Einstein in the News

Annika
Annika
Joined: 8 Aug 06
Posts: 720
Credit: 494410
RAC: 0
Topic 193693

Hey guys,

Einstein was mentioned by Heise News (one of the most popular German tech news pages, kinda like slashdot except the news tend to be longer and most items are written by professionals rather than volunteers) with the new Atlas cluster.

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Einstein-Cluster-Neuer-Supercomputer-fuer-die-Gravitationswellenforschung--/meldung/108303

There it is, only in German I'm afraid. But great publicity, maybe we'll get some new crunchers.

Akos Fekete
Akos Fekete
Joined: 13 Nov 05
Posts: 560
Credit: 4510638
RAC: 0

Einstein in the News

Quote:
Einstein was mentioned by Heise News (one of the most popular German tech news pages, kinda like slashdot except the news tend to be longer and most items are written by professionals rather than volunteers) with the new Atlas cluster.

Here are some other details about Atlas on the webpage of AEI/MPG: ATLAS-Supercomputer für die Gravitationswellenforschung

Mike Hewson
Mike Hewson
Moderator
Joined: 1 Dec 05
Posts: 5806
Credit: 46469465
RAC: 2890

RE: Here are some other

Message 81938 in response to message 81937

Quote:
Here are some other details about Atlas on the webpage of AEI/MPG: ATLAS-Supercomputer für die Gravitationswellenforschung


Hey, I can read German! :-)

Seriously it's easy to see there's some mean hardware there. One of my friend's computers, whom I've just enrolled for E@H, is wingman to one of the 2x4 = 8 core Xeon brutes.

That's what we need - lots of nodes chasing Gravitationswellen's ..... :-)

Cheers, Mike.

pascal_sig.jpg

tullio
tullio
Joined: 22 Jan 05
Posts: 1967
Credit: 26595551
RAC: 25255

RE: RE: Einstein was

Message 81939 in response to message 81937

Quote:
Quote:
Einstein was mentioned by Heise News (one of the most popular German tech news pages, kinda like slashdot except the news tend to be longer and most items are written by professionals rather than volunteers) with the new Atlas cluster.

Here are some other details about Atlas on the webpage of AEI/MPG: ATLAS-Supercomputer für die Gravitationswellenforschung


Cannot find it on the top500 list. According to my limited knowledge of German it should be number 4 in Germany and number 34 overall. But that place is occupied by another system (US Army Research Laboratory).
Tullio

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
Bikeman (Heinz-...
Moderator
Joined: 28 Aug 06
Posts: 3511
Credit: 299491584
RAC: 435716

The ATLAS cluster is brand

The ATLAS cluster is brand new, provided they made the submission dadline they will be listed in the next edition of the TOP 500 List in June.

CU
Bikeman

Akos Fekete
Akos Fekete
Joined: 13 Nov 05
Posts: 560
Credit: 4510638
RAC: 0

RE: Cannot find it on the

Message 81941 in response to message 81939

Quote:
Cannot find it on the top500 list. According to my limited knowledge of German it should be number 4 in Germany and number 34 overall. But that place is occupied by another system (US Army Research Laboratory).
Tullio

The TOP500 list was released in November.
Next update will be in June.

edit: I'm too slow. :-)

tullio
tullio
Joined: 22 Jan 05
Posts: 1967
Credit: 26595551
RAC: 25255

OK. Just for curiosity; has

OK. Just for curiosity; has anybody of you ever heard of the APE computer? It is a cluster built around a processor designed by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare for research in quantum field theory and then produced by a commercial firm. They claim it is one of the fastest machines overall but it does not appear in the top500 list so I don't know if the claim is real or not.
Tullio

Bernd Machenschalk
Bernd Machenschalk
Moderator
Administrator
Joined: 15 Oct 04
Posts: 3768
Credit: 160146891
RAC: 31279

RE: Seriously it's easy to

Message 81943 in response to message 81938

Quote:
Seriously it's easy to see there's some mean hardware there. One of my friend's computers, whom I've just enrolled for E@H, is wingman to one of the 2x4 = 8 core Xeon brutes.


BTW, ATLAS has only four cores per node. At the end that gives us more FLOPs per Euro and more network bandwidth per core. And having worked in the rooms of Merlin and Morgane what I especially like about ATLAS is that (apart from the Woven Systems core switch) it's surprisingly silent.

BM

BM

Mike Hewson
Mike Hewson
Moderator
Joined: 1 Dec 05
Posts: 5806
Credit: 46469465
RAC: 2890

RE: BTW, ATLAS has only

Message 81944 in response to message 81943

Quote:
BTW, ATLAS has only four cores per node. At the end that gives us more FLOPs per Euro and more network bandwidth per core. And having worked in the rooms of Merlin and Morgane what I especially like about ATLAS is that (apart from the Woven Systems core switch) it's surprisingly silent.


And nice and dry one hopes too ...... how high is the raised floor? Surely it'd be worthwhile to have an emergency bilge pump ..... :-)

Cheers, Mike.

pascal_sig.jpg

[AF>Futura Sciences]click
[AF>Futura Scie...
Joined: 12 Apr 05
Posts: 34
Credit: 1923040
RAC: 0

RE: And nice and dry one

Message 81945 in response to message 81944

Quote:
And nice and dry one hopes too ...... how high is the raised floor? Surely it'd be worthwhile to have an emergency bilge pump ..... :-)

In order to achieve even better cost-reduction, they took a few young Shadoks for a non-payed long term internship...

as the Shadok say: "Better to pump even if nothing happens than to risk something worse happening by not pumping"...

Sorry if only french people and few over 40 years old British folks will get this one. :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Shadoks

God created a few good looking guys.. and for the rest he put hairs on top..

Annika
Annika
Joined: 8 Aug 06
Posts: 720
Credit: 494410
RAC: 0

Well, they'd have a hard job

Well, they'd have a hard job if all the nerds drool on the floor ;-) which would be completely understandable given the kind of hardware used.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.