Primeur weekly 2020-08-03

Quantum computing

Simulating quantum 'time travel' disproves butterfly effect in quantum realm ...

Healing an Achilles' heel of quantum entanglement ...

Quantum machines learn "quantum data" ...

Sharing a secret in the quantum way ...

Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, the spin-off of the University of Barcelona, the BSC and the IFAE, pioneers quantum computing in Europe ...

Focus on Europe

Hyperion Research postpones Fall HPC User Forums in Tucson, Stuttgart and Bristol, UK ...

SiPearl & Arm will be present at the Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum organised by TSMC on 26 August ...

Thomas Lippert appointed Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise powers the Edinburgh International Data Facility with software, HPC, and AI solutions ...

LEGaTO project to organize Online Low Energy Heterogeneous Computing Workshop ...

Hardware

Mason researchers to receive funding for acquisition of adaptive computing infrastructure ...

Worldwide HPC industry predicted down 3,7% in 2020 due to COVID-19, first decline in ten years ...

MOX announces new and diverse fiber route between Hillsboro and Portland with Extension to Seattle ...

Penguin Computing and Pavilion Data Systems partner to bring high performance, scalable storage systems to the high performance computing market ...

Xilinx reports first quarter fiscal year 2021 results ...

Tachyum joins Trusted Computing Group to follow the same security standards as Intel and AMD ...

Supermicro and Scality collaborate to simplify deployment of enterprise software defined storage ...

Continental puts its own supercomputer for vehicle AI system training, powered by NVIDIA DGX, into operation ...

Applications

Weighing up plasma particles using a new particle-resampling algorithm ...

New interdisciplinary atmospheric physics and computer science project at Mainz University ...

Computational gene study suggests new pathway for COVID-19 inflammatory response ...

University of Maine professors receive DOE grant to design novel energy-storage materials ...

Spin, spin, spin: researchers enhance electron spin longevity ...

A centerpiece of EBRAINS' human brain atlas is presented in 'Science' ...

Research opens new neural network model pathway to understanding the brain ...

BSC takes part in cross-sector Cyber-Physical Systems project for the development of large scientific astronomical instruments ...

Re-engineering antibodies to find relief for COVID-19 ...

First Student Cluster Supercomputing Competition focusing on racial inclusion slated for January 2021 ...

Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Affairs announce COVID-19 Insights Partnership ...

National Institutes of Health award $6 million to University of Connecticut Health biological computer modelling teams ...

The Cloud

Qumulo announces Cloud file offerings now available in AWS marketplace for AWS GovCloud (US) ...

Supermicro unveils new generation top-loading storage systems for high-capacity Cloud-scale deployments ...

Features

2020-07-29 Edinburgh Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been chosen to power the Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF), Europe's first regional data innovation centre, at EPCC, University of Edinburgh. HPE will deliver an end-to-end infrastructure featuring its industry-leading high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions powered by HPE Apollo Systems and HPE Superdome Flex Servers, as well as HPE Ezmeral Container Platform software capabilities. Read further...

Focus on Europe

2020-07-28 St. Paul

Hyperion Research postpones Fall HPC User Forums in Tucson, Stuttgart and Bristol, UK

Focus on Europe Due to the coronavirus restrictions, Hyperion Research has canceled the HPC User Forum meeting that was scheduled to take place this fall in Tuscon, Arizona, September 8-10, along with the meetings that were to be hosted by HLRS in Stuttgart, Germany, September 28-29, and the University of Bristol in that UK city, October 1-2. Read further...

2020-07-28 Sunnyvale

Worldwide HPC industry predicted down 3,7% in 2020 due to COVID-19, first decline in ten years

HardwareHPC and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research has released its worldwide HPC market model and forecast, pegging the size of the industry at $39 billion in 2019, a jump of 8,2% from 2018. The forecast predicts "significant disruption" to the HPC market in the short term as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily seen as a 3,7% market shortfall in 2020, followed by a corresponding spike upward in 2021. Read further...

2020-07-30 Barcelona

LEGaTO project to organize Online Low Energy Heterogeneous Computing Workshop

Focus on Europe The LEGaTO project is organising the 'Low Energy Heterogeneous Computing Workshop', which will be held online on 4 September 2020 and collocated with FPL 2020. Read further...

Video news

2020-08-06 HPC markets show temporary negative COVID-19 ripple effect but be back on track after crisis fades

2020-07-20 Alexandre Bonvin - HADDOCK enables Life Science researchers to do complex simulations for COVID-19

2020-07-13 A summary of Kristel Michielsen's presentation on Quantum Computing & Modular Supercomputing

A 5 minute summary of the ecellent talk Kristel Michielsen' gave at the ISC 2020 conference.

