Primeur weekly 2020-06-08

Focus

Tell your ISC2020 story in a live interview from Primeur Magazine ...

Quantum computing

New method predicts spin dynamics of materials for quantum computing ...

The OLCF's Quantum Computing User Programme connects researchers to advanced resources and paves way for next-gen computational science ...

Focus on Europe

Supporting SMEs and digital infrastructure in Hungary with EU funding during the coronavirus crisis ...

Middleware

VMware introduces delivery of elastic infrastructure for AI/ML applications with VMware vSphere 7 ...

Altair announces most significant software update release in company history ...

Hardware

Dell Technologies shifts AI adoption into the fast lane with simplified advanced computing ...

Pioneer of modern data centre design receives Eckert-Mauchly Award ...

Molecular circuitry: International team breaks one-diode-one resistor electronics ...

Cadence achieves digital and custom/analogue EDA flow certification for TSMC N6 and N5 process technologies ...

WekaIO delivers record-breaking results on 17 STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmarks using HPE Apollo systems ...

Tachyum becomes part of OpenBMC Project community ...

Purdue receives $10 million from National Science Foundation for Anvil supercomputer ...

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility names new Director of Science ...

Applications

University of Texas San Antonio biophysicist helps elucidate mechanisms of neutral solute carriers ...

Graphene and 2D materials could move electronics beyond 'Moore's Law' ...

Scientific machine learning enables potential to design at 'near-interactive speeds' ...

Leading authority on cryptography and data privacy receives Knuth Prize ...

Smart molecules could be key to computers with 100-times bigger memories ...

Cracking open the proton ...

Silicon 'neurons' may add a new dimension to computer processors ...

National Science Foundation awards NCSA $10 million for deployment of Delta ...

NCSA and Compute Ontario announce partnership to promote advanced research computing ...

GBP 2 million supercomputer at the University of Hull supporting global COVID-19 research ...

Digital infrastructure for research into the social network of the full Dutch population ...

Knocking out drug side effects with supercomputing ...

New research leads to lighter and greener bridges ...

Queen's Brian May works to probe origin of asteroids ...

Large simulation finds new origin of supermassive black holes ...

A new galactic centre adventure in virtual reality ...

University of North Texas computational chemists use supercomputer simulations to test potential COVID-19 drugs ...

The Cloud

Technology for Cloud efficiency for databases during data-intensive COVID-19 pandemic ...

Global Public Cloud Market Report 2020-2023 includes profiles of IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, HP, Oracle, VMware, Cisco Systems, Salesforce, and Fujitsu ...

Verne Global secures $27 million in funding to expand Icelandic data centre campus ...

Wipro and IBM collaborate to help clients accelerate their Cloud journeys ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2020-06-08

Focus

Companies, Research Institutes, Start-Ups, Projects, Spin-Offs are invited to promote their products, present their projects, unfold their plans in lively interviews from the convenience of their home based headquarters. Read further...

Quantum computing

Researchers at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) have developed a theoretical foundation and new computational tools for predicting a material's spin dynamics, a key property for building solid-state quantum computing platforms and other applications of spintronics. Read further...
In April, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), held its second Quantum Computing User Forum. The virtual event welcomed nearly 200 attendees from around the world and featured a series of technical talks covering subjects relating to quantum computing, including the development of applications, software, and simulations for quantum devices and systems. Read further...

Focus on Europe

On 5 June, the European Commission has approved an amendment of the Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (EDIOP) that helps fight the probable negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Hungarian economy and supports its resilience. Read further...

Middleware

VMware Inc. has introduced a new integrated feature in VMware vSphere 7 that will enable enterprises to deliver elastic infrastructure on-demand for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications. This new feature - VMware vSphere Bitfusion - is developed out of VMware's 2019 acquisition of Bitfusion, a pioneer in the virtualization of hardware accelerator resources including graphics processing unit (GPU) technology. Read further...
Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, has announced the most significant software update release in the company's history. All of Altair's software products have been updated with advancements in user experience and countless new features, including intuitive workflows that empower users to streamline product development, allowing customers to get to market faster. Read further...

