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Primeur weekly 2018-02-26

Focus

The European Processor Initiative (EPI) to develop the processor that will be at the heart of the European exascale supercomputer effort ...

Quantum computing

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future ...

Developing reliable quantum computers: International research team makes important step on the path to solving certification problems ...

Programming on a silicon quantum chip ...

D-Wave locks in $20 million funding and completes prototype of next-gen quantum processor ...

Focus on Europe

Luxembourg joins the European supercomputer network PRACE ...

ICEI Public Information Event on the realisation of a federated HPC and data analytics infrastructure ...

Dutch eScience and Lorentz Centers launch Call to host workshop on digitally enhanced research ...

Middleware

Adaptive Computing announces release of Moab HPC Suite 9.1.2 ...

NCSA Assistant Director Dan Katz named BSSw Fellow ...

University of Nevada, Las Vegas' supercomputing boosted through new collaboration with Altair ...

Hardware

C-DAC focusing on cancer treatment using supercomputers as a tool ...

South-Korean Ministry of Science and Technology to announce Second National High-Performance Computing Fundamental Plan ...

IBM reveals novel energy-saving optical receiver with a new record of rapid power-on/off time ...

Computers learn to learn: Intel and researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips ...

HPE helps U.S. Department of Defense to advance national defense capabilities ...

OCF deploys petascale Lenovo supercomputer at University of Southampton ...

HPE reports fiscal 2018 first quarter results ...

Ranovus announces general availability of its on-board optics and CFP2 direct detect transceiver products for 5G mobility and data centre interconnect applications ...

Mellanox appoints Steve Sanghi and Umesh Padval to Board of Directors ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high colour quality ...

AI companies to reuse crypto mining farms for deep learning in health care ...

Computer scientists and materials researchers collaborate to optimize steel classification ...

Boris Kaus receives ERC Consolidator Grant for his research in magmatic processes ...

Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensional ...

Powerful supercomputer unlocks possibilities for tinier devices and affordable DNA sequencing ...

New Berkeley Lab algorithms create "Minimalist Machine Learning" that analyzes images from very little information ...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing makes HPC Cloud strategies more accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 release ...

USFlash

Gen-Z Consortium announces the public release of its Core Specification 1.0 ...

South-Korean Ministry of Science and Technology to announce Second National High-Performance Computing Fundamental Plan


26 Feb 2018 Seoul - Minister Yu Young-min from the South-Korean Ministry of Science and Technology - Ministry of Information and Communication - announced on February 23, 2018 the Second National High-Performance Computing Fundamental Plan (2018-2022) at the 6th National Super High Performance Computing Committee

Minister Yu Young-min stated: "Based on Article 7 of the Act on the Utilization and Promotion of National High-Performance Computers, the Second National High-Performance Computing Fundamental Plan contains mid- to long-term policy directions for expanding the role of ultra-high-performance computers, the core infrastructures of the fourth industrial revolution era, and securing future high-performance computing resources and technologies."

The plan was finalized in April of last year after gathering opinions from public opinion meetings and experts' gatherings through the planning committee composed of 60 experts from industry and academia.

The government has been establishing and implementing the "National High-Performance Computing Master Plan" every five years in accordance with the National High-Performance Computing and Education Act.

The government plans to build the world's 10th ultra-high performance computing infrastructure through the 1st Basic Plan (2013-2017) and expand the utilization base of computing in education and research, which is the basis of Korea's high-performance computing for more than 2,000 researchers per year from 161 institutes of industry, academia,

However, there are also a number of areas that need to be supplemented, such as the lack of large group research programmes that maximize the benefits of ultra high performance computing, the inefficiency of a small number of large equipment to meet all computing demands, and the lack of future computing technology development capabilities.

"The Second National High-Performance Computing Fundamental Plan (2018-2022) complements the insufficiencies derived from the analysis of the primary basic plan performance and, in order to prepare for the upcoming future society, the high-performance computing capabilities", Minister Yu Young-min stated. "First, we will expand the use of ultra high-performance computing in a variety of fields."

Research groups that utilize petascale and ultra high-performance computing are required to find and support large-scale data analysis and high accuracy to generate power-generating performance in research and development. Researchers' research using ultra high-performance computing will help to accelerate national R&D achievement by saving cost and time.

By expanding the use of ultra-high performance computing-based Modelling & Simulation (M&S) for manufacturing companies, it helps enterprises to reduce product development cost and time, and to solve problems in marine and medical fields. It will contribute to solving the problems of the people's life in a short time.

