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News digest May 2006
>Industry
  >HPCN industry
>Sandia-designed supercomputer ranked world's most efficient in two of six categories of HPCC Challenge benchmark
>Galicia to install Europe's highest capacity shared memory supercomputer
>Liquid Computing wins most promising start-up award
>IU to acquire United States' fastest university-owned supercomputer and largest disk-based storage facility
>Parasoft C++Test extends automated unit testing to the embedded systems environment
>Maplesoft teams with top French research centres
>Cray initiatives fuel rapid sales growth in Japan's high-performance computing market
>Scali strengthens Board of Directors with Fortune 50 executives
>SC06 Technical Programme is now seeking submissions
>2006 International Supercomputer Conference to offer tutorials on Blade Systems, Benchmarking Initiatives and HPC Software Tools
>Fujitsu Siemens Computers prepares new Services Division for take-off
>CommVault and Fujitsu Siemens announce certification of CentricStor for CommVault QiNetix software
>Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY BX630 Blade server achieves world record in the MMB3 benchmark
>HP leads high-performance computing market for third consecutive year
>Sun and SAS announce Business Intelligence Software Support for Solaris 10 on x64 Platforms
>IBM launches open test drive of SOA-tuned DB2
>Power.org member Rapport achieves breakthrough in power efficiency
>Cluster Resources Inc. celebrates flagship product anniversaries
>Locuz extends its Infrastructure Management Services outside India
>HP simplifies management for Linux on blades
>Cray to delay filing of 2005 Form 10-K
>IBM launches new system x servers and software targeting large scale x86 virtualization
>Cray files 2005 Form 10-K consistent with preliminary results
  >The Grid
>NCSA and SDSC add compute systems to TeraGrid
>On-line storage - will the second wave succeed?
>Grid computing system for telecom carriers
>BBC Climate grid needs a restart
>Third International Conference on Grid Services Engineering and Management issues Call for Papers
>SETI@home looks for funding
>Sun has completed the acquisition of Aduva
>Metascheduling: a free study compiled by field experts, GridwiseTech
>Digging deep to unlock the Grid
>Launch of the Platform Alliance Network to enable virtualization of enterprise IT solutions
>Paremus announces availability of Infiniflow 2.1
>The Gridbus Project to release GridSim Toolkit 4.0
>Intel and Red Hat launch global solution acceleration programme
>UNICORE Summit 2006 introduces Call for Papers
>Enterprise Grid Alliance identifies data provisioning requirements to accelerate adoption of Enterprise Grid deployments
>First computational international effort to fight avian flu
>Crosswalk introduces iGrid storage
>Investment banks are using Grid computing deployments as the connective 'fabric' for shared enterprise IT infrastructure
>International speakers confirmed for Fourth Grid Summer School
>IBM expands business partner ecosystem for open standards-based Grid and Grow Programme
>Digipede joins the BioIT Alliance
>Oracle and Novell to offer Grid-ready solution for the data centre
>Voltaire Solutions available for integration through Sun customer ready systems programme
>Globus Toolkit 4.0.2 Now Available for Download
>GigaSpaces announces launch of Version 5 of its award-winning infrastructure product
>Callidus Software unveils Callidus On-Demand solutions for Enterprise Incentive Management
>Attunity expands its partnership with Oracle
>Oracle further extends Oracle Enterprise Manager with systems management support for IBM DB2 universal database
>Sun updates Sun Java Availability Suite and adds Sun Cluster Advanced Edition for Oracle Real Application Clusters deployments
>Strong industry adoption drives Oracle Fusion Middleware Q3FY06 growth
>Themis Computer's Quorum resource manager software wins Grid Technology Award at LinuxWorld 2006
>Interpolis drives competitive advantage with Informatica PowerCenter Advanced Edition
>Deutsche Post AG Mail Division standardizes on Informatica for data integration
>NEWS, but not as we know it
>HP introduces industry-specific service-oriented architectures
>Crosswalk partners with Bell Microproducts to improve its supply chain of storage components
>Univa launches enterprise software for Grid solutions
  >Applications
>Moores UCSD Cancer Center creates Bioinformatics Center
>An easy-to-use tool for automated control systems
>Rick Stevens named Argonne Associate Laboratory Director for Computing and Life Sciences
>Third International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking calls for participation
>SGI Technology powers award-winning cave at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
>NASA achieves breakthrough in black hole simulation
>Galaxy simulation breaks new ground
>PSA Peugeot Citroën to take innovation to the next level with PLM solutions from IBM and Dassault Systèmes
>Avian flu modelled on supercomputer, explores vaccine and isolation options for thwarting a pandemic
>New video-conferencing method cheaper, more sophisticated, according to developers
  >Linux
>Linux Networx and SilverStorm Technologies announce contract to support five new Defense Department supercomputers
>Networking
>Collaboration spurs progress on networking technologies
>BELIEF, a new opportunity for eInfrastructure communities
>Landmark achievement for CSIRO wireless sensor network
>Rising to the challenge of managing bandwidth
>University of Idaho's boost in bandwidth opens world of opportunities for university as well as state
HP leads high-performance computing market for third consecutive year
Palo Alto 03 April 2006 For the third consecutive year, HP is the revenue leader in the $9 billion high-performance computing (HPC) market. HP took the No. 1 position with more than 31 percent market share, according to 2005 figures released by research firm IDC. Fueled by the success of its Unified Cluster Portfolio, HP produced industry-leading revenues across the HPC market segments of workgroup, departmental and enterprise as well as in overall clustered systems.
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In the fastest growing segment - technical combined workgroup and departmental systems - HP has the top position with 30 percent market share. These systems now account for more than 55 percent of the HPC market, up from 37 percent in 2002. IDC defines workgroup systems as those costing less than $50,000 and departmental systems as those costing between $50,000 and $250,000.

