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Primeur weekly 2017-12-18

Exascale supercomputing

Mont-Blanc 2020 project will pave the way to a European scalable, modular and power efficient High Performance Computing processor ...

A supercomputer will discover our future medicines ...

Quantum computing

Jülich Supercomputing Centre to achieve world record: Quantum computer with 46 qubits simulated ...

DENSO and Toyota Tsusho to conduct a test applying a quantum computer to analyze IoT data with a commercial application ...

IBM announces collaboration with Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and national research labs to accelerate quantum computing ...

Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled ...

Error-free into the quantum computer age ...

Quantum memory with record-breaking capacity based on laser-cooled atoms ...

Physicists from Konstanz, Princeton and Maryland create a stable quantum gate as a basic element for the quantum computer ...

Physicists say rare earth metals could help quantum computers communicate ...

Focus on Europe

Lenovo and Intel to deliver powerful, energy-efficient SuperMUC-NG, next generation supercomputer at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre ...

North Rhine-Westphalia supports expansion of German national supercomputer infrastructure ...

ISC 2018 and PASC18 Conferences to announce partnership ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in tenth HPC budget map survey ...

BP supercomputer now world's most powerful for commercial research ...

MareNostrum 4, chosen as the most beautiful data centre in the world ...

NCI welcomes $70 million investment in HPC capability ...

Applications

Physicists win supercomputing time to study fusion and the cosmos ...

Artificial intelligence helps accelerate progress toward efficient fusion reactions ...

Johns Hopkins scientists chart how brain signals connect to neurons ...

Artificial Intelligence and supercomputers to help alleviate urban traffic problems ...

ESnet's Petascale DTN project speeds up data transfers between leading HPC centres ...

A computer system needing less time and memory to simulate mechanical systems ...

Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with Machine Learning ...

The Cloud

Murex to offer MX.3 risk, trading and post-trade solutions on the AWS Cloud ...

Fujitsu develops WAN acceleration technology utilizing FPGA accelerators ...

Meituan.com selects Mellanox interconnect solutions to accelerate its artificial intelligence, Big Data and Cloud data centres ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions accelerate Tencent Cloud high-performance computing and artificial intelligence infrastructure ...

North Rhine-Westphalia supports expansion of German national supercomputer infrastructure


10 Dec 2017 Düsseldorf - Supercomputers have become a universal tool for science. The Ministry of Culture and Science is now giving the go-ahead for the installation of a new supercomputer at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is providing 73 million euro for procurement and operation. In the first half of 2018, the first module of the new computer will be installed.

With twelve petaflops - that is, twelve quadrillion arithmetic operations per second - the new computer will achieve twice the peak performance of its predecessor JUQUEEN. For many years, this was the fastest computer in Europe and an outstanding research instrument for scientists and engineers from Germany and Europe.

The new system will be operated at the Gauss Center for Supercomputing (GCS) as a national and European supercomputer. GCS includes the three computer centres Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (LRZ) and the University of Stuttgart (HLRS). GCS and its supercomputers are supported and financed by the federal government and the three host countries.

North Rhine-Westphalia has been supporting the Jülich location of the newly founded GCS since 2008. The new state funding of a total of 73 million euro, which will be supplemented by the federal government with funds in the same amount, now allows the continuation of this success story until 2025.

The new module is designed for a wide range of complex scientific applications. It will be complemented in two years by a second complementary module, which is optimized especially for simulation applications with the highest computing power. It will then increase the performance of the overall system many times more. With its modular concept, JSC is breaking new ground: The medium-term goal is to increase the computing power by a factor of 100 compared to the new system (exascale computer), without the costs and energy requirements of the computers exploding.

Equally with funds from the country, JSC is expanding its offerings to support and train its users so that they can fully exploit the potential of the new modular supercomputer. Users from a wide range of scientific disciplines will be able to tackle increasingly complex issues with the new computer: from the development of new materials, to more accurate predictions of climate change, to research into the functioning of the human brain.

This funding is an important element in strengthening the science location of North Rhine-Westphalia. Universities and research institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia are connected to Jülich in a variety of ways. Jülich's unique supercomputers and extensive user support transform the research centre into a magnet for world-class simulation scientists. These include, for example, the flow research and turbine development in Aachen, the Theoretical Chemistry in Bochum and Mülheim, plasma physics and materials research in Bochum, Aachen and Bonn or the Theoretic Hadron and High Energy Physics in Bonn, Bielefeld, Münster and Wuppertal. Recent fields such as evacuation research connect the centre closely with the universities of Wuppertal and Cologne.
Source: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Primeur weekly 2017-12-18

Exascale supercomputing

Mont-Blanc 2020 project will pave the way to a European scalable, modular and power efficient High Performance Computing processor ...

A supercomputer will discover our future medicines ...

Quantum computing

Jülich Supercomputing Centre to achieve world record: Quantum computer with 46 qubits simulated ...

DENSO and Toyota Tsusho to conduct a test applying a quantum computer to analyze IoT data with a commercial application ...

IBM announces collaboration with Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and national research labs to accelerate quantum computing ...

Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled ...

Error-free into the quantum computer age ...

Quantum memory with record-breaking capacity based on laser-cooled atoms ...

Physicists from Konstanz, Princeton and Maryland create a stable quantum gate as a basic element for the quantum computer ...

Physicists say rare earth metals could help quantum computers communicate ...

Focus on Europe

Lenovo and Intel to deliver powerful, energy-efficient SuperMUC-NG, next generation supercomputer at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre ...

North Rhine-Westphalia supports expansion of German national supercomputer infrastructure ...

ISC 2018 and PASC18 Conferences to announce partnership ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in tenth HPC budget map survey ...

BP supercomputer now world's most powerful for commercial research ...

MareNostrum 4, chosen as the most beautiful data centre in the world ...

NCI welcomes $70 million investment in HPC capability ...

Applications

Physicists win supercomputing time to study fusion and the cosmos ...

Artificial intelligence helps accelerate progress toward efficient fusion reactions ...

Johns Hopkins scientists chart how brain signals connect to neurons ...

Artificial Intelligence and supercomputers to help alleviate urban traffic problems ...

ESnet's Petascale DTN project speeds up data transfers between leading HPC centres ...

A computer system needing less time and memory to simulate mechanical systems ...

Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with Machine Learning ...

The Cloud

Murex to offer MX.3 risk, trading and post-trade solutions on the AWS Cloud ...

Fujitsu develops WAN acceleration technology utilizing FPGA accelerators ...

Meituan.com selects Mellanox interconnect solutions to accelerate its artificial intelligence, Big Data and Cloud data centres ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions accelerate Tencent Cloud high-performance computing and artificial intelligence infrastructure ...