Primeur weekly 2014-12-15

Focus

eSALSA team to visualize how the oceans behave

Dutch COMMIT/ Programme to perform world-class ICT research for scientific and industrial applications

The City of Almere is working together with the eScience Center to tackle Big Data issues

Scott Lusher to evaluate successful Second National Dutch eScience Symposium

Platform for eScience and data research created at a European level

The added value of the eScience Center is in its role as overarching platform

The Cloud

Report on the public consultation for H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Cloud Computing and Software now available

Using analytics to optimize Cloud computing performance and cost savings

Oracle's new Cloud Development Center in Canada reiterates company's commitment to Cloud innovation

EuroFlash

Altair announces 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris, France

Boosting UK competitiveness using cognitive computing and Big Data

High-end connection for rapid large-volume data transfer at CSCS in Switzerland

Energy efficient Austrian supercomputer uses Bright Cluster Manager

Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer 'virtual lab'

NEC supplies supercomputer to University of Ulm in Germany

Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices

USFlash

Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations

TACC first ever team to claim three-peat in Student Cluster Competition

TACC and Mellanox pilot summer high school STEM programme

Computer scientists at UT Austin crack code for redrawing bird family tree

Qatar University's research infrastructure highlighted at Oman event

University of Wyoming faculty have until December 30 to apply for supercomputer use next summer

HP expands Network Functions Virtualization solutions

Air Force scientific research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies

OpenPOWER Foundation announces First OpenPOWER Summit

Cisco unveils analytics strategy to help customers access, analyze and act on data - from the Cloud to the data centre to the network's edge

Researchers demonstrate new way to plug 'leaky' light cavities

Altera Quartus II software v14.1 enables TFLOP performance in industry's first FPGA with hardened floating point DSP blocks

Primeur Breaking news

Primeur feature articles

2014-11-06 Almere

eSALSA team to visualize how the oceans behave

At the Second National Dutch eScience Symposium, held in Almere on November 6, 2014,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Jason Maasen, eScience Engineer at the Netherlands eScience Center about the eSALSA project that is dealing with climate modelling, and in particular ocean modelling. In the eSALSA project, an international team is studying the effects of climate change. It uses four interconnected supercomputers. The project won the Enlighten Your Research Global Award. Read further...

2014-11-06 Almere

Dutch COMMIT/ Programme to perform world-class ICT research for scientific and industrial applications

At the Second National Dutch eScience SymposiumPrimeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Henri Bal, Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Computer Systems section in the High Performance Distributed Computing Group at the Free University Amsterdam. Henri Bal is one of the partners in the COMMIT/ Programme, a very large national programme in the Netherlands. It is a collaboration between scientists, profit and non-profit organisations. The goal of COMMIT/ is to perform world-class ICT research. Read further...

2014-11-06 Almere

Platform for eScience and data research created at a European level

At the Second National Dutch eScience Symposium,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Patrick Aerts, Director Strategic Alliances at the Netherlands eScience Center. Terms like eScience and Big Data are around 15 years old but only in pretty recent times they are really taking off. We can now see happening in different countries and certainly in different places in the Netherlands that eScience and data research centres are coming up. The Netherlands eScience Center was established around 2011. Shortly afterwards, data research centres were coming at the Universities of Groningen, Eindhoven, Leiden, etc. Read further...

2014-11-06 Almere

The added value of the eScience Center is in its role as overarching platform

At the Second National Dutch eScience Symposium,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Wilco Hazeleger, Director, Netherlands eScience Center. The Netherlands eScience Center is three years old. It was recognized at the time that there was a gap between e-infrastructure, hardware, high performance computing, and the actual science that is making use of it. Wilco Hazeleger is a climate scientist which means that he is already using computers and data for quite a while. Wilco Hazeleger noticed that scientists can make much better use of the data if they have digital scientists helping them out. That is how the Netherlands eScience Center started and what the reason for its existence is. Read further...

Primeur Video news

2014-10-20 Supercomputing Centre in Stuttgart to focus on Cloudification - Interview Michael Resch

Interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Resch, Director of the High Performance Computing Center, HLRS, in Stuttgart, who shared some of his experiences with Cloud and Supercomputing at HLRS. At ISC Cloud '14 in Heidelberg. See the complete text in the Primeur article http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-11-14-86.html

2014-10-20 Cash flow calculations using HPC Monte Carlo simulations

At ISC Big Data'14 in Heidelberg,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Kurt Stockinger from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) on the analysis of huge amounts of financial data on a massive scale. Read the complete text of the interview in the Primeur article http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-11-14-87.html

2014-10-09 Presentation about the Fortissimo HPC Cloud project by Guy Lonsdale at ISC Cloud

Presentation: Supporting Engineering & Manufacturing SMEs through the Fortissimo HPC Cloud. Guy Lonsdale, scapos, at ISC Cloud 14 in Heidelberg

2014-10-09 Vendor Panel at ISC Cloud 14 in Heidelberg

Vendor panel at ISC Cloud 14 conference in Heidelberg. Chaired by Michael Feldman

2014-10-09 Presentation Building a Network Observatory Simon Thompson, British Telecom at ISC Big Data

Presentation Building a Network Observatory – Exploiting Big Data at British Telecom by Simon Thompson, British Telecom at ISC Big Data 14 in Heidelberg

2014-10-09 Presentation Big Data Analytics of Financial Data on a Massive Scale Kurt Stockinger

Big Data Analytics of Financial Data on a Massive Scale Kurt Stockinger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) at ISC Big Data '14

Primeur 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 2014-12-15

Focus

eSALSA team to visualize how the oceans behave

Dutch COMMIT/ Programme to perform world-class ICT research for scientific and industrial applications

The City of Almere is working together with the eScience Center to tackle Big Data issues

Scott Lusher to evaluate successful Second National Dutch eScience Symposium

Platform for eScience and data research created at a European level

The added value of the eScience Center is in its role as overarching platform

The Cloud

Report on the public consultation for H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Cloud Computing and Software now available

Using analytics to optimize Cloud computing performance and cost savings

Oracle's new Cloud Development Center in Canada reiterates company's commitment to Cloud innovation

EuroFlash

Altair announces 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris, France

Boosting UK competitiveness using cognitive computing and Big Data

High-end connection for rapid large-volume data transfer at CSCS in Switzerland

Energy efficient Austrian supercomputer uses Bright Cluster Manager

Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer 'virtual lab'

NEC supplies supercomputer to University of Ulm in Germany

Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices

USFlash

Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations

TACC first ever team to claim three-peat in Student Cluster Competition

TACC and Mellanox pilot summer high school STEM programme

Computer scientists at UT Austin crack code for redrawing bird family tree

Qatar University's research infrastructure highlighted at Oman event

University of Wyoming faculty have until December 30 to apply for supercomputer use next summer

HP expands Network Functions Virtualization solutions

Air Force scientific research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies

OpenPOWER Foundation announces First OpenPOWER Summit

Cisco unveils analytics strategy to help customers access, analyze and act on data - from the Cloud to the data centre to the network's edge

Researchers demonstrate new way to plug 'leaky' light cavities

Altera Quartus II software v14.1 enables TFLOP performance in industry's first FPGA with hardened floating point DSP blocks