Primeur weekly 2019-09-16

Focus

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023 ...

Crowd computing

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research - no PhD required ...

Quantum computing

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software ...

Q-CTRL leaps into the global top-10 of quantum start-ups ...

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development ...

IBM and Fraunhofer join forces on Quantum Computing Initiative for Germany ...

Focus on Europe

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023 ...

IBM and SKODA AUTO University collaborate on new digital skills for students ...

Middleware

ORNL staff to highlight OpenACC's role in HPC at Annual Meeting ...

Hardware

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield ...

Supermicro expands high-performance SuperWorkstation system portfolio with launch of new solution ...

National Science Foundation $1,4 million grant will help develop cyberinfrastructure across Midwest ...

Applications

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way ...

From the subatomic to the intergalactic: scientists gather in Leicester to share supercomputer results ...

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures ...

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide ...

Forging new frontiers in AI education: Diercks Hall opens at Milwaukee School of Engineering ...

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road ...

ANSYS and LS-DYNA creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation sign definitive acquisition agreement ...

New computing education group joins TACC ...

GPUs power GE code at OLCF hackathons ...

The Cloud

Mellanox to ship record of more than one million ConnectX adapters in Q3 2019 ...

SUSE enhances delivery of modern containerized and Cloud native applications ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community ...

Univa unveils Navops Launch 2.0 ...

Features

2019-09-16 Almere Genci, the French national supercomputing organisation, has published its 5-year Strategic Plan 2019-2023. Genci acts as the link between the French governement, the French HPC users, and the French national supercomputers. It also interacts with European initiatives including PRACE and EuroHPC. Its strategic plan focuses on the main goals for HPC in France in the next 5 years. The strategic plan also includes an evaluation of the previous five-year plan. The Strategic Plan 2019-2023 defines a number of strategic objectives. The most interesting one is the concrete plan to position France as hosting country for an EuroHPC exascale system by 2022/2023. Read further...

Focus

2019-09-12 Boston

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software

Quantum computingABN AMRO and Amsterdam-based research consortium QuSoft are joining forces to explore the opportunities offered by quantum software and quantum computers. Operating under the name DisQover, the partnership will reveal what issues in the financial sector could be better solved using quantum computers. ABN AMRO announced the partnership on 11 September, at the Quantum Tech conference in Boston. Read further...

2019-09-16 Innsbruck

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development

Quantum computingQuantum computers promise to solve problems that are out of reach for today's supercomputers. Programming quantum computers differs radically from what programmers are used today and thus new programming languages are required. A collaborative effort by Alpine Quantum Technologies (AQT) and the University of Innsbruck allows direct access to the ion-trap quantum computer in Innsbruck via Cirq, a framework developed by Google focused on developing and implementing quantum algorithms. Cirq can be used to explore quantum algorithms on the different hardware architectures, superconducting electronics and trapped ions. Read further...

2019-09-12 Paris

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023

Focus on EuropeSeven years after the publication of the last strategic plan, developed as part of the discussions conducted by the GENCI Associates, the GENCI Strategic Plan unveils the next major orientations of the Very Large Computing Research Infrastructure for the years to come. It highlights several issues at the heart of GENCI's concerns, notably the convergence of HPC with artificial intelligence and, more generally, aims to put the acquisition of an exascale machine at the centre within the framework of the European dynamic driven by the new EuroHPC structure. Responding to the needs of the scientific communities and researchers is the number one priority of GENCI, with the aim of guaranteeing the scientific and economic competitiveness of France at a global level. Read further...

Video news

2019-01-28 Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, LRZ, on German and European HPC: being best is better than being first

At the recent eScience Conference in Amsterdam Primeur Magazine was able to talk with Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Germany about high-performance computing (HPC). Not long ago, there were some very big announcements in Munich concerning new supercomputers. LRZ has started to begin the final phase for the installment of the SuperMUC next generation system

2019-01-23 Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale

Primeur Magazinet alked with Per Öster about the consortium CSC is heading and the proposal it is preparing as candidate hosting entity for one of the pre-exascale machines that will be procured by EuroHPC.

