Primeur weekly 2018-06-18

Focus

The JESI initiative does not want Europe just to catch up with HPC - it should attain supercomputing superiority in Europe ...

Quantum computing

Intel starts testing smallest spin qubit chip for quantum computing ...

Volkswagen to test quantum computing in battery research ...

Delft scientists make first 'on demand' entanglement link ...

Quantum transfer at the push of a button ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT and TEIN*CC strengthen ties through new MoU ...

eROSA Project to release Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agricultural and Food Sciences ...

Young researcher from Nepal and student from Botswana receive ISC Travel Grant ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces partnership with microstaxx ...

GE's Flow Simulator software now available exclusively from Altair ...

Hardware

MareNostrum 4 POWER9 racks begin operation with high expectation for AI-based research ...

ASUS creativity leverages Asetek Gen6 cooling solution ...

SMART Global Holdings announces acquisition of Penguin Computing ...

Broadcom joins forces with industry leaders to simplify storage bay management ...

Abaco announces VP869 high performance 6U VPX FPGA board featuring two Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGAs ...

Kinetica announces OEM agreement with Dell EMC for tackling extreme data ...

NEC and Quobyte formalize partnership to offer turnkey storage solution to bring operational efficiencies to HPC workloads ...

Arm-based supercomputer prototype to be deployed at Sandia National Laboratories by DOE ...

Applications

SDSC Comet and Machine Learning simulate H2O with "unprecedented accuracy' ...

34 University of Illinois researcher teams awarded allocations on powerful Blue Waters supercomputer ...

Nineteen students selected for 2018 Blue Waters Student Internship Programme ...

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to accelerate performance through new technology solutions ...

A system purely for developing high-performance, Big Data codes ...

Platform uses artificial intelligence to diagnose Zika and other pathogens ...

A novel research partnership in AI to advance drug discovery, longevity and aging research ...

The Cloud

Huawei announces launch of hybrid Cloud solution for Microsoft Azure Stack at CEBIT 2018 ...

2018 GÉANT Community Award goes to Andres Steijaert from SURFnet ...

GNS Systems enters into a strategic partnership with AWS ...

UberCloud to release Compendium Five on technical computing in the Cloud ...

Wave Computing extends AI lead by targeting Edge of Cloud through acquisition of MIPS ...

Features

2018-06-18 Rastatt It is already over two decades ago since there were European supercomputers based on European processor technology: the transputer. One of the persons that worked with transputers, Klaus Kinzinger, is now leading a consortium, JESI, that not only wants to revive these days, but put Europe in the secure HPC driver's seat. We talked with Klaus Kinzinger about how the consortium intends to achieve that, and how it relates and compares to other initiatives like EuroHPC and the European Processor Initiative. Read further...

Focus

2018-06-18 Albuquerque

Arm-based supercomputer prototype to be deployed at Sandia National Laboratories by DOE

HardwareMicroprocessors designed by Arm are ubiquitous in automobile electronics, cellphones and other embedded applications, but until recently they have not provided the performance necessary to make them practical for high-performance computing. Read further...

2018-06-11 Santa Clara

UberCloud to release Compendium Five on technical computing in the Cloud

The CloudThe Annual UberCloud Compendium of Case Studies is out. This is the 5th edition of this set of case studies relating to the world of Technical Computing. This year's collection features case studies based on 10 select UberCloud Experiments, and the whole project is sponsored once again by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel. Read further...

Video news

2018-06-11 Exchange of experience & specialisation key to Europe regaining status in EuroHPC

After the recent e-IRG and Vi-SEEM Workshops, Primeur Magazine was invited by Ivan Dimov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science at his cabinet in Sofia, Bulgaria for an interview. Ivan Dimov gave a keynote at both workshops about e-Infrastructures and supercomputing. He is responsible for research in Bulgaria.

2018-06-10 ECMWF's scalability and co-design effort for "Extreme Earth" Flagship Initiative

During the recent e-IRG Open Workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria, Dr. Peter Bauer, Deputy Director of Research at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), gave a talk on the need for co-design in supercomputers for weather prediction.

