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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 ...

GEANT agrees new Board, community programme and cost sharing model


1 Dec 2015 Esch-sur-Alzette - Representatives of the GEANT membership elected a new Chair and members of the Board of Directors during the General Assembly (GA) meeting that was hosted by RESTENA in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, on 25-26 November 2015. A new cost-sharing model and community programme were also adopted, and a new member organisation was admitted.

Christian Grimm succeeded the first chair of the merged GEANT, Pierre Bruyère. Erwin Bleumink also stepped down after his term of office expired. Some Board members continued ongoing positions: Dorte Olesen, Sabine Jaume-Rajaonia and Ivan Maric, while Alberto Pérez was re-elected for one year and Marko Bonac for two years. Newly elected members are Raimundas Tuminauskas - for two years - and Erik Huizer and Valter Nordh for three years.

The General Assembly agreed upon the proposed budget and membership fees for 2016, and adopted a new cost sharing model, which aims to monitor and maintain a fair apportionment of costs between national research and education networking organisations (NRENs) as their needs vary over time. The model is designed to allow the GEANT network to be optimised for high performance research and education networking and at the same time to support NRENs in managing their internet traffic. The model promotes fair cost sharing among NRENs and encourages use of the GEANT network.

Terms of Reference were adopted for a new framework for community collaboration, the GEANT Community Programme (GCP), which evolved from the old TERENA Technical Programme. It will be overseen by a new GEANT Community Committee, which will among other things, follow the work of the task forces and special interest groups.

The Ukranian NREN, URAN, was admitted as new national GEANT member, subject to payment of the annual membership fee.

The GEANT General Assembly meeting was held back-to-back with a workshop of the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG). e-IRG Chair Sverker Holmgren gave a presentation to the meeting on recent and future e-IRG work and engaged in a dialogue with GA delegates.

Source: GEANT

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 ...