2018-10-01 Thomas Lippert to propose modular way of thinking to optimize supercomputing technology and HPC policy

At the ISC'18 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Thomas Lippert, who has recently become Chair of PRACE. Apart from that, he is also Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre where the first module of a new HPC system has been installed.

2018-09-18 The EuroHPC roadmap to exascale by 2022 in Europe

2018-09-03 Automation helps CERN manage Big Data with easy-to-install SAFE data centre modules

At the ISC'18 Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinemet Jurgen Caeyman, CEO at Automation, a company that has worked for a part on the solution for the problem that was mentioned by CERN's Maria Girone during the keynote on the first day of the ISC'18 Conference.

2018-08-28 Japan-based XTREME-D to expand unique HPC Cloud solution to Europe and United States

News flashes

News flashes 2019-09-19

Spain and Italy add members to their pre-exascale consortia

Focus on Europe Several European countries joined the pre-exascale consortia led by BSC in Spain and CINECA in Italy. The Spain-led consortium added Ireland and Romania in addition to Portugal, Turkey and Croatia that were already member. The Italy-led consortium is expanded with Austria and Slovakia. Hungary and Slovenia were already member. The Finnish-led consortium is with 9 members still the biggest. Read further...

News flashes 2019-09-16

CSC published four interviews about EuroHPC and LUMI supercomputer

Focus on EuropeCSC, who is leading the EuroHPC LUMI consortium, has published four interviews summarised in an article "EuroHPC highlights Finnish know-how, increases Finnish research prospects and enables more expert resources for science and business innovations". The persons interviewed are Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for the EU's employment, growth, investments and competitiveness; Jaakko Hirvola, CEO of Technology Industries of Finland; Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University; and Kimmo Koski, Managing Director of CSC. Read further...

Bavarian Minister of Science and Education visits LRZ supercomputer centre

Focus on Europe The Bavarian Minister of Science and Education, Bernd Sibler, visited the LRZ supercomputer centre. LRZ director Dieter Kranzlmüller showed him the SuperMUC-NG and informed about the future with exascale and quantum computing. "Future digitalisation will be enabled by supercomputing", said Kranzlmüller. Read further...

CSC publishes tender for managing the construction of the data centre that will house the EuroHPC LUMI supercomputer

Focus on Europe CSC requests a tender for a building consulting service focusing on the technical project management of the EuroHPC LUMI data centre project. It includes coordinating the completion of the design and commissioning of the centre. Total tender value is 1,4 million euro. Read further...

Background

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-16

Focus

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023 ...

Crowd computing

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research - no PhD required ...

Quantum computing

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software ...

Q-CTRL leaps into the global top-10 of quantum start-ups ...

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development ...

IBM and Fraunhofer join forces on Quantum Computing Initiative for Germany ...

Focus on Europe

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023 ...

IBM and SKODA AUTO University collaborate on new digital skills for students ...

Middleware

ORNL staff to highlight OpenACC's role in HPC at Annual Meeting ...

Hardware

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield ...

Supermicro expands high-performance SuperWorkstation system portfolio with launch of new solution ...

National Science Foundation $1,4 million grant will help develop cyberinfrastructure across Midwest ...

Applications

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way ...

From the subatomic to the intergalactic: scientists gather in Leicester to share supercomputer results ...

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures ...

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide ...

Forging new frontiers in AI education: Diercks Hall opens at Milwaukee School of Engineering ...

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road ...

ANSYS and LS-DYNA creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation sign definitive acquisition agreement ...

New computing education group joins TACC ...

GPUs power GE code at OLCF hackathons ...

The Cloud

Mellanox to ship record of more than one million ConnectX adapters in Q3 2019 ...

SUSE enhances delivery of modern containerized and Cloud native applications ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community ...

Univa unveils Navops Launch 2.0 ...