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Primeur weekly 2019-12-02

Exascale supercomputing

LUMI supercomputer will arrive soon - CSC signed the Hosting Agreement with EuroHPC ...

The way is open to building world-class supercomputers in Europe ...

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced 'supercomputer' enables more localised and accurate rainfall forecasts ...

Quantum computing

Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization ...

Ultrafast quantum simulations: A new twist to an old approach ...

Middleware

OpenNebula 5.10 "Boomerang" released ...

Hardware

Boston to continue HPC Roadshow in South Africa at the CHPC Conference ...

Fujitsu begins shipping supercomputer Fugaku ...

KISTI collaborates with Rescale to diversify R&D service of KISTI-5 supercomputer, Nurion ...

Applications

Rethinking brain-inspired computing from the atom up ...

Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves ...

A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright ...

Molecular eraser enables better data storage and computers for AI ...

Argonne and TAE Technologies heating up plasma energy research ...

IBM makes higher quality weather forecasts available worldwide ...

How the immune system gets on the wrong track ...

Pervasive Technology Institute and Cancer Computer join forces for cure ...

TOP500

CNES's Data Processing Centre increases capacity and reaches 15th place in IO500 world ranking ...

WekaIO places first on IO-500 Challenge ...

The Cloud

NetApp and Google Cloud advance strategic partnership to drive innovation in the Cloud ...

USFlash

Atos grows Santos Dumont supercomputer capacity fivefold making it largest in Latin America ...

LUMI supercomputer will arrive soon - CSC signed the Hosting Agreement with EuroHPC


CSC's Managing Director Kimmo Koski, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, European Commission's DG Connect Director Thomas Skordas, EuroHPC JU's Interim Executive Director Gustav Kalbe, hosting entity representatives, ambassadors and other representatives gathered in Strasbourg's signing ceremony 26th November 2019.
26 Nov 2019 Espoo - The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking, EuroHPC JU, and CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. have signed a Hosting Agreement about hosting one of the three pre-exascale supercomputers in CSC's data centre in Kajaani, Finland.
European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, CSC's Managing Director Kimmo Koski and Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland's Deputy Mertens, Senior EU Specialist Ilona Julkunen.

EuroHPC JU is pooling European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing Big Data, based on competitive European technology with the support of European Union. The first aim of EuroHPC is to purchase three pre-exascale supercomputers for Europe by the year 2021.

In June 2019, EuroHPC JU decided to place one of the pre-exascale supercomputers to CSC's data centre in Kajaani, Finland. The agreement seals the hosting one of the EuroHPC's pre-exascale supercomputers, called LUMI, in CSC's data centre, in collaboration with the LUMI consortium. The countries involved in the Large Unified Modern Infrastructure (LUMI) consortium are Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.

"The LUMI consortium is a unique European collaboration in which nine countries are investing to a common system. The world-class expertise of the LUMI consortium added to CSC's comprehensive service concept and environmentally sustainable datacenter in Kajaani, Finland are the cornerstones of the consortium. We are especially proud about the confidence these countries have shown for CSC by joining the forces with us and we will do everything to be worth of this trust", stated CSC's Managing Director Kimmo Koski.

LUMI will be one of the world's best known scientific computing instruments for the lifespan of 2021–2026.

The supercomputing and data infrastructure at CSC's data centre in Kajaani will help position Europe as one of the world leaders in supercomputing, enabling European researchers to access world-class computing resources. Computing power is required in leading-edge research in a wide range of disciplines, such as climate, pharmaceutical and cancer research as well as artificial intelligence.

The state-of-the-art computing resources will also lay grounds to carry out research in areas, which have previously been out of reach, and increases the possibilities for scientific breakthroughs with immense societal impact, such as understanding climate change. The new data management and HPC infrastructure will lay grounds for innovation and new data-based business opportunities in areas such as platform economy and the development of artificial intelligence.

LUMI will start its operations in the beginning of 2021.
LUMI consortium countries and EuroHPC JU -countries.
Source: Finnish IT Center for Science Ltd - CSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-12-02

Exascale supercomputing

LUMI supercomputer will arrive soon - CSC signed the Hosting Agreement with EuroHPC ...

The way is open to building world-class supercomputers in Europe ...

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced 'supercomputer' enables more localised and accurate rainfall forecasts ...

Quantum computing

Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization ...

Ultrafast quantum simulations: A new twist to an old approach ...

Middleware

OpenNebula 5.10 "Boomerang" released ...

Hardware

Boston to continue HPC Roadshow in South Africa at the CHPC Conference ...

Fujitsu begins shipping supercomputer Fugaku ...

KISTI collaborates with Rescale to diversify R&D service of KISTI-5 supercomputer, Nurion ...

Applications

Rethinking brain-inspired computing from the atom up ...

Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves ...

A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright ...

Molecular eraser enables better data storage and computers for AI ...

Argonne and TAE Technologies heating up plasma energy research ...

IBM makes higher quality weather forecasts available worldwide ...

How the immune system gets on the wrong track ...

Pervasive Technology Institute and Cancer Computer join forces for cure ...

TOP500

CNES's Data Processing Centre increases capacity and reaches 15th place in IO500 world ranking ...

WekaIO places first on IO-500 Challenge ...

The Cloud

NetApp and Google Cloud advance strategic partnership to drive innovation in the Cloud ...

USFlash

Atos grows Santos Dumont supercomputer capacity fivefold making it largest in Latin America ...