Primeur weekly 2020-02-17

Focus

UK to invest GBP 1,2 billion - 1,4 billion Euro - for the world's most powerful weather and climate supercomputing infrastructure ...

South West Consortium in the UK to host Europe's largest Arm supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Artificial atoms create stable qubits for quantum computing ...

Quantum technologies: New insights into superconducting processes ...

Focus on Europe

Estonia joined the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration Initiative ...

Technology takes a step forwards in genetic research ...

EOSC Secretariat launches brief webform for HPC projects to complete on cooperation opportunities between HPC & EOSC ...

SiPearl launches its development with 6,2 million euro of European funds ...

Successful patenting and commercialization of green supercomputers 'Made in Hessen' ...

Middleware

BrainChip's Akida Development Environment now freely available for use ...

SuperTest Vermeer Release Update #1 from Solid Sands adds enhanced usability features for compiler developers and users ...

Hardware

XTREME-D launches new HPC infrastructure services in collaboration with Digital Realty and announces strategic alliance with Lenovo ...

Philip Crocker of Panasas Recognized on CRN’s Channel Chiefs List for Fifth Consecutive Year ...

Tachyum running Apache is a key milestone for Prodigy Universal Processor software stack ...

Mat Gruen of WekaIO recognized on CRN's 2020 Channel Chiefs list ...

New AI technology from Arm delivers unprecedented on-device intelligence for IoT ...

GRC provides liquid immersion-cooling systems for Serbia's first green data centre ...

Demonstration of world record transmission capacity over a 38-core 3-mode optical fiber ...

Applications

Indiana University creates climate change data portal to model state's future water supply ...

Computer-based weather forecast: New algorithm outperforms mainframe computer systems ...

New technology could help solve AI's 'memory bottleneck' ...

ORNL researchers develop 'multitasking' AI tool to extract cancer data in record time ...

Computer simulations visualize how DNA is recognized to convert cells into stem cells ...

Paul K. Kearns named the 2020 FLC Laboratory Director of the Year ...

Measuring mutations in sperm may reveal risk for autism in future children ...

Engaging young minds in cybersecurity ...

Researchers say spread of coronavirus extends far beyond China's quarantine zone ...

The Cloud

Equinix taps Oracle Exadata to help power global interconnection platform ...

Oracle announces Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform ...

Vantage Data Centers embarks upon USD $2 billion European expansion; entry into five new markets through acquisition and greenfield developments ...

University of Florida accelerates biotech research innovation with Qumulo ...

NetApp reports third quarter of fiscal year 2020 results ...

Second GPU Cloudburst experiment yields new findings ...

Features

2020-02-17 London Predicting severe weather and the impacts of climate change will be faster and more accurate than ever before, thanks to confirmation of GBP 1,2 billion government funding to develop a state-of-the-art supercomputing infrastructure, Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 President Alok Sharma announced on 17 February 2020. Read further...

Focus

2020-02-17 Bristol

South West Consortium in the UK to host Europe's largest Arm supercomputer

FocusThe GW4 Alliance in the UK , together with the Met Office, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and partners, have been awarded £4,1 million (about 5 million Euro) by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to create Isambard 2, the largest Arm-based supercomputer in Europe. Read further...

2020-02-12 Pisa

EOSC Secretariat launches brief webform for HPC projects to complete on cooperation opportunities between HPC & EOSC

Focus on EuropeThe interaction between High-Performance Computing (HPC) and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a crucial element of the European Data Infrastructure, and reflections about this relationship have been consistently featured throughout 2019 at relevant events such as the EOSC-hub Week and the EOSC Symposium . Read further...

2020-02-12 Maisons-Laffitte

SiPearl launches its development with 6,2 million euro of European funds

Focus on EuropeSiPearl, the designer of the microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer, has been awarded 6,2 million euro of support from Europe under the Horizon 2020 programme. These funds are enabling Philippe Notton, the company's founder, to launch its development with solid foundations in place. To achieve the goal to release its first range of microprocessors on the market by 2022, SiPearl is preparing to carry out a significant round of fundraising alongside this. Read further...

