Primeur weekly 2018-10-15

Special

EuroHPC is just the tip of the HPC iceberg ...

Focus

Excellerat project to create Centre of Excellence for boosting engineering application codes into exascale area ...

Crowd computing

Perlin Network to provide distributed income for the next billion ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave launches Leap, the first real-time Quantum Application Environment ...

Quantum computers tackle big data with machine learning ...

Quantum Xchange addresses need for national quantum initiatives in U.S. ...

Middleware

WekaIO appoints Andy Watson as CTO ...

Sylabs announces new release of Singularity to expand current ecosystem of resources that tackles today's most demanding workloads ...

Global cross-industry players join efforts to support the ecosystem and market development for edge and HPC solutions ...

Hardware

Veoneer introduces autonomous driving supercomputer based on Zenuity software and NVIDIA processing power ...

Centro Epson Meteo migrates HPC applications to Verne Global to boost meteorological forecasting capabilities ...

RISC-V Design Contest calls on embedded designers to push the limits of innovation ...

Dutch DAS-6 high performance computer infrastructure gets funding ...

NVIDIA introduces RAPIDS open-source GPU-acceleration platform for large-scale data analytics and machine learning ...

Applications

Fujitsu drives quantum-inspired project to help solve NatWest's complex optimization challenges ...

NVIDIA Holodeck at GTC demonstrated on Boston Roamer Multi-User VR wireless solution ...

Premium electric automaker NIO uses Panasas ActiveStor storage to accelerate product design and development ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and ISC Group call for team proposals for Eighth Annual Student Cluster Competition, June 2019 ...

Australia's DownUnder GeoSolutions selects Skybox Datacenters and Houston, Texas for global expansion of revolutionary oil & gas exploration technology ...

Making sense of the complex ...

ALCF selects new data science projects ...

University of Southern California chooses Univa to manage growing infrastructure and accelerate machine learning research ...

Technion and Intel to inaugurate joint Center for Artificial Intelligence ...

Supercomputer predicts optical and thermal properties of complex hybrid materials ...

The Cloud

Oracle and NVIDIA bring the power of the Cloud to the next generation of analytics, machine learning and AI ...

IBM and NVIDIA collaborate to expand open source machine learning tools for data scientists ...

Atos launches inaugural AI lab in London with Google Cloud ...

Features

2018-10-15 Stuttgart At the HPC User Forum at the Supercomputing Centre (HLRS) in Stuttgart, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Bastian Koller about a new project funded by the European Commission. The project is called Excellerat and it came out of the call in March 2018. With Excellerat, the team will address one of the big topics in Europe when one goes to the exascale area, which is engineering. Read further...

Focus

2018-10-12 Almere

EuroHPC is just the tip of the HPC iceberg

Special Too little too late? Some of the recent articles about EuroHPC compare the amount of money in EuroHPC JU, mostly conveniently rounded to 1 billion euro, and the time scale - exascale in 2022/2023 - to exascale numbers and timeframes from the USA, China, and Japan. Comparing numbers from different countries and continents is, of course, always difficult. But one thing that is often overlooked is the fact that EuroHPC JU is just the tip of the iceberg: most money and most efforts in HPC in Europe are spent at national and regional levels. Some countries, Germany and France, would be able to buy an exascale system on their own. Perhaps a few years later, perhaps even in the same time frame. As an example, it is often mentioned that Europe does not have any system in the Top 10, just discarding the Piz Daint at CSCS in Switzerland. Actually that there is no system in Germany in the Top 10 of the world's fastest supercomputers is accidental, due to non-overlapping funding cycles. As can be seen from the recent supercomputing acquisitions in Germany, it is indeed likely that a German based supercomputer will return to the Top 10 again. Read further...

