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Primeur weekly 2018-01-08

Crowd computing

GIMPS Project discovers largest known prime number ...

Focus on Europe

OpenAIRE datathon encouraging developers and data scientists to analyse the OpenAIRE Information Space ...

HPC User Forum to be hosted at Teratec in March 2018 ...

Overview of European HPC research ...

ERC grantee behind discovery of major hardware bugs ...

University of Paderborn full member of the Gauss Alliance e.V. ...

Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU to host Flagship Conference "Research Infrastructures beyond 2020 - sustainable and effective ecosystem for science and society" ...

ICRI 2018 to be hosted in Vienna, Austria in September 2018 ...

Hardware

Samsung now mass producing industry's first 2nd-generation, 10-nanometer class DRAM ...

India's first multi-petaflops supercomputer to be inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology ...

Cray appoints Catriona Fallon to Board of Directors ...

Unhackable computer under development with $3.6 million DARPA grant ...

Mellanox ships BlueField system-on-chip platforms and SmartNIC adapters to leading OEMs and hyperscale customers ...

Applications

Carnegie Mellon reveals inner workings of victorious AI ...

Registration of ASC18 Student Supercomputer Challenge now open ...

SUTD researchers discover a Valleytronics route towards reversible computer ...

Computer science pioneer Bjarne Stroustrup to receive the 2018 Charles Draper Prize for Engineeering ...

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems hosted the conversational intelligence challenge finals ...

A simplified formulation of lattice gauge theories for applications in particle physics as well as quantum simulations ...

ASC18 competition timeline released, setting the stage for AI computing challenge ...

Tailoring cancer treatments to individual patients ...

The Cloud

Intersect360 Research report shows Huawei emerging as a global leader in HPC market with Cloud and AI convergence solutions ...

Microsoft to acquire Avere Systems, accelerating high-performance computing innovation for media and entertainment industry and beyond ...

Cyfronet to host 4th edition of Workshop on Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing ...

Gridsum and Peking University Law School establish legal AI Lab and Research Institute ...

Registration of ASC18 Student Supercomputer Challenge now open

20 Nov 2017 Denver - The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2018 (ASC18) officially kicked off at the Supercomputing Conference 2017 (SC17). The registration is now open to university students from around the world. ASC Challenge is the world's largest student supercomputing competition, drawing thousands of university students to participate since being inaugurated 6 years ago. The ASC17 saw 230 university teams join the challenge, with 20 teams moving on to the finals. The finals of this tournament was held at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China, home to the world's fastest supercomputer, Taihu Light.

Mr. Vangel Bojaxhi, representative of the Asia Supercomputer Community, introduced the competition schedule. ASC18 will be divided into three stages: the first stage is registration and team set up, will last from November to December, 2017; the second stage is the preliminary contest and will be held between January to March 2018; the third stage is the finals and will be held in May in 2018. Vangel Bojaxhi noted that the ASC committee planned to continue the cooperation with the large-scale supercomputer, and use the system to serve as the platform for ASC18, and that artificial intelligence would be one of the themes of the competition.

Dan Olds, a senior journalist who has covered the college student supercomputer competition for many years, called the Challenge a "life-changing event" for many of its participants. He noted that in addition to expanding their computing and research knowledge, the competition can also help participants develop a better understanding of their career path.

The schools sending the teams also realize great value from the contests. Several universities have used the Student Cluster Challenge as a springboard to build a more robust computer science and HPC curriculum. The contests also give the schools an opportunity to highlight student achievement, regardless of whether or not they win.

"Participating in the Challenge with the Sunway Taihu Light Supercomputer was a very valuable experience", stated Li Yuxuan, a member of Tsinghua University team, who emerged as ASC17 champions and winners of the challenge's Prize.

Team coaches Alexander Ditter and Jan Laukemann, who led the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in its first entry to the Challenge this year, echoed Li Yuxuan's sentiments. "ASC provided us an opportunity to communicate with other universities from around the world. It is a good platform for exchange on the latest trends in supercomputing applications and systems", noted Jan Laukemann.

ASC is sponsored and organized by China. This association is generously supported by Asian, European and American experts and institutions. The main objectives of ASC are to initiate exchange and cultivation of young supercomputer talents across different countries, improve supercomputer application level and R&D capacity, facilitate the driving force of supercomputer, and promote technical and industrial innovation.

Deadline for team registration is January 15, 2018.

Source: Inspur

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Primeur weekly 2018-01-08

Crowd computing

GIMPS Project discovers largest known prime number ...

Focus on Europe

OpenAIRE datathon encouraging developers and data scientists to analyse the OpenAIRE Information Space ...

HPC User Forum to be hosted at Teratec in March 2018 ...

Overview of European HPC research ...

ERC grantee behind discovery of major hardware bugs ...

University of Paderborn full member of the Gauss Alliance e.V. ...

Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU to host Flagship Conference "Research Infrastructures beyond 2020 - sustainable and effective ecosystem for science and society" ...

ICRI 2018 to be hosted in Vienna, Austria in September 2018 ...

Hardware

Samsung now mass producing industry's first 2nd-generation, 10-nanometer class DRAM ...

India's first multi-petaflops supercomputer to be inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology ...

Cray appoints Catriona Fallon to Board of Directors ...

Unhackable computer under development with $3.6 million DARPA grant ...

Mellanox ships BlueField system-on-chip platforms and SmartNIC adapters to leading OEMs and hyperscale customers ...

Applications

Carnegie Mellon reveals inner workings of victorious AI ...

Registration of ASC18 Student Supercomputer Challenge now open ...

SUTD researchers discover a Valleytronics route towards reversible computer ...

Computer science pioneer Bjarne Stroustrup to receive the 2018 Charles Draper Prize for Engineeering ...

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems hosted the conversational intelligence challenge finals ...

A simplified formulation of lattice gauge theories for applications in particle physics as well as quantum simulations ...

ASC18 competition timeline released, setting the stage for AI computing challenge ...

Tailoring cancer treatments to individual patients ...

The Cloud

Intersect360 Research report shows Huawei emerging as a global leader in HPC market with Cloud and AI convergence solutions ...

Microsoft to acquire Avere Systems, accelerating high-performance computing innovation for media and entertainment industry and beyond ...

Cyfronet to host 4th edition of Workshop on Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing ...

Gridsum and Peking University Law School establish legal AI Lab and Research Institute ...