Video news

2019-10-28 NEXTGenIO project to deliver system with revolutionary memory dissolving I/O bottlenecks

At the recent HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to catch up on the NEXTGenIO results with three people from the project that has just finished: Tiago Quintino, Michele Weiland and Adrian Jackson.

2019-10-21 Interview with EPCC's Mark Parsons - plan for UK exascale supercomputer in 2022/2023 is taking shape

EPCC is preparing for the next supercomputer, Archer2, but there are also bold plans to bring an exascale supercomputer to the UK end of 2022/beginning of 2023. Old mines play an important role in reusing the massive amounts of heat an exascale supercomputer will produce.

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

News flashes

News flashes 2020-02-18

SupercomputingAsia Conference 2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus disease

Industry newsThe physical SupercomputingAsia Conference 2020 (SCA20), which was being scheduled for 24-27 February 2020 in Singapore, has been cancelled in the light of COVID-19 developments. Read further...

International Symposium on Grids & Clouds 2020 postponed to 23-28 August, 2020

Industry newsConsidering the heavy impact of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak evolving in Asia and almost 30 countries around the world, and also the possible increasing of participants' travel restrictions, the organizers decided to postpone the ISGC 2020 Conference to 23-28 August, 2020. Read further...

News flashes 2020-02-17

Iceland 32nd member of EuroHPC JU

Focus on EuropeIceland is the 32nd country to become member of the EuroHPC JU. Read further...

Background

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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 2020-02-17

Focus

UK to invest GBP 1,2 billion - 1,4 billion Euro - for the world's most powerful weather and climate supercomputing infrastructure ...

South West Consortium in the UK to host Europe's largest Arm supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Artificial atoms create stable qubits for quantum computing ...

Quantum technologies: New insights into superconducting processes ...

Focus on Europe

Estonia joined the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration Initiative ...

Technology takes a step forwards in genetic research ...

EOSC Secretariat launches brief webform for HPC projects to complete on cooperation opportunities between HPC & EOSC ...

SiPearl launches its development with 6,2 million euro of European funds ...

Successful patenting and commercialization of green supercomputers 'Made in Hessen' ...

Middleware

BrainChip's Akida Development Environment now freely available for use ...

SuperTest Vermeer Release Update #1 from Solid Sands adds enhanced usability features for compiler developers and users ...

Hardware

XTREME-D launches new HPC infrastructure services in collaboration with Digital Realty and announces strategic alliance with Lenovo ...

Philip Crocker of Panasas Recognized on CRN’s Channel Chiefs List for Fifth Consecutive Year ...

Tachyum running Apache is a key milestone for Prodigy Universal Processor software stack ...

Mat Gruen of WekaIO recognized on CRN's 2020 Channel Chiefs list ...

New AI technology from Arm delivers unprecedented on-device intelligence for IoT ...

GRC provides liquid immersion-cooling systems for Serbia's first green data centre ...

Demonstration of world record transmission capacity over a 38-core 3-mode optical fiber ...

Applications

Indiana University creates climate change data portal to model state's future water supply ...

Computer-based weather forecast: New algorithm outperforms mainframe computer systems ...

New technology could help solve AI's 'memory bottleneck' ...

ORNL researchers develop 'multitasking' AI tool to extract cancer data in record time ...

Computer simulations visualize how DNA is recognized to convert cells into stem cells ...

Paul K. Kearns named the 2020 FLC Laboratory Director of the Year ...

Measuring mutations in sperm may reveal risk for autism in future children ...

Engaging young minds in cybersecurity ...

Researchers say spread of coronavirus extends far beyond China's quarantine zone ...

The Cloud

Equinix taps Oracle Exadata to help power global interconnection platform ...

Oracle announces Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform ...

Vantage Data Centers embarks upon USD $2 billion European expansion; entry into five new markets through acquisition and greenfield developments ...

University of Florida accelerates biotech research innovation with Qumulo ...

NetApp reports third quarter of fiscal year 2020 results ...

Second GPU Cloudburst experiment yields new findings ...