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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 ...

Technical computing hub UberCloud receives funding from Earlybird


26 Jan 2017 Los Altos, Istanbul - UberCloud, the Silicon Valley based hub in the Cloud for engineers and scientists to discover, try, and buy computing on demand, has announced the closing of its Pre-A $1.7 million round lead by Earlybird Venture Capital. Roland Manger, co-founder and partner of Earlybird, joins the UberCloud Board of Directors.

UberCloud is the online Community, Marketplace, and Software Container Factory where engineers, scientists, and their service providers, discover, try, and buy ubiquitous high-performance computing power and Software-as-a-Service, from Cloud resource providers and application software vendors around the world. Engineers and scientists can explore, discuss, and use computing power on demand to solve critical design and development problems. Unique UberCloud software container technology - based on Docker - simplifies software packageability and portability, enables ease of access and instant use of engineering SaaS solutions, and maintains scalability across multiple compute nodes.

"UberCloud has created an entire Cloud computing ecosystem for complex technical simulations, leveraging Cloud infrastructure providers, developing and utilizing middleware container technology, and bringing on board established and proven application software providers, all for the benefit of a growing community of engineers and scientists that need to solve critical technical problems on demand", stated Roland Manger, co-founder and Partner at Earlybird. "While technical computing has been slow to adopt the benefits of the Cloud, we are convinced that UberCloud can be a catalyst for change." Roland Manger combines a long-standing investment track record with entrepreneurial and operational experience in leading roles at early stage companies, and has been involved in several successful startups, most recently at Hazelcast, UiPath, and Peak Games.

"We here at Plug & Play are super excited for UberCloud, and their extraordinary growth in the field of high performance Cloud computing alongside other big players in the market", stated Alireza Masrour, managing partner at Plug & Play Ventures and Founding Partner of the Plug & Play Startup Camp. "We're looking forward to being a part of the UberCloud team in the future."

"UberCloud specializes in running state of the art simulation applications like ANSYS and SIMULIA on the nearly infinite compute capacity offered by leading Cloud computing providers like Microsoft and HPE. Earlybird's funding round has been specifically timed to fuel the company at a point of great potential", explained Burak Yenier, co-founder and CEO of UberCloud. "Our products and powerful partnerships let us take advantage of a growing market opportunity and this funding round allows us to build our team to keep up."

"We are excited to welcome Roland Manger on our Board of Directors", added Wolfgang Gentzsch, co-founder and president of UberCloud. "Earlybird's funding, together with continuous support from our strong partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, and Microsoft Azure, will enable us to serve the multi-billion-dollar technical computing market in front of us and take UberCloud to the next level of fully automated container technology."

UberCloud software container technology removes most of the challenges and roadblocks in engineering and scientific Cloud computing, providing a seamless extension to the engineers' in-house technical applications. These proven vendors' all-in-one cloud solutions are presented on the UberCloud online marketplace and available to engineers and scientists on Cloud platforms around the world via one mouse click, simply through the customer's desktop browser.
Source: Ubercloud

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 ...