Primeur weekly 2017-08-21

Focus

ARM-supported HPC tools become readily available now ...

Quantum computing

Army researcher's paper to facilitate quantum memories and components for quantum networks ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek's revenue growth in Q2, 2017 driven by gaming PC cooling demand ...

PRACE organizes MOOC to discover and learn more about powerful supercomputers ...

Middleware

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host fifth meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Hardware

Cray reports second quarter 2017 financial results ...

Supercomputer powers up at Cranfield University ...

Supermicro brings 2.5x more performance to the edge with new Atom C3000 portfolio of embedded and IoT systems ...

Applications

Organismic learning mimics some aspects of human thought ...

Artificial intelligence and blockchain companies partner to advance healthcare research ...

New machine learning programme shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosis ...

New 3D simulations show how galactic centres cool their jets ...

Researchers achieve major improvement for lensless computational microscopy ...

ATLAS sees first direct evidence of light-by-light scattering at high energy ...

OzStar supercomputer to power search for gravitational waves ...

Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain ...

Smart computers for brain research ...

AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device ...

The Cloud

Oracle Cloud Platform customer momentum accelerates globally ...

Oracle makes the most powerful database platform available on the industry's most advanced Cloud infrastructure ...

EuroFlash

Qualcomm bolsters position in artificial intelligence research and outlines its vision for the future ...

Features

2017-06-22 Frankfurt During the Workshops Day at ISC'17 in Frankfurt, Germany, Chris Goodyer, a senior engineering manager for HPC software at ARM, was the first speaker of the "Going ARM" Workshop. He explained that ARM's ecosystem is built on partnership and choice. The ARM team works with many organisations to drive hardware design and deliver better software. This method enables partners to design different products for different markets. ARM licenses IP at all levels of the stack to help customers be successful. The 64-bit server platforms are beginning to see large, main-stream deployments, Chris Goodyer stated. Building the software ecosystem and tools is an important part of this story. ARM enhances open source software as well as developing commercially supported options. Read further...

Focus

2017-08-17 Brussels

PRACE organizes MOOC to discover and learn more about powerful supercomputers

Focus on EuropeHow does a supercomputer work? What are parallel computers and what is parallel computing? How does computer simulation help science and industry to boost their research results? These questions and many more will be answered and explained by the experts from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with SURFsara from the Netherlands. Starting date is 28 August 2017. Read further...

2017-08-16 Swindon

Supercomputer powers up at Cranfield University

HardwareA new High Performance Computer (HPC) has been switched on at Cranfield University in the UK. The new system, which is called Delta, is faster, provides greater storage capacity and is more energy-efficient than its predecessor. Read further...

Video news

2017-06-26 HPC in Asia - China's effort on HPC in the next 5 years - from prototypes to exascale system

China firmly ranks first and second at the TOP500 of fastest supercomputers in the world for some time already. But where is China heading? Depei Qian, Beihang University/Sun Yat-sen University gave an overview of China's effort in HPC in the next 5 years at the HPC in Asia workshop at ISC-HPC ISC'17 in Frankfurt. He started his presentation with a historical overview of HPC in China.

2017-06-12 Exciting times for the European citizen: EuroHPC plans two exascale machines by 2024-2025

After the e-IRG Workshop in St. Paul's Bay, Malta, Primeur Magazine invited Dr. Juan Miguel González-Aranda, e-IRG Delegate for Spain, Interim LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer and Deputy of the Directorate-General for International Relations at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness in Spain for an interview about the European construction "commons" spirit and the new EuroHPC Initiative.

2017-03-23 RDA and e-IRG yield promising collaboration

After the e-IRG Workshop in Bratislava, Slovak Republic,Primeur Magazinetook the opportunity to talk with Mark Parsons, Secretary General of the Research Data Alliance (RDA).

2017-03-21 CEO Steve Cotter on GEANT, service deployment and KPIs

At the occasion of the Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) Conference, held in Krakow, Poland in the Fall of 2016, Primeur Magazine was able to speak with Steve Cotter, the new CEO of GEANT, the the pan-European network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation. GEANT connects about 10.000 institutions across 41 different countries.

2017-02-13 Funding agencies and academia need to better reward scientific computational tool developers

During the 4th National eScience Symposium, held in Amsterdam ArenA last October,Primeur Magazinewas able to talk with Fernando Pérez from the University of California.

2017-02-10 Square Kilometre Array data crunching will require compute power beyond Moore's Law

At the National eScience Symposium, held in Amsterdam ArenA last October, Primeur Magazine was able to talk with Chris Broekema, a researcher in high performance computing at ASTRON, the Netherlands Foundation for Radio-astronomy, located in Dwingeloo. This is also the location for the very first dedicated radiotelescope in the Netherlands, the Dwingeloo telescope.

News flashes

News flashes 2017-08-18

Details of the new Cray supercomputer at the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure NeSI

HardwareTeams of NeSI and Cray have finalized the the features and technical specifications of the the new HPC systems at the NeSI centre. The new systems, provide a step change in power to NeSI's existing services, including a Cray XC50 Supercomputer and a Cray CS400 cluster High Performance Computer, both sharing the same high performance and offline storage systems . Read further...

SBB Swiss Federal Railways becomes HPC-CH's latest industry member

Industry newsHPC-CH has announced its latest industry member: SBB Swiss Federal Railways. SBB is the backbone of the Swiss public transport system and day-to-day rail operations are the basis of what they do. SBB has been transporting people and freight for more than 100 years. Read further...

Background

e-IRG Knowledge Base

The e-IRG Knowledge Base contains all relevant information on available e-Infrastructures, supercomputing, storage and networking resources and grids for science and research, as well as policies, funding organisations and projects in Europe. The Knowledge Base is a resource made available to the e-IRG and to the general public, for referencing and policy decision purposes. The information is presented in a readily accessible form. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2017-08-21

Focus

ARM-supported HPC tools become readily available now ...

Quantum computing

Army researcher's paper to facilitate quantum memories and components for quantum networks ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek's revenue growth in Q2, 2017 driven by gaming PC cooling demand ...

PRACE organizes MOOC to discover and learn more about powerful supercomputers ...

Middleware

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host fifth meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Hardware

Cray reports second quarter 2017 financial results ...

Supercomputer powers up at Cranfield University ...

Supermicro brings 2.5x more performance to the edge with new Atom C3000 portfolio of embedded and IoT systems ...

Applications

Organismic learning mimics some aspects of human thought ...

Artificial intelligence and blockchain companies partner to advance healthcare research ...

New machine learning programme shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosis ...

New 3D simulations show how galactic centres cool their jets ...

Researchers achieve major improvement for lensless computational microscopy ...

ATLAS sees first direct evidence of light-by-light scattering at high energy ...

OzStar supercomputer to power search for gravitational waves ...

Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain ...

Smart computers for brain research ...

AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device ...

The Cloud

Oracle Cloud Platform customer momentum accelerates globally ...

Oracle makes the most powerful database platform available on the industry's most advanced Cloud infrastructure ...

EuroFlash

Qualcomm bolsters position in artificial intelligence research and outlines its vision for the future ...