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Primeur weekly 2018-01-22

Focus

European Commission explains why Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to help create EuroHPC ecosystem ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale architectures lead to greener and more advanced combustion systems ...

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Programme expands to include data and learning projects ...

Quantum computing

HKU quantum physicist Dr. Giulio Chiribella receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2018 ...

New input for quantum simulations ...

Focus on Europe

Eni boots up HPC4 and makes its computing system the world's most powerful in the industry ...

ONERA to install new supercomputer for aerospace research ...

Atos to deliver the most powerful supercomputer in Germany at Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

Hardware

Cray announces selected preliminary 2017 financial results ...

India's Ministry of Earth Sciences deploys new Cray XC40 supercomputers and Cray storage systems ...

University of Virginia Engineering tapped to lead $27.5 million centre to reinvent computing ...

Asperitas creates AsperitasEI business unit to bring circular energy and data centre projects to life ...

CSRA selects edge solutions and Supermicro computer for expansion, increasing NASA computing capacity to 5 petaFLOPS ...

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter wins Linley Group Analyst Choice Award for Best Networking Chip ...

Notre Dame to lead $26 million multi-university research centre developing next-generation computing technologies ...

New $32 million centre at University of Michigan reimagines how computers are designed ...

New C-BRIC centre will tackle brain-inspired computing ...

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing ...

Applications

US DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects ...

NOAA kicks off 2018 with massive supercomputer upgrade ...

UMass Center for Data Science partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate science and medicine ...

Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host free webinar on innovative web-based HPC portal ...

2D tin (stanene) without buckling: A possible topological insulator ...

Uncovering decades of questionable investments ...

Groundbreaking conference examines how AI transforms our world ...

Framework for Research Data Management makes life simpler for researchers ...

The Cloud

New centre headquartered at Carnegie Mellon will build smarter networks to connect edge devices to the Cloud ...

IBM and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership ...

ANSYS and Rescale offer on-demand, pay-per-use ANSYS software on Rescale's ScaleX Cloud HPC platform ...

Asperitas creates AsperitasEI business unit to bring circular energy and data centre projects to life


18 Jan 2018 Haarlem - Asperitas has created a business unit to group their current innovation projects and stimulate new projects related to circular energy. The new business unit is being labeled as Asperitas Energy Innovation, AsperitasEI. According to Asperitas this is the time to think beyond energy efficiency measures for data centres alone and develop concepts where data centres are truly integrated within smart energy infrastructure. Asperitas is collaborating with several energy industry players, cleantech start-ups and city officials on circular energy innovation and will group these activities under the newly established unit AsperitasEI.

Until now only very few data centres are enabling heat reuse scenarios. This is mostly to blame to the low temperature air-cooled data centres have to offer, making it difficult to transport and costly to bring the temperature up to a valuable level. Immersed Computing is using liquid to cool IT hardware offering a much more efficient medium for heat reuse.

Asperitas launched Immersed Computing nine months ago. The total liquid cooling based technology is enabling data centres to be more efficient, sustainable and flexible. Next to a energy footprint reduction the technology is offering another opportunity, it enables data centres to transform from major energy consumers to energy suppliers. This vision has been presented in the last white paper of Asperitas, called Datacentre of the Future , presented at the Datacentre Tmation event in Manchester last summer.

It comes down to the ability to make at least 98% of the IT energy of a data centre available for heat reuse with Immersed Computing technology. A data centre on Immersed Computing technology is able to supply their surroundings hot water of up to 65 degrees Celsius. This element has caught the attraction of city officials and stakeholders within the energy and utility industry in Europe.

Combine the heat reuse potential with other benefits Immersed Computing is offering, like the decrease of dependency on outdoor climate conditions, flexible deployment and the dramatic reduction of floorspace while offering high density ready infrastructure, and one can see the opportunities for circular energy concepts arise.

AsperitasEI will focus on circular energy projects and will continue to collaborate with Asperitas customers and partners. Dutch energy company Nuon - part of the international Vattenfall group - is one of these partners. Asperitas is also showing commitment to their mission by adding an element in their business model to bring heat reuse in practice with their customers. Asperitas is offering a 5% discount on sales of AIC24 Immersed Computing systems when customers commit to reuse the heat they will be generating or making the heat available for actual reuse by third parties. AsperitasEI is bringing resources to the table to work with customers and stakeholders, like energy companies and city officials, to increase the potential success rate of circular energy scenarios.

The circular energy potential of Immersed Computing lead Asperitas to be selected as a finalist of Accenture's Innovation Awards within the circular economy category and the Piet de Jong Innovation Award for cleantech innovations in The Netherlands last year. Also they received a lot attention from the energy and utility industry in Europe, being selected as one of the most innovative start-ups by the largest annual European conference for the utility industry, the EU Utility Week, last October, just like Web Summit in Lisbon, the largest technology event of Europe.

Source: Asperitas

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Primeur weekly 2018-01-22

Focus

European Commission explains why Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to help create EuroHPC ecosystem ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale architectures lead to greener and more advanced combustion systems ...

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Programme expands to include data and learning projects ...

Quantum computing

HKU quantum physicist Dr. Giulio Chiribella receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2018 ...

New input for quantum simulations ...

Focus on Europe

Eni boots up HPC4 and makes its computing system the world's most powerful in the industry ...

ONERA to install new supercomputer for aerospace research ...

Atos to deliver the most powerful supercomputer in Germany at Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

Hardware

Cray announces selected preliminary 2017 financial results ...

India's Ministry of Earth Sciences deploys new Cray XC40 supercomputers and Cray storage systems ...

University of Virginia Engineering tapped to lead $27.5 million centre to reinvent computing ...

Asperitas creates AsperitasEI business unit to bring circular energy and data centre projects to life ...

CSRA selects edge solutions and Supermicro computer for expansion, increasing NASA computing capacity to 5 petaFLOPS ...

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter wins Linley Group Analyst Choice Award for Best Networking Chip ...

Notre Dame to lead $26 million multi-university research centre developing next-generation computing technologies ...

New $32 million centre at University of Michigan reimagines how computers are designed ...

New C-BRIC centre will tackle brain-inspired computing ...

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing ...

Applications

US DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects ...

NOAA kicks off 2018 with massive supercomputer upgrade ...

UMass Center for Data Science partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate science and medicine ...

Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host free webinar on innovative web-based HPC portal ...

2D tin (stanene) without buckling: A possible topological insulator ...

Uncovering decades of questionable investments ...

Groundbreaking conference examines how AI transforms our world ...

Framework for Research Data Management makes life simpler for researchers ...

The Cloud

New centre headquartered at Carnegie Mellon will build smarter networks to connect edge devices to the Cloud ...

IBM and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership ...

ANSYS and Rescale offer on-demand, pay-per-use ANSYS software on Rescale's ScaleX Cloud HPC platform ...