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Primeur weekly 2015-02-02

The Cloud

Shinra Technologies partners with NTT and Techorus and announces launch date of Japanese technical beta ...

UTSA and Indiana University partner on $6.6 million NSF Cloud-based advanced computing systems grant ...

Independent research firm ranks HP private Cloud a leader in China ...

Desktop Grids

Grant for Nerdalize for heating houses with computing power ...

EuroFlash

Business Secretary Cable announces partners in the Alan Turing Institute in the UK ...

Schools in Wales challenged to break the world land speed record of 1,000mph ...

PUZZLECLUSTER: The first reuse application of the PUZZLEPHONE ...

Chemists control structure to unlock magnetization and polarization simultaneously ...

MEP Awards 2015 - Shortlisted nominees for ICT announced ...

DIADEMS - finding the sensor behind the sparkle ...

Entanglement on a chip: Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers ...

USFlash

NERSC seeks industry partners for collaborative research ...

Exascale Hearing Testimony in Congress highlights CS research accomplishments ...

D-Wave Systems raises an additional $29 million, closing 2014 financing at $62 million ...

MAGMA MIC 1.3.1 for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors released ...

Dot Hill announces general availability of the Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid storage array ...

New climate change projections for Australia ...

SGI reports financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ...

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing ...

Supercomputing the evolution of a model flower ...

Obsidian unveils plans for 400G-capable enhanced InfiniBand services platform at EmTech Singapore 2015 ...

New supercomputer allows for massive data analysis in less time ...

IBM Research to lead company's advanced computer chip R&D at SUNY Polytechnic Institute ...

Building trustworthy Big Data algorithms ...

Parallelizing common algorithms ...

New pathway to valleytronics ...

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories ...

Schools in Wales challenged to break the world land speed record of 1,000mph

29 Jan 2015 Gwynedd - In a bid to break the world land speed record of 1000 miles an hour, based on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC), HPC Wales is challenging schools in Wales with the ultimate science project. A number of selected schools will put forward teams to participate in the competition based on the Bloodhound SSC design, exploring a number of variables and working with teachers and engineers to test and modify their designs through the national supercomputing network. Prizes will be awarded during an event to the teams who achieve the fastest result and the best presentation.

HPC Wales is leading the Supersonic Cymru project in conjunction with several organisations as part of Schools Challenge Cymru, focusing on Pathways to Success schools.

Directed at Key Stage 3 pupils (aged 11-14), this project will provide first hand experience of real-life engineering tools, encouraging pupils to think about the opportunities that exist within the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing and ICT sectors. Pupils will be introduced to a web-portal and access to state of the art aerodynamics analysis software, especially designed by Welsh SME Zenotech, and encouraged to systematically modify the car's design parameters and analyse distance, speed and acceleration data online while also conducting classroom experiments to understand sound and aerodynamics to create a model suitable of breaking the land speed record.

Rick Hillum, CEO, HPC Wales is thrilled to launch this programme to pupils in Wales. He state: "Through Supersonic Cymru, HPC Wales is delighted to be opening up opportunities for pupils in Challenge Cymru Schools to experience supercomputing first hand. Based on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, this innovative competition will provide pupils with hands on experience of engineering tools and systems through access to technology usually used by Welsh academics, PhD students and businesses. We are extremely grateful to the Welsh Government, The Bloodhound Project, Swansea University, Fujitsu UK Ltd, Technocamps and Zenotech for their support of this project."

Ben Evans, CFD Engineer at Bloodhound, stated: "The Bloodhound Project is all about inspiring a new generation of engineers and scientists. I am very excited about the Supersonic Cymru project which will allow school pupils to get hands on with the software that has been used to design the actual 1,000mph jet and rocket powered car. Supersonic Cymru is a great opportunity for pupils to get to the heart of the fantastic engineering adventure that is the Bloodhound Supersonic Car."

Welsh Government funding for this project comes as part of the Schools Challenge Cymru programme, which is an acceleration and concentration of school improvement efforts, focused on secondary schools in Wales that face the largest challenge in terms of circumstance and stage of development.

An integral part of the programme is to encourage schools to work with key partners to deliver opportunities for learners that will widen their horizons and enrich their educational and life experiences.

By contributing funding towards the Supersonic Cymru project, Schools Challenge Cymru is helping to ensure that pupils are provided with a range of experiences that will inspire, stimulate and benefit them in the future.

To formally launch the project, HPC Wales will be hosting an event open to pupils, teachers and families to see first-hand what the exciting challenge involves. The event will take place at Techniquest on Sunday 22nd March 2015.
Source: HPC Wales - Cymru

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Primeur weekly 2015-02-02

The Cloud

Shinra Technologies partners with NTT and Techorus and announces launch date of Japanese technical beta ...

UTSA and Indiana University partner on $6.6 million NSF Cloud-based advanced computing systems grant ...

Independent research firm ranks HP private Cloud a leader in China ...

Desktop Grids

Grant for Nerdalize for heating houses with computing power ...

EuroFlash

Business Secretary Cable announces partners in the Alan Turing Institute in the UK ...

Schools in Wales challenged to break the world land speed record of 1,000mph ...

PUZZLECLUSTER: The first reuse application of the PUZZLEPHONE ...

Chemists control structure to unlock magnetization and polarization simultaneously ...

MEP Awards 2015 - Shortlisted nominees for ICT announced ...

DIADEMS - finding the sensor behind the sparkle ...

Entanglement on a chip: Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers ...

USFlash

NERSC seeks industry partners for collaborative research ...

Exascale Hearing Testimony in Congress highlights CS research accomplishments ...

D-Wave Systems raises an additional $29 million, closing 2014 financing at $62 million ...

MAGMA MIC 1.3.1 for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors released ...

Dot Hill announces general availability of the Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid storage array ...

New climate change projections for Australia ...

SGI reports financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ...

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing ...

Supercomputing the evolution of a model flower ...

Obsidian unveils plans for 400G-capable enhanced InfiniBand services platform at EmTech Singapore 2015 ...

New supercomputer allows for massive data analysis in less time ...

IBM Research to lead company's advanced computer chip R&D at SUNY Polytechnic Institute ...

Building trustworthy Big Data algorithms ...

Parallelizing common algorithms ...

New pathway to valleytronics ...

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories ...