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Primeur weekly 2016-12-05

Exascale supercomputing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise demonstrates world's first Memory-Driven Computing architecture ...

Crowd computing

Einstein@home discovers new gamma-ray pulsar ...

Computing tackles the mystery of the dark universe ...

Quantum computing

Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified ...

Researchers take first look into the 'eye' of Majoranas ...

More reliable way to produce single photons for quantum information imprinting ...

Focus on Europe

Deadline for ISC research paper submission extended to December 16 ...

PRACE to hold awards ceremony at Cineca for Summer of HPC 2016 ...

An open harbour for research data ...

New MareNostrum4 supercomputer to be 12 times more powerful than MareNostrum3 ...

Hardware

Lincoln Laboratory's supercomputing system ranked most powerful in New England ...

PolyU and Huawei jointly set up the first lab in optical communication and advanced computing system in Hong Kong ...

DDN Infinite Memory Engine burst buffer exceeds 1 TB per second file system performance for Japan's fastest supercomputer ...

Fujitsu develops in-memory deduplication technology to accelerate response for large-scale storage ...

Fujitsu announces start of operations for Japan's fastest supercomputer ...

Applications

Using supercomputers to illuminate the renaissance ...

IBM unveils Watson-powered imaging solutions for health care providers ...

New algorithm could explain human face recognition ...

Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production ...

Physicists spell 'AV' by manipulating Abrikosov vortices ...

BSC researchers to study the response of European climate to Arctic sea ice depletion ...

IBM and Pfizer to accelerate immuno-oncology research with Watson for Drug Discovery ...

Fujitsu offers deep learning platform with world-class speed and AI services that support industries and operations ...

The Cloud

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Juniper Networks simplifies Cloud transition for enterprises with carrier-grade routing and unified security for AWS marketplace ...

PolyU and Huawei jointly set up the first lab in optical communication and advanced computing system in Hong Kong


Guests at the Plaque Unveiling Ceremony, including Ir. Allen Yeung, JP (fifth from the left), Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government; Prof, Wai (sixth from the left); Mr. Zha (sixth from the right); and Mr. B. Wang, Division Director of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R. Credit: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
2 Dec 2016 Washington D.C. - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has unveiled the plaque for the 'PolyU-Huawei Joint Laboratory for Optical Interconnection Network and Advanced Computing System' (Joint Lab). This is the first joint laboratory of high-capacity optical communications and advanced computing systems in Hong Kong.

The plaque unveiling ceremony was officiated by Ir. Professor Alex Wai, Vice President, Research Development, PolyU and Mr. Jun Zha, President, Central Research Institute of Huawei.

Through the Joint Lab, PolyU and Huawei will work on researches relating to high-capacity optical communication systems including long-haul and short-reach data centre transmission systems, computer networks and systems, and Big Data computing. It aims to pioneer the research in the field of optical communication systems and advanced computing systems by leveraging synergy of the industry and the university. It targets at bolstering significantly the capacity of internet systems through technological breakthroughs, as well as developing system infrastructure and algorithmic solutions for computing-driven innovation.

"The PolyU-Huawei Joint Lab for Optical Interconnection Network and Advanced Computing System was established to combine PolyU's strength in applying technological innovation and Huawei's leadership in the industry with an objective to develop high-capacity optical communication systems. It will enable a breakthrough in high-impact data technology to increase internet traffic significantly", stated Professor Wai at the ceremony.

PolyU's collaboration with Huawei has commenced since 2007. Their joint efforts have contributed to the establishment of the first 100Gbit/s per wavelength optical communication system in China. Research experts from different PolyU academic and research units, including Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Computing, Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Applied Mathematics and Department of Applied Physics, are engaged in the numerous collaborative projects between PolyU and Huawei. The research areas include but are not limited to communication, Big Data, crowdsourcing platforms, mobile networks, wearable devices, algorithms as well as materials. It is hoped that with the establishment of the Joint Lab, the scope of collaboration could be further extended in both breadth and depth.

"The PolyU-Huawei Joint Lab will further integrate the advantages and strengths of the university and the enterprise in the area of innovative research and this collaboration will enhance our research ability. By building together a platform to share resources for innovation, the Joint Lab will enable our complementary development so as to achieve impactful R&D outputs and to jointly nurture talents of high caliber. This will result in increased global competitiveness and a win-win situation", stated Mr. Zha.

Through close collaboration, PolyU and Huawei will be able to further develop high-impact translational research and next-generation technological advances in the telecommunications and advanced computing industry.

Source: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-12-05

Exascale supercomputing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise demonstrates world's first Memory-Driven Computing architecture ...

Crowd computing

Einstein@home discovers new gamma-ray pulsar ...

Computing tackles the mystery of the dark universe ...

Quantum computing

Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified ...

Researchers take first look into the 'eye' of Majoranas ...

More reliable way to produce single photons for quantum information imprinting ...

Focus on Europe

Deadline for ISC research paper submission extended to December 16 ...

PRACE to hold awards ceremony at Cineca for Summer of HPC 2016 ...

An open harbour for research data ...

New MareNostrum4 supercomputer to be 12 times more powerful than MareNostrum3 ...

Hardware

Lincoln Laboratory's supercomputing system ranked most powerful in New England ...

PolyU and Huawei jointly set up the first lab in optical communication and advanced computing system in Hong Kong ...

DDN Infinite Memory Engine burst buffer exceeds 1 TB per second file system performance for Japan's fastest supercomputer ...

Fujitsu develops in-memory deduplication technology to accelerate response for large-scale storage ...

Fujitsu announces start of operations for Japan's fastest supercomputer ...

Applications

Using supercomputers to illuminate the renaissance ...

IBM unveils Watson-powered imaging solutions for health care providers ...

New algorithm could explain human face recognition ...

Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production ...

Physicists spell 'AV' by manipulating Abrikosov vortices ...

BSC researchers to study the response of European climate to Arctic sea ice depletion ...

IBM and Pfizer to accelerate immuno-oncology research with Watson for Drug Discovery ...

Fujitsu offers deep learning platform with world-class speed and AI services that support industries and operations ...

The Cloud

Cloud Systems Management Software Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026 ...

Juniper Networks simplifies Cloud transition for enterprises with carrier-grade routing and unified security for AWS marketplace ...