Primeur weekly 2020-03-30

Crowd computing

Citizen scientists are helping researchers design new drugs to combat COVID-19 ...

Quantum computing

Towards an unhackable quantum internet ...

$2,1 million DARPA grant puts Lehigh University optimization experts at vanguard of quantum computing ...

Entanglement by identity, or interaction without ever touching ...

Outlook on the global stabilizing quantum bits for computing market to 2030 ...

Middleware

WekaIO named winner in 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards ...

Hardware

HPC-AI Advisory Council turns 2020 Stanford Conference into a virtual conference ...

Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC) provides online resources to support Computer Science, particularly in high school courses ...

Supermicro accelerates AI and deep learning from the data centre to the Edge with new NVIDIA NGC-Ready servers ...

A key development in the drive for energy-efficient electronics ...

Recipe for neuromorphic processing systems? ...

High-efficiency laser for silicon chips ...

Tachyum joins UEFI Forum as a contributor member to help advance the state of the technology market ...

GRC grows executive team with data centre industry veteran Larry Kosch ...

Building a supercomputer to fight COVID-19 ...

Global immersion cooling market in data centres, 2020-2025: Teardown of fluid, processor, GPUs, racks, and infrastructure providers ...

Applications

Lab antibody and anti-viral research aids COVID-19 response ...

Petrobras joins fight against coronavirus ...

SDSC's Comet supercomputer helps benchmark cancer immunotherapy tool ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and National Supercomputing Centre Singapore announce 3rd APAC HPC-AI Competition ...

Texas supercomputer joins COVID-19 fight ...

Coronavirus massive simulations completed on Frontera supercomputer ...

Molecule co-discovered at University of Limerick leads to breakthrough on how data is stored ...

New partnership aims to demystify artificial intelligence 'black boxes' ...

Scientific infrastructure for virus research ...

NSF announces Expeditions in Computing award to NTT Research collaborator ...

C3.ai, Microsoft, and leading universities launch C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute ...

The Cloud

Kazuhm provides free compute capacity to organisations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic ...

GigaIO announces availability of FabreX for vScaler Cloud platform ...

Supermicro expands enterprise server SAP HANA-based solutions for VMware hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ...

Features

2020-03-25 Austin While the WeTeach_CS staff knows it can never replace the passion, dedication, and love that classroom teachers show each day for their subjects and their students, they want to make sure to offer the resources to support the efforts to provide online platforms for learning Computer Science (CS), particularly in high school courses such as AP CS A and Computer Science I. Read further...

Hardware

2020-03-30 Sunnyvale

HPC-AI Advisory Council turns 2020 Stanford Conference into a virtual conference

HardwareThe Stanford High Performance Computing Center in collaboration with the HPC-AI Advisory Council invite participants to join the annual Stanford Conference - still scheduled to take place on April 21-22, now, as an entirely virtual experience. Read further...

2020-03-23 Cambridge

Towards an unhackable quantum internet

Quantum computingA quantum internet could be used to send unhackable messages, improve the accuracy of GPS, and enable Cloud-based quantum computing. For more than twenty years, dreams of creating such a quantum network have remained out of reach in large part because of the difficulty to send quantum signals across large distances without loss. Read further...

2020-03-24 Washington

Recipe for neuromorphic processing systems?

HardwareDuring the 1990s, Carver Mead and colleagues combined basic research in neuroscience with elegant analogue circuit design in electronic engineering. This pioneering work on neuromorphic electronic circuits inspired researchers in Germany and Switzerland to explore the possibility of reproducing the physics of real neural circuits by using the physics of silicon. 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 2020-03-27

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Australia reveals COVID-19 Accelerated Access Initiatives

Focus on Europe The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (Pawsey) are joining efforts to offer additional computation and data resources to support the national and international research community to acquire, process, analyse, store and share data supporting COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Special Call is intended to identify and provide resources to research projects directly responding to the pandemic. COVID-19 Special Call projects may apply for High Performance Computing (HPC), cloud, storage resources and associated expert support across Australia's national research computation providers. Read further...

