Primeur weekly 2019-10-07

Quantum computing

Argonne receives more than $1 million for quantum information science ...

Department of Energy announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

Focus on Europe

SHAPE Tenth Call for Applications is open from 1 October 2019 until 1 December 2019 ...

Fifth Call for Expression of Interest for Human Brain Project's final phase opened ...

The new supercomputer in Ostrava is called Barbora ...

Middleware

Solid Sands introduces license-free service to ease compiler qualification ...

Cortical.io collaborates with Xilinx to bring natural language understanding supercomputing to enterprise applications ...

The search for quantum-resistant cryptography: Understanding the future landscape ...

Hardware

Rescale named #39 on Y Combinator’s 2019 list of top 101 companies ...

Mural for Perlmutter system unveiled ...

Supermicro expands European manufacturing facilities to support increased server and storage volume in EMEA markets ...

Applications

New research center for artificial intelligence at Mainz University ...

Modelling the complexity of the world's water ...

RUDN University mathematicians help improve efficiency of data centres using Markov chains ...

Heart from the computer helps physicians ...

Supercomputing and neutrons unite to unravel structures of intrinsically disordered protein ...

ORNL scientists shed light on microbial 'dark matter' with new approach ...

Gaute Hagen: Supercomputing the universe's building blocks ...

ORNL develops and deploys AI capabilities across research portfolio ...

SDSC and UC San Diego awarded two NSF Convergence Accelerator Grants ...

Eurolab4HPC subsidizes Short Term Collaborations and Business Prototyping Projects of a total of 55.000 euro ...

The Cloud

Excelero awarded patent for latency reduction in large-scale private Clouds ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2019-10-07

Quantum computing

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has received $1,19 million in funding for five projects related to quantum information science (QIS). The grants specifically award projects in the areas of high-energy physics and fusion energy science. Read further...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21,4 million in funding for research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) related to both particle physics and fusion energy sciences. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The Tenth Call for Applications to SHAPE - SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe - invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness. Read further...
A Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) is now open for organisations interested in preparing cellular-level models for portable high-performance computing (HPC) simulation using Arbor: "Preparing Cellular-Level Models for Portable HPC Simulation using Arbor". Read further...
In Ostrava, on the 2nd of October 2019, the ceremony for the new supercomputer being put into operation at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava was held. It has expanded the family of supercomputers installed at the centre. The winning name of the competition was Barbora. Read further...

Middleware

Solid Sands, a global expert in compiler testing and validation, has announced a major expansion of its service offering specifically targeted at the burgeoning number of SMEs that don't have the knowledge or manpower to undertake compiler qualification in-house. As part of its new SuperTest-based Compiler Qualification Service, Solid Sands engineers will qualify a range of commonly used compilers under an individual user's set of compiler options and use cases. Compiler errors detected during qualification will be detailed in a comprehensive qualification report, with the option of enlisting Solid Sands' world-leading expertise to mitigate their effects. The benefits of Solid Sands' new Compiler Qualification Service will be particularly relevant in the growing number of functional safety and security critical application domains. Read further...
Cortical.io, an expert in AI-based Natural Language Understanding (NLU) solutions, has signed a strategic relationship with Xilinx Inc. to deliver next generation machine learning solutions to unlock the value of enterprise data. Read further...
Quantum computing is set to transform the IT industry. This new computing architecture takes advantage of quantum mechanics to deliver capabilities beyond what traditional binary computing can achieve. However, these capabilities come at a cost. Once quantum computers reach a certain state of maturity, they are destined to render the cryptographic underpinnings of today's digital systems insecure. Read further...

Hardware

Rescale, an expert in high performance computing (HPC) in the Cloud, was recently named #39 to Y Combinator's 2019 list of top 101 companies. This marks Rescale's move up the prestigious list from last year's position of #53, and reaffirms their position as a power player among start-ups. Read further...
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has unveiled the mural that will grace the cabinets of its next major high-performance computing system when it is installed at Berkeley Lab in 2020. The mural pays tribute to the system's namesake, Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter. The Berkeley Lab physicist led the team whose work at NERSC contributed to the Nobel prize-winning insight that the universe's expansion is speeding up. The resulting efforts to explain this acceleration led to today's model of a universe dominated by dark energy and dark matter. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, expanded its EMEA Operations Park in s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, with the acquisition of a new multi-purpose facility. Read further...

Applications

The Carl Zeiss Foundation will fund the establishment of a new research centre in the field of artificial intelligence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The new centre will host computer scientists, physicists, and biologists from Mainz University along with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz who are investigating various fundamental aspects of artificial intelligence. Read further...
Understanding the earth's water systems is a complicated endeavor. Factors like climate, air and water quality, ecosystem, droughts, erosion, sediments and the impact of human activity need to be taken into account when creating a model that would accurately predict, for example, how the scale and frequency of floods and droughts will be affected by climate change in the coming years. Read further...
RUDN University mathematicians created a model of maximum efficiency of data centres. It is based on a nontrivial Markov chain. In addition to the obvious practical applications of the results for the organisation of servers and data centres, the theoretical part will be useful for the theory of queues and queuing, as well as for working with big data and neural networks. The study is published in the journalMathematics. Read further...
Digital simulations of human organs can be used to study the development of diseases and to customize therapies for patients. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), researchers develop close-to-reality computer models of the heart on several levels, from the ion channel to cells and tissues to the complete organ. They simulate fundamental physiological and pathological processes, but also develop personalized models to assess the individual risk of cardiac arrhythmia, such as atrial flutter, and the effect of therapies, as is now reported in an expert journal. Read further...
Using the Titan supercomputer and the Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), scientists have created the most accurate 3D model yet of an intrinsically disordered protein (IDP), revealing the ensemble of its atomic-level structures. Read further...
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated a way to isolate and grow targeted bacteria using genomic data, making strides toward resolving the grand challenge of uncultivated microbial "dark matter" in which the vast majority of microorganisms remain unstudied in the laboratory. Read further...
At the nexus of theory and computation, physicist Gaute Hagen of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) runs advanced models on powerful supercomputers to explore how protons and neutrons interact to "build" an atomic nucleus from scratch. His fundamental research improves predictions about nuclear energy, nuclear security and astrophysics. Read further...
Processes like manufacturing aircraft parts, analyzing data from doctors' notes and identifying national security threats may seem unrelated, but at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, artificial intelligence is improving all of these tasks. To accelerate promising AI applications in diverse research fields, ORNL has established a labwide AI Initiative, and its success will help to ensure U.S. economic competitiveness and national security. Read further...
Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine have received two National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grants worth a combined $2 million under a new NSF initiative to invest in research collaborations between academia, industry, government and communities that enable capabilities beyond what is currently possible in either the private or public sectors. Read further...
Again, Eurolab4HPC gives grants to PhD students, early career researchers, senior researchers, academics, and industrial technical leaders to participate on a 2-day business-to-innovation workshop in Gothenburg and/or to work on a common project in different layers of the compute stack. As grantees in Business Prototyping Projects are mentored using the business model canvas, grantees in Short Term Collaborations conduct independent small studies and benchmarking activities to capture requirements, metrics and opportunities to improve the platforms and technologies. Read further...

The Cloud

Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, was assigned US patent #10,372,374 - its fourth US patent - governing an approach that better addresses the "tail latency" experienced by large-scale private Cloud operators with demanding application workloads. Excelero's intellectual property (IP) for tail latency reduction can enable developers building solutions for AI, ML, analytics and database applications to achieve better storage efficiency and performance from shared NVMe Flash resources across an enterprise. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2019-10-07

Quantum computing

Argonne receives more than $1 million for quantum information science ...

Department of Energy announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

Focus on Europe

SHAPE Tenth Call for Applications is open from 1 October 2019 until 1 December 2019 ...

Fifth Call for Expression of Interest for Human Brain Project's final phase opened ...

The new supercomputer in Ostrava is called Barbora ...

Middleware

Solid Sands introduces license-free service to ease compiler qualification ...

Cortical.io collaborates with Xilinx to bring natural language understanding supercomputing to enterprise applications ...

The search for quantum-resistant cryptography: Understanding the future landscape ...

Hardware

Rescale named #39 on Y Combinator’s 2019 list of top 101 companies ...

Mural for Perlmutter system unveiled ...

Supermicro expands European manufacturing facilities to support increased server and storage volume in EMEA markets ...

Applications

New research center for artificial intelligence at Mainz University ...

Modelling the complexity of the world's water ...

RUDN University mathematicians help improve efficiency of data centres using Markov chains ...

Heart from the computer helps physicians ...

Supercomputing and neutrons unite to unravel structures of intrinsically disordered protein ...

ORNL scientists shed light on microbial 'dark matter' with new approach ...

Gaute Hagen: Supercomputing the universe's building blocks ...

ORNL develops and deploys AI capabilities across research portfolio ...

SDSC and UC San Diego awarded two NSF Convergence Accelerator Grants ...

Eurolab4HPC subsidizes Short Term Collaborations and Business Prototyping Projects of a total of 55.000 euro ...

The Cloud

Excelero awarded patent for latency reduction in large-scale private Clouds ...