Primeur weekly 2020-01-20

Focus

What are the implications for EuroHPC of the USA and China fight over Dutch chip manufacturing technology? ...

Quantum computing

How sensitive can a quantum detector be? ...

AlphaZero learns to rule the quantum world ...

US Department of Energy announces $625 million for new quantum centers ...

IDC Financial Insights Presents Inaugural Research on Quantum Computing for Banking ...

Focus on Europe

In 2019 the Spanish Supercomputing Network breaks its record of computing hours allocated to Spanish scientists ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2020 opens applications ...

Meet the Future - Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Invitation to apply for the ISC Travel Grant and Student Volunteer programmes ...

Middleware

Kao Data appoints Spencer Lamb as new Vice President of Sales and Marketing ...

Genomics England selects WekaIO to accelerate genomics research for 5 Million Genomes Project ...

OLCF staff involved in Khronos effort to create new visualization standard ...

OLCF is looking into the present and the future of large-scale data science ...

Hardware

New HPC-Cluster for University of Rostock ...

Eight teams successfully running on first NVIDIA and Arm test bed, Wombat at the OLCF ...

Reinventing the computer: Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era ...

Solving complex problems at the speed of light ...

WekaIO selected as a Finalist in TechTarget Enterprise Data Storage 2019 Products of Year ...

ScaleMP demonstrates best-in-class large-system results ...

Applications

UC San Diego-led study finds close evolutionary proximity between microbial domains in the 'tree of life' ...

NOAA releases extended version of 20th Century Reanalysis project ...

Banking on a new community isotope database ...

Reducing the risk of blood clots in artificial heart valves ...

Team led by PPPL wins supercomputer time to help capture and control fusion energy ...

Machine learning greatly reduces uncertainty in understanding of paleozoic biodiversity ...

Metal alloys for industrial applications benefit from supercomputer modelling ...

The Cloud

Supermicro expands Oracle relationship with best in class server solutions ...

American Association for Thoracic Surgery adopts HUBzero Cloud platform ...

Features

2020-01-20 Almere To produce computer chips, you need a specialized machine. One of the leaders in chip manufacturing machines is the Dutch company ASML. Its newest technology is a latest-generation lithography system, supporting EUV (UV light etching) volume production at the 7 and 5 nm nodes. It is the only machine of its type in the world, costing about 120 million euro. The technology of this machine is almost completely ASML developed technology. Read further...

Focus

2020-01-17 Warsaw

Meet the Future - Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 Conference to issue Call for Participation

Focus on Europe Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 is a platform for the thought leaders from both academia and industry to interact and discuss the visionary ideas, the most important global trends and substantial innovations in supercomputing. This year the SCEF 2020 will take place in Warsaw, Poland, in March 23-26, 2020. Read further...

2020-01-13 Barcelona

In 2019 the Spanish Supercomputing Network breaks its record of computing hours allocated to Spanish scientists

Focus on EuropeThe Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) has closed the year 2019 with a record in the number of processor hours allocated to Spanish researchers in different areas of knowledge such as: Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Biomedicine and Science Life, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Solid State Chemistry, Biological Systems Chemistry. Specifically, in 2019, 583,21 million processor hours were made available to Spanish researchers in the 12 supercomputers that are part of this Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure. These data represent an increase of 80% of the amount of 2018, almost doubling the total number of hours. Read further...

2020-01-10 Chemnitz

New HPC-Cluster for University of Rostock

HardwareEquipped with 88 MEGWARE compute nodes, 16,9 TB DDR4 main memory and a theoretical compute power of 292,9 TFlops RPEAK, the new HPC Cluster provides an excellent framework for future calculations. Once again, MEGWARE was awarded to support the university of Rostock for extending the data centre computing resources. Read further...

Video news

2019-10-28 NEXTGenIO project to deliver system with revolutionary memory dissolving I/O bottlenecks

At the recent HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to catch up on the NEXTGenIO results with three people from the project that has just finished: Tiago Quintino, Michele Weiland and Adrian Jackson.

2019-10-21 Interview with EPCC's Mark Parsons - plan for UK exascale supercomputer in 2022/2023 is taking shape

EPCC is preparing for the next supercomputer, Archer2, but there are also bold plans to bring an exascale supercomputer to the UK end of 2022/beginning of 2023. Old mines play an important role in reusing the massive amounts of heat an exascale supercomputer will produce.

2019-01-28 Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, LRZ, on German and European HPC: being best is better than being first

At the recent eScience Conference in Amsterdam Primeur Magazine was able to talk with Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Germany about high-performance computing (HPC). Not long ago, there were some very big announcements in Munich concerning new supercomputers. LRZ has started to begin the final phase for the installment of the SuperMUC next generation system

2019-01-23 Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale

Primeur Magazinet alked with Per Öster about the consortium CSC is heading and the proposal it is preparing as candidate hosting entity for one of the pre-exascale machines that will be procured by EuroHPC.

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

News flashes

News flashes 2020-01-21

European Processor Initiative spins off SiPearl to commercialize the EPI microprocessor

Focus on EuropeSiPearl is the name of a company that is bringing the European Processor Initiative (EPI) consortium's technology to market. EPI is designing the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer funded by EuroHPC. This new generation of microprocessors should help ensure Europe's technological sovereignty on the strategic markets for high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence and connected mobility. SiPearl will be managed by Philippe Notton who is also General Manager of EPI. 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 2020-01-20

Focus

What are the implications for EuroHPC of the USA and China fight over Dutch chip manufacturing technology? ...

Quantum computing

How sensitive can a quantum detector be? ...

AlphaZero learns to rule the quantum world ...

US Department of Energy announces $625 million for new quantum centers ...

IDC Financial Insights Presents Inaugural Research on Quantum Computing for Banking ...

Focus on Europe

In 2019 the Spanish Supercomputing Network breaks its record of computing hours allocated to Spanish scientists ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2020 opens applications ...

Meet the Future - Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Invitation to apply for the ISC Travel Grant and Student Volunteer programmes ...

Middleware

Kao Data appoints Spencer Lamb as new Vice President of Sales and Marketing ...

Genomics England selects WekaIO to accelerate genomics research for 5 Million Genomes Project ...

OLCF staff involved in Khronos effort to create new visualization standard ...

OLCF is looking into the present and the future of large-scale data science ...

Hardware

New HPC-Cluster for University of Rostock ...

Eight teams successfully running on first NVIDIA and Arm test bed, Wombat at the OLCF ...

Reinventing the computer: Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era ...

Solving complex problems at the speed of light ...

WekaIO selected as a Finalist in TechTarget Enterprise Data Storage 2019 Products of Year ...

ScaleMP demonstrates best-in-class large-system results ...

Applications

UC San Diego-led study finds close evolutionary proximity between microbial domains in the 'tree of life' ...

NOAA releases extended version of 20th Century Reanalysis project ...

Banking on a new community isotope database ...

Reducing the risk of blood clots in artificial heart valves ...

Team led by PPPL wins supercomputer time to help capture and control fusion energy ...

Machine learning greatly reduces uncertainty in understanding of paleozoic biodiversity ...

Metal alloys for industrial applications benefit from supercomputer modelling ...

The Cloud

Supermicro expands Oracle relationship with best in class server solutions ...

American Association for Thoracic Surgery adopts HUBzero Cloud platform ...