Primeur weekly 2018-09-17

Focus

The EuroHPC roadmap to exascale by 2022 in Europe ...

Quantum computing

Quantum information science on the verge of a technological revolution ...

Atos signs strategic partnership with Technical University of Denmark to deliver its latest Atos Quantum Learning Machine ...

Have a go at quantum computing with the Quantum Inspire platform ...

Focus on Europe

Supercomputer used to design nanoelectronics of the future ...

Middleware

Mellanox Ethernet Video Fabric enables the next generation of 4K and 8K broadcast video open platform ...

Hardware

National Science Foundation funds powerful new supercomputer for UC Santa Cruz researchers ...

Dutch cleantech scale-up Asperitas wins Global Game Changers Award ...

Applications

DataRobot teams up with Intel to accelerate the development and deployment of AI in the enterprise ...

Researchers release the most accurate map of Antarctica terrain ...

$1 million NSF grant to give University of Vermont's supercomputer a warp-speed upgrade ...

NCSA collaborates with Rolls-Royce, Livermore Software Technology Corporation, and Cray to scale up implicit finite element analysis ...

Growing computers in petri dishes: NSF supports Lehigh interdisciplinary research effort to engineer a living neural network ...

Using neural networks to identify gas-phase molecules ...

ORNL-developed technology streamlines computational science projects ...

Teaming up to solve questions in fusion ...

Machine learning IDs markers to help predict Alzheimer's ...

LLNL explores machine learning to prevent defects in metal 3D-printed parts in real time ...

ALCF simulations shed light on technique to alter materials properties ...

The Cloud

Lenovo and NetApp form global strategic partnership to accelerate customers' digital transformation ...

Supermicro's new NVIDIA HGX-2 based SuperServer is world's most powerful Cloud server platform for AI and HPC ...

Features

2018-09-17 Frankfurt At the ISC'18 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Sergi Girona from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center expanded on EuroHPC, the exascale programme for Europe in the session on upcoming exascale systems. Analysing the TOP500 results, Sergi Gerona described the European Union as a union of states whereas the United States are united. Switzerland has the highest ranking supercomputer in Europe in the TOP500 list but Switzerland is not in the European Union, it is a so-called Associated Country. Therefore, in Europe there is a different mechanism to achieve objectives. Every country, every member state has its own organisation, its own objective and its own budget restrictions. This is an indication that Europe has to work together if it wants to achieve the objective of reaching exascale as well as a living HPC ecosystem not very late in the future. The top 10 machines in the TOP500 list also have European users in industry. They are clearly getting the message that they need this technology. This is already one objective that EuroHPC will be targeting to help industrial users move to exascale. Read further...

Focus

2018-09-13 Paris, Copenhagen

Atos signs strategic partnership with Technical University of Denmark to deliver its latest Atos Quantum Learning Machine

Quantum computingAtos, a global expert in digital transformation, has signed a new strategic partnership with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on quantum computing and learning. As part of this strategic partnership, the DTU will be the first university in Denmark to use the Atos Quantum Learning Machine, capable of developing up to 41 Qubits (quantum bits). The DTU is joining several other leading international institutes, such as the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the French University of Reims, and most recently the University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria. Read further...

2018-09-17 Haarlem

Dutch cleantech scale-up Asperitas wins Global Game Changers Award

HardwareAsperitas, developer of cleantech data centre technology solutions based on Immersed Computing, received a prestigious international award on September 12th in Glasgow. The Global Game Changers Awards were created to give recognition to innovations that have the potential to realise the UN Global Goals at a global level. Read further...

Video news

2018-07-21 Keynote presentation Maria Girone at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt

Maria Girona explains CERN, computing and CERN and the current HPC challenges and plans.

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.

News flashes

Background

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Primeur weekly 2018-09-17

Focus

The EuroHPC roadmap to exascale by 2022 in Europe ...

Quantum computing

Quantum information science on the verge of a technological revolution ...

Atos signs strategic partnership with Technical University of Denmark to deliver its latest Atos Quantum Learning Machine ...

Have a go at quantum computing with the Quantum Inspire platform ...

Focus on Europe

Supercomputer used to design nanoelectronics of the future ...

Middleware

Mellanox Ethernet Video Fabric enables the next generation of 4K and 8K broadcast video open platform ...

Hardware

National Science Foundation funds powerful new supercomputer for UC Santa Cruz researchers ...

Dutch cleantech scale-up Asperitas wins Global Game Changers Award ...

Applications

DataRobot teams up with Intel to accelerate the development and deployment of AI in the enterprise ...

Researchers release the most accurate map of Antarctica terrain ...

$1 million NSF grant to give University of Vermont's supercomputer a warp-speed upgrade ...

NCSA collaborates with Rolls-Royce, Livermore Software Technology Corporation, and Cray to scale up implicit finite element analysis ...

Growing computers in petri dishes: NSF supports Lehigh interdisciplinary research effort to engineer a living neural network ...

Using neural networks to identify gas-phase molecules ...

ORNL-developed technology streamlines computational science projects ...

Teaming up to solve questions in fusion ...

Machine learning IDs markers to help predict Alzheimer's ...

LLNL explores machine learning to prevent defects in metal 3D-printed parts in real time ...

ALCF simulations shed light on technique to alter materials properties ...

The Cloud

Lenovo and NetApp form global strategic partnership to accelerate customers' digital transformation ...

Supermicro's new NVIDIA HGX-2 based SuperServer is world's most powerful Cloud server platform for AI and HPC ...