Hardware

Dell Technologies is the first IT company to embrace innovation that helps businesses run powerful artificial intelligence (AI) workloads in VMware environments. Designed to make AI easier to deploy and consume, new Dell EMC Ready Solutions based on VMware Cloud Foundation help companies gain AI insights with the combination of Dell EMC systems and new features of VMware vSphere 7, including Bitfusion. Read further...
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the IEEE Computer Society have named Luiz André Barroso, Vice President of Engineering at Google, recipient of the 2020 Eckert-Mauchly Award for pioneering the design of warehouse-scale computing and driving it from concept to industry. Today's data centres contain hundreds of thousands of servers and millions of disk drives, and make possible the most prevalent applications used by the public today, including Cloud computing, powerful search engines, and internet services. Read further...
An international team with ties to the University of Central Florida (UCF) has cracked a challenge that could herald a new era of ultra-high-density computing. For years engineers and scientists around the world have been trying to make smaller and faster electronics. Many teams are working on combining the diode and resistor into a single device. An international team of scientists and engineers have done it and their findings detailed in the June 1 issue ofNature Materials. Read further...
Cadence Design Systems Inc.'s digital full flow and custom/analogue tool suites have been further enhanced to deliver optimal results on TSMC's N6 and N5 process technologies. The Cadence tool suites have achieved Design Rule Manual (DRM) and SPICE certification for TSMC's latest N6 and N5 process technologies. These advancements allow next-generation mobile application development at N6 and N5 and hyperscale application development on N5 with updated reference flows and methodologies. Cadence and TSMC are working with customers on production designs on TSMC's advanced processes including N7, N6 and N5 and have enabled real-world tape-outs across those nodes worldwide. Read further...
WekaIO, an innovation expert in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications and a silver partner in the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Technology Partner Programme, has achieved record-breaking performance on the STAC-M3 Benchmark with HPE Apollo 2000 Gen10 systems. The Weka File System (WekaFS) running on these HPE servers delivered record-breaking performance at scale for the STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmarks - setting 12 STAC-M3 world records for mean query-response times and 5 world records for throughput. These results affirm that an integrated storage solution from Weka and HPE is the ideal choice for algorithmic trading and quantitative analysis workloads common in financial services. Read further...
Semiconductor start-up Tachyum Inc. has joined the OpenBMC Project as a contributor to the community seeking to define standards for a standard Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) firmware stack that will work across heterogeneous systems, including enterprise, HPC, telco and cloud-scale data centres. Read further...
Purdue University will soon be the home of Anvil, a powerful new supercomputer that will provide advanced computing capabilities to support a wide range of computational and data-intensive research spanning from traditional high-performance computing to modern artificial intelligence applications. Read further...
Bronson Messer - a computational astrophysicist, Distinguished Scientist in the Scientific Computing and Theoretical Physics groups at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and a former Jeopardy! champion - has been named the new director of science for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Read further...

Applications

Some of the most essential processes on the planet involves water and energy entering and leaving cells. The cellular doormen responsible for this access are known as aquaporins and glucose transporters, two families of proteins that facilitate the rapid and yet selective flux of water, glucose and other small substances across biological membranes. Read further...
A team of researchers based in Manchester, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA has published a new review on a field of computer device development known as spintronics, which could see graphene used as building block for next-generation electronics. Read further...
Researchers are developing deep learning methods to dramatically reduce the cost and turnaround of conceptual design computations for complex energy systems. The project, led by researchers from the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, will demonstrate these methods for optimal shape design of aircraft wings. However, it is being developed as a platform that can be applied to improve design processes across a broad range of energy systems. Read further...
The 2020 Donald E. Knuth Prize is awarded to Cynthia Dwork of Harvard University and Microsoft Research for her sustained record of contributions to theoretical computer science over the past four decades. The Knuth Prize is jointly given by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing (TCMF). It will be presented at the 61st Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2020) in Durham, North Carolina, November 16-19. Read further...
Computer hard drives of the future could be made up of smart molecules. Researchers have discovered a single molecule 'switch' that can act like a transistor and offers the potential to store binary information - such as the 1s and 0s used in classical computing. Read further...
Physicists around the world are cracking open the proton, within the nucleus of the atom, to see what's inside. The proton is a fundamental building block of the atomic nucleus, and among other things it's used as a medical probe in magnetic resonance imaging. It also has a rich inner structure made up of subatomic particles called quarks and gluons, which bind the quarks together. Read further...
When it fires, a neuron consumes significantly more energy than an equivalent computer operation. And yet, a network of coupled neurons can continuously learn, sense and perform complex tasks at energy levels that are currently unattainable for even state-of-the-art processors. Read further...
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovative High-Performance Computing programme, has awarded $10 million to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to deploy and operate Delta, an advanced computing and data resource that will shape the future of technology and practice in advanced research computing. With the deployment of the Delta system, NCSA takes an active role in expanding the adoption of GPU-based computing and continues to be at the forefront of advanced research computing. Read further...
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Compute Ontario (CO) are forming a new strategic partnership to promote advanced research computing (ARC) and its use, and achieving common goals. Read further...
A multi-million-pound high-performance computer (HPC) at the University of Hull is playing a crucial role in global COVID-19 research. Known as Viper, the supercomputer became the fastest machine of any northern university when it arrived in Hull back in 2016. Read further...
An interdisciplinary consortium based at Leiden University, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), receives 1 million euro to build an open digital infrastructure for network analysis of the entire Dutch population. This will allow scholars and policymakers to gain crucial insights into key issues like segregation, social change, and inequality. Read further...
Psychedelic drugs could be effective in treating psychiatric disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but medical use of these drugs is limited by the hallucinations they cause. Read further...
A recently completed research project revealed the potential for reducing material used for a suspension bridge deck by more than 25 percent - meaning a saving of up to 30 percent of CO2emissions. Read further...
Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May has teamed up with asteroid researchers to investigate striking similarities and a puzzling difference between separate bodies explored by space probes. The research team ran a supercomputer-based "fight club" involving simulated large asteroid collisions to probe the objects' likely origins. Read further...
Computer simulations conducted by astrophysicists at Tohoku University in Japan, have revealed a new theory for the origin of supermassive black holes. In this theory, the precursors of supermassive black holes grow by swallowing up not only interstellar gas, but also smaller stars as well. This helps to explain the large number of supermassive black holes observed today. Read further...
By combining data from telescopes with supercomputer simulations and virtual reality (VR), a new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. Read further...
University of North Texas professor and computational chemist G. Andrés Cisneros, along with his research group, are running computer simulations using four U.S. supercomputers, including the world's most powerful, Summit, at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, to investigate inhibitor mechanisms of existing drugs and provide insights that could serve to improve treatment options for COVID-19. Read further...

