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Primeur weekly 2016-02-22

Crowd computing

Come and build Sisunen, a real supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

A new spin on quantum computing: Scientists train electrons with microwaves ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing names Bill Wagner as Chief Executive Officer ...

PRACEdays16 registration is now open ...

ISC High Performance keynote proclaims women's excellence in computational science ...

Flemish Supercomputer Centre selects Mellanox's end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution to further science and medical research ...

Middleware

IBM delivers Blockchain-as-a-Service for developers and commits to making blockchain ready for business ...

Hardware

IBM and Cognitiva to usher in a new era of cognitive computing using Watson in Latin America ...

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics at University of Western Australia ...

FlashLite sets SPEC benchmark world records ...

GridGain raises $15 million in Series B financing led by Sberbank and MoneyTime Ventures ...

Met Office celebrates 'topping out' of supercomputer complex ...

Applications

Groundbreaking leader of computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retires ...

Titan probes depths of biofuel's biggest barrier ...

New projects pair U.S. manufacturers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory computing resources ...

AweSim-EWI project among those chosen for DOE HPC4Mfg award ...

Simulation reconstructs in detail the volcanic super-eruption which slowed the advance of modern man in Europe ...

University of Nebraska-Licoln supercomputers help gravitational wave discovery ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware introduce hyper-converged VCE VXRAIL Appliance family ...

IBM unveils new mainframe for encrypted hybrid Clouds ...

Calix uses Oracle Cloud Platform to accelerate innovation ...

IBM Watson Health announces plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B, extending its leadership in value-based care solutions ...

Zycko deploys VM Aware storage solution from Mellanox and Tintri for private Cloud data centre ...

Award honours work of Genomics Virtual Lab team at University of Queensland ...

Connected high-speed data storage coming to University of Queensland ...

AweSim-EWI project among those chosen for DOE HPC4Mfg award


18 Feb 2016 Columbus and Washington, D.C. - The AweSim programme at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and EWI have been selected to develop one of 10 national industry projects under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) programme. AweSim and EWI will partner with Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) to develop a Cloud-based advanced welding simulation tool for broad industry use, under a project entitled: "Weld Predictor App".

The Weld Predictor App is one of ten Phase I projects that have been awarded approximately $300,000 each for a total of just under $3 million to fund national labs to partner closely with selected companies to provide expertise in and access to high performance computing systems aimed at high-impact challenges.

David Danielson, DOE's assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), announced the awards during an online media presentation, highlighting the programme and the awardees.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within EERE, created this programme to address key challenges facing U.S. manufacturing. The partnerships will apply modelling, simulation and data analysis to industrial processes and materials to lower production costs and bring new products to market quickly. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) leads the programme, with Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge National Laboratories (LBNL and ORNL) as strong partners.

"Since our industrial outreach initiative, Blue Collar Computing in 2004, OSC has worked at the forefront of the national effort to help industry gain easy and affordable access to advanced modelling and simulation solutions", stated David Hudak, interim executive director of OSC. "The project will bring advanced open source software solutions from the DoE to OSC's supercomputers, which we hope to make available to students and faculty at Ohio's universities."

The AweSim and EWI "Weld Predictor App" project will expand an industry standard weld predictor application to an integrated 3D model to increase its capacity to make its capabilities accessible to a significant part of the U.S. manufacturing base. The project aims to extend and improve a proven EWI tool and extend a 2D model to an integrated 3D thermo-welding process model on properties of aluminum and titanium.

"We are pleased to be working with AweSim to develop a Cloud-based 3D platform for our E-Weld Predictor tool", stated Tom McGaughy, EWI Director of Technology. "This new app will increase the accuracy of weld distortion and residual stress predictions and broaden access for manufacturers to use this advanced simulation tool to reduce rework and improve first-time quality."

EWI is a major engineering and technology organisation in North America dedicated to advanced materials joining and allied manufacturing technologies. By matching expertise in materials joining, forming, testing and modelling to the needs of forward-thinking manufacturers, EWI successfully creates practical, efficient and effective solutions in product design, fabrication and production. Headquartered in Ohio, EWI has locations in Columbus, Buffalo, metro Detroit and metro Washington, D.C.

AweSim is the world's first comprehensive, simulation-driven design solution for small- to medium-sized businesses. AweSim is packing simulation-driven design technology into a series of needs-based manufacturing applications, or "apps", and making them affordable and available with support training to companies.

AweSim was formed through a public-private partnership between OSC and six high-tech companies - P&G, Intel, TotalSim USA, Kinetic Vision, AltaSim Technologies and Nimbis Services - that are sharing their expertise and technology to develop the applications and trainings, and provide development support for AweSim. The State of Ohio's Third Frontier Commission and Development Services Agency are providing grant funding to support the project.

OSC is a founding member of the Ohio Technology Consortium, the technology and information arm of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

"If you look at the list of names on the projects that were awarded, it's a very esteemed group", stated Alan Chalker, Ph.D., director of AweSim and director of Technology Solutions at OSC. "For us to be included on a list such as this further validates that what we're doing has a high impact and is of national importance."
Source: Ohio Supercomputer Center - OSC

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Primeur weekly 2016-02-22

Crowd computing

Come and build Sisunen, a real supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

A new spin on quantum computing: Scientists train electrons with microwaves ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing names Bill Wagner as Chief Executive Officer ...

PRACEdays16 registration is now open ...

ISC High Performance keynote proclaims women's excellence in computational science ...

Flemish Supercomputer Centre selects Mellanox's end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution to further science and medical research ...

Middleware

IBM delivers Blockchain-as-a-Service for developers and commits to making blockchain ready for business ...

Hardware

IBM and Cognitiva to usher in a new era of cognitive computing using Watson in Latin America ...

New supercomputer for computational chemistry, biology and physics at University of Western Australia ...

FlashLite sets SPEC benchmark world records ...

GridGain raises $15 million in Series B financing led by Sberbank and MoneyTime Ventures ...

Met Office celebrates 'topping out' of supercomputer complex ...

Applications

Groundbreaking leader of computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retires ...

Titan probes depths of biofuel's biggest barrier ...

New projects pair U.S. manufacturers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory computing resources ...

AweSim-EWI project among those chosen for DOE HPC4Mfg award ...

Simulation reconstructs in detail the volcanic super-eruption which slowed the advance of modern man in Europe ...

University of Nebraska-Licoln supercomputers help gravitational wave discovery ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware introduce hyper-converged VCE VXRAIL Appliance family ...

IBM unveils new mainframe for encrypted hybrid Clouds ...

Calix uses Oracle Cloud Platform to accelerate innovation ...

IBM Watson Health announces plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B, extending its leadership in value-based care solutions ...

Zycko deploys VM Aware storage solution from Mellanox and Tintri for private Cloud data centre ...

Award honours work of Genomics Virtual Lab team at University of Queensland ...

Connected high-speed data storage coming to University of Queensland ...