Primeur weekly 2017-08-28

Focus

ARM is not just focusing on the Flops but on the science behind the workloads in HPC ...

Crowd computing

Your computer can help scientists study connection between body bacteria and autoimmune diseases ...

Quantum computing

CDL teams up with Rigetti Computing to foster quantum machine learning start-up ecosystem ...

UNSW creates future with launch of 'unique' quantum computing company ...

Nano-hashtags could provide definite proof of Majorana particles - crucial step towards quantum computer ...

High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time ...

Can large stars anti-aging research help future memory devices? ...

IEEE approves standards project for quantum computing definitions ...

Focus on Europe

SURFnet partners the National eScience Symposium ...

Hardware

SC17 Exhibition setting records ...

Mellanox network adapters for 25G RoCE Ethernet Cloud deployed in Alibaba ...

Supermicro delivers groundbreaking 18 million IOPS of storage performance in new 2U Ultra server ...

ScaleOut Software adds support for distributed caching in ASP.NET Core 2.0 with its v5.6 release ...

Atos forms global reseller alliance with Dell with 8 to 16 sockets Bullion servers ...

Applications

ORNL researchers turn to deep learning to solve science's Big Data problem ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center helps Ohio State researcher share knowledge at home and abroad ...

Solidifying advanced alloy design ...

ANSYS 18.2 enhances simulation speed and accuracy ...

JDRF and IBM collaborate to research risk factors for type 1 diabetes in children ...

The Cloud

Red Hat and Microsoft simplify containers to help enterprises accelerate to the hybrid Cloud ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2017-08-28

Focus

During the Workshops Day at ISC'17 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinewas able to interview Eric Van Hensbergen from ARM. ARM is an IP design company. They develop IP for micro-processors. The traditional business was in embedded systems and mobile phones. Almost every mobile phone has ARM IP in it. The company is based in Cambridge, England but ARM has design centres all over the world. Eric Van Hensbergen is working at the design centre in Texas. There is one in Sophia, France, and there is the centre in Cambridge. ARM recently started to expand the markets that it targets with its designs, to include servers, and as part of that target, HPC. Read further...

Crowd computing

The general public's help is being enlisted in what's thought to be the biggest study of the human microbiome - the bacteria that live in and on the human body - and are believed to affect health. Read further...

Quantum computing

The Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management has signed a partnership between its Quantum Machine Learning Programme and Rigetti Computing, a full-stack quantum computing company, to support start-ups focused on developing quantum machine learning software. The Programme, announced earlier this year and launching this September, builds on the CDL's track record of success in accelerating machine learning start-ups. Read further...
The rest of the world is watching, government and industry leaders have been told, as the University of New South Wales (UNSW) ramps up commercial efforts to build a 10-qubit forerunner to a silicon-based quantum computer. Read further...
InNature, an international team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of California - Santa Barbara has presented an advanced quantum chip that will be able to provide definitive proof of the mysterious Majorana particles. These particles, first demonstrated in 2012, are their own antiparticle at one and the same time. The chip, which comprises ultrathin networks of nanowires in the shape of 'hashtags', has all the qualities to allow Majorana particles to exchange places. This feature is regarded as the smoking gun for proving their existence and is a crucial step towards their use as a building block for future quantum computers. Read further...
For the first time, researchers have sent a quantum-secured message containing more than one bit of information per photon through the air above a city. The demonstration showed that it could one day be practical to use high-capacity, free-space quantum communication to create a highly secure link between ground-based networks and satellites, a requirement for creating a global quantum encryption network. Read further...
Inevitably, large stars at the end of their life collapse under the gigantic force of gravity, turning into black holes. We could cunningly ask if there is a way to delay this process; postpone the death of the star. While investigating "anti-aging therapy" of large stars, researchers at the Center for the Theoretical Physics of the Universe, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) conceptualized an ideal material that could store data for an exceptionally longer time than current short-lived devices, bringing new hints for future quantum memory technologies. Read further...
IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), has approved the IEEE P7130 - Standard for Quantum Computing Definitions project. The new standards project aims to make Quantum Computing more accessible to a larger group of contributors, including developers of software and hardware, materials scientists, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, climate scientists, biologists and geneticists. Read further...

Focus on Europe

On 12 October, 2017 the Netherlands eScience Center will host the National eScience Symposium 2017 - Science in a Digital World. As a partner of this event, SURFnet is involved in all the sessions on the Internet of Things (IoT). Read further...

