Primeur weekly 2017-10-16

Exascale supercomputing

Exploring the exotic world of quarks and gluons at the dawn of the exascale ...

Quantum computing

Intel delivers 17-qubit superconducting chip with advanced packaging to QuTech ...

Los Alamos experiments with a quantum-physics device that could boost computation to the next level ...

Forget about it - a material that mimics the brain ...

Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics ...

Construction of a quantum computer begins in Finland - working group receives nearly one million euro in funding ...

Focus on Europe

SC17 video sheds light on how supercomputers are unraveling the mystery of the human brain ...

SURFsara supports SRON analysing Tropomi Sentinel-5P satellite data ...

ISC Group is calling on experts to propose tutorials and workshops for ISC 2018 ...

Young scientist wins award for platform to investigate corporate tax avoidance ...

Hardware

Fujitsu receives order for Japan's fastest supercomputer system for AI applications ...

NVIDIA announces world's first AI computer to make robotaxis a reality ...

Deutsche Post DHL Group selects NVIDIA DRIVE PX for autonomous delivery truck fleet ...

Seeing the next dimension of computer chips ...

Applications

Scientists Amsterdam Science Park contribute to research behind Nobel Prize ...

International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays ...

With help of Piz Daint supercomputer towards solving the proton spin puzzle ...

Supercomputing aids experiments in sorting out the hidden mechanics of magnetic field reconnection, a key factor in solar storms and fusion energy reactors ...

Sandia's Direct Numerical Simulations enhance combustion efficiency, reduces pollution ...

Machine learning translates 'hidden' information to reveal chemistry in action ...

Dataset size counts for better predictions ...

Adriënne Mendrik expands on Grand Challenges in Computer Vision Magazine ...

SDSC Gateway provides advanced software and HPC tools needed by today's biologists ...

Features

2017-10-10 Delft Intel has delivered a 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing to QuTech. The new chip was fabricated by Intel and features a unique design to achieve improved yield and performance. The delivery of this chip demonstrates the fast progress Intel and QuTech are making in researching and developing a working quantum computing system. It also underscores the importance of material science and semiconductor manufacturing in realizing the promise of quantum computing. Read further...

Quantum computing

2017-10-12 Berkeley

International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays

ApplicationsAs part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory contributed key algorithms which helped achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago - using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3D structure of important biological objects. This technique has the potential to allow scientists to shed light on biological structure and dynamics that were previously impossible to observe with traditional X-ray methods. Read further...

Video news

2017-08-14 European exascale projects seek to make programme environments more application suitable

During the Workshops Day at ISC'17 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinewas able to talk to Guy Lonsdale from Scapos at the occasion of the ETP4HPC Workshop.

2017-08-14 IT4Innovations actively contributes in creating HPC ecosystem to reach exascale

The ETP4HPC Workshop at ISC'17 in Frankfurt, Germany provided Primeur Magazine with an excellent occasion to interview Martin Palkovic from IT4Innovations, the National Supercomputing Centre in the Czech Republic.

2017-08-09 Analyst Crossfire

Panel at ISC17 in Frankfurt.

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).

News flashes

News flashes 2017-10-16

New John von Neumann Institute for Computing Research Group "Computational Structural Biology"

Industry newsThe Forschungszentrum Jülich started a new research group "Computational Structural Biology" at the John von Neumann Institute. The group is headed by Alexander Schug. Read further...

PASC18 conference calls for submissions

Industry newsASC18 is the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing. The conference will be held in Basel in July 2018.The calls for proposals are now open. Read further...

List with 51 European HPC projects now expanded with budget info: 365 million euro in total

Focus on EuropeWe have expanded our list of current European HPC projects, including supercomputing and exascale projects in the EuroHPC site with budget information. Total budget for the 51 projects is 365 million euro. The projects typically started in 2015 and will end next year. Read further...

