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Primeur weekly 2016-01-25

Focus

e-Infrastructures Austria, the relation with e-IRG and data management policies ...

Crowd computing

GIMPS Project discovers largest known prime number: 274,207,281-1 ...

Quantum computing

Maxwell's demon as a self-contained, information-powered refrigerator ...

Focus on Europe

Mechanical quanta see the light ...

ESFRI to organize Roadmap 2016 launch event ...

EXASOL moves its UK headquarters from London to Bracknell, readying itself for further rapid growth in the data analytics space ...

Physicists develop a cooling system for the processors of the future ...

Middleware

Oak Ridge deploys Allinea MAP to scale up software performance ...

Do IT Systems and Bright Computing announce partnership to offer world class HPC solutions to Italian corporations ...

Bright Computing releases version 7.2 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack ...

Hardware

Cray signs $36 million contract to upgrade Cray systems at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) ...

TACC's Lonestar 5 begins full production ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Bull, beats worldwide records ...

University of California names Michael Witherell to head Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...

Cable Public Affairs Channel delivers live, high-quality public affairs content to 11 million Canadian homes and via 24/7 web streaming thanks to DDN ...

Open-source GPU could push computing power to the next level ...

Team of engineers at Riphah International University develop new supercomputer architecture ...

Applications

SDSC's 'Comet' aids in discovery of new organometallic compounds ...

Yahoo releases the largest-ever machine learning dataset for researchers ...

Mira supercomputer simulations give a new "edge" to fusion research ...

Machine learning helps discover the most luminous supernova in history ...

Bridging the bio-electronic divide: New effort aims for fully implantable devices able to connect with up to one million neurons ...

The Cloud

Alibaba's AliCloud bets on GPUs for artificial intelligence ...

SDSC's Health CI Division, City of Hope to create Cancer Research Infrastructure ...

Rescale appoints Zack Smocha as Vice President of Product Marketing ...

IBM acquires Ustream to propel Cloud-based video services across industries ...

e-Infrastructures Austria, the relation with e-IRG and data management policies

24 Nov 2015 Esch-sur-Alzette - During the e-IRG Open Workshop, recently held in Belval/Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk with Paolo Budroni from the University of Vienna. Paolo Budroni is representing the Austrian Ministry of Science as a new member of the e-IRG Delegates Meeting. The University of Vienna is one of the largest universities of the German-speaking countries. Since three years the University of Vienna is involved in e-Infrastructures. It started with the promotion of a nation-wide project called e-Infrastructures Austria.

The project goal was to create a network of institutions all over Austria. At this point in time all universities have been integrated into the network, except one, as well as the National Library and the institutions that are involved in research. The University of Vienna is addressing Research Infrastructures in the broader sense as well through ACOnet which is the backbone based at the University of Vienna. The university is running the largest computer centre of the country. The University of Vienna is also member of the Vienna Supercomputing Center in the initiative, called the Vienna Scientific Cluster.

Paolo Budroni talked about three relevant issues with regard to e-Infrastructures. The first one is the idea to consolidate the e-Infrastructure through all Austrian universities and institutions, including the ministries.

In June 2016, there will be organized a one-week workshop which has to be attended by each member of the e-Infrastructures Austria with the participation of one representative from the computing centres and one representative from the libraries.

A national survey has been run asking all Austrian researchers about their needs in the field of e-Infrastructures. A report of 200 pages has been prepared. Now, Paolo Budroni's team has the data on which they can decide the future development of e-Infrastructures. About 10 percent of the scientists returned their answers for the survey which is also available in English.

Paolo Budroni's team is also preparing a Letter of Intent. This is a written agreement between all computing centres and scientific libraries in Austria in order to push the idea of the e-Infrastructures.

In December 2015, a Task Force at national level has been established with the funding bodies, the Ministry of Science, the computing scientists and the libraries to create a White Paper on how to deal with research matters for the future.

The Austrian Ministry of Science is taking a systematic approach, starting with the basics and trying to create a wave on which to ride for the next initiatives.

With regard to e-IRG, Paolo Budroni finds it interesting to know that there is a supranational reference point at the European level. He hopes that e-IRG will become a knowledge think tank that will give impulses to all the initiatives.

Another issue are the policies on how to deal with research data and the long tail of data. The University of Vienna is running a Horizon2020 project, called LEARN wich stands for LEaders Activating Research Networks, about data management policy with the University College of London, the Liber Association and the University of Barcelona. The results will be available in 2017.

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Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-01-25

Focus

e-Infrastructures Austria, the relation with e-IRG and data management policies ...

Crowd computing

GIMPS Project discovers largest known prime number: 274,207,281-1 ...

Quantum computing

Maxwell's demon as a self-contained, information-powered refrigerator ...

Focus on Europe

Mechanical quanta see the light ...

ESFRI to organize Roadmap 2016 launch event ...

EXASOL moves its UK headquarters from London to Bracknell, readying itself for further rapid growth in the data analytics space ...

Physicists develop a cooling system for the processors of the future ...

Middleware

Oak Ridge deploys Allinea MAP to scale up software performance ...

Do IT Systems and Bright Computing announce partnership to offer world class HPC solutions to Italian corporations ...

Bright Computing releases version 7.2 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack ...

Hardware

Cray signs $36 million contract to upgrade Cray systems at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) ...

TACC's Lonestar 5 begins full production ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Bull, beats worldwide records ...

University of California names Michael Witherell to head Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...

Cable Public Affairs Channel delivers live, high-quality public affairs content to 11 million Canadian homes and via 24/7 web streaming thanks to DDN ...

Open-source GPU could push computing power to the next level ...

Team of engineers at Riphah International University develop new supercomputer architecture ...

Applications

SDSC's 'Comet' aids in discovery of new organometallic compounds ...

Yahoo releases the largest-ever machine learning dataset for researchers ...

Mira supercomputer simulations give a new "edge" to fusion research ...

Machine learning helps discover the most luminous supernova in history ...

Bridging the bio-electronic divide: New effort aims for fully implantable devices able to connect with up to one million neurons ...

The Cloud

Alibaba's AliCloud bets on GPUs for artificial intelligence ...

SDSC's Health CI Division, City of Hope to create Cancer Research Infrastructure ...

Rescale appoints Zack Smocha as Vice President of Product Marketing ...

IBM acquires Ustream to propel Cloud-based video services across industries ...