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Primeur weekly 2020-12-14

Quantum computing

Bristol researchers publish significant step toward quantum advantage ...

In new step toward quantum tech, scientists synthesize 'bright' quantum bits ...

Focus on Europe

LEGaTO project concludes with major contributions to energy efficiency in heterogeneous computing ...

ICM together with SBI is implementing GARUDA connectivity and automation platform in Central Europe - from OMICS and biomedicine to Machine Learning ...

Fall 2020 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council announces student teams competing in the 11th Annual ISC-HPCAIAC Student Cluster Competition ...

PetaSC: a new EuroHPC world-class supercomputer in Bulgaria ...

Digital Europe programme - informal agreement with European Parliament ...

Middleware

Excelero names Edo Ganot as Chief Business Officer ...

29 high-level infrastructures selected to Finland's national research infrastructure roadmap ...

Hardware

SDSC's Expanse supercomputer formally enters production ...

Bacula Systems and OCF announce partnership streamlining data back-up and recovery for high performance computing ...

Xsight Labs announces sampling of industry's first 25,6T data centre switch with 100G SerDes ...

Tachyum opens pre-orders for Prodigy prototype FPGA emulation systems ...

WekaIO continues to 'WIN' a year after the launch of its global partner programme ...

SiFive wins 3rd consecutive title of most respected private semiconductor company ...

Lenovo Data Center Group delivers new data management solutions ...

TSMC recognized with 2021 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award ...

Ayar Labs demonstrates first ultra-dense optical interconnect solution on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' next generation silicon photonics manufacturing process ...

HPE reports fiscal 2020 fourth quarter ...

Split wave - HZDR team develops component for neuromorphic computer ...

Applications

SDSC's Comet aids in sickle cell research discovery ...

Automating aircraft design and optimisation ...

Keep on truckin': Fluid dynamics for the transport sector ...

Optimising laser-powered particle acceleration ...

Artificial visual system of record-low energy consumption for the next generation of AI ...

The Cloud

AWS and Arm demonstrate production-scale electronic design automation in the Cloud ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise accelerates mainstream enterprise adoption for high performance computing with world's most powerful solutions delivered as a service through HPE GreenLake ...

AWS announces multiple new compute innovations, including five new instance types for Amazon EC2, two new AWS Outposts SKUs, and three new AWS Local Zones locations across the US ...

ICM together with SBI is implementing GARUDA connectivity and automation platform in Central Europe - from OMICS and biomedicine to Machine Learning


Systems Biology Institute (SBI)
14 Dec 2020 Warsaw, Tokyo - A Memorandum of Understanding between ICM University of Warsaw, Poland and Tokyo-based the Systems Biology Institute (SBI), which was signed recently, signals a beginning of a research and development collaboration between the two entities. The main areas of interaction will be the collaboration on and the use of Scientific Software Platforms, such as Garuda connectivity and automation platform, in the field of Computational Systems Biology, OMICS, Artificial Intelligence and many others, and other SBI platforms such as Taxila and Gandhara.

The ICM-SBI Memorandum of Understanding identifies potential areas of collaboration in the field of Scientific and Research Computing, Supercomputing, Cloud Computing, Networking and Scientific Software Applications ("Research Field"). The parties envisage that the scope of cooperation and the potential collaborative activities may include, but shall not be limited to:

  • Computational Systems Biology;
  • "OMICS" and Big Data methods, algorithms, programmes and computations;
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning;
  • Provisioning of computational resources and access to applications;
  • Cloud Computing;
  • Supercomputing.

"We would be happy to promote and popularize Garuda and the other SBI software in Central Europe. ICM University of Warsaw is building a strong base of computational expertise and support for the researchers and students, initially focusing on Bioinformatics and Genomics", stated Dr. Marek Michalewicz, director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM) at the University of Warsaw.

"Omics is not yet developing as vigorously here as in other parts of the world. Our intention is to help change that, for example, by creating a new post-graduate diploma course together with the Polish Institute of Mother and Child, after our very successful collaboration on two editions of a diploma course 'Omics Data Science - Bioinformatics and Large-Scale Biomedical Data Analysis'. We also plan to incorporate Garuda as one of the best multi-method, multi-tool computational solutions in our new multi-Cloud infrastructure, which we are going to establish soon as a public-private partnership in this part of Europe", stated Dr. Marek Michalewicz.

