Primeur weekly 2020-07-13

Special

Hybrid usage of HPC and quantum computers to be key for successful development of quantum computing applications ...

Focus

e-IRG to show resiliency in coronacrisis by going virtual during Croatian and German EU Presidencies with e-IRG Café and webinars ...

Quantum computing

Atos partners with Total to tackle decarbonization using quantum algorithms ...

Atos opens up a new path to quantum annealing simulation ...

Porous graphene ribbons doped with nitrogen for electronics and quantum computing ...

Researchers find safeguards for quantum communications ...

Scaling up the quantum chip ...

Quantum classifiers with tailored quantum kernel? ...

Scientists create new device to light up the way for quantum technologies ...

Chicago Quantum Exchange welcomes seven new partners in tech, computing and finance, to advance research and training ...

Quantum technology start-up Q-CTRL announces global R&D partnership with Advanced Navigation ...

Focus on Europe

CINECA chooses IBM POWER9 with NVIDIA GPUs and InfiniBand network for Marconi100 accelerated cluster ...

ISC 2020 Digital draws record attendance and community praise ...

Atos establishes Life Sciences Centre of Excellence to support researchers worldwide ...

Collaborative virtual reality environments for the home office ...

Arm intends to strengthen focus on core semiconductor IP business growth ...

HLRS-led European project will expand use of HPC among SME's ...

Middleware

Zhao and Cheng studying model-parallelism for large-scale deep learning ...

Research and Markets issues report on United States Data Center Power Market 2020-2025 - Emergence of nickel-zinc & Prussian blue sodium-ion battery UPS systems driving market growth ...

Hardware

Magnetic memory states go exponential ...

ViaBTC Group and Bitmain Supercomputing Center Research Institute form global partnership to launch professional mining resources platform ...

Renesas Advanced Automotive SoC adopted by Continental for its Body High-Performance Computer ...

Liqid and Broadcom deliver first turnkey PCIe 4.0 fabric platform ...

Imec and GLOBALFOUNDRIES announce breakthrough in AI chip, bringing deep neural network calculations to IoT edge devices ...

Applications

Spanish National Center for Biotechnology uses Atos supercomputing expertise to find out how Covid-19 virus initiates infection ...

New collection of stars, not born in our galaxy, discovered in Milky Way ...

Super-fast AI system installed at KIT ...

Tian to develop approaches to efficient distributed learning ...

Argonne to explore how digital twins may transform nuclear energy with $8 million award ...

Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup ...

Asetek collaborates with HPE to deliver next-gen HPC server cooling solutions ...

DUG lodges prospectus in bid to raise $A26 million ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center's Comet helps with solar wind predictions ...

Penguin Computing announces new Tundra AP offering ...

Scientists provide the first full view into an aircraft engine ...

The Cloud

Atos eliminates the last barriers to public Cloud with new Digital Cloud Services ...

Features

2020-07-13 Almere Kristel Michielsen, who is leading the research group Quantum Information Processing at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, addressed the topic of quantum classical hybrid computing models in modular HPC systems at ISC 2020 Digital. Quantum computing is a new disruptive computer technology. There is a diverse user group in science and industry with various hard computational challenges to unravel complex systems. The general belief is that quantum computing can help to solve these hard problems. In quantum computing, one has three potential classes of problems that can be solved by quantum computing. The first class comprises quantum simulations. One can think for example about quantum chemistry problems. A second class of potential applications are optimization problems, for example, the optimization of traffic flow or the optimization in drug design. As optimization is a first step in machine learning, quantum machine learning is a third class of potential applications in quantum computing. Read further...

Special

2020-07-13 Almere

e-IRG to show resiliency in coronacrisis by going virtual during Croatian and German EU Presidencies with e-IRG Café and webinars

FocusFollowing the open e-IRG Workshop webinars under Croatian EU Presidency,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with e-IRG Chair Paolo Budroni about the plans the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group is hoping to carry out in the months to come. e-IRG is a strategic body to facilitate the integration in the area of European infrastructures and connected services within and between Member States at the European level and globally. As a body, e-IRG is composed of national delegates who are appointed by the Member States. Each country has two delegates. Of course, e-IRG also has delegates from the Associated Countries. e-IRG's mission is to support both coherent, innovative and strategic European infrastructures policy making and the development of convergent, sustainable infrastructure services. A lot of objectives can be linked to this mission. Read further...