2018-10-08 Sunnyvale, Frankfurt

HPC-AI Advisory Council and ISC Group call for team proposals for Eighth Annual Student Cluster Competition, June 2019

ApplicationsThe HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC), a for community-benefit organisation promoting HPC and AI education, along with the ISC Group, organizers of Europe's premier HPC forum, has opened call for team entries for the 2019 ISC-HPCAIAC Student Cluster Competition (SCC). Teams of up to six students, currently enrolled in four-year higher education and undergraduate-degree programmes, can submit proposals for the 2019 competition through November 9, 2018. Organizers will announce team selections November 15, 2018 and host a total of twelve teams in Germany, June 17-19, 2019 during the 34th annual ISC High Performance Conference and Exhibition. The main conference will be held from June 16-20, 2019. Read further...

2018-10-11 Amsterdam

Dutch DAS-6 high performance computer infrastructure gets funding

HardwareThe Dutch Science organisation NWO has announced that the DAS-6 proposal submitted by the DAS steering committee, headed by prof. Henri Bal of the Free University - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, will receive 500.000 euro funding to build the next-generation high performance computing infrastructure. Read further...

Video news

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

2018-09-03 Automation helps CERN manage Big Data with easy-to-install SAFE data centre modules

At the ISC'18 Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinemet Jurgen Caeyman, CEO at Automation, a company that has worked for a part on the solution for the problem that was mentioned by CERN's Maria Girone during the keynote on the first day of the ISC'18 Conference.

2018-08-28 Japan-based XTREME-D to expand unique HPC Cloud solution to Europe and United States

2018-08-13 DEEP-EST project exploring nuts and bolts of mildly disruptive modular supercomputing architecture

At the ISC'18 Exhibition, Primeur Magazine met Norbert Eicker at the Mont-Blanc booth. Norbert Eicker participates in the DEEP-EST project which is one of the Horizon2020 projects that develops technology for supercomputing.

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.

News flashes

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Primeur weekly 2018-10-15

Special

EuroHPC is just the tip of the HPC iceberg ...

Focus

Excellerat project to create Centre of Excellence for boosting engineering application codes into exascale area ...

Crowd computing

Perlin Network to provide distributed income for the next billion ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave launches Leap, the first real-time Quantum Application Environment ...

Quantum computers tackle big data with machine learning ...

Quantum Xchange addresses need for national quantum initiatives in U.S. ...

Middleware

WekaIO appoints Andy Watson as CTO ...

Sylabs announces new release of Singularity to expand current ecosystem of resources that tackles today's most demanding workloads ...

Global cross-industry players join efforts to support the ecosystem and market development for edge and HPC solutions ...

Hardware

Veoneer introduces autonomous driving supercomputer based on Zenuity software and NVIDIA processing power ...

Centro Epson Meteo migrates HPC applications to Verne Global to boost meteorological forecasting capabilities ...

RISC-V Design Contest calls on embedded designers to push the limits of innovation ...

Dutch DAS-6 high performance computer infrastructure gets funding ...

NVIDIA introduces RAPIDS open-source GPU-acceleration platform for large-scale data analytics and machine learning ...

Applications

Fujitsu drives quantum-inspired project to help solve NatWest's complex optimization challenges ...

NVIDIA Holodeck at GTC demonstrated on Boston Roamer Multi-User VR wireless solution ...

Premium electric automaker NIO uses Panasas ActiveStor storage to accelerate product design and development ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and ISC Group call for team proposals for Eighth Annual Student Cluster Competition, June 2019 ...

Australia's DownUnder GeoSolutions selects Skybox Datacenters and Houston, Texas for global expansion of revolutionary oil & gas exploration technology ...

Making sense of the complex ...

ALCF selects new data science projects ...

University of Southern California chooses Univa to manage growing infrastructure and accelerate machine learning research ...

Technion and Intel to inaugurate joint Center for Artificial Intelligence ...

Supercomputer predicts optical and thermal properties of complex hybrid materials ...

The Cloud

Oracle and NVIDIA bring the power of the Cloud to the next generation of analytics, machine learning and AI ...

IBM and NVIDIA collaborate to expand open source machine learning tools for data scientists ...

Atos launches inaugural AI lab in London with Google Cloud ...