Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-04-22

Hardware

The University of Iceland has inaugurated its new supercomputer. The machine, manufactured by Lenovo, was financed by the Research Infrastructure Fund Iceland with matching funds from the University of Iceland. Read further...

Applications

On the PRACE website, Constantia Alexandrou, University of Cyprus explained scientific work on calculating the mass of the Pion particle they did through the PRACE programmme on the SuperMUC supercomputer in Munich. The Cyprus team calcucated the axial charge of the nucleon as a function of the mass of the pion. This is a well measured quantity and serves as a check of the theoretical approach. The value obtained at physical pion mass was computed using PRACE supercomputer resources and they are the first group to produce it. The value obtained agrees with the experimental value and gives confidence in the methodology. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The FET through the keyhole April newsletter runs articles on the European Cloud Initiative, news on the two flagship projects and new FET Open funding opportunities. Read further...
The deadline for the consultation on European e-infrastructure has been extended to May 15. The consultation process involves an open consultation allowing the European Commission to gather the input of e-infrastructure stakeholders. What are the main challenges for the realisation of an integrated European e- infrastructure; for reinforcing the cooperation between European e-infrastructure service providers and their scientific users; faced by industrial actors preventing them to fully benefit from the services provided by European e-infrastructures; and facing regarding skills and competences required for effective data driven science, and management of research e-infrastructures. Read further...