2020-07-09 Stuttgart

HLRS-led European project will expand use of HPC among SME's

Focus on EuropeThe EuroHPC Joint Undertaking was organized in 2018 to accelerate the development of a shared European infrastructure and knowledge base in high-performance computing (HPC). One important dimension of this effort has been to promote access to and usage of high-performance computing in industry, particularly within the vast landscape of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) that form an essential component of Europe's economy. Read further...

Video news

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

2020-06-24 HPC in Asia - What is the progress in China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand

t the HPC in Asia session we looked with some expectation to the presentation of China. Would they reveal details on upcoming exascale supercomputers? In Singapore they made progress in executing their supercomputing plan version 2. In Saudi Arabia 15% of the Shaheen supercomputing power is dedicated to COVID-19 research.

2020-06-23 Fugaku supercomputer already used in COVID-19 research

Pimeur Magazine summarized in this short video the current research performed on Fugaku in the fight against the coronavirus.

News flashes

News flashes 2020-07-16

Closing date Tender EuroHPC Petascale supercomputer in Sofia again extended

Focus on Europe The closing date for the EuroHPC petascale supercomputer in Sofia has again been extended. Originally, the tender closing date was in June, then it was extended to July, and now moved even more forward to August 20. 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 2020-07-13

Special

Hybrid usage of HPC and quantum computers to be key for successful development of quantum computing applications ...

Focus

e-IRG to show resiliency in coronacrisis by going virtual during Croatian and German EU Presidencies with e-IRG Café and webinars ...

Quantum computing

Atos partners with Total to tackle decarbonization using quantum algorithms ...

Atos opens up a new path to quantum annealing simulation ...

Porous graphene ribbons doped with nitrogen for electronics and quantum computing ...

Researchers find safeguards for quantum communications ...

Scaling up the quantum chip ...

Quantum classifiers with tailored quantum kernel? ...

Scientists create new device to light up the way for quantum technologies ...

Chicago Quantum Exchange welcomes seven new partners in tech, computing and finance, to advance research and training ...

Quantum technology start-up Q-CTRL announces global R&D partnership with Advanced Navigation ...

Focus on Europe

CINECA chooses IBM POWER9 with NVIDIA GPUs and InfiniBand network for Marconi100 accelerated cluster ...

ISC 2020 Digital draws record attendance and community praise ...

Atos establishes Life Sciences Centre of Excellence to support researchers worldwide ...

Collaborative virtual reality environments for the home office ...

Arm intends to strengthen focus on core semiconductor IP business growth ...

HLRS-led European project will expand use of HPC among SME's ...

Middleware

Zhao and Cheng studying model-parallelism for large-scale deep learning ...

Research and Markets issues report on United States Data Center Power Market 2020-2025 - Emergence of nickel-zinc & Prussian blue sodium-ion battery UPS systems driving market growth ...

Hardware

Magnetic memory states go exponential ...

ViaBTC Group and Bitmain Supercomputing Center Research Institute form global partnership to launch professional mining resources platform ...

Renesas Advanced Automotive SoC adopted by Continental for its Body High-Performance Computer ...

Liqid and Broadcom deliver first turnkey PCIe 4.0 fabric platform ...

Imec and GLOBALFOUNDRIES announce breakthrough in AI chip, bringing deep neural network calculations to IoT edge devices ...

Applications

Spanish National Center for Biotechnology uses Atos supercomputing expertise to find out how Covid-19 virus initiates infection ...

New collection of stars, not born in our galaxy, discovered in Milky Way ...

Super-fast AI system installed at KIT ...

Tian to develop approaches to efficient distributed learning ...

Argonne to explore how digital twins may transform nuclear energy with $8 million award ...

Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup ...

Asetek collaborates with HPE to deliver next-gen HPC server cooling solutions ...

DUG lodges prospectus in bid to raise $A26 million ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center's Comet helps with solar wind predictions ...

Penguin Computing announces new Tundra AP offering ...

Scientists provide the first full view into an aircraft engine ...

The Cloud

Atos eliminates the last barriers to public Cloud with new Digital Cloud Services ...