Riken is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus

Focus on EuropeA team from the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Osaka, Japan, have used the MDGRAPE-4A dedicated drug discovery supercomputer to analyze the structural dynamics of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The raw data from the simulation has been published on Mendeley Data for use by researchers around the world. Read further...

EOSC-synergy consortium offers Cloud computing Service based on Galaxy to support researchers access to datasets relevant to the ongoing investigations on the COVID-19

Focus on EuropeEOSC-synergy consortium is connecting relevant datasets with the most advanced computing infrastructures available in the computing centres of the EOSC-synergy consortium. Read further...

CISCO is committing USD 225 million to global COVID-19 response

Focus on Europe Cisco is committing USD225 million in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19. In addition, CISCO is rallying its 77.000 employees and encouraging them to give what they can to help our community partners on the front lines bolster their operations in this time of need. Read further...

Global molecular modelling and simulation efforts toward COVID-19

Focus on Europe HECbiOSIM created an online resource to host up-to-date links for covid-19 related research that falls within the biomolecular modelling and simulation umbrella. The ultimate aim is to help coordinate efforts to maximise efficiency by bringing together people, projects and resources. Read further...

News flashes 2020-03-26

Tender issued for 20 million euro EuroHPC petascale system at Minho Advanced Computing Centre (MACC) in Portugal

Focus on EuropeThe European Commission has published a call for tender on behalf of EuroHPC JU and MACC for a petascale supercomputer. The value of the tender is 20.150.000 euro. Closing date is June 4 2020. Duration of the contract is 72 months. 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 2020-03-30

Crowd computing

Citizen scientists are helping researchers design new drugs to combat COVID-19 ...

Quantum computing

Towards an unhackable quantum internet ...

$2,1 million DARPA grant puts Lehigh University optimization experts at vanguard of quantum computing ...

Entanglement by identity, or interaction without ever touching ...

Outlook on the global stabilizing quantum bits for computing market to 2030 ...

Middleware

WekaIO named winner in 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards ...

Hardware

HPC-AI Advisory Council turns 2020 Stanford Conference into a virtual conference ...

Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC) provides online resources to support Computer Science, particularly in high school courses ...

Supermicro accelerates AI and deep learning from the data centre to the Edge with new NVIDIA NGC-Ready servers ...

A key development in the drive for energy-efficient electronics ...

Recipe for neuromorphic processing systems? ...

High-efficiency laser for silicon chips ...

Tachyum joins UEFI Forum as a contributor member to help advance the state of the technology market ...

GRC grows executive team with data centre industry veteran Larry Kosch ...

Building a supercomputer to fight COVID-19 ...

Global immersion cooling market in data centres, 2020-2025: Teardown of fluid, processor, GPUs, racks, and infrastructure providers ...

Applications

Lab antibody and anti-viral research aids COVID-19 response ...

Petrobras joins fight against coronavirus ...

SDSC's Comet supercomputer helps benchmark cancer immunotherapy tool ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and National Supercomputing Centre Singapore announce 3rd APAC HPC-AI Competition ...

Texas supercomputer joins COVID-19 fight ...

Coronavirus massive simulations completed on Frontera supercomputer ...

Molecule co-discovered at University of Limerick leads to breakthrough on how data is stored ...

New partnership aims to demystify artificial intelligence 'black boxes' ...

Scientific infrastructure for virus research ...

NSF announces Expeditions in Computing award to NTT Research collaborator ...

C3.ai, Microsoft, and leading universities launch C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute ...

The Cloud

Kazuhm provides free compute capacity to organisations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic ...

GigaIO announces availability of FabreX for vScaler Cloud platform ...

Supermicro expands enterprise server SAP HANA-based solutions for VMware hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ...