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Primeur weekly 2019-01-21

Exascale supercomputing

Argonne Training Programme on Extreme-Scale Computing scheduled for July 28-August 9, 2019 ...

Quantum computing

Fujitsu and TC3 promote quantum inspired Digital Annealer next-generation architecture in Topcoder contest ...

Focus on Europe

The way forward for computing systems: HiPEAC Vision 2019 ...

Tachyum CEO honoured by President of Slovakia at State Awards Ceremony ...

Middleware

Groupe Logiciel selects technology from Bright Computing and professional services from Bechtle France ...

Khronos Group exploring industry interest for new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications ...

Excelero grows revenues 4x in record FY 2018 ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems secures growth capital from Vistara Capital Partners ...

Advania expands operations to Finland ...

Quantum's new DXi backup appliances deliver industry-leading density and efficiency ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2018 financial results ...

Programming light on a chip ...

Quobyte partners with EUROstor to deliver scale-out NAS solutions across DACH region ...

WekaIO quadruples business in 2018 with rapid customer adoption and global expansion ...

Fujitsu's Immersion Cooling System wins the 2018 Energy Conservation Grand Prize ...

GRC celebrates ten years at the epicentre of liquid immersion cooled data centres ...

Applications

Atos boosts genome sequencing in Spain ...

Supercomputer simulations reveal new insight on sea fog development ...

Chasing a supernova: Argonne intern expands his universe by working with data from the Dark Energy Survey ...

New Blue Waters webinars announced ...

Realistic new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking ...

Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus: infrared cameras and supercomputer simulations break through Venus' veil ...

The Cloud

Oracle expands Cloud business with next-gen data centre in Canada ...

Untold Studios chooses WekaIO Matrix on Amazon Web Services for simplicity in Cloud implementation ...

GIGABYTE adds two new AMD EPYC compute nodes to "RACKLUTION-OP" OCP product line-up ...

The way forward for computing systems: HiPEAC Vision 2019


21 Jan 2019 Valencia - The end of computing as we know it represents an opportunity for Europe to steer the development of future systems which respect the planet and humanity, according to a major new report produced by HiPEAC, the European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation.

"We've been headed here for a while, but it's becoming increasingly clear that we can't keep shrinking components while increasing performance", stated the HiPEAC Vision editor-in-chief, Marc Duranton (CEA). "Acceleration for specific applications is the short-term route to performance gains, while we investigate new paradigms such as neuromorphic and quantum computing - which will however complement, rather than replace, silicon semiconductor technology."

"The progress over the last 50 years has been stunning, to the point where computers are an integral part of our everyday lives. However, from encouraging addictive behaviour to ultimately threatening our democracies, we've also seen the damage digital technology can cause", added Professor Koen De Bosschere from Ghent University, the HiPEAC network coordinator. "We need to ensure that robust digital ethics shape our future systems, and Europe should provide an example to follow."

Setting out how business and society both influence and respond to everything from hardware components to system software, the Vision explores the state of the art and outlines future directions. As well as needing to be safe, secure and energy efficient - all at a reasonable cost - modern computers, which increasingly use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, also need to follow our ethical principles. However, AI could also hold the key to surmounting the increasingly unmanageable complexity of modern systems.

"Computing technologies now form a continuum - from the devices at the edge we interact with daily, such as virtual assistants, smartphones and medical wearables, to the largest data centres and high-performance computers", explained Marc Duranton. "Computers are also increasingly making themselves smarter through automated accelerator development and intelligent software design."

To create the latest version of the HiPEAC's flagship roadmap, the editorial board drew on the expertise of the 2000-strong HiPEAC community, which is funded by the European Commission, and distils its extensive findings into a series of recommendations. These include:

  • investing in the development of accelerators and disruptive architectures while seeking alternatives to current semiconductor technology
  • bringing computer engineers and scientists out of their silos to consider the compute continuum as a whole
  • shifting value to the edge and building on Europe's leading position in domains such as automotive, aerospace and trains

Europe should lead the way towards more humane and environmentally friendly systems by using collective data, developing a sustainable electronics industry, investing in the future workforce and, more generally, creating a compelling digital ethics framework.

The HiPEAC Vision 2019 is available for free download .

Source: HiPEAC

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Primeur weekly 2019-01-21

Exascale supercomputing

Argonne Training Programme on Extreme-Scale Computing scheduled for July 28-August 9, 2019 ...

Quantum computing

Fujitsu and TC3 promote quantum inspired Digital Annealer next-generation architecture in Topcoder contest ...

Focus on Europe

The way forward for computing systems: HiPEAC Vision 2019 ...

Tachyum CEO honoured by President of Slovakia at State Awards Ceremony ...

Middleware

Groupe Logiciel selects technology from Bright Computing and professional services from Bechtle France ...

Khronos Group exploring industry interest for new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications ...

Excelero grows revenues 4x in record FY 2018 ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems secures growth capital from Vistara Capital Partners ...

Advania expands operations to Finland ...

Quantum's new DXi backup appliances deliver industry-leading density and efficiency ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2018 financial results ...

Programming light on a chip ...

Quobyte partners with EUROstor to deliver scale-out NAS solutions across DACH region ...

WekaIO quadruples business in 2018 with rapid customer adoption and global expansion ...

Fujitsu's Immersion Cooling System wins the 2018 Energy Conservation Grand Prize ...

GRC celebrates ten years at the epicentre of liquid immersion cooled data centres ...

Applications

Atos boosts genome sequencing in Spain ...

Supercomputer simulations reveal new insight on sea fog development ...

Chasing a supernova: Argonne intern expands his universe by working with data from the Dark Energy Survey ...

New Blue Waters webinars announced ...

Realistic new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking ...

Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus: infrared cameras and supercomputer simulations break through Venus' veil ...

The Cloud

Oracle expands Cloud business with next-gen data centre in Canada ...

Untold Studios chooses WekaIO Matrix on Amazon Web Services for simplicity in Cloud implementation ...

GIGABYTE adds two new AMD EPYC compute nodes to "RACKLUTION-OP" OCP product line-up ...