Primeur weekly 2017-11-20

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces upgrades to D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer ...

Essential quantum computer component downsized by two orders of magnitude ...

Hardware

University of Oxford acquires Atos' latest supercomputer for Deep Learning programme ...

Toyota Tsusho and D-Wave announce quantum computing collaboration ...

Gidel first to market with application support package for Intel's HLS, offers 5x faster FPGA development ...

Gidel launches new high performance line of acceleration boards based on Intel's Stratix 10 FPGA ...

Argonne to install Comanche system to explore ARM technology for high-performance computing ...

15th Graph500 list reveals top machines for running data applications ...

Applications

Argonne forms new divisions to focus on computation and data science strengths ...

Chinese team employs world's fastest supercomputer to simulate devastating earthquake ...

Physicists mix waves on superconducting qubits ...

Quantum computing with molecules for a quicker search of unsorted databases ...

What is the computational power of the universe? ...

Lawrence Livermore and American Heart Association partner to accelerate drug discovery ...

Supercomputing award of 5.95 billion hours to 55 computational research projects ...

Detailed view of immune proteins could lead to new pathogen-defense strategies ...

The Cloud

Fusion Genomics turns to IBM Cloud to help support advances designed to conquer global pandemics ...

New Oracle Cloud infrastructure innovations deliver unmatched performance and value for the most demanding enterprise, AI and HPC applications ...

Latest version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform joins infrastructure and services across hybrid Cloud environments ...

UberCloud and the Stanford Living Heart Project win prestigious Hyperion Innovation Excellence Award ...

Features

2017-11-16 Denver During SC'17, the 30th International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Denver, UberCloud - together with the Stanford Living Heart Project (LHP) - won the Hyperion - former IDC - Award for Innovation Excellence, elected by the HPC User Forum Steering Committee. Read further...

The Cloud

2017-11-17 Argonne

Argonne to install Comanche system to explore ARM technology for high-performance computing

Hardware The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide system software expertise and a development ecosystem for a future high-performance computing (HPC) system based on 64-bit ARM processors. Read further...

2017-11-16 Atlanta

15th Graph500 list reveals top machines for running data applications

HardwareThe 15th Graph500 list - which ranks supercomputers based on how quickly they can build knowledge from massive-scale data sets - was released November 15 at Supercomputing 2017 (SC17), with Japan's K-Computer defending its position in the number-one spot several years in a row. Read further...

2017-11-16 London, Paris

University of Oxford acquires Atos' latest supercomputer for Deep Learning programme

HardwareAtos, a global expert in digital transformation, has signed a contract with the world-renowned University of Oxford (UK) to deliver a new national Deep Learning supercomputer which will enable UK academics and industry to develop and test Deep Learning applications and Proof of Concepts, as part of the JADE project. Read further...

2017-11-14 Denver

Toyota Tsusho and D-Wave announce quantum computing collaboration

HardwareD-Wave Systems Inc., an expert in quantum computing systems and software, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota Tsusho Corporation to collaborate on high-speed optimization projects using quantum computing. Toyota Tsusho is the trading arm of the Toyota Group, providing a diverse global customer base with high performance computing technologies. Toyota Tsusho plans to use D-Wave's system to explore optimization applications and, ultimately, improve customer efficiency across a variety of industries - from automotive and finance, to medicine, environmental sustainability, and beyond. 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

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Primeur weekly 2017-11-20

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces upgrades to D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer ...

Essential quantum computer component downsized by two orders of magnitude ...

Hardware

University of Oxford acquires Atos' latest supercomputer for Deep Learning programme ...

Toyota Tsusho and D-Wave announce quantum computing collaboration ...

Gidel first to market with application support package for Intel's HLS, offers 5x faster FPGA development ...

Gidel launches new high performance line of acceleration boards based on Intel's Stratix 10 FPGA ...

Argonne to install Comanche system to explore ARM technology for high-performance computing ...

15th Graph500 list reveals top machines for running data applications ...

Applications

Argonne forms new divisions to focus on computation and data science strengths ...

Chinese team employs world's fastest supercomputer to simulate devastating earthquake ...

Physicists mix waves on superconducting qubits ...

Quantum computing with molecules for a quicker search of unsorted databases ...

What is the computational power of the universe? ...

Lawrence Livermore and American Heart Association partner to accelerate drug discovery ...

Supercomputing award of 5.95 billion hours to 55 computational research projects ...

Detailed view of immune proteins could lead to new pathogen-defense strategies ...

The Cloud

Fusion Genomics turns to IBM Cloud to help support advances designed to conquer global pandemics ...

New Oracle Cloud infrastructure innovations deliver unmatched performance and value for the most demanding enterprise, AI and HPC applications ...

Latest version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform joins infrastructure and services across hybrid Cloud environments ...

UberCloud and the Stanford Living Heart Project win prestigious Hyperion Innovation Excellence Award ...