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Primeur weekly 2012-02-20

Special

European Commission serious about supercomputing

Exascale supercomputing

University of Tsukuba, Xtreme-X supercomputer now in operation

European Commission announces plan to double HPC investments in Europe

Computer scientists collect computing tools for next-generation machines

The Cloud

MTU selects Altair as its strategic partner for CAE pre- and post-processing and HPC workload management solutions

Red Hat expands subscription portability to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

Accenture opens new research & development lab in Beijing to develop technology innovations for clients in China and Asia-Pacific region

BonFIRE opens 600,000 euro call for future Internet experiments and Cloud provider

Atos, EMC and VMware to form an open Cloud computing strategic alliance

HP boosts partner revenue opportunities in Cloud and services

VMware partners with Peake Healthcare Innovations to deliver new collaborative medical imaging Cloud

Oracle announces general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.2

Yabi: An online research environment for Grid, High Performance and Cloud computing

EuroFlash

Total selects SGI for world's largest commercial HPC system

CURIE speeds up European research

Next generation of supercomputers - HECToR and BlueGene/Q - for UK researchers launched

EU-U.S. HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences Summer School to be organized in Dublin

Open competition at the 4th PRACE Industrial Seminar 16th & 17th April 2012 in Bologna, Italy

Emerson Network Power to demonstrate next generation communications platform from Intel, codename 'Crystal Forest'

Swisscom joins Red Hat Cloud ecosystem

USFlash

Adaptive Computing forms software development partnership with NCSA

SGI ICE supercomputer speeds to benchmark record

World's greenest supercomputer heads to Melbourne to boost health research

C-DAC wins NASSCOM Innovation Award 2012-Runner Up in New Technology Advancement

C-DAC develops Biochrome

Handbook of Data Intensive Computing evaluates the state-of-the-art in new field

Gearing up for data deluge from world's biggest radio telescope

HP accelerates server market transformation with self-sufficient HP ProLiant Gen8 servers

StackIQ updates Rocks+ infrastructure management solution for Big Data and High Performance Computing

HP opens new revenue opportunities for qualified partners with flexible storage services

$8.5 million research initiative will study best approaches for quantum memories

HP introduces new thin clients

Accenture opens new research & development lab in Beijing to develop technology innovations for clients in China and Asia-Pacific region

14 Feb 2012 Beijing - Accenture is expanding its global research and development capabilities by opening a new R&D lab in Beijing, China.

The focus of the Accenture Technology Lab in Beijing is to conduct research on emerging technologies and explore innovative ways to address the market needs and challenges of businesses and governments in China and countries in the Asia Pacific region. Bringing its 20 years of global R&D experience and practices to the region, Accenture has recruited a local team of scientists and researchers that will leverage the global R&D network to innovate new solutions and products across a range of industries. The new lab was established and is being led by Accenture Chief Scientist Dr. Kishore Swaminathan.

"Accenture has a long history in China and the opening of the Beijing technology lab reinforces our commitment to serve businesses and government agencies in the region", stated Gong Li, chairman of Accenture Greater China. "Innovation has been a key theme in China's five-year plan and we look forward to serving as a long-term technology partner in support of the country's development. Accenture is well-positioned to help lead innovations that address local market challenges in areas such as energy, health, education, urbanization, logistics and other critical issues."

"Many of the technology solutions we have developed around the world are based on innovation and leading-edge R&D coming from our labs", stated Kevin Campbell, group chief executive of Technology at Accenture. "The Beijing technology lab we're unveiling today is focused primarily on developing practical innovations that are piloted and tested and can be implemented quickly by clients to improve business performance and outcomes."

One of the initial areas of focus for the Beijing lab is to explore how smart grid technologies can be applied to help address China's growing energy demands. With a government mandate to reduce carbon emission levels by developing low carbon technologies, smart grid development has become a national strategy. The Tech Lab is already engaged in R&D activities to explore best technology options and leading business applications, such as advanced analytics and mass data processing, to help Chinese utilities develop a smart, flexible and strong electric grid to meet its energy needs well into the future.

"The Beijing lab represents a strategic investment for Accenture and is part of a continued effort to develop our global innovation and R&D capabilities", stated Dr. Gavin Michael, chief technology innovation officer for Accenture and global lead for the Accenture Technology Labs.

Beijing is the newest location in the Accenture global network of Technology Labs, which also includes: San Jose, California; Bangalore, India; Sophia Antipolis, France; and, Washington, D.C. The Beijing lab also joins Accenture's broader network of innovation centres - more than 80 of them around the world. These include co-innovation centres with Accenture's most important global alliance partners such as SAP AG, Oracle and Cisco, while others are client industry-focused technology centres. Accenture has also created a product innovation lab with Telstra in Australia, which is designed to develop Cloud computing solutions.

Source: Accenture

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-02-20

Special

European Commission serious about supercomputing

Exascale supercomputing

University of Tsukuba, Xtreme-X supercomputer now in operation

European Commission announces plan to double HPC investments in Europe

Computer scientists collect computing tools for next-generation machines

The Cloud

MTU selects Altair as its strategic partner for CAE pre- and post-processing and HPC workload management solutions

Red Hat expands subscription portability to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

Accenture opens new research & development lab in Beijing to develop technology innovations for clients in China and Asia-Pacific region

BonFIRE opens 600,000 euro call for future Internet experiments and Cloud provider

Atos, EMC and VMware to form an open Cloud computing strategic alliance

HP boosts partner revenue opportunities in Cloud and services

VMware partners with Peake Healthcare Innovations to deliver new collaborative medical imaging Cloud

Oracle announces general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.2

Yabi: An online research environment for Grid, High Performance and Cloud computing

EuroFlash

Total selects SGI for world's largest commercial HPC system

CURIE speeds up European research

Next generation of supercomputers - HECToR and BlueGene/Q - for UK researchers launched

EU-U.S. HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences Summer School to be organized in Dublin

Open competition at the 4th PRACE Industrial Seminar 16th & 17th April 2012 in Bologna, Italy

Emerson Network Power to demonstrate next generation communications platform from Intel, codename 'Crystal Forest'

Swisscom joins Red Hat Cloud ecosystem

USFlash

Adaptive Computing forms software development partnership with NCSA

SGI ICE supercomputer speeds to benchmark record

World's greenest supercomputer heads to Melbourne to boost health research

C-DAC wins NASSCOM Innovation Award 2012-Runner Up in New Technology Advancement

C-DAC develops Biochrome

Handbook of Data Intensive Computing evaluates the state-of-the-art in new field

Gearing up for data deluge from world's biggest radio telescope

HP accelerates server market transformation with self-sufficient HP ProLiant Gen8 servers

StackIQ updates Rocks+ infrastructure management solution for Big Data and High Performance Computing

HP opens new revenue opportunities for qualified partners with flexible storage services

$8.5 million research initiative will study best approaches for quantum memories

HP introduces new thin clients