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Primeur weekly 2017-01-23

Exascale supercomputing

China plans to develop powerful exascale computer ...

HiPEAC Vision 2017 finds it is 'time to reinvent computing' ...

Richard Gerber tapped to oversee NERSC's High Performance Computing Department ...

NERSC's first 'NESAP for Data' teams hit the ground running ...

ORNL plays key role in Exascale Computing Project's first year ...

Quantum computing

Seeing the quantum future... literally ...

Focus on Europe

At the vanguard of European computing systems: HiPEAC17 ...

PRACE to offer MOOCs via Future Learn ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 opens for applications ...

Hardware

Hartree Centre to take delivery of powerful new generation supercomputer ...

Indiana University and international partners light 100G transatlantic link over Aqua Comms' AEConnect subsea cable ...

Nanyang Technological University and German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks ...

Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens ...

Supercomputer market to be driven by the development of smart cities through 2021, says Technavio ...

DDN and China-based Inspur sign landmark HPC joint sales and marketing agreement ...

GW4 joins industry partners to develop 'first of its kind' supercomputer ...

Automotive safety hypervisor announced for ARM Cortex-R52 ...

Eastern Mediterranean spurred on by EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and Lebanon capacity upgrade ...

Applications

King Faisal Prize for Würzburg physicist ...

Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, and metabolites ...

Glass's off-kilter harmonies: New modelling method focuses attention on amorphous material's unusual vibrational modes ...

Basel physicist Daniel Loss receives the King Faisal International Prize ...

Protein research: the computer as microscope ...

Teaching computers to recognize unhealthy guts ...

2017 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences to be organized in Boulder, Colorado ...

Diamond shines in molecular dynamics simulations ...

The Cloud

Oracle Cloud Platform expands to help more organisations build and deploy high-performance applications ...

Altair to offer HPC Cloud solutions on Oracle Cloud Platform ...

Oracle buys Apiary ...

Oracle expands Cloud services globally with three new regions in North America and EMEA ...

HPE to acquire SimpliVity and expand leadership in growing hybrid IT industry ...

U.S. Army enlists IBM for $62 million Cloud deal ...

At the vanguard of European computing systems: HiPEAC17

18 Jan 2017 Ghent - Taking place in Stockholm from 23-25 January, the 12th HiPEAC conference will bring together Europe's top thinkers on computer architecture and compilation to tackle the key issues facing the computing systems on which we depend. HiPEAC17 will see the launch of the HiPEAC Vision 2017, a technology roadmap which lays out how technology affects our lives and how it can, and should, respond to the challenges facing European society and economies, such as the ageing population, climate change and shortages in the ICT workforce.

The Vision 2017 proposes a reinvention of computing. "We are at a crossroads, as our current way of making computers and their associated software is reaching its limit", stated Editor of the Vision, Marc Duranton of CEA. "New domains such as cyber-physical systems, which entangle the cyber and physical worlds, and artificial intelligence require us to trust systems and so develop more efficient approaches to cope with the challenges of safety, security, privacy, energy efficiency and increasing complexity. It really is the right time to reinvent computing."

The Vision 2017 also highlights the economic importance of Europe remaining at the forefront of technological innovation. In that vein, HiPEAC17 is not a traditional academic conference; the network brings together computing systems research teams based in universities and research labs with those based in industry so as to ensure that research is relevant to market needs.

Indeed, the network has recently given a Technology Transfer Award to Horacio Pérez-Sánchez of the Universidad Católica de Murcia for his team's work on computational drug discovery technologies, work supported by the EU-funded Tetracom initiative, which facilitated the transfer of research results from university labs to commercial application.

HiPEAC17 will also serve as a platform for HiPEAC's recruitment service, which aims to help match European companies and research teams with the people with the skills they need, something that often proves to be a hurdle to business development.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Launch of Matryx Computers, pre-integrated (hardware and fully-featured OS) computer platforms based on FPGA, by Embedded Computing Specialists, Brussels;
  • New start-up Zeropoint Technologies, Stockholm, which is innovating ultrafast memory compression systems;
  • RWTH Aachen spinoff SILEXICA, just awarded $8 million in series A funding and celebrating the release of its next generation SLX Tool Suite for multicore platforms;
  • Keynotes from well-known experts Kathryn McKinley, Microsoft; Sarita Adve, University of Illinois; and Sandro Gaycken, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin will focus on data centre tail latency, memory hierarchies in the era of specialization, and the "as yet unsolvable problem" of cybersecurity.

The City of Stockholm will host a conference evening reception at the famous Stockholm City Hall, home of the Nobel Prize banquet. Once again, the biggest international names in technology have shown their confidence in HiPEAC by generously supporting the conference.

More information is available at the HiPEAC17 conference website.
Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

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Primeur weekly 2017-01-23

Exascale supercomputing

China plans to develop powerful exascale computer ...

HiPEAC Vision 2017 finds it is 'time to reinvent computing' ...

Richard Gerber tapped to oversee NERSC's High Performance Computing Department ...

NERSC's first 'NESAP for Data' teams hit the ground running ...

ORNL plays key role in Exascale Computing Project's first year ...

Quantum computing

Seeing the quantum future... literally ...

Focus on Europe

At the vanguard of European computing systems: HiPEAC17 ...

PRACE to offer MOOCs via Future Learn ...

PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 opens for applications ...

Hardware

Hartree Centre to take delivery of powerful new generation supercomputer ...

Indiana University and international partners light 100G transatlantic link over Aqua Comms' AEConnect subsea cable ...

Nanyang Technological University and German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks ...

Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens ...

Supercomputer market to be driven by the development of smart cities through 2021, says Technavio ...

DDN and China-based Inspur sign landmark HPC joint sales and marketing agreement ...

GW4 joins industry partners to develop 'first of its kind' supercomputer ...

Automotive safety hypervisor announced for ARM Cortex-R52 ...

Eastern Mediterranean spurred on by EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and Lebanon capacity upgrade ...

Applications

King Faisal Prize for Würzburg physicist ...

Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, and metabolites ...

Glass's off-kilter harmonies: New modelling method focuses attention on amorphous material's unusual vibrational modes ...

Basel physicist Daniel Loss receives the King Faisal International Prize ...

Protein research: the computer as microscope ...

Teaching computers to recognize unhealthy guts ...

2017 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences to be organized in Boulder, Colorado ...

Diamond shines in molecular dynamics simulations ...

The Cloud

Oracle Cloud Platform expands to help more organisations build and deploy high-performance applications ...

Altair to offer HPC Cloud solutions on Oracle Cloud Platform ...

Oracle buys Apiary ...

Oracle expands Cloud services globally with three new regions in North America and EMEA ...

HPE to acquire SimpliVity and expand leadership in growing hybrid IT industry ...

U.S. Army enlists IBM for $62 million Cloud deal ...