Primeur weekly 2017-11-27

Quantum computing

The Atos Quantum Programme Scientific Council celebrates major developments achieved over the last year ...

Focus on Europe

Fall 2017 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research subsidy for efficient deep learning systems ...

Middleware

Pioneers of high-performance computing library reunite ...

Hardware

Excelero's NVMesh crowned Storage Innovation of the Year Product at the SVC Awards ...

Marvell and Cavium to combine creating an infrastructure solutions powerhouse ...

Siting Sierra: Lawrence Livermore's newest and fastest supercomputer is taking shape ...

ANSYS acquires additive manufacturing simulation leader 3DSIM ...

DDN congratulates customer JCAHPC for winning inaugural IO500 Award ...

Applications

University of Wyoming faculty supercomputer use applications due December 22, 2017 ...

Lab-led HPC for Manufacturing project wins Innovation Excellence award at SC17 ...

SC17 recap: LLNL's computation contingent scales new heights in the Mile High City ...

Enhancing the quantum sensing capabilities of diamond ...

OSU linguistics team using Ohio Supercomputer Center to translate lesser-known languages ...

Applied mathematician Qiang Du elected an AAAS Fellow ...

Numerical infinities and infinitesimals open new horizons in computations and give unexpected answers to 2 Hilbert problems ...

Five from ORNL elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science ...

David Womble named ORNL AI Programme Director ...

NCSA announces GECAT funding of two international seed projects ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates the world's fastest supercomputer, two of the top five supercomputers, and 77 percent of new HPC systems on the TOP500 list ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2017-11-27

Quantum computing

Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, on November 23, 2017 held the Scientific Council of "Atos Quantum", the first industrial quantum computing programme in Europe. Marking the first anniversary of the launch of the programme, the members of the Scientific Council - assembled under the chairmanship of Thierry Breton - reviewed the first commercial successes of the Atos Quantum Learning Machine (Atos QLM) as well as the new technological horizons of Atos Quantum. Read further...

Focus on Europe

In Europe, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. A perfect setting to read the e-IRG Fall 2017 Newsletter. It is a 24-page magazine fully packed with stories and news about the e-Infrastructure community. It provides an overview of the European Open Science Cloud developments over the past 6 months. You can also read the workshop report from the e-IRG workshop in Malta, or have a look at one of the many interviews done with people from the community who passionately can talk about the contribution they make to the e-Infrastructure developments. Read further...
Computer scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Free University Amsterdam (VU) and the Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) received a subsidy from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research - NWO Perspectief - for the Efficient Deep Learning programme. In the coming years almost a hundred researchers are going to develop innovative technologies together with industry and social organisations. That will happen in six new Perspectief programmes, which have been given the green light by NWO, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, on 21 November 2017. The programmes should lead to a new 3D printer for large metal components, more efficient deep learning systems, extreme microscopy, new bacteria for the chemical industry, injury-free exercise and wearable robotics for people suffering from muscular disorder. Read further...

Middleware

Like solid relationships, high-performance computers are built on communication. The world's fastest computers are composed of many processors that work together. Yet in order to do this, those processors must communicate, both inside the high-performance machines and between them. In the early 1990s, getting processors to speak to one another was challenging. Read further...

Hardware

Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, has won the "Storage Innovation of the Year" category award for its NVMesh server SAN at the SVC awards ceremony in London. The result of one patented and nine patent-pending technologies, NVMesh allows enterprise applications to enjoy the low latency, high throughput and high IOPs of a local NVMe device while benefiting from centralised, redundant storage. Read further...
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Cavium Inc. have signed a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Marvell will acquire all outstanding shares of Cavium common stock in exchange for consideration of $40.00 per share in cash and 2.1757 Marvell common shares for each Cavium share. Upon completion of the transaction, Marvell will become an expert in infrastructure solutions with approximately $3.4 billion in annual revenue. Read further...
Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where siting and installation for Sierra, the Lab's next advanced technology high-performance supercomputer, is kicking into high gear. Read further...
ANSYS, a global expert and innovator of engineering simulation software, has acquired 3DSIM, the developer of premier additive manufacturing simulation technology. The acquisition of 3DSIM gives ANSYS the industry's only complete additive manufacturing simulation workflow. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read further...
The Oakforest-PACS system at the Joint Center for Advanced HPC (JCAHPC) in Japan, which uses DataDirect Networks' (DDN) Infinite Memory Engine (IME), has been named the first annual IO500 winner. The award was revealed at the SuperComputing 2017 trade show. The goal of the IO500 is to create a suite of I/O benchmarks that allow comparison of storage systems and is similar in concept to the TOP500 for computing systems. Storage systems are ranked according to the combination of a set of I/O benchmarks that are designed to represent a mix of applications and real-world workloads. Read further...

