gravel with fine mesh screens as
they pan for gold. Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute for
Plant Research (BTI), a not-for-profit research organization, and
computational scientists at the Cornell Theory Center’s Computational
Biology Service Unit (CBSU) have announced the launch of RepeatFinder,
an innovative and unique resource for computational genomicists.
RepeatFinder, developed jointly with David Stern and Jude Maul of BTI
and Jarek Pillardy from CBSU, is designed to help scientists search
the non-coding regions of a genome for small clues to the mysteries of
evolution.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2839

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SGI Names New Member to its Board of Directors
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- SGI announced that Anthony R. Muller will
join its board of directors in January 2003. Muller, currently the
executive vice president and chief financial officer of JDS Uniphase
Corporation, will also serve as chairman of SGI's Audit Committee,
succeeding C. Richard Kramlich. Kramlich, a general partner and
cofounder of the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, has
served as a director of SGI since 1984 and will retire from the board
when his term expires at the 2002 annual meeting.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2843

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Sun's John Gage to Speak on Simple Technology's Role in a Complex New World
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SAN FRANCISCO -- In a major keynote address, Sun Microsystems Chief
Researcher John Gage will discuss the key role that simple technology
is playing in an increasingly complex new world order.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2848

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Evotec OAI Agrees Entropia DCGrid Delivers More Cost-Effective Computing Power
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Entropia, Inc., the leading provider of PC grid computing solutions,
announced that Evotec OAI AG, a partner for integrated
high-value-added drug discovery to the pharmaceutical and
biotechnology industries, has deployed Entropia’s DCGrid™ for
additional compute power in lieu of purchasing a more costly high
performance computing solution. DCGrid is a powerful and
cost-effective PC grid computing platform that provides high
performance computing capabilities by aggregating the unused
processing cycles from networks of existing Windows-based PCs.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2817

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Oracle and HP launch Financial Services Competency Center
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Oracle Corporation, the world's largest enterprise software company,
and HP announced the formation of a Financial Services Competency
Center in New York City. The jointly operated center will bring the
porting, testing and migration capabilities onsite to financial
services institutions and independent software vendors (ISVs)
migrating systems to industry-standard HP ProLiant(TM) servers and
Oracle9i Real Application Clusters running on, but not limited to,
Linux. The Oracle and HP Financial Services Competency Center will
include substantial technical resources and financial services
specialists from both companies and provide customers with onsite
support, helping to ensure the seamless migration to a more robust and
scalable infrastructure.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2818

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Cray Inc. Wins $8.4 Million Order from Spain's National Institute of Meteorology
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SEATTLE--Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. reported that it has
won a multi-year order, valued at about $8.4 million, for a Cray
X1(TM) supercomputer system from Spain's National Institute of
Meteorology (INM). The order includes an interim Cray SV1(TM) system.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2820

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Platform Computing Builds 'True Grid'
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TORONTO, CANADA -- In a compelling demonstration of collaboration and
interoperability through Grid computing, Platform Computing and seven
business partners will create a "True Grid" from the SC2002 show floor
in Baltimore, incorporating IT resources across North America.  Using
Grid software Platform MultiCluster, Platform Globus and the Globus
Toolkit(TM), Platform and its partners Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Microway,
RLX and SGI, will build a heterogeneous Grid integrating the system,
cluster and Grid middleware levels.  Deployments like this are being
used to simulate real-life Grid computing for federal applications
ranging from the design of defense systems to intelligence operations.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2822

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Intershop and HP Services Strengthen Partnership
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SAN FRANCISCO, and JENA, Germany -- Intershop Communications, a
leading provider of e-commerce solutions for global enterprises, today
announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with HP Services
(HPS), taking their consulting partnership to the next level. With
this announcement, Intershop becomes a Premium Partner of HP.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2823

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DataDirect to Show World's Fastest Fibre Channel FC-2 Storage Controller At SC
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LOS ANGELES - DataDirect Networks will be demonstrating the world's
fastest storage controller at SC2002/Baltimore from November 18 to 21.
DataDirect's S2A8000 Silicon Storage Appliance is a new storage
controller device that has been created to allow the deployment of
extremely high-performance, easy-to-manage, and highly scalable
24/7/365 storage networking foundations that bring appliance-driven
networks up and operational in hours, rather than days or weeks.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2825

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Abbey National Treasury Services Selects DataSynapse's Distributed Computing
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NEW YORK -- After reviewing alternative vendor offerings and
performing rigorous scalability and performance testing, Abbey
National Treasury Services plc ("ANTS"), part of the Abbey National
Group -- the sixth largest banking group in the UK has selected
DataSynapse, Inc.'s LiveCluster(TM) solution as the guaranteed
distributed computing infrastructure to support next generation
financial application development corporate-wide.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2826

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Oracle Announces Oracle9i Production Support for Itanium
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ORACLEWORLD 2002, SAN FRANCISCO, -- Oracle Corp. today announced the
first production release of a commercially available database designed
for the Intel(R) Itanium(R) processor family, with proven performance.
Oracle9i Database on Itanium 2-based systems running HP-UX will be
generally available by the end of the year. 

