Primeur weekly 2017-12-11

Quantum computing

NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity ...

Focus on Europe

EUDAT CDI Council appoints Per Öster as Project Director of the EOSC-hub project ...

Verne Global delivers hpcDIRECT, a purpose-built, industrial scale HPC-as-a-Service platform ...

European researchers publish Quantum Software Manifesto ...

Commit2Data grant for better, faster and real-time adaptable Big Data analysis ...

Hartree Centre contributes essential computing resource to new UK National Biofilms Innovation Centre ...

Research for more efficient self-learning systems ...

Board members of the Finnish Union of University Professors visited the Netherlands eScience Center ...

Towards data storage at the single molecule level ...

Middleware

System Fabric Works and ThinkParQ become partners for highest speed Parallel File System ...

Hardware

IBM unveils industry's most advanced server designed for artificial intelligence ...

DDN's 5th annual High Performance Computing Trends survey cites complex I/O workloads as nr. 1 challenge ...

NVIDIA TITAN V transforms the PC into AI supercomputer ...

NVIDIA GPU Cloud now available to hundreds of thousands of AI researchers using NVIDIA desktop GPUs ...

New core facility boosts the University of Oregon's research computing power ...

New University of Queensland supercomputer to aid big research discoveries ...

Mellanox and NEC partner to deliver innovative high-performance and artificial intelligence platforms ...

Supermicro expands enterprise solutions portfolio with new scale-up SuperServer certified for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Cray and NERSC partnership to drive advanced AI development at scale ...

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance ...

CMU receives $7.5 million in federal BRAIN initiative funding ...

New algorithm repairs corrupted digital images in one step ...

Neurons have the right shape for deep learning ...

The Cloud

Oracle open sources Kubernetes tools for serverless deployment and intelligent multi-Cloud management ...

Microsoft Azure becomes first global Cloud provider to deploy AMD EPYC ...

Features

2017-11-27 Amsterdam Researchers and industry specialists across Europe, led by Harry Buhrman, director of QuSoft, group leader at CWI, and professor at the University of Amsterdam, have launched a Quantum Software Manifesto. With the Manifesto, the group aims to increase awareness of and support for quantum software research. Read further...

Focus on Europe

2017-12-05 London, Keflavik

Verne Global delivers hpcDIRECT, a purpose-built, industrial scale HPC-as-a-Service platform

Focus on EuropeVerne Global, a provider of highly optimised, secure, and 100% renewably powered data centre solutions, has launched its new hpcDIRECT service. hpcDIRECT is a powerful, agile and efficient HPC-as-a-service (HPCaaS) platform, purpose-built to address the intense compute requirements of today's data-driven industries. hpcDIRECT provides a fully scalable, bare metal service with the ability to rapidly provision the full performance of HPC servers uncontended and in a secure manner. Read further...

2017-12-07 Amsterdam

Commit2Data grant for better, faster and real-time adaptable Big Data analysis

Focus on EuropeIn order to improve parallel processing of Big Data, the project "Evolutionary changes in Distributed Analysis" (ECiDA) was granted by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), within their Commit2Data programme. The research partners in this new project - CWI being one of them - will develop a platform to support 'evolving data-intensive application pipelines', making Big Data analysis safer, better, faster and adaptable in real-time. Commit2Data is a national public-private research and innovation programme focusing on data science and technology relevant for the Dutch top sectors, to maintain and strengthen the Dutch top 5 position in Big Data. 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 2017-12-14

JuliaCon 2018 will be in London

ApplicationsJuliaCon 2018 will take place at University College London in August 2018. This will be the first European venue for the Julia Conference. Julia is a modern parallel computer language. Read further...

Researchers at Max Planck institute achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits lowering the threshold for direct teleportation in a global quantum network

Quantum computingScientists of the Quantum Dynamics Division led by Professor Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have now achieved a major breakthrough: they demonstrated the long-lived storage of a photonic qubit on a single atom trapped in an optical resonator. The coherence time of the stored quantum bit outlasts 100 milliseconds and therefore matches the requirement for the creation of a global quantum network in which qubits are directly teleported between end nodes. Read further...

BSC and Bull lead consortium will develop the microprocessor for EuroHPC

Focus on Europe A consortium with BSC (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) as scientific lead and Bull as industrial lead have won the "Framework Partnership Agreement in European low-power microprocessor technologies" contract. According to the European Commission there were two competing consortia. The Framework contract in itself does not provide any funding, but it allows the consortium to submit two proposals: first a Phase I proposal valued at 80 million euro next year, and a Phase II proposal in 2010 valued at 40 million euro. There will be no competition for the Phase I and Phase II proposal stages but the proposals themselves still will need to be evaluated positively. Creating a European microprocessor, to be independent from US and Chinese microprocessors, to be used for HPC, Big Data and AI, is one of the goals of EuroHPC. Read further...

