Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-12-14

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JuliaCon 2018 will take place at University College London in August 2018. This will be the first European venue for the Julia Conference. Julia is a modern parallel computer language. Read further...

Quantum computing

Scientists of the Quantum Dynamics Division led by Professor Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have now achieved a major breakthrough: they demonstrated the long-lived storage of a photonic qubit on a single atom trapped in an optical resonator. The coherence time of the stored quantum bit outlasts 100 milliseconds and therefore matches the requirement for the creation of a global quantum network in which qubits are directly teleported between end nodes. Read further...

Focus on Europe

A consortium with BSC (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) as scientific lead and Bull as industrial lead have won the "Framework Partnership Agreement in European low-power microprocessor technologies" contract. According to the European Commission there were two competing consortia. The Framework contract in itself does not provide any funding, but it allows the consortium to submit two proposals: first a Phase I proposal valued at 80 million euro next year, and a Phase II proposal in 2010 valued at 40 million euro. There will be no competition for the Phase I and Phase II proposal stages but the proposals themselves still will need to be evaluated positively. Creating a European microprocessor, to be independent from US and Chinese microprocessors, to be used for HPC, Big Data and AI, is one of the goals of EuroHPC. Read further...
EPCC is offering two fully-funded PhD studentships working in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and ARM. EPCC is seeking highly talented and motivated graduates to apply for the studentships, beginning in early 2018. Read further...