2018-06-01 European Open Science Cloud's federating core will give researchers access to e-Infrastructures

After the e-IRG Open Workshop held in Sofia, Bulgaria,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to speak with Augusto Burgueño-Arjona, Head of the e-Infrastructures and Science Cloud Unit in DG Connect at the European Commission, for an update of the European Open Science Cloud's status.

2018-01-29 Combination of top-down like EuroHPC and bottom-up science make European exascale effort healthy

Primeur Magazine had the pleasure to talk with Thomas Schulthess, Director of the Swiss Supercomputing Centre - CSCS - in Lugano, about the European exascale developments and the requirements to achieve this.

2018-01-23 Why a Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to create EuroHPC

Primeur Magazine had a conversation with Thomas Skordas, who is very involved in EuroHPC. Thomas Skordas is Director of Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructures for the European Commission's Directorate in DG Connect. This entity is promoting and funding research infrastructures and excellent research in Europe.

2017-10-06 Atos to validate quantum algorithm functionality with the Quantum Learning Machine

During the Atos Tech Days in Brussels, Belgium, in July 2017,Primeur Magazinewas able to talk to Arnaud Bertrand who is in charge of the Big Data within Atos, about the company's Quantum Learning Machine.

News flashes

News flashes 2018-06-23

No supercomputer in the European Union in the top 3 of the world? For BSC that is a choice, says Mateo Valero

Focus on EuropeNo doubt, Europe is lagging behind in supercomputing compared to China and the USA, and perhaps even compared to Japan. But the often cited criterium that there is no supercomputer in the European Union may not be that correct after all. In a presentation at the RISC-V workshop in Barcelona, Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC) director Mateo Valero said that "with the money we use in the Mare Nostrum, we could be number 3. But we do not like to be number 3. We like to have hardware that our users can use in an easy way." So the Mare Nostrum could have been at the number 3 position in the TOP500. Read further...

Background

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Primeur weekly 2018-06-18

Focus

The JESI initiative does not want Europe just to catch up with HPC - it should attain supercomputing superiority in Europe ...

Quantum computing

Intel starts testing smallest spin qubit chip for quantum computing ...

Volkswagen to test quantum computing in battery research ...

Delft scientists make first 'on demand' entanglement link ...

Quantum transfer at the push of a button ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT and TEIN*CC strengthen ties through new MoU ...

eROSA Project to release Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agricultural and Food Sciences ...

Young researcher from Nepal and student from Botswana receive ISC Travel Grant ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces partnership with microstaxx ...

GE's Flow Simulator software now available exclusively from Altair ...

Hardware

MareNostrum 4 POWER9 racks begin operation with high expectation for AI-based research ...

ASUS creativity leverages Asetek Gen6 cooling solution ...

SMART Global Holdings announces acquisition of Penguin Computing ...

Broadcom joins forces with industry leaders to simplify storage bay management ...

Abaco announces VP869 high performance 6U VPX FPGA board featuring two Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGAs ...

Kinetica announces OEM agreement with Dell EMC for tackling extreme data ...

NEC and Quobyte formalize partnership to offer turnkey storage solution to bring operational efficiencies to HPC workloads ...

Arm-based supercomputer prototype to be deployed at Sandia National Laboratories by DOE ...

Applications

SDSC Comet and Machine Learning simulate H2O with "unprecedented accuracy' ...

34 University of Illinois researcher teams awarded allocations on powerful Blue Waters supercomputer ...

Nineteen students selected for 2018 Blue Waters Student Internship Programme ...

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to accelerate performance through new technology solutions ...

A system purely for developing high-performance, Big Data codes ...

Platform uses artificial intelligence to diagnose Zika and other pathogens ...

A novel research partnership in AI to advance drug discovery, longevity and aging research ...

The Cloud

Huawei announces launch of hybrid Cloud solution for Microsoft Azure Stack at CEBIT 2018 ...

2018 GÉANT Community Award goes to Andres Steijaert from SURFnet ...

GNS Systems enters into a strategic partnership with AWS ...

UberCloud to release Compendium Five on technical computing in the Cloud ...

Wave Computing extends AI lead by targeting Edge of Cloud through acquisition of MIPS ...