Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-06-02

Exascale

The U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that six U.S. technology companies will receive funding from the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of its new PathForward programme, accelerating the research necessary to deploy the nation's first exascale supercomputers. It are US companies only. The European exascale programme is still struggling how to implement exascale supercomputing using European technology. Is the American example a lesson for EuroHPC? The six U.S companies are: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Cray Inc. (CRAY); Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE); International Business Machines (IBM); Intel Corp. (Intel); and NVIDIA Corp. (NVIDIA). Read further...

Focus on Europe

Belgium is the 8th EU country to sign the European declaration on high-performance computing. Belgium will participate in EuroHPC in the joint efforts to build the next generation of computing and data infrastructures. Belgium Minister Alexander De Croo signed the EuoHPC declaration on June 9th in Luxembourg. Read further...
After the e-IRG Workshop in St. Paul's Bay, Malta,Primeur Magazineinvited 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 essential role to this end coming from the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG). Dr. González-Aranda is chairing the e-IRG Working Group on the Long-Term Preservation of Scientific Research Data. The aim is to support and push e-IRG in being the real high-level expertise reflection group that assists in co-creating and establishing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the new EuroHPC Initiative as well. Read further...
The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) has secured funding for another decade of excellence and innovation in high-performance computing (HPC). Financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the science ministries of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and North Rhein-Westphalia, GCS is the umbrella organisation of Germany's three national supercomputing facilities, the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ). Read further...