2020-06-29 Peter Coveney explains the HPC and Supercomputing support for COVID-19 research in Europe

At the ISC Digital conference session about COVID-19 suppport, Peter Coveney from BioCompuMed and UCL gave an over overview of European HPC and supercomputer support for COVID-19 research, and the collaboration set-up with the USA.

2020-06-26 Rick Stevens explained the Supercomputing Consortium in support of Covid-19 research at

In the USA, a consortium of companies, research organisations, and universities are putting over 500 Petaflop/s of computing resources in support of 66 projects that do research into Covid-19. In the COVID-19 session, Rick Stevens, Argonne National Laboraties explained the consortium that also has several European supercomputing centres as its members.

2020-06-24 Erich Strohmaier is leaving Berkeley, but not the TOP500. An interview about 20 years supercomputing

In this interview Erich Strohmaier tells Primeur magazine about supercomputing 20 years ago, and the similarities with supercomputing today. He explains what is typical about the Fugaku system and how the commercial supercomputing is dominated by Chinese companies

News flashes

News flashes 2020-08-07

EPCC led EIDF will train 100.000 citizens over the next decade to take part in the Edinburgh International Data Facility powered by HPE

Focus on EuropeFrom its virtual 4m below sealevel studio in Almere Primeur Magazinecaught up with Mark Parsons, Director of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), to look into the recently announced selection of HPE by EPCC to power the Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF), Europe's first regional data innovation centre. Read further...

News flashes 2020-08-06

HPC markets show temporary negative COVID-19 ripple effect but will be back on track after crisis fades, says Intersect360 Research analyst Addison Snell

Industry newsIn its 4 meter below sea level virtual studio in AlmerePrimeur Magazinehad the pleasure to receive Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research, who highlighted the results that he was able to collect in his four recent reports on the worldwide HPC 2019 market model and 2020/2024 forecast. Read further...

Background

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Primeur weekly 2020-08-03

Quantum computing

Simulating quantum 'time travel' disproves butterfly effect in quantum realm ...

Healing an Achilles' heel of quantum entanglement ...

Quantum machines learn "quantum data" ...

Sharing a secret in the quantum way ...

Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, the spin-off of the University of Barcelona, the BSC and the IFAE, pioneers quantum computing in Europe ...

Focus on Europe

Hyperion Research postpones Fall HPC User Forums in Tucson, Stuttgart and Bristol, UK ...

SiPearl & Arm will be present at the Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum organised by TSMC on 26 August ...

Thomas Lippert appointed Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise powers the Edinburgh International Data Facility with software, HPC, and AI solutions ...

LEGaTO project to organize Online Low Energy Heterogeneous Computing Workshop ...

Hardware

Mason researchers to receive funding for acquisition of adaptive computing infrastructure ...

Worldwide HPC industry predicted down 3,7% in 2020 due to COVID-19, first decline in ten years ...

MOX announces new and diverse fiber route between Hillsboro and Portland with Extension to Seattle ...

Penguin Computing and Pavilion Data Systems partner to bring high performance, scalable storage systems to the high performance computing market ...

Xilinx reports first quarter fiscal year 2021 results ...

Tachyum joins Trusted Computing Group to follow the same security standards as Intel and AMD ...

Supermicro and Scality collaborate to simplify deployment of enterprise software defined storage ...

Continental puts its own supercomputer for vehicle AI system training, powered by NVIDIA DGX, into operation ...

Applications

Weighing up plasma particles using a new particle-resampling algorithm ...

New interdisciplinary atmospheric physics and computer science project at Mainz University ...

Computational gene study suggests new pathway for COVID-19 inflammatory response ...

University of Maine professors receive DOE grant to design novel energy-storage materials ...

Spin, spin, spin: researchers enhance electron spin longevity ...

A centerpiece of EBRAINS' human brain atlas is presented in 'Science' ...

Research opens new neural network model pathway to understanding the brain ...

BSC takes part in cross-sector Cyber-Physical Systems project for the development of large scientific astronomical instruments ...

Re-engineering antibodies to find relief for COVID-19 ...

First Student Cluster Supercomputing Competition focusing on racial inclusion slated for January 2021 ...

Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Affairs announce COVID-19 Insights Partnership ...

National Institutes of Health award $6 million to University of Connecticut Health biological computer modelling teams ...

The Cloud

Qumulo announces Cloud file offerings now available in AWS marketplace for AWS GovCloud (US) ...

Supermicro unveils new generation top-loading storage systems for high-capacity Cloud-scale deployments ...