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Primeur weekly 2021-01-11

Exascale supercomputing

Preparing an earthquake risk assessment application for exascale ...

Quantum computing

A bit too much: reducing the bit width of Ising models for quantum annealing ...

The world's first integrated quantum communication network ...

Focus on Europe

GBP 20 million funding boost for science supercomputer will drive science simulation and UK-wide innovation ...

Northern Data acquires data centre site in Northern Sweden fully powered by green energy ...

Research and Markets to issue report on High Performance Computing (HPC) Market by Component, Deployment Type, Organization Size, Server Prices Band, Application Area, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025 ...

Environmental researchers benefit from powerful supercomputer at Plymouth Marine Laboratory ...

Middleware

XSEDE welcomes new service providers ...

Hardware

IBM appoints Gary D. Cohn as Vice Chairman ...

IBM appoints Martin Schroeter as CEO of "NewCo" independent managed infrastructure services business to spin out from IBM ...

Light-based processors boost machine-learning processing ...

E4 Computer Engineering announces University of Pisa as the first customer of Ultrafast Storage, Totally Integrated (USTI), the new solution for high performance distributed block storage ...

Existing Northern Data bitcoin mining customer expands contract volume by more than 200 MW ...

Power XL Pro launched as new professional server based on AMD EPYC technology ...

Swinburne-led research team demonstrates world's fastest optical neuromorphic processor ...

Applications

Supercomputer models describe chloride's role in corrosion ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council to host HPC AI AC Conference in Japan on January, 26 ...

Insights through atomic simulation ...

Advanced materials in a snap ...

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments ...

Frequency data for stable power supply ...

Physicists observe competition between magnetic orders ...

UTSA Artificial Intelligence Consortium receives over $1 million in research funding ...

Entangling electrons with heat ...

NIO partners with NVIDIA to develop a new generation of automated driving electric vehicles ...

Navantia leverages Ansys' digital transformation solutions to design next-gen naval vessels ...

Engineering graduate student places second in international research competition ...

The Cloud

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade ...

IBM provides Harris-Stowe State University with $2 million in Artificial Intelligence and open hybrid Cloud technology resources to help students build modern skills ...

IBM and Avertra collaborate to drive digital transformation for energy & utilities clients with IBM Cloud ...

UJET CCaaS Cloud contact centre now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...

IBM and Avertra collaborate to drive digital transformation for energy & utilities clients with IBM Cloud

6 Jan 2021 Armonk - IBM has signed a collaboration with Avertra, a global integration services, products and consultancy organisation, to help accelerate clients' digital transformation in the energy and utilities industry. Avertra will host its MiCustomer Digital Experience platform on IBM Cloud, helping to build connected Energy & Utilities (E&U) organisations that can run more intelligently and securely.

Avertra is leveraging IBM's Cloud Engagement Fund, established as part of IBM's $1 billion investment into its ecosystem, to access technical resources and Cloud credits to support migration of client workloads to hybrid Cloud environments, including IBM Cloud. Using advanced offerings from IBM Cloud, including the IBM Kubernetes Service (IKS), Avertra can gain more value from its data to help speed the development of new tools designed to improve efficiency for the industry.

A prime example is the Avertra MiCustomer solution, an integrated application suite which their clients can use on the IBM Cloud to manage all aspects of customer engagement, from the initial meter reading to final bill payment. This process includes invoicing, correspondence, automated back office exception resolution, and analytics - all based on a single unified platform designed to streamline operations to help reduce internal costs for E&U companies. The solution is also designed to give control to consumers, allowing them to keep tabs on their energy usage, predict future usage and have oversight into their overall utility spend, along with other real-time features that support a simpler and more personalized customer experience.

"We view this collaboration as a natural extension of our expanding work with IBM. To date, we've had great success using IBM Watson, and now with IBM Cloud we'll be able to improve the scalability of our secured digital solutions to help build more connected E&U organisations supported by IBM's services. Our mission is to 'simplify life', and we view our IBM collaboration as a way to simplify how we manage our critical digital assets. We look forward to the next stage in our journey with IBM", stated Bashir Bseirani, CEO at Avertra.

Avertra is part of IBM's hybrid Cloud ecosystem, an initiative to support global system integrators and independent software vendors to help clients manage and modernize workloads for any Cloud environment, including the IBM public Cloud. The IBM public Cloud is the industry's most secure and open public Cloud for business. With its security leadership, enterprise-grade capabilities and support for open-source technologies, the IBM public Cloud is designed to differentiate and extend on hybrid Cloud capabilities for enterprise workloads.

"We are seeing the energy and utilities industry accelerating its Cloud adoption, particularly to improve communication, function and accessibility to meet the demands of increasingly digitally-native consumers", stated Evaristus Mainsah, General Manager, IBM Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem. "Through IBM's Cloud Engagement Fund, we're making it easier for ecosystem partners like Avertra to build secured, integrated Cloud solutions by migrating their workloads to an open hybrid Cloud environment like IBM Cloud - bringing the value of multi-Cloud applications to their E&U clients."

From increasing demand for innovation in renewable energy to giving consumers more on-demand insight into their energy usage, utility providers can turn to hybrid cloud solutions to help address the needs of a more sustainability-focused, digital society.
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2021-01-11

Exascale supercomputing

Preparing an earthquake risk assessment application for exascale ...

Quantum computing

A bit too much: reducing the bit width of Ising models for quantum annealing ...

The world's first integrated quantum communication network ...

Focus on Europe

GBP 20 million funding boost for science supercomputer will drive science simulation and UK-wide innovation ...

Northern Data acquires data centre site in Northern Sweden fully powered by green energy ...

Research and Markets to issue report on High Performance Computing (HPC) Market by Component, Deployment Type, Organization Size, Server Prices Band, Application Area, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025 ...

Environmental researchers benefit from powerful supercomputer at Plymouth Marine Laboratory ...

Middleware

XSEDE welcomes new service providers ...

Hardware

IBM appoints Gary D. Cohn as Vice Chairman ...

IBM appoints Martin Schroeter as CEO of "NewCo" independent managed infrastructure services business to spin out from IBM ...

Light-based processors boost machine-learning processing ...

E4 Computer Engineering announces University of Pisa as the first customer of Ultrafast Storage, Totally Integrated (USTI), the new solution for high performance distributed block storage ...

Existing Northern Data bitcoin mining customer expands contract volume by more than 200 MW ...

Power XL Pro launched as new professional server based on AMD EPYC technology ...

Swinburne-led research team demonstrates world's fastest optical neuromorphic processor ...

Applications

Supercomputer models describe chloride's role in corrosion ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council to host HPC AI AC Conference in Japan on January, 26 ...

Insights through atomic simulation ...

Advanced materials in a snap ...

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments ...

Frequency data for stable power supply ...

Physicists observe competition between magnetic orders ...

UTSA Artificial Intelligence Consortium receives over $1 million in research funding ...

Entangling electrons with heat ...

NIO partners with NVIDIA to develop a new generation of automated driving electric vehicles ...

Navantia leverages Ansys' digital transformation solutions to design next-gen naval vessels ...

Engineering graduate student places second in international research competition ...

The Cloud

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade ...

IBM provides Harris-Stowe State University with $2 million in Artificial Intelligence and open hybrid Cloud technology resources to help students build modern skills ...

IBM and Avertra collaborate to drive digital transformation for energy & utilities clients with IBM Cloud ...

UJET CCaaS Cloud contact centre now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...