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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 ...

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


15 Jan 2019 Tokyo - Fujitsu Limited and TC3 K.K., a Japanese provider of services that utilizes Topcoder, a developer and data scientist community with over 1.38 million registered members, have announced a contest that will enable members to access, develop, and build solutions using Fujitsu's quantum-inspired Digital Annealer, to solve a complex combinatorial optimization problem currently unsolvable by conventional computers in practical timeframe. Through this contest, to be held from February to March 2019, Fujitsu and TC3 aim to further increase Digital Annealer technology adoption, leveraging Topcoder as a collaborative platform for solving an array of challenging problems, and spearheading cutting-edge technology originating from Japan.

Countless real-world problems exist in fields like health care, finance, logistics, manufacturing and automotive that current computing technology cannot solve within a practical timeframe or using classical computers or methods. These include challenges surrounding complex decision-making, until now performed by humans, and the selection of optimal solutions based on innumerable input data. To solve these kinds of problems, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. developed a quantum-inspired technology, the Digital Annealer and subsequently launched the solution on Cloud service in May 2018. The Digital Annealer boasts a unique computer architecture that uses conventional semiconductor technology to quickly solve real-world combinatorial optimization problems.

Topcoder is one of the world's largest communities of skilled technologists with a passion for cutting-edge technology in the fields of algorithm software development and UI/UX design, and is operated by Wipro Limited, a global expert in IT, consulting, and business process services. Many members are engineers who have world-class skills in the latest technologies, particularly in algorithm development and enhancement. Numerous global corporations and government organisations utilize Topcoder to popularize state-of-the-art technology, train developers, and collaborate as partners to solve complex problems. In Japan, TC3 offers sourcing services featuring the latest skills by utilizing Topcoder contests.

With this contest, Fujitsu and TC3 aim to popularize and promote the Digital Annealer and test the collaborative effect of Topcoder in solving challenging problems.

In February 2019, Topcoder members can participate in a preliminary contest to learn how to use the Digital Annealer through hands-on experience. In the main contest, participants will then work to solve a specific problem using the Digital Annealer. The competition's evaluative criteria will be based on calculation speed and the quality of solutions. By registering as a Topcoder member, anyone can participate in this contest from anywhere in the world.

Overview of the contest:

1. Schedule:

  • Preliminary contest: February 1st to early March 2019 (approximately 10 days × 3 times)
  • Main contest: Mid- to late March 2019 (approximately 2 weeks)

2. Competition details

Leverage Digital Annealer to solve an optimization problem and present the optimal division method for enabling swift and accurate calculations for a large-scale problem that cannot be solved with a single calculation.

3. Participants: Engineers registered in Topcoder, worldwide.

4. The contest announcement can be found at the Topcoder website.

Going forward, Fujitsu and TC3 aim to spearhead the deployment of cutting-edge technology from Japan by utilizing sourcing services based on top-tier skills through collaboration between Fujitsu's cutting-edge technology and, through TC3, Topcoder, verifying its effectiveness as a collaborative platform for solving challenging problems.
Source: Fujitsu

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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 ...