Applications

University of Wyoming (UW) faculty members interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research have until December 22, 2017 to submit applications to request large core-hour allocations on Cheyenne, the newly installed supercomputer at the NWSC. Read further...
An HPC for Manufacturing project aimed at saving time and money for paper product manufacturers earned an HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the 2017 SuperComputing Conference (SC17) in Denver on November 14, 2017. Read further...
The 2017 SuperComputing Conference (SC17), the world's largest gathering of scientists, researchers and vendors in high-performance computing (HPC), descended on Denver, as nearly 13.000 people crammed the Colorado Convention Center over six days to learn about and discuss the latest advances in HPC, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Read further...
Researchers have discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in diamond with high resolution using an electron microscope, paving the way for enhanced sensors and resources for quantum technologies. Read further...
Off the top of your head, how many languages can you name? Ten? Twenty? More? It is estimated there are more than 7000 languages worldwide. For those involved in disaster relief efforts, the breadth and variety of that number can be overwhelming, especially when addressing areas with low resources. Read further...
Qiang Du, the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his "distinguished contributions to the field of applied and computational mathematics, particularly for theoretical analysis and numerical simulations of mathematical models in various applications". Read further...
In the last issue of the prestigious journalEMS Surveys in Mathematical Sciencespublished by the European Mathematical Society there appeared a 102 pages long paper entitled "Numerical infinities and infinitesimals: Methodology, applications, and repercussions on two Hilbert problems" written by Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, Professor at Lobachevsky State University in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia and Distinguished Professor at the University of Calabria, Italy. Read further...
Five researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read further...
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has hired high-performance computing leader David Womble to direct its artificial intelligence (AI) efforts. Read further...
The Global Initiative to Enhance @scale and Distributed Computing and Analysis Technologies (GECAT) project, led by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications' (NCSA) NSF-funded Blue Waters Project, which seeks to build connections across national borders as a way of improving a global cyberinfrastructure for scientific advancement, has announced the funding of two seed projects that connect researchers on different continents to high performance computing resources that would not otherwise be attainable. Read further...

TOP500

The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), a global organisation dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, highlighted the latest TOP500 List, which reports the world's first and fourth fastest supercomputers are accelerated by InfiniBand. The results also show that InfiniBand continues to be the most used high-speed interconnect on the TOP500 List, reinforcing its status as the industry's leading high performance interconnect technology. The updated list reflects continued demand for InfiniBand's unparalleled combination of network bandwidth, low latency, scalability and efficiency. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2017-11-27

Quantum computing

The Atos Quantum Programme Scientific Council celebrates major developments achieved over the last year ...

Focus on Europe

Fall 2017 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research subsidy for efficient deep learning systems ...

Middleware

Pioneers of high-performance computing library reunite ...

Hardware

Excelero's NVMesh crowned Storage Innovation of the Year Product at the SVC Awards ...

Marvell and Cavium to combine creating an infrastructure solutions powerhouse ...

Siting Sierra: Lawrence Livermore's newest and fastest supercomputer is taking shape ...

ANSYS acquires additive manufacturing simulation leader 3DSIM ...

DDN congratulates customer JCAHPC for winning inaugural IO500 Award ...

Applications

University of Wyoming faculty supercomputer use applications due December 22, 2017 ...

Lab-led HPC for Manufacturing project wins Innovation Excellence award at SC17 ...

SC17 recap: LLNL's computation contingent scales new heights in the Mile High City ...

Enhancing the quantum sensing capabilities of diamond ...

OSU linguistics team using Ohio Supercomputer Center to translate lesser-known languages ...

Applied mathematician Qiang Du elected an AAAS Fellow ...

Numerical infinities and infinitesimals open new horizons in computations and give unexpected answers to 2 Hilbert problems ...

Five from ORNL elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science ...

David Womble named ORNL AI Programme Director ...

NCSA announces GECAT funding of two international seed projects ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates the world's fastest supercomputer, two of the top five supercomputers, and 77 percent of new HPC systems on the TOP500 list ...