Hardware

Even though SC17 is still more than two months away, this year's Exhibition is already setting records. Read further...
Mellanox's 25GbE and 100GbE ConnectX-4 EN family of Ethernet adapters has been deployed in the data centres of Alibaba Group, the world's largest online and mobile e-commerce company. The announcement reflects Mellanox's continued investment in China, aligning on-going technology and product development efforts with key customers. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in compute, storage, and networking technology and green computing, has made available new all-flash Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) 1U and 2U Ultra SuperServers. With support for 20 hot-swap NVMe SSDs, Supermicro's new all-flash 2U Ultra server delivers a groundbreaking 18 million IOPS of storage performance. Read further...
ScaleOut Software, a provider of in-memory computing software, has launched the version 5.6 release of its in-memory data grid and computing platform. This release adds support for distributed caching to Microsoft's ASP.NET Core 2.0 platform that lets application developers transparently take advantage of the company's industry-leading, in-memory data grid software technology. Version 5.6 also extends its in-memory computing software to offer breakthrough new capabilities for stream processing on both Windows and Linux. Read further...
Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, strengthens its relationship with Dell EMC through a new reseller agreement in which Dell EMC will resell Atos' high-end 8 to 16 sockets x86 Bullion servers. This new agreement is in line with the ambition of both parties to accompany customers in their digital transformation to support the massive "data-ization" of their businesses. Read further...

Applications

A team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Lab oratory has been awarded nearly $2 million over three years from the Department of Energy to explore the potential of machine learning in revolutionizing scientific data analysis. Read further...
Sultana Nahar, Ph.D. wants more scientific advances and discoveries, and she wants them now. Her strategy? Teaching research-based courses. Through physics and STEM courses and workshops, Sultana Nahar has been improving the computational skills of the scientific community one person at a time with the hope that more breakthroughs will be made. Read further...
Since the dawn of Enlightenment-era chemistry and physics, scientists have tried to document materials' properties different conditions. These investigations spawned the field of materials science and have helped humanity create aircraft and spacecraft, revolutionize healthcare, and build industrial processes to create products from adhesives and cosmetics to jet fuel and fertilizers. Read further...
ANSYS continues to expand upon its best-in-class products and platform, and deliver on the Pervasive Engineering Simulation vision, with the release of ANSYS 18.2. This latest release brings increased levels of accuracy, speed and ease-of-use – spurring more engineers to use simulation across every stage of the product lifecycle to design cutting-edge products more efficiently and economically. Read further...
IBM and JDRF, a global organisation funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, have signed a new collaboration to develop and apply machine learning methods to analyze years of global T1D research data and identify factors leading to the onset of T1D in children. Read further...

The Cloud

Microsoft Corp. and Red Hat Inc. have introduced an expansion of the two companies' alliance with plans for new initiatives aimed at enabling enterprises to more easily adopt containers. This includes native support for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. These additions to the companies' joint roadmap will focus on simplifying container technologies to help enterprise customers increase the agility and drive digital transformation using hybrid Cloud. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2017-08-28

Focus

ARM is not just focusing on the Flops but on the science behind the workloads in HPC ...

Crowd computing

Your computer can help scientists study connection between body bacteria and autoimmune diseases ...

Quantum computing

CDL teams up with Rigetti Computing to foster quantum machine learning start-up ecosystem ...

UNSW creates future with launch of 'unique' quantum computing company ...

Nano-hashtags could provide definite proof of Majorana particles - crucial step towards quantum computer ...

High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time ...

Can large stars anti-aging research help future memory devices? ...

IEEE approves standards project for quantum computing definitions ...

Focus on Europe

SURFnet partners the National eScience Symposium ...

Hardware

SC17 Exhibition setting records ...

Mellanox network adapters for 25G RoCE Ethernet Cloud deployed in Alibaba ...

Supermicro delivers groundbreaking 18 million IOPS of storage performance in new 2U Ultra server ...

ScaleOut Software adds support for distributed caching in ASP.NET Core 2.0 with its v5.6 release ...

Atos forms global reseller alliance with Dell with 8 to 16 sockets Bullion servers ...

Applications

ORNL researchers turn to deep learning to solve science's Big Data problem ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center helps Ohio State researcher share knowledge at home and abroad ...

Solidifying advanced alloy design ...

ANSYS 18.2 enhances simulation speed and accuracy ...

JDRF and IBM collaborate to research risk factors for type 1 diabetes in children ...

The Cloud

Red Hat and Microsoft simplify containers to help enterprises accelerate to the hybrid Cloud ...