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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion

12 Dec 2013 Buffalo - The University at Buffalo will receive $1 million from New York State to make its downtown Buffalo supercomputing centre more accessible to businesses in Western New York and beyond. The award, announced through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative, will fund the purchase of computer servers, software and other components for the Center for Computational Research (CCR). University at Buffalo will make those resources available to industry, such as Sentient Science, IBC Digital, CUBRC, Empire Visual Effects and other companies looking to innovate through high-performance computing and Big-Data analytics.

Specifically, the funding will:

  • Provide industry in Western New York and New York State with access to dedicated advanced computing resources to foster innovation and economic development.
  • Provide the same partners with the expertise necessary to leverage high-performance computing and Big-Data analytic resources to improve productivity and assist in new product development.
  • Support the activities of University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, and other industries that develop around these organisations.
  • Support the activities of the New York State High Performance Computing Consortium, a programme of Empire State Development's NYSTAR initiative.

Gov. Cuomo, who created the Regional Economic Development Council initiative in 2011, said the programme has redesigned the state's economic development efforts from a top-down model to a community-based, performance-driven approach.

"In the last three years, we have put New York's fiscal house in order by controlling spending and cutting taxes, and the global business community has taken notice. We are transforming New York State into a top destination for companies from around the world to locate, invest and grow with initiatives like START-UP NY to provide tax-free areas and support to businesses", he stated.

Alexander N. Cartwright, University at Buffalo (UB) vice president for research and economic development, said the funding will allow UB to acquire resources that will greatly improve the center’s ability to assist local and state businesses innovate and develop new products.

"With this award, CCR will provide our regional and New York State industrial partners with on-demand, immediate access to high-performance computing and data-analytics resources - hardware, software and consulting services - that will improve productivity, assist in new product development, foster innovation and economic development", he stated. "We'd like to thank Gov. Cuomo for leadership in recognizing how these resources will give our industrial partners the competitive advantage they need in the global marketplace."

Home of the region's largest computing system - and one the largest in the state - the CCR is located in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., within the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. It already is helping attract business, such as software and sensor company Sentient Science, to Western New York.

"Not every company can support the advanced computing infrastructure or expert personnel that's required in some industries for innovative product development", stated Thomas Furlani, CCR director. "As a result, many are at a competitive disadvantage; it takes them longer and costs more to bring new products to the marketplace.

"In addition to supporting faculty-led research at UB, one of CCR's main goals is to promote economic development, especially in Western New York", Thomas Furlani stated. "These resources will enable us to help business foster innovation, enable rational design and reduce the time it takes to develop products, all of which are necessary to be competitive in today's world-based economy."

The centre's importance to economic development and basic research will only grow, Thomas Furlani said, as the medical campus expands and the region continues to pivot more toward a high-tech, advanced manufacturing-based economy. It also will play a vital role in the Center for Excellence in Materials Informatics, which, among other things, seeks to develop and commercialize new materials for manufacturing and industry.

The funding is among more than $60 million that Gov. Cuomo awarded to Western New York-based endeavours. UB President Satish K. Tripathi and local businessman Howard A. Zemsky are co-chairs of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. Nearly $716 million was awarded statewide.
Source: University at Buffalo

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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...