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Primeur weekly 2017-01-30

Exascale supercomputing

Co-design centres to help make next-generation exascale computing a reality ...

Quantum computing

Supercool electrons ...

D-Wave announces D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer and first system order ...

Temporal Defense Systems purchases the first D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer ...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing teams up with SGI to co-sponsor UK HPC & Big Data event ...

When life sciences become data sciences ...

PRACE Spring School 2017 - HPC for Life Sciences, registration is open ...

ITER and BSC tighten their collaboration to simulate the process of fusion power generation ...

Netherlands eScience Center to issue annual report ...

Middleware

BSC releases PyCOMPSs version 2.0 as a PIP installable package ...

Hardware

RSC gets the highest Elite status in the Intel Solutions for Lustre Reseller Programme ...

Finding a needle in the ocean ...

GIGABYTE selects Cavium QLogic 10/25GbE FastLinQ technology to power its next generation servers ...

Setting up light paths using the SURFnet Network Dashboard ...

Minerva will calculate gravitational waves faster than the Albert Einstein Institute's previous supercomputer ...

Applications

Big Brother will have some difficulty 'watching you' in future ...

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player ...

Mummy visualization impresses in computer journal ...

Berkeley launches RISELab, enabling computers to make intelligent real-time decisions ...

Model sheds light on inhibitory neurons' computational role ...

Using Big Data to understand immune system responses ...

Artificial intelligence uncovers new insight into biophysics of cancer ...

PPPL scientist uncovers physics behind plasma-etching process ...

Computer-aided drug design ...

IBM expands choices for PowerAI developers with TensorFlow ...

Hussein Aluie awarded hours on supercomputer at Argonne ...

CWI develops algorithms that shorten response time of ambulance ...

A rising peptide: Supercomputing helps scientists come closer to tailoring drug molecules ...

The Cloud

Oracle expands Startup Accelerator Programme to further promote global Cloud innovation ...

Technical computing hub UberCloud receives funding from Earlybird ...

PRACE Spring School 2017 - HPC for Life Sciences, registration is open

26 Jan 2017 Stockholm - The PRACE Spring School 2017 - HPC for Life Sciences - will be organized in Stockholm, Sweden, in collaboration with BioExcel, April 10-13, 2017. The mission of the 2017 PRACE Spring School is to give a comprehensive introduction to several of the widely used life science software that is available on the PRACE HPC systems, as well as discussing the scalability of the software and performance issues, and teaching best practices on HPC systems that have been observed during PRACE research activities. The registration deadline is March 17, 2017.

Extensive hands-on sessions will cover more than half of time during the school. The computer laboratories at KTH that will be used during the course have been updated with all the necessary software and are connected to the PRACE Tier­‐1 system Beskow, which is situated at the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing at KTH. Beskow is the largest Tier-1 system within the Nordic countries.

Life Science research has become increasingly digital, and this development is accelerating rapidly. Biomolecular modelling techniques - such as homology modelling, docking, and molecular simulation - have advanced tremendously due to world leading European research. This has resulted in extreme demands for better computational performance and throughput as biomolecular modelling techniques and tools are now widely used in applied research and industrial development.

These types of biomolecular research have a direct influence on our daily life in many areas - they provide us with new health and medical applications, and lead to the development of new drugs, and more efficient ways to deliver drugs into the specific parts of our bodies that need them, as well as improvements in available biotechnology, enhancing our understanding of our environment, and improving yields in the agriculture and food industry. Life Science is one of the largest and fastest growing research communities in need of high-end computing, and it is a critically important industrial sector for Europe. A dedicated Center of Excellence (CoE) for Biomolecular Research (BioExcel) has recently been established in Stockholm, Sweden, with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology as the coordinating partner.

The school is being organized as a collaboration between the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), represented by KTH, and the BioExcel Center of Excellence for Biomolecular research.

The four days of the school will cover the following topics:

  • HPC Simulations with NAMD
  • HPC Simulations with GROMACS
  • HPC Simulations with AMBER
  • Visualization with VMD
Further details and the registration link are available at https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/502/ .
Source: PRACE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-01-30

Exascale supercomputing

Co-design centres to help make next-generation exascale computing a reality ...

Quantum computing

Supercool electrons ...

D-Wave announces D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer and first system order ...

Temporal Defense Systems purchases the first D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer ...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing teams up with SGI to co-sponsor UK HPC & Big Data event ...

When life sciences become data sciences ...

PRACE Spring School 2017 - HPC for Life Sciences, registration is open ...

ITER and BSC tighten their collaboration to simulate the process of fusion power generation ...

Netherlands eScience Center to issue annual report ...

Middleware

BSC releases PyCOMPSs version 2.0 as a PIP installable package ...

Hardware

RSC gets the highest Elite status in the Intel Solutions for Lustre Reseller Programme ...

Finding a needle in the ocean ...

GIGABYTE selects Cavium QLogic 10/25GbE FastLinQ technology to power its next generation servers ...

Setting up light paths using the SURFnet Network Dashboard ...

Minerva will calculate gravitational waves faster than the Albert Einstein Institute's previous supercomputer ...

Applications

Big Brother will have some difficulty 'watching you' in future ...

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player ...

Mummy visualization impresses in computer journal ...

Berkeley launches RISELab, enabling computers to make intelligent real-time decisions ...

Model sheds light on inhibitory neurons' computational role ...

Using Big Data to understand immune system responses ...

Artificial intelligence uncovers new insight into biophysics of cancer ...

PPPL scientist uncovers physics behind plasma-etching process ...

Computer-aided drug design ...

IBM expands choices for PowerAI developers with TensorFlow ...

Hussein Aluie awarded hours on supercomputer at Argonne ...

CWI develops algorithms that shorten response time of ambulance ...

A rising peptide: Supercomputing helps scientists come closer to tailoring drug molecules ...

The Cloud

Oracle expands Startup Accelerator Programme to further promote global Cloud innovation ...

Technical computing hub UberCloud receives funding from Earlybird ...