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Primeur weekly 2019-01-07

Focus

What has EuroHPC in store for 2019? ...

Crowd computing

Nerdalize to announce bankruptcy ...

Quantum computing

Fujitsu launches next generation Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer Service ...

Accenture awarded US patent for combining classical and quantum computing with potential to address previously unsolvable business problems ...

Quantum chemistry on quantum computers ...

Hybrid qubits solve key hurdle to quantum computing ...

Quantum Maxwell's demon 'teleports' entropy out of a qubit ...

Focus on Europe

Atos unveils modern and energy-efficient data centre with Yvelines departmental Council, positioning region as global technical hub ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich gets 36 million euro from German federal and state governments for computers of the future ...

Hardware

Mellanox Technologies names Doug Ahrens as Chief Financial Officer ...

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer still going strong more than three years later ...

Solarflare leads the way in making flash drive networking simple and scalable ...

Applications

Engine of cosmic evolution: Eve Ostriker looks under the hood ...

Atos reveals the 15 shortlisted teams of the 2019 Atos IT Challenge dedicated to Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability ...

Physicists record 'lifetime' of graphene qubits ...

Researchers monitor electron behaviour during chemical reactions for the first time ...

UK aid will be even quicker and smarter in 2019 ...

Four new eScience collaborations to start in 2019 ...

Research Data Netherlands to announce winners Dutch Data Prize 2018 ...

ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge provides a platform for international youth science and technology exchange ...

The Cloud

WekaIO achieves Amazon Web Services Storage Competency status for Primary Storage ...

Supermicro establishes new facility to optimize Cloud solutions with Intel in Europe ...

Supermicro report highlights environmental impact of today's Cloud-scale data centres ...

Atos reveals the 15 shortlisted teams of the 2019 Atos IT Challenge dedicated to Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability


20 Dec 2018 Paris - Atos has revealed the 15 shortlisted teams of its international student competition, the Atos IT Challenge, which is now in its eighth year. This year's theme focuses on how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies can support sustainable development.

The students were asked to devise an innovative use case and build a prototype, leveraging Machine Learning technologies, which not only has a positive impact on individuals and/or on business transformation but also in which an effective use of resources, the correct use and management of investment and technological development are all aligned.

They must then demonstrate the anticipated positive impact of their use case on individuals, on business processes or on the transformation of companies, particularly regarding the major challenges surrounding the sustainability of our economic and social development models. The students' ability to develop future functionalities of their solutions, and define routes to market, is also one of the factors considered when evaluating projects.

This edition of the Atos IT Challenge attracted many applications and generated particularly innovative ideas from teams in 20 countries around the globe.

Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Functions at Atos and Chairman of the IT Challenge Jury, stated: "At Atos, we get enthusiastic every year about the motivation of the candidate teams, the increasing geographical diversity of the Universities and Schools from which they come and, even more so, about the level and creativity of the ideas proposed. This year's theme for 2019 has clearly inspired and motivated many students and teaching staff, and I must admit that the task of selecting the best concepts from this tremendous wealth of ideas has been harder than ever for our selection committee. I would like to thank all participants for sharing their remarkable creativity with us, and we look forward to seeing how the pre-selected teams will transform their concepts into concrete projects over the coming months."

The 15 shortlisted teams chosen by a Jury made up of members of the Atos Scientific Community - a global network of 100 experts, are:

1. France

Easyload from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

2. Germany

  • Farmero from Technische Universität Berlin
  • Reuse from Universität Passau

3. India

  • CropCap from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU)
  • Diabetic retinopathy symptoms management from Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering College

4. Malaysia

Ovarian Serous Cystadenocarcinoma Deep Learning Approach from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

5. Netherlands

Artificial Cashier Assistant from Tilburg University

6. Senegal

Sunubus from Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar

7. Singapore

  • CheckIT from Nanyang Technological University
  • RevAmps from Nanyang Technological University
  • SmartBuffets from Nanyang Technological University

8. Spain

  • binSight from Universidad de Cantabria
  • Ecoffice from Pompeu Fabra University

9. United Kingdom

  • Seedling - live healthy, grow local from Loughborough University
  • Smart Waste from the University of York

In the next phase, each team will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and advice on how to build the proof of concept they will present in May 2019. Three finalists will then be chosen, and then a winner, which will be announced at the awards ceremony in June.

For more information, you can visit the contest web page.
Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-01-07

Focus

What has EuroHPC in store for 2019? ...

Crowd computing

Nerdalize to announce bankruptcy ...

Quantum computing

Fujitsu launches next generation Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer Service ...

Accenture awarded US patent for combining classical and quantum computing with potential to address previously unsolvable business problems ...

Quantum chemistry on quantum computers ...

Hybrid qubits solve key hurdle to quantum computing ...

Quantum Maxwell's demon 'teleports' entropy out of a qubit ...

Focus on Europe

Atos unveils modern and energy-efficient data centre with Yvelines departmental Council, positioning region as global technical hub ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich gets 36 million euro from German federal and state governments for computers of the future ...

Hardware

Mellanox Technologies names Doug Ahrens as Chief Financial Officer ...

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer still going strong more than three years later ...

Solarflare leads the way in making flash drive networking simple and scalable ...

Applications

Engine of cosmic evolution: Eve Ostriker looks under the hood ...

Atos reveals the 15 shortlisted teams of the 2019 Atos IT Challenge dedicated to Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability ...

Physicists record 'lifetime' of graphene qubits ...

Researchers monitor electron behaviour during chemical reactions for the first time ...

UK aid will be even quicker and smarter in 2019 ...

Four new eScience collaborations to start in 2019 ...

Research Data Netherlands to announce winners Dutch Data Prize 2018 ...

ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge provides a platform for international youth science and technology exchange ...

The Cloud

WekaIO achieves Amazon Web Services Storage Competency status for Primary Storage ...

Supermicro establishes new facility to optimize Cloud solutions with Intel in Europe ...

Supermicro report highlights environmental impact of today's Cloud-scale data centres ...