Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2020-03-23

Focus on Europe

ICHEC, the Irish Centre for High-Performance Computing, announced today, Monday, 23rd March, that it will expedite access for all scientific and academic research relating to COVID-19 on the National High-Performance Computer (HPC), "Kay". Researchers with approved projects will be given fast-track access to HPC. Read further...
Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research announces on a company blog that IBM is working in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy and many others, IBM is helping launch the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which will bring forth an unprecedented amount of computing power—16 systems with more than 330 petaflops, 775,000 CPU cores, 34,000 GPUs, and counting — to help researchers everywhere better understand COVID-19, its treatments and potential cures. Read further...
Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, said today it has offered medical personnel around the world advanced cloud-based technology applications in doing research on the COVID-19 pandemic. The artificial intelligence-enhanced innovations are based on learnings and insights garnered during the initial outbreak of the virus. The series of cloud-native anti-coronavirus solutions stem from joint efforts of Alibaba Cloud's solution experts, scientists and researchers from Alibaba DAMO Academy and the technical team at DingTalk, one of the platforms UNESCO has tabbed as facilitating distance learning during the coronavirus outbreak. Read further...
The Government and the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser have today backed the UK's leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves by using whole genome sequencing. Through a GBP 20 million investment, the consortium will look for breakthroughs that help the UK respond to this and future pandemics, and save lives. Read further...
The DIHNET Coordination and Support Action, is inviting Digital Innovation Hubs to meet online on 25 March to discuss, among other topics, the immediate and longer-term needs of public sector organisations and SMEs due to COVID-19 and where digital tools / solutions could help in becoming more resilient. The DIH Community is invited to share their experience and tools during the webinar. Read further...