Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-12-26

Applications

Staffan Hansson from AdvaniaDC talks in a video interview with UberCloud president Wolfgang Gentzsch about the award-winning Living Heart Project, how the partnership was so successful, and his thoughts on HPC in the cloud and what it means for the future of research. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in Bulgaria - no relation with the centre with the same name in the USA - has a long history of HPC, dating back to the previous century. The European Commission web site provides a short overview article: "Bulgaria - a country with a long history of achievements in High Performance Computing". Bulgaria is one of the countries that signed the EuroHPC declaration. Read further...
The European Commission website writes about HPC needed fot the Human Brain project. A central aspect of this Human Brain project is a detailed 3D map of the brain, derived from many thousands of histological brain slices imaged at ultrahigh resolution with modern microscopes. Mapping brain areas is a very time consuming, semi-automatic process that involves analysing complex patterns of cell distributions in different independent subjects. Scientists at the research centre in Jülich aim at creating a new generation of brain mapping tools that exploit the most advanced High Throughput Imaging devices, Machine Learning algorithms, and supercomputing infrastructures available today. Read further...