Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-05-17

Hardware

NSF invites proposals for the acquisition and deployment of a High Performance Computing (HPC) system. NSF calls it the Phase 1 system. It has the option of a possible future upgrade to a leadership-class computing facility. The Phase 1 system will serve as a robust, well-balanced, and forward-looking computational asset for a broad range of research topics for which advances in fundamental understanding require the most extreme computational and data analysis capabilities. It will also serve as an evaluation platform for testing and demonstrating the feasibility of an upgrade to a leadership-class facility five years following deployment. Read further...
The Graphene Flagship is developing novel technologies based on graphene and related materials (GRMs) such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), semiconductor materials that can be separated into ultra-thin sheets just a few atoms thick. Due to their thin, flexible nature and their excellent electrical properties at compact dimensions, GRMs are promising for compact and flexible electronic devices. Read further...