The Cloud

A Purdue University data science and machine learning innovator wants to help organisations and users get the most for their money when it comes to Cloud-based databases. Her same technology may help self-driving vehicles operate more safely on the road when latency is the primary concern. Read further...
The "Global Public Cloud Market Outlook 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global public Cloud market is anticipated to record a CAGR of around 23% over the forecast period, i.e. 2017-2023. Read further...
Verne Global, a provider of advanced data centre solutions for high performance computing (HPC), has announced a new round of funding of $27 million to expand its Icelandic data centre campus. All current investors - the Wellcome Trust, Novator Partners, Stefnir and General Catalyst - participated in the round. Read further...
Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has signed a collaboration with IBM to assist Wipro customers embark on a seamless and secure hybrid Cloud journey. Through this alliance Wipro will develop hybrid Cloud offerings to help businesses migrate, manage and transform mission-critical workloads and applications, with security across public or private Cloud and on-premises IT environments. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2020-06-08

Focus

Tell your ISC2020 story in a live interview from Primeur Magazine ...

Quantum computing

New method predicts spin dynamics of materials for quantum computing ...

The OLCF's Quantum Computing User Programme connects researchers to advanced resources and paves way for next-gen computational science ...

Focus on Europe

Supporting SMEs and digital infrastructure in Hungary with EU funding during the coronavirus crisis ...

Middleware

VMware introduces delivery of elastic infrastructure for AI/ML applications with VMware vSphere 7 ...

Altair announces most significant software update release in company history ...

Hardware

Dell Technologies shifts AI adoption into the fast lane with simplified advanced computing ...

Pioneer of modern data centre design receives Eckert-Mauchly Award ...

Molecular circuitry: International team breaks one-diode-one resistor electronics ...

Cadence achieves digital and custom/analogue EDA flow certification for TSMC N6 and N5 process technologies ...

WekaIO delivers record-breaking results on 17 STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmarks using HPE Apollo systems ...

Tachyum becomes part of OpenBMC Project community ...

Purdue receives $10 million from National Science Foundation for Anvil supercomputer ...

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility names new Director of Science ...

Applications

University of Texas San Antonio biophysicist helps elucidate mechanisms of neutral solute carriers ...

Graphene and 2D materials could move electronics beyond 'Moore's Law' ...

Scientific machine learning enables potential to design at 'near-interactive speeds' ...

Leading authority on cryptography and data privacy receives Knuth Prize ...

Smart molecules could be key to computers with 100-times bigger memories ...

Cracking open the proton ...

Silicon 'neurons' may add a new dimension to computer processors ...

National Science Foundation awards NCSA $10 million for deployment of Delta ...

NCSA and Compute Ontario announce partnership to promote advanced research computing ...

GBP 2 million supercomputer at the University of Hull supporting global COVID-19 research ...

Digital infrastructure for research into the social network of the full Dutch population ...

Knocking out drug side effects with supercomputing ...

New research leads to lighter and greener bridges ...

Queen's Brian May works to probe origin of asteroids ...

Large simulation finds new origin of supermassive black holes ...

A new galactic centre adventure in virtual reality ...

University of North Texas computational chemists use supercomputer simulations to test potential COVID-19 drugs ...

The Cloud

Technology for Cloud efficiency for databases during data-intensive COVID-19 pandemic ...

Global Public Cloud Market Report 2020-2023 includes profiles of IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, HP, Oracle, VMware, Cisco Systems, Salesforce, and Fujitsu ...

Verne Global secures $27 million in funding to expand Icelandic data centre campus ...

Wipro and IBM collaborate to help clients accelerate their Cloud journeys ...