Primeur weekly 2014-09-15

The Cloud

Cutting the Cloud computing carbon cost

HP acquires Eucalyptus to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption in the enterprise

Cloud-computing revolution applies to evolution

UTSA awarded $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study Cloud computing

IBM and Intel bring new security features to the Cloud

New IBM x86 M5 servers offer higher security, efficiency and reliability for enterprise workloads and Cloud environments

HP introduces industry's first application self-protection As-a-service Solution

Aspera, an IBM company, unveils expanded on demand transfer platform for Big Data

EuroFlash

BP, Chevron, Technip and more showcase product development in the energy sector using Altair technology

European Commission to organize Public Consultation on Cloud Computing and Software

PRACE 10th Call for Proposals for Project Access is now open

European Commision to launch Open Consultation for the next priorities in FIRE

New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing

New species of electrons can lead to better computing

The sound of an atom has been captured

PRACE to organize Autumn School in HPC Programming Techniques

Early Bird Rate for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences to end soon

The quantum revolution is a step closer

Squeezed quantum communication

USFlash

Cray appoints supercomputing veteran Steve Scott to senior vice president and chief technology officer

SGI again captures performance world record with latest Intel Xeon processor

Mayo Clinic and IBM task Watson to improve clinical trial research

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre goes petascale

SDSC joins the Intel Parallel Computing Centers programme

New family of materials for energy-efficient information storage and processing

Nanyang Technological University partners with international universities to build a global network of citizen oceanographers

The search for Ebola immune response targets

Primeur Breaking news

Primeur feature articles

2014-09-09 Kensington

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre goes petascale

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has installed the final stage upgrade of the supercomputer, 'Magnus', ushering in a new era of Australian research, powered by world-class technology. The Pawsey Centre, which has been operating since November 2013, is an internationally significant supercomputing centre hosting the facilities and expertise to support Australia's high-end scientific research. Read further...

2014-09-11 Athens

PRACE to organize Autumn School in HPC Programming Techniques

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, organizes an Autumn School in HPC Programming Techniques on 25-28 November 2014 in Athens, Greece. The deadline for applications is 3 October 2014. There is a maximum of 50 participants. Read further...

2014-09-15 Heidelberg

Early Bird Rate for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences to end soon

On September 20 the early-bird pricing for the ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data registrations will be replaced with regular registration fees. With the regular rates, the passes will cost 100 euro more for each conference, and the combined conference ticket, which allows attendees to participate in both events, will cost 150 euro more. Thus the organizers encourage attendees to register within the next five days to benefit from the current savings. Read further...

2014-09-09 San Diego

The search for Ebola immune response targets

The effort to develop therapeutics and a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) requires a complex understanding of the micro-organism and its relationship within the host, especially the immune response. Adding to the challenge, EVD can be caused by anyone of five known species within the genus Ebolavirus (EBOV), in the Filovirus family. Now, researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla Institute, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are assisting the scientific community by running high-speed on-line publications of analysis of EBOV-related epitope data being curated in the Immune Epitope Data Base (IEDB), and predicting epitopes using the IEDB Analysis Resource. Sebastian Maurer-Stroh of Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore is also assisting with analysis of the latest outbreak sequences of Ebola proteins. Read further...

Primeur Video news

2014-07-01 The unveiling of the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer on earth"

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14. Read more in the article in Primeur Magazine: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-07-14-104.html

2014-07-01 An interview with Adapteva founder Andreas Olofsson about the A-1 and Parallella

You can read the text of the interview in the article in Primeur Magazine: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-07-14-104.html

2014-06-02 The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Grid Computing

Interview with Jan Bot, SURFsara & Cristina Aiftimiei, INFN, about the SURFsara MOOC online training on Grid computing. May 2014, Helsinki.

2014-06-01 Interview with David Wallom about the launch of the Federated Cloud as a production service

At the European Grid Initiative (EGI) Community Forum (CF) in Helsinki, Finland,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with David Wallom from the University of Oxford. David Wallom is the Chair of the Federated Cloud Task Force.

2014-04-16 Interview with Sverker Holmgren, Chair of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group

At the recent 2nd International Conference for Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2014 - in Athens, Greece, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Sverker Holmgren, Chair of the e-IRG.

2014-04-16 Interview with Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, EC

At the recent 2nd International Conference for Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2014 - in Athens, Greece, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General Research and Innovation of the EC.

Primeur 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 2014-09-15

The Cloud

Cutting the Cloud computing carbon cost

HP acquires Eucalyptus to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption in the enterprise

Cloud-computing revolution applies to evolution

UTSA awarded $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study Cloud computing

IBM and Intel bring new security features to the Cloud

New IBM x86 M5 servers offer higher security, efficiency and reliability for enterprise workloads and Cloud environments

HP introduces industry's first application self-protection As-a-service Solution

Aspera, an IBM company, unveils expanded on demand transfer platform for Big Data

EuroFlash

BP, Chevron, Technip and more showcase product development in the energy sector using Altair technology

European Commission to organize Public Consultation on Cloud Computing and Software

PRACE 10th Call for Proposals for Project Access is now open

European Commision to launch Open Consultation for the next priorities in FIRE

New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing

New species of electrons can lead to better computing

The sound of an atom has been captured

PRACE to organize Autumn School in HPC Programming Techniques

Early Bird Rate for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences to end soon

The quantum revolution is a step closer

Squeezed quantum communication

USFlash

Cray appoints supercomputing veteran Steve Scott to senior vice president and chief technology officer

SGI again captures performance world record with latest Intel Xeon processor

Mayo Clinic and IBM task Watson to improve clinical trial research

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre goes petascale

SDSC joins the Intel Parallel Computing Centers programme

New family of materials for energy-efficient information storage and processing

Nanyang Technological University partners with international universities to build a global network of citizen oceanographers

The search for Ebola immune response targets