HP also holds the No. 1 position in the enterprise segment, which includes through-put oriented systems costing more than $1 million, with a 47 percent revenue share.

In addition, HP is No. 1 in technical cluster revenues with a 31 percent market share. The market for technical clusters has been growing at more than 70 percent for the past four years.

"HP is delivering affordable, easy-to-use industry standard-based supercomputing solutions to an increasingly broad range of research teams in diverse application areas around the globe", stated Winston Prather, vice president and general manager, High Performance Computing Division, HP. "The expansion of HPC is fostering more, better and faster scientific discovery and HP is at the forefront - advancing the power of computing to boost scientific productivity."

Some HP customers that exemplify the trend of HPC growth include the following.

Saoirse Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, focuses on nanosystem-based biological technology and recently purchased a five-node HP Cluster Platform 4000 system running Accelrys Materials Studio and Accord software for primary research in drug delivery. Saoirse will use the cluster to perform critical research tasks to build and simulate the interaction of drugs and materials with local media, tasks that are not feasible using traditional experimental methods.

At the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), scientists employ a 15-node HP Cluster Platform 4000 running United Devices GridMP software to manage an evolving campus-wide Grid computer. The cluster and Grid technologies are used to rapidly screen extensive chemical databases to identify drugs that can combat bioterrorist pathogens and treat emerging infectious diseases. The HP Cluster Platform also runs high-memory and I/O-intensive applications to determine structures of highly pathogenic viruses to near atomic resolution. UTMB is one of 10 National Institute of Health (NIH) Regional Centers of Excellence in Biodefense. UTMB's Galveston National Laboratory is one of two national centers established by the NIH for biodefense and infectious disease research.

Canada's Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET) uses HP Cluster Platform 4000 systems in a vast computational grid that provides HPC capability to 16 leading Ontario universities, colleges and institutes for advanced scientific research. SHARCNET is accelerating breakthroughs in such areas as human genomics, the containment of infectious human and animal diseases, improving weather prediction, simulating the collapse and formation of stars and planets, and the development of nano-scale electronic devices.

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is implementing a 52-node HP Cluster Platform 4000 as part of its new HPC facility, C4, established to enhance its scientific computing infrastructure and develop skills and experience for South Africa's HPC community. The C4 facility will be used for applications in bioinformatics, aerospace, material sciences, geosciences and other large-scale modeling and simulation activities and will act as a general purpose capacity computing infrastructure.

Norway's University of Tromso upgraded to a 100-node HP cluster system to provide a 10-fold increase in computing power and meet the growing demands of its chemistry and biotechnology researchers. More intensive, time-critical projects can now be undertaken and the facility is attracting more research funding and scientists to the university.

Spain's National Institute of Aerospace Technique (INTA) uses a 32-node HP Cluster Platform 6000 to perform its principal aerospace research involving simulation, structural analysis and electronic design.

China's Daqing Oilfield is using a 16-node HP Cluster Platform 3000 system running Linux and Schlumberger Eclipse reservoir simulation software to locate and exploit petroleum resources more quickly and cost-effectively.

China's Fudan University has acquired a 128-node HP DL360 cluster and a 16-node HP rx2600 cluster system for a supercomputer center focused on research in life and materials sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Shanghai University has acquired a 174-node HP DL360 cluster for use as a shared Grid research platform.

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