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Primeur weekly 2013-01-28

Exascale supercomputing

Guang Gao and ETI participate in $60 million Department of Energy computing initiative ...

The Cloud

Why European Telcos are turning to the Cloud for an eHealth strategy ...

Microsoft advances the Cloud OS with new management solutions ...

Oracle announces Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Templates for rapid provisioning of Oracle Applications ...

Alumnus and Microsoft inventor tapping Cloud computing potential ...

EuroFlash

Let's get connected: F35 panorama projector deployed by Cyviz in entry-level collaborative telepresence product ...

DAS Workshop to issue Call for Participation ...

ADVA Optical Networking and HEP Group pioneer 100G high-speed optical transmission network in Croatia ...

Graphene and Human Brain Project win largest research excellence award in history, as battle for sustained science funding continues ...

CWI develops application for continuous analysis of big streams of data ...

NLeSC expands its project portfolio ...

Quantum communication: Each photon counts ...

USFlash

AMD Open 3.0 brings simplicity, power efficiency and cost-effectiveness to the data centre ...

AMD reports 2012 fourth quarter and annual results ...

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics ...

KishHealth System chooses HP Converged Storage to speed delivery of medical records ...

Greenville Utilities Commission selects Oracle applications and technology to revamp IT infrastructure and improve customer service initiatives ...

Hotelbeds selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to drive company growth ...

Oracle VM 3.2 now available ...

New supercomputer coming to EMSL this summer, supplied by Atipa Technologies ...

UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies ...

SGI announces OEM partnership with Scality for scale-out storage solution ...

SGI announces new Chief Operating Officer Cassio Conceicao ...

Mellanox wins data centre interconnect awards for Ethernet switching and virtual protocol interconnect technology ...

Stanford researchers break million-core supercomputer barrier ...

NLeSC expands its project portfolio

23 Jan 2013 Amsterdam - The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) will fund five new projects in early 2013 resulting from the "eScience Open Call for Converging Sciences (eSOCCS)" that was conducted during 2012. The eSOCCS proposal received a total of 55 pre-proposals whose primary applicant represent 13 Universities/Medical Centers and 3 NWO institutes. The 5 highest quality proposals have been prioritized by NLeSC's external scientific advisory committee and approved for funding by the board of directors. Each project will be funded to approximately 500K euro, including the collaboration of an NLeSC eScience engineer.

The five highest quality proposals include:

1. Summer in the City: Forecasting and Mapping Human Thermal Comfort in Urban Areas: Prof. dr. A.A.M. Holtslag - WUR

The goal of the current project is to develop a novel prototype hourly forecasting system for human thermal comfort in urban areas on street level, which can be exploited by weather and health agencies for urban weather forecasting and heat wave warnings

2. SIM-CITY: Decision Support For Urban Social Economic Complexity: Prof. dr. P.M.A. Sloot - UvA

SIM-CITY will study and develop an agent-based complex network system to interactively explore socio-economic scenarios that can support decision makers of large urban areas, notably greater Amsterdam (de Randstad).

3. SPuDisc: Searching Public Discourse: Prof. dr. M. de Rijke - UvA

Building on existing open source tooling, the project will follow an iterative, task-based approach to creating key search, analysis and visualization solutions for studying public discourses within a humanities context.

4. Visualization of Big Data: Prof. dr. E.A. Valentijn - RuG

This project will further develop and combine systems for interactive visualization and visual analytics in an e-science setting. These will be combined with human interaction devices, to support the collaborative exploration of extremely large and distributed data sets.

5. Massive Point Clouds for eSciences: Prof. dr. ir. P.J.M. van Oosterom - TUD

Modern geographic data acquisition technologies generate point clouds with billions (or even trillions) of elevation/depth points. However, the main problem with these point clouds is that they are simply too big (several terabytes) to be handled efficiently by common ICT infrastructures. Due to the lack of (data management, dissemination, processing and visualization) tools, the data are not being used to their full potential. Within this project several novel and innovative eScience techniques will be developed.

Source: Netherlands eScience Center - NLeSC

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Primeur weekly 2013-01-28

Exascale supercomputing

Guang Gao and ETI participate in $60 million Department of Energy computing initiative ...

The Cloud

Why European Telcos are turning to the Cloud for an eHealth strategy ...

Microsoft advances the Cloud OS with new management solutions ...

Oracle announces Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Templates for rapid provisioning of Oracle Applications ...

Alumnus and Microsoft inventor tapping Cloud computing potential ...

EuroFlash

Let's get connected: F35 panorama projector deployed by Cyviz in entry-level collaborative telepresence product ...

DAS Workshop to issue Call for Participation ...

ADVA Optical Networking and HEP Group pioneer 100G high-speed optical transmission network in Croatia ...

Graphene and Human Brain Project win largest research excellence award in history, as battle for sustained science funding continues ...

CWI develops application for continuous analysis of big streams of data ...

NLeSC expands its project portfolio ...

Quantum communication: Each photon counts ...

USFlash

AMD Open 3.0 brings simplicity, power efficiency and cost-effectiveness to the data centre ...

AMD reports 2012 fourth quarter and annual results ...

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics ...

KishHealth System chooses HP Converged Storage to speed delivery of medical records ...

Greenville Utilities Commission selects Oracle applications and technology to revamp IT infrastructure and improve customer service initiatives ...

Hotelbeds selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to drive company growth ...

Oracle VM 3.2 now available ...

New supercomputer coming to EMSL this summer, supplied by Atipa Technologies ...

UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies ...

SGI announces OEM partnership with Scality for scale-out storage solution ...

SGI announces new Chief Operating Officer Cassio Conceicao ...

Mellanox wins data centre interconnect awards for Ethernet switching and virtual protocol interconnect technology ...

Stanford researchers break million-core supercomputer barrier ...