SBI work revolves around using the best of AI technologies to expand its knowledge on biological systems and its application to health care, medicine, global energy and climate issues. Cooperation with ICM will focus on the practical use of such multi-purpose research platforms as Garuda (connectivity and automation), Taxila (text analytics and intelligence) and Gandhara (generic Machine Learning and broader artificial intelligence).

"It is exciting to see possible synergies both in research as well as educational aspects of the use of Garuda and our other technological platforms. We would like to partner with ICM in intelligence and software applications and to start on the biomedicine and health care pillar and then potentially expand to solutions beyond biology. Also, using Garuda as the connectivity layer for HPC, as we had explored it in our collaboration with A*STAR in Singapore, would be very interesting to see", stated Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, president of the Systems Biology Institute.

Garuda is a technology framework, which provides connectivity and automation of diverse data, devices and analytics to create novel pipelines, products and solutions in various fields of science and industry in a platform-agnostic manner. Introducing SBI's solutions in Poland will cover:

  • Using Garuda as part of the informatics and analysis courseworks, such as "Omics Data Science" (ICM-IMID, coordinated by Dr. Catherine Suski-Grabowski) and ICM's "Computational Engineering" M.Sc. degree course, which was created by Prof. Piotr Bala and has been run for the last four years;
  • Using Garuda and Taxila as part of specific research projects;
  • Exploring if ICM developed solutions could be incorporated into SBI frameworks.

The lecture inaugurating the ICM-SBI cooperation dedicated to the use of artificial intelligence in biomedicine, titled: "Nobel Turing Challenge - Creating the Engine of Scientific Discover", was delivered by Dr. Hiroaki Kitano on November 26, 2020. The event was held as part of the Virtual ICM Seminars in Computer and Computational Science series.

Source: Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), University of Warsaw

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Primeur weekly 2020-12-14

Quantum computing

Bristol researchers publish significant step toward quantum advantage ...

In new step toward quantum tech, scientists synthesize 'bright' quantum bits ...

Focus on Europe

LEGaTO project concludes with major contributions to energy efficiency in heterogeneous computing ...

ICM together with SBI is implementing GARUDA connectivity and automation platform in Central Europe - from OMICS and biomedicine to Machine Learning ...

Fall 2020 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council announces student teams competing in the 11th Annual ISC-HPCAIAC Student Cluster Competition ...

PetaSC: a new EuroHPC world-class supercomputer in Bulgaria ...

Digital Europe programme - informal agreement with European Parliament ...

Middleware

Excelero names Edo Ganot as Chief Business Officer ...

29 high-level infrastructures selected to Finland's national research infrastructure roadmap ...

Hardware

SDSC's Expanse supercomputer formally enters production ...

Bacula Systems and OCF announce partnership streamlining data back-up and recovery for high performance computing ...

Xsight Labs announces sampling of industry's first 25,6T data centre switch with 100G SerDes ...

Tachyum opens pre-orders for Prodigy prototype FPGA emulation systems ...

WekaIO continues to 'WIN' a year after the launch of its global partner programme ...

SiFive wins 3rd consecutive title of most respected private semiconductor company ...

Lenovo Data Center Group delivers new data management solutions ...

TSMC recognized with 2021 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award ...

Ayar Labs demonstrates first ultra-dense optical interconnect solution on GLOBALFOUNDRIES' next generation silicon photonics manufacturing process ...

HPE reports fiscal 2020 fourth quarter ...

Split wave - HZDR team develops component for neuromorphic computer ...

Applications

SDSC's Comet aids in sickle cell research discovery ...

Automating aircraft design and optimisation ...

Keep on truckin': Fluid dynamics for the transport sector ...

Optimising laser-powered particle acceleration ...

Artificial visual system of record-low energy consumption for the next generation of AI ...

The Cloud

AWS and Arm demonstrate production-scale electronic design automation in the Cloud ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise accelerates mainstream enterprise adoption for high performance computing with world's most powerful solutions delivered as a service through HPE GreenLake ...

AWS announces multiple new compute innovations, including five new instance types for Amazon EC2, two new AWS Outposts SKUs, and three new AWS Local Zones locations across the US ...