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Primeur weekly 2015-12-07

Quantum computing

A quantum spin on molecular computers ...

Researchers confirm 'realistic' answer to quantum network puzzle ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 introduces PhD Forum and extends deadline for research papers ...

Quantum computer made of standard semiconductor materials ...

Future direction of global research and e-infrastructures landscape in e-IRG/ESFRI organized network session at ICT2015 in Lisbon ...

EGI-UberCloud partnership is bridging research and innovation ...

Finnish ministry issues policy on future development of scientific computing ...

HPC Advisory Council and the ISC High Performance Conference announce university teams for HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition ...

GEANT agrees new Board, community programme and cost sharing model ...

Spanish Council of Ministers supports the acquisition of MareNostrum 4 ...

NEC's SX-ACE vector supercomputer contributes to research at three German institutes - University of Kiel, Alfred Wegener Institute and the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart ...

Middleware

TACC's HPC team works to increase technical diversity in supercomputing ...

Hardware

Mellanox promotes Freddy Gabbay to Vice President of Software ...

SanDisk and Supermicro form strategic alliance to deliver software defined all-flash storage solutions ...

Seagate and Newisys demonstrate flash storage architecture capable Of 1TB/s ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new class of system to power next era in hybrid infrastructure ...

Applications

Sequoia supercomputer enables Gordon Bell Prize-winning simulation on Earth's mantle ...

Unveiling the turbulent times of a dying star ...

Missing link found between turbulence in collapsing star and hypernova, gamma-ray burst ...

New insights into the creation of heavy elements ...

Manipal Hospitals adopts Watson for Oncology to help physicians identify options for individualized, evidence-based cancer care across India ...

TOP500

Liquid immersion cooling from Green Revolution Cooling helps Tokyo Institute of Technology achieve top honours at Green500 three years in a row ...

The Cloud

Univa announces support for Microsoft Azure ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft announce plans to deliver integrated hybrid IT infrastructure ...

IBM advances hybrid capabilities to China and unveils Bluemix Local ...

Finnish ministry issues policy on future development of scientific computing

1 Dec 2015 Espoo - The computing Ministry of Education and Culture has published guidelines on how services for scientific computing will be developed in Finland. The document includes the first description of Enterprise Architecture (EA) of Scientific Computing Resources and Services. The architecture description focuses on the current and target status of scientific computing, as well as the strategy for its development.

The architecture description draws attention to one of the key problems to be solved - the boundaries between the research sectors administered by different ministries, which are hindering efficient use of scientific computing at national level. Broad-based coordination of local and centralised activities at national level is viewed as a future objective. Data-intensive scientific computing methods, in particular, will be introduced in an increasing number of disciplines and scientific computing will become increasingly important.

"State research institutes should not be prevented by artificial silos from using the scientific computing services offered to universities by CSC. In practice, the various research organisations engage in extensive cooperation", stated Pekka Lehtovuori, Director, Services for Research, at CSC.

Finnish computational science is of a high standard. This is partly due to the outstanding entity of services where centralised, national scientific computing services offered through CSC are combined with distributed solutions and international resources. The enterprise architecture also takes account of the importance of scientific software, expert support and training to the service as a whole.

The objective is the preservation and development of the service level so that scientific computing as a whole contributes to a competitive and internationally attractive research system and enables new scientific breakthroughs, while being organised as the most cost effective combination of a centralised and decentralised approach.

"Finland must maintain its internationally competitive position as a provider of scientific computing resources, and this will require continuous investment. When deciding on the creation of new computing environments, the calculated total cost of ownership - evaluated on the basis of commonly agreed principles - should feed into comparisons of the various options", Pekka Lehtovuori continued.

The report titled " Enterprise Architecture (EA) of Scientific Computing Resources and Services " is only available in Finnish.
Source: CSC - IT Center for Science

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-12-07

Quantum computing

A quantum spin on molecular computers ...

Researchers confirm 'realistic' answer to quantum network puzzle ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 introduces PhD Forum and extends deadline for research papers ...

Quantum computer made of standard semiconductor materials ...

Future direction of global research and e-infrastructures landscape in e-IRG/ESFRI organized network session at ICT2015 in Lisbon ...

EGI-UberCloud partnership is bridging research and innovation ...

Finnish ministry issues policy on future development of scientific computing ...

HPC Advisory Council and the ISC High Performance Conference announce university teams for HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition ...

GEANT agrees new Board, community programme and cost sharing model ...

Spanish Council of Ministers supports the acquisition of MareNostrum 4 ...

NEC's SX-ACE vector supercomputer contributes to research at three German institutes - University of Kiel, Alfred Wegener Institute and the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart ...

Middleware

TACC's HPC team works to increase technical diversity in supercomputing ...

Hardware

Mellanox promotes Freddy Gabbay to Vice President of Software ...

SanDisk and Supermicro form strategic alliance to deliver software defined all-flash storage solutions ...

Seagate and Newisys demonstrate flash storage architecture capable Of 1TB/s ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new class of system to power next era in hybrid infrastructure ...

Applications

Sequoia supercomputer enables Gordon Bell Prize-winning simulation on Earth's mantle ...

Unveiling the turbulent times of a dying star ...

Missing link found between turbulence in collapsing star and hypernova, gamma-ray burst ...

New insights into the creation of heavy elements ...

Manipal Hospitals adopts Watson for Oncology to help physicians identify options for individualized, evidence-based cancer care across India ...

TOP500

Liquid immersion cooling from Green Revolution Cooling helps Tokyo Institute of Technology achieve top honours at Green500 three years in a row ...

The Cloud

Univa announces support for Microsoft Azure ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft announce plans to deliver integrated hybrid IT infrastructure ...

IBM advances hybrid capabilities to China and unveils Bluemix Local ...