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Primeur weekly 2018-02-05

Focus

Flemish Minister of Science and Education to explain his view on EuroHPC ...

Quantum computing

ORNL research team investigates quantum accelerators for high-performance computing systems ...

Quantum algorithm could help AI think faster ...

Friction found where there should be none: In superfluids near absolute zero ...

New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs ...

Quantum hack to unleash computing power ...

Focus on Europe

UK's Jisc delivers world's first 400G National Research and Education Network with Ciena ...

Science Europe and NWO launch initiative to align research data management policy across Europe ...

ISC STEM Student Day & Gala is back with a stronger programme ...

Analytic Engineering powers AI driven decision support system development at Verne Global ...

Middleware

Bright Computing releases Version 8.1 of Bright Cluster Manager, Bright OpenStack and Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science ...

Globus, Science DMZ provide new architecture to meet demand for accessing shared data ...

Berkeley Lab researchers contribute to making blockchains even more robust ...

Hardware

Mihir supercomputer inaugurated at the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting in India ...

Brown University researchers aim to store data in molecules ...

University of Arizona researchers observe electrons zipping around in crystals ...

Registration open for HPC User Forum featuring quantum computing, the environment and AI ...

Applications

Two University of North Georgia professors secure funding for supercomputing time ...

Study of salts in water causing stir ...

EPSRC gives GBP14 million to projects that take new approaches to data science ...

Data scientists are key to unlocking the next breakthrough in cardiovascular and stroke health with new grant opportunities ...

Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries ...

New UC Riverside research advances spintronics technology ...

New universe simulation prompts breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics ...

Scientists use Blue Waters to understand epilepsy ...

ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge to include AI and Nobel Prize-winning application ...

Gensonix Super DB for Big Data featured at SC17 Supercomputing Conference by Ohio Supercomputing Center ...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing Enterprises launches new product for HPC Cloud bursting ...

Hazelcast releases dedicated IMDG Go Client supporting multi-application distributed Cloud computing deployments ...

Red Hat to acquire CoreOS, expanding its Kubernetes and containers leadership ...

Flemish Minister of Science and Education to explain his view on EuroHPC


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5 Feb 2018 Brussels - Philippe Muyters, the Flemish Minister of Science and Education, answered questions about EuroHPC in the Flemish Parliament. According to Muyters the total investments in EuroHPC will be 1.394.000.000 euro (about 1,4 billion euro). This seems higher than the amount announced by the European Commission last month that was talking about 1 billion euro. According to Muyters, the European programmes will invest 486 million euro. The same amount will be invested by the EuroPHC member countries. 422 million euro will be invested by industry (private parties).

The current Flemish top supercomputer, called BrENIAC, has a peak performance of 0,6 Petaflop/s. So an exascale supercomputer, Muyters explained, is about 2000 times faster. But before the real exascale supercomputer, Europe will build several prototype pre-exascale systems with about 20% - 50% of exascale performance.

How much Belgium or Flanders has to invest, has not yet been specified. Each euro that is invested by a member country is matched by European funds, Muyters explained. The more you invest as a country, the bigger the influence you get in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking decision process. And the more you pay, the bigger the share is of the (pre-)exascale computers that you can use.

In Flanders a steering group has been formed to coordinate the Flemish EuroHPC within Belgium and within EuroHPC. Members of this steering group are the Flemish contact for EuroHPC, the Flemish Supercomputing Centre (VSC) and the Ministry of Muyters. This Steering Group will map the HPC landscape in Flanders with the industry, research organisations and users. This will allow to estimate the potential contribution of Flanders to EuroHPC. Flanders will first look at the pre-exascale systems and then look for the final contribution.

Apart from universities, Flanders has also several more applied research institutes that can benefit from supercomputer simulations: imec, VIB, VITO and Flanders Make. Which application area will be the most important one cannot be determined yet.

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Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-02-05

Focus

Flemish Minister of Science and Education to explain his view on EuroHPC ...

Quantum computing

ORNL research team investigates quantum accelerators for high-performance computing systems ...

Quantum algorithm could help AI think faster ...

Friction found where there should be none: In superfluids near absolute zero ...

New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs ...

Quantum hack to unleash computing power ...

Focus on Europe

UK's Jisc delivers world's first 400G National Research and Education Network with Ciena ...

Science Europe and NWO launch initiative to align research data management policy across Europe ...

ISC STEM Student Day & Gala is back with a stronger programme ...

Analytic Engineering powers AI driven decision support system development at Verne Global ...

Middleware

Bright Computing releases Version 8.1 of Bright Cluster Manager, Bright OpenStack and Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science ...

Globus, Science DMZ provide new architecture to meet demand for accessing shared data ...

Berkeley Lab researchers contribute to making blockchains even more robust ...

Hardware

Mihir supercomputer inaugurated at the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting in India ...

Brown University researchers aim to store data in molecules ...

University of Arizona researchers observe electrons zipping around in crystals ...

Registration open for HPC User Forum featuring quantum computing, the environment and AI ...

Applications

Two University of North Georgia professors secure funding for supercomputing time ...

Study of salts in water causing stir ...

EPSRC gives GBP14 million to projects that take new approaches to data science ...

Data scientists are key to unlocking the next breakthrough in cardiovascular and stroke health with new grant opportunities ...

Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries ...

New UC Riverside research advances spintronics technology ...

New universe simulation prompts breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics ...

Scientists use Blue Waters to understand epilepsy ...

ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge to include AI and Nobel Prize-winning application ...

Gensonix Super DB for Big Data featured at SC17 Supercomputing Conference by Ohio Supercomputing Center ...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing Enterprises launches new product for HPC Cloud bursting ...

Hazelcast releases dedicated IMDG Go Client supporting multi-application distributed Cloud computing deployments ...

Red Hat to acquire CoreOS, expanding its Kubernetes and containers leadership ...