FOSDEM'18 HPC, Big Data, and Data Science Devroom February 4, 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Focus on EuropeThe 3rd edition of the HPC, Big Data and Data Science devroom will be co-located with FOSDEM 2018. FOSDEM is an annual conference about free and open source software, attended by over 5000 developers and open-source enthusiasts from all over the world. This devroom is organised by representatives from the HPC and Big Data communities, who are joining forces to bring both communities together. Read further...

News flashes 2017-10-15

CSCS at Red Hat Forum Switzerland

Industry newsWhat did supercomputing CSCS do at the Red Hat Forum? Massimo Benini and Marco Passerini explain on the CSCS blog. Read further...

BBC explains Quantum Computing

Quantum computingOn the BBC web site, Mary-Ann Russon explains Quantum Computing and other Quantum Technologies in an overview article called "How do you build the next-generation internet?" She explains the different types of quantum computing, quantum key distribution, quantum memory and more. Read further...

6 million euro available for projects handling Public Open Data through supercomputers

Focus on EuropeOne of the calls that is currently open from the Horizon 2020 programma, is "Public Open Data - HPC" closing November 26 with a budget of 6 million euro. It is part of the "Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Trans-European Telecommunications Networks Work Programme 2017". Read further...

News flashes 2017-10-13

Jesús Labarta discusses results of optimisation of parallel HPC codes in the POP project

Focus on EuropeBarcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) published a video interview with Jesús Labarta, Director of the Computer Sciences Department at BSC, on why performance analysis is crucial to getting the most out of computers. In the interview, Labarta discusses the results of the POP project - the Performance Optimisation and Productivity Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications. According to Labarta, POP's performance analysis results in HPC performance improvements ranging from 10% to more than 10 times. Aimed at both developers and users of applications, as well as infrastructure providers, POP's services centre around an external assessment of parallel codes. Read further...

Switzerland to join EuroHPC as 11th country - Bulgaria officially signed the EuroHPC declaration

Focus on EuropeSwitzerland is expected to be the next country to join the European HPC effort EuroHPC on 20 October 2017. As we announced two days ago in Primeur Magazine, Bulgaria has joined the EuroHPC as 10th member. The signature has now been put on the declaration. The declaration was signed in Sofia, by Bulgarian Minister of Education and Science, Krasimir Valchev, in the presence of Commissioner Gabriel. 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 2017-10-16

Exascale supercomputing

Exploring the exotic world of quarks and gluons at the dawn of the exascale ...

Quantum computing

Intel delivers 17-qubit superconducting chip with advanced packaging to QuTech ...

Los Alamos experiments with a quantum-physics device that could boost computation to the next level ...

Forget about it - a material that mimics the brain ...

Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics ...

Construction of a quantum computer begins in Finland - working group receives nearly one million euro in funding ...

Focus on Europe

SC17 video sheds light on how supercomputers are unraveling the mystery of the human brain ...

SURFsara supports SRON analysing Tropomi Sentinel-5P satellite data ...

ISC Group is calling on experts to propose tutorials and workshops for ISC 2018 ...

Young scientist wins award for platform to investigate corporate tax avoidance ...

Hardware

Fujitsu receives order for Japan's fastest supercomputer system for AI applications ...

NVIDIA announces world's first AI computer to make robotaxis a reality ...

Deutsche Post DHL Group selects NVIDIA DRIVE PX for autonomous delivery truck fleet ...

Seeing the next dimension of computer chips ...

Applications

Scientists Amsterdam Science Park contribute to research behind Nobel Prize ...

International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays ...

With help of Piz Daint supercomputer towards solving the proton spin puzzle ...

Supercomputing aids experiments in sorting out the hidden mechanics of magnetic field reconnection, a key factor in solar storms and fusion energy reactors ...

Sandia's Direct Numerical Simulations enhance combustion efficiency, reduces pollution ...

Machine learning translates 'hidden' information to reveal chemistry in action ...

Dataset size counts for better predictions ...

Adriënne Mendrik expands on Grand Challenges in Computer Vision Magazine ...

SDSC Gateway provides advanced software and HPC tools needed by today's biologists ...