Supercomputing power will help virtualization of the product design stage to replace actual physical product manufacturing and experimental activities with virtual product creation (modelling) and engineering analysis (simulation) activities

It will enhance timely response to changes in the marine environment using ultra-high resolution ocean prediction information, and medical data analysis to improve disease prediction technology.

"In addition, we will continue to explore and support diverse social issues that can be solved using ultra-high-performance computers", Minister Yu Young-min stated.

In second place, the Ministry of Science and Technology will secure a high-performance computing infrastructure for future demand.

The government will set up a national high-performance computing resource roadmap to resolve inefficiencies in response to all computing needs with a small number of large resources and timely respond to various future demands. The government will also implement a national flagging system and national flagship system. It will promote the securing of specialized small-scale systems (intelligent information technology, etc.) for each purpose.

The industry-academia-academia-government high-performance computing organisation will organize a consultative body to promote effective allocation of resources to demanding computing resources, and to expand the base of users by operating diverse professional education programmes to utilize ultra-high performance computing.

Finally, the source technology of ultra-high performance computing will be secured.

The government will bring together the domestic industry, academic, and provincial capabilities to develop petascale computing for localization of key technologies of ultra-high performance computing, and to support future computing technologies that can replace existing ultra high performance computing systems.

The operation plan of the next-generation semiconductor and quantum computing programme looks as follows:.

  • Phase 1: 1 Petaflop/s system development by 2022
  • Phase 2: 30 Petaflop/s system development by 2025

In addition, it fosters specialized industries supporting the introduction of M&S to computing companies such as servers, storage and manufacturing.

An official from the Ministry of Information and Communication stated: "In order to strengthen the domestic high-performance computing capacity, we have established a second basic plan in terms of securing high-performance computing resources, expanding the use of the entire society, KOREA 4.0, and will lead the fourth industrial revolution."

The 4th Industrial Revolution is the "Ministry of Science and Technology Innovation Control Tower", a policy brand symbolizing Intelligence, Innovation, Integration, Inclusiveness and Interaction.

Leslie Versweyveld/Source: South-Korean Ministry of Science and Technology

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-02-26

Focus

The European Processor Initiative (EPI) to develop the processor that will be at the heart of the European exascale supercomputer effort ...

Quantum computing

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future ...

Developing reliable quantum computers: International research team makes important step on the path to solving certification problems ...

Programming on a silicon quantum chip ...

D-Wave locks in $20 million funding and completes prototype of next-gen quantum processor ...

Focus on Europe

Luxembourg joins the European supercomputer network PRACE ...

ICEI Public Information Event on the realisation of a federated HPC and data analytics infrastructure ...

Dutch eScience and Lorentz Centers launch Call to host workshop on digitally enhanced research ...

Middleware

Adaptive Computing announces release of Moab HPC Suite 9.1.2 ...

NCSA Assistant Director Dan Katz named BSSw Fellow ...

University of Nevada, Las Vegas' supercomputing boosted through new collaboration with Altair ...

Hardware

C-DAC focusing on cancer treatment using supercomputers as a tool ...

South-Korean Ministry of Science and Technology to announce Second National High-Performance Computing Fundamental Plan ...

IBM reveals novel energy-saving optical receiver with a new record of rapid power-on/off time ...

Computers learn to learn: Intel and researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips ...

HPE helps U.S. Department of Defense to advance national defense capabilities ...

OCF deploys petascale Lenovo supercomputer at University of Southampton ...

HPE reports fiscal 2018 first quarter results ...

Ranovus announces general availability of its on-board optics and CFP2 direct detect transceiver products for 5G mobility and data centre interconnect applications ...

Mellanox appoints Steve Sanghi and Umesh Padval to Board of Directors ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high colour quality ...

AI companies to reuse crypto mining farms for deep learning in health care ...

Computer scientists and materials researchers collaborate to optimize steel classification ...

Boris Kaus receives ERC Consolidator Grant for his research in magmatic processes ...

Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensional ...

Powerful supercomputer unlocks possibilities for tinier devices and affordable DNA sequencing ...

New Berkeley Lab algorithms create "Minimalist Machine Learning" that analyzes images from very little information ...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing makes HPC Cloud strategies more accessible with the Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting 1.1.0 release ...

USFlash

Gen-Z Consortium announces the public release of its Core Specification 1.0 ...