Work on exascale in Edinburgh - 2 PhD postions at EPCC

Focus on EuropeEPCC is offering two fully-funded PhD studentships working in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and ARM. EPCC is seeking highly talented and motivated graduates to apply for the studentships, beginning in early 2018. Read further...

News flashes 2017-12-12

Telindus selected as SURFnet8 service layer provider

HardwareOn 27 November 2017, Telindus and SURF signed the SURFnet8 service layer contract. In September, Telindus won the European tender for this, which was awarded by SURF. SURF is upgrading SURFnet network's optical and service layers, thus further enhancing the wired parts of the national education and research network. Telindus and SURF will begin implementing the SURFnet8 service layer in 2018, following the new optical layer. Read further...

The Netherlands eScience Center has a vacant PhD position "reliable exascale computing"

ExascaleThe Netherlands eScience Center supports and reinforces multidisciplinary, data and computational intensive research through creative and innovative use of digital technologies in all its manifestations. It stimulates enhanced Science (eScience) by focusing on collaboration with universities, research institutions and industry. The aim is to change scientific practice by making large-scale Big Data analysis and computation possible across multiple scientific disciplines in order to achieve scientific breakthroughs. In this way, the eScience Center creates an effective bridge between scientific research and state-of-the-art digital technologies. Read further...

PRACE concluded an exciting and inspiring week at SC17

ExascaleThe SC17 Exhibition doors closed on 16 November 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Now it is time to wrap up all the different activities at the PRACE booth which welcomed the SC visitors from 13 November to 16 November 2017. Serge Bogaerts, PRACE Managing Director held a brief and warm welcome talk to open the PRACE booth during the SC17 Exhibition Opening Gala on Monday evening. Read further...

Call to participate in the Netherlands Research Software Engineer Survey 2017

Focus on EuropeEveryone working on research software in the Netherlands is invited to participate in the RSE survey and spread the word. The Netherlands Research Software Engineer community (NL-RSE) was started to gain insight into the various communities of RSEs in the Netherlands and increase the interaction between them. The RSE surveys in the UK in 2016 and 2017 have allowed to gain valuable insights and spread the word about the RSE movement. That is why the Netherlands eScience Center, ePLAN (Platform of eScience/Data Research Centres in the Netherlands), NL-RSE, and the UK RSE Association are organizing this survey for 2017 in the Netherlands. 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 2017-12-11

Quantum computing

NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity ...

Focus on Europe

EUDAT CDI Council appoints Per Öster as Project Director of the EOSC-hub project ...

Verne Global delivers hpcDIRECT, a purpose-built, industrial scale HPC-as-a-Service platform ...

European researchers publish Quantum Software Manifesto ...

Commit2Data grant for better, faster and real-time adaptable Big Data analysis ...

Hartree Centre contributes essential computing resource to new UK National Biofilms Innovation Centre ...

Research for more efficient self-learning systems ...

Board members of the Finnish Union of University Professors visited the Netherlands eScience Center ...

Towards data storage at the single molecule level ...

Middleware

System Fabric Works and ThinkParQ become partners for highest speed Parallel File System ...

Hardware

IBM unveils industry's most advanced server designed for artificial intelligence ...

DDN's 5th annual High Performance Computing Trends survey cites complex I/O workloads as nr. 1 challenge ...

NVIDIA TITAN V transforms the PC into AI supercomputer ...

NVIDIA GPU Cloud now available to hundreds of thousands of AI researchers using NVIDIA desktop GPUs ...

New core facility boosts the University of Oregon's research computing power ...

New University of Queensland supercomputer to aid big research discoveries ...

Mellanox and NEC partner to deliver innovative high-performance and artificial intelligence platforms ...

Supermicro expands enterprise solutions portfolio with new scale-up SuperServer certified for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Cray and NERSC partnership to drive advanced AI development at scale ...

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance ...

CMU receives $7.5 million in federal BRAIN initiative funding ...

New algorithm repairs corrupted digital images in one step ...

Neurons have the right shape for deep learning ...

The Cloud

Oracle open sources Kubernetes tools for serverless deployment and intelligent multi-Cloud management ...

Microsoft Azure becomes first global Cloud provider to deploy AMD EPYC ...