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2827

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SGI IRGO Software Optimizes Technical Computing Environments
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- SGI today announced the availability of
SGI(R) IRGO(TM) HPC workflow-optimization features for the IRIX(R)
operating environment to help developers compile and optimize
high-productivity solutions for mission-critical and business-critical
technical compute environments. IRGO provides tools for run-time
optimization, development optimization and workflow security, enabling
the creation of highly efficient code in a secure environment.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2828

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New Model of SGI Origin 3000 Supercomputer
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- SGI today announced the SGI(R) Origin(R) 3900
server, the newest model of the SGI(R) Origin(R) 3000 supercomputer
family that packs four times the computational density of previous
configurations into a single industry-standard rack.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2829

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Linux NetworX Announces Life Sciences Cluster Optimized with Bio Tech Software
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SALT LAKE CITY - Linux NetworX announced today the availability of its
Evolocity(TM) Life Sciences Cluster, a system designed specifically
for bioinformatic and genomic researchers. This ready-to-run system
combines the benefits of a Linux NetworX cluster configuration with
popular life science applications such as BLAST, HMMer, ClustalW,
Amber, Gaussian, and Sort.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2840

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Linux NetworX Doubles the Density of Its Evolocity Cluster
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SALT LAKE CITY - At the SC2002 trade show next week in Baltimore,
Linux NetworX will unveil Evolocity(TM) II (E2), its next generation
cluster design with 0.8U nodes, which allows 100 CPUs to fit into a
standard 42U rack - a 20 percent density improvement over 1U nodes.
While E2 is being officially launched at SC2002, Linux NetworX has
already implemented the technology when it delivered the world's
fastest Linux cluster supercomputer to Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory (LLNL) in Oct. 2002.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2841

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Supercomputing Enters a Renaissance, Declares SGI
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- SGI announced a differentiated strategy to
meet the evolved needs of scientific and technical high-performance
computing (HPC) users. This class of users is confronting escalating
complexity from enormous data sources such as satellite scans, seismic
monitoring, long-range global climate data and full- body medical
scans. At the same time, users have a competitive necessity for
improved productivity and increased collaboration. These evolved
requirements are changing the way supercomputer systems are designed
-- a supercomputing renaissance in which the HPC market is coalescing
around a more efficient, balanced system design. The result is a shift
in the way HPC is defined from solely high-performance to include
high-productivity computing. SGI ushers in this new era of
supercomputing with a number of new product announcements over the
coming weeks and months.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2842

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SGI Hosts Homeland Security and Defense Summit in Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON -- High-level officials from U.S. military and civilian
agencies, SGI executives and leading system integrators gather today
at the 2002 SGI Homeland Security and Defense Summit to discuss
technology's role in homeland protection and to showcase innovative
technologies used in support of homeland security and defense-in the
areas of urban intelligence, critical infrastructure protection, and
disaster response, modeling and simulation.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2844

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Sun and Oracle Celebrate 20 Years of Innovation
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ORACLEWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO -- From OracleWorld 2002 in San Francisco's
Moscone Center, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Oracle Corp. heralded two
decades of joint innovation and deepened their commitment to deliver
high value, reliability and enterprise efficiency to the more than
70,000 Sun and Oracle customers around the world.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2845

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SGI Expands Capability of SAN Filesystem
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Today, SGI announced its popular shared
filesystem for storage area networks (SANs), CXFS(TM) 2.2, can manage
up to 32 different client machines within one SAN. CXFS(TM) previously
handled up to 16 client machines. This significant improvement
increases the scalability of SGI(R) storage solutions and ultimately
increases productivity for users of SAN environments by eliminating
file duplication and the time it takes to move large files over the
network. The release of CXFS follows the release of the Brocade(R)
SilkWorm(R) 3900, a 32-port Enterprise Fabric Switch that SGI offers
to its customers.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2846

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SolidWorks 3D ContentCentral Slashes Design Time
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CONCORD, Mass. - SolidWorks Corporation today unveiled 3D
ContentCentralSM, a free online directory of downloadable,
three-dimensional computer-aided design (3D CAD) parts from leading
component manufacturers that will help engineers reduce design time
and bring products to market faster. Users can search 3D
ContentCentral to quickly find and download solid models of parts into
their designs to check compatibility and ensure the accuracy of their
designs. 3D ContentCentral helps participating component manufacturers
attract new customers and increase revenue by encouraging thousands of
design engineers to "design in" (check compatibility and subsequently
purchase) their products.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2847

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Promicro Systems and Avail Solutions Partner
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POWAY, Calif. - Promicro Systems, in partnership with Avail Solutions,
today introduced a cost-effective backup appliance that provides
businesses with advanced data storage, backup and recovery
capabilities. Promicro has combined its ProStore network-attached
storage (NAS) server with Avail's Integrity™ backup software and
automated tape library, providing the benefits of both disk- and
tape-based data protection in one seamless package.

Full text: www.supercomputingonline.com/nl.php?sid=2849

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