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Primeur weekly 2018-02-19

Exascale supercomputing

Ready for Exascale: researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations on next-generation supercomputers ...

Quantum computing

Researchers demonstrate promising method for improving quantum information processing ...

Fingerprints of quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Karel Luyben appointed Dutch National Coordinator for Open Science ...

Middleware

An OLCF-developed visualization tool offers customization and faster rendering ...

Hardware

Dell EMC next generation converged infrastructure makes data centre modernization even simpler ...

Cray reports 2017 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies Day proclaimed in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County ...

MACH-2 put into operation at 77 trillion operations/second ...

Applications

CENIC recognizes technology projects to combat California wildfires ...

3D-e-Chem team develops building blocks and recipes for computer-aided drug discovery ...

Researchers find blood pressure drug holds promise for preventing onset of Type 1 diabetes ...

NCSA allocates over $2.4 million in new Blue Waters supercomputer awards to Illinois researchers ...

NCSA researchers create one of the most reliable tools for long-term crop prediction in the U.S. Corn Belt ...

Embracing complexity in biological systems ...

Particle interactions calculated on Titan support the search for new physics discoveries ...

GM revs up diesel combustion modeling on Titan supercomputer ...

NEC and Tohoku University succeed in AI-based new material development ...

Physics data processing at NERSC dramatically cuts reconstruction time ...

Advanced computing and water management at the AAAS Meeting 2018 ...

Neural networks everywhere ...

Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision ...

New turbulent transport modelling shows multiscale fluctuations in heated plasma ...

TACC and DOD engage in four-year transformational design project ...

The Cloud

Atos signs key contract with the European Space Agency to enable new services with satellite data ...

Oracle buys Zenedge ...

NEC contributes to ecosystem for enhancing virtualized network orchestration ...

Atos signs key contract with the European Space Agency to enable new services with satellite data

8 Feb 2018 Paris - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has been selected by ESA, the European Space Agency, to deliver and operate Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS). The DIAS will combine real-time geo data from Copernicus, the world's largest single Earth Observation programme, with data from multiple sources and turn it into information products for companies in sectors such as manufacturing, insurance, utilities, agriculture, forestry, urbanism and emergency services.

For example, it can help:

  • Scientists understand the impact of climate change,
  • Governments and cities better manage and anticipate urban development,
  • Oil and gas companies evaluate and manage risk,
  • Farmers better manage their crops and yield.

On behalf of the European Commission and the European Space Agency, Atos will lead a newly-created consortium, composed of DLR, e-Geos, EOX, GAF, Sinergise, Spacemetric, Thales Alenia Space and T-Systems.

Atos will be responsible for integrating, delivering and operating the Cloud platform which will integrate specialized data sources. This new platform will make the data from the European Union constellation of Sentinel satellites and from data providers, more accessible. This will make it possible for third parties - industrial players, institutions such as national space agencies, SMEs and start-ups - to build innovative business services based on satellite data. Atos, with its partners, will build and commercialize the new services.

Atos' technology and expertise combined with those of its partners will bring speed, flexibility and robustness to the platform which is capable of handling vast amounts of data in different formats.

The Atos Codex portfolio of data services will provide DIAS with analytics and cognitive capabilities to turn raw satellite data into valuable insights for several industries.

Providing new services that integrate accurate and real-time information from satellites offers the following major advantages:

  • Greater understanding of how our planet functions: key earth observation and remote sensing data is increasingly valuable to understand the functioning of our planet and ecosystems.
  • Faster prediction: combining and processing large volumes of complex data from multiple sources can produce unique insights in near real-time.
  • Improved decision-making: organisations can now easily integrate earth observation data into their business value chains providing insights that have not previously been within reach.

Stéphane Janichewski, Head of Defence & Aerospace Market at Atos, concluded: "We have spent several years investing in this offering in order to help scientific organisations, public organisations and enterprises of all sizes benefit from combining large volumes of Earth Observation data with third party data sources. We see immense opportunities to address some of society’s greatest challenges such as wildlife protection, climate change or resource scarcity."

According to the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), which brings together professionals in the sector, the market for services based on Earth observation data is expected to grow by 10% to 15% over the next few years, with multiplication of innovative services in many areas.

The platform will be available to customers worldwide in June 2018.

Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-02-19

Exascale supercomputing

Ready for Exascale: researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations on next-generation supercomputers ...

Quantum computing

Researchers demonstrate promising method for improving quantum information processing ...

Fingerprints of quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Karel Luyben appointed Dutch National Coordinator for Open Science ...

Middleware

An OLCF-developed visualization tool offers customization and faster rendering ...

Hardware

Dell EMC next generation converged infrastructure makes data centre modernization even simpler ...

Cray reports 2017 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies Day proclaimed in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County ...

MACH-2 put into operation at 77 trillion operations/second ...

Applications

CENIC recognizes technology projects to combat California wildfires ...

3D-e-Chem team develops building blocks and recipes for computer-aided drug discovery ...

Researchers find blood pressure drug holds promise for preventing onset of Type 1 diabetes ...

NCSA allocates over $2.4 million in new Blue Waters supercomputer awards to Illinois researchers ...

NCSA researchers create one of the most reliable tools for long-term crop prediction in the U.S. Corn Belt ...

Embracing complexity in biological systems ...

Particle interactions calculated on Titan support the search for new physics discoveries ...

GM revs up diesel combustion modeling on Titan supercomputer ...

NEC and Tohoku University succeed in AI-based new material development ...

Physics data processing at NERSC dramatically cuts reconstruction time ...

Advanced computing and water management at the AAAS Meeting 2018 ...

Neural networks everywhere ...

Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision ...

New turbulent transport modelling shows multiscale fluctuations in heated plasma ...

TACC and DOD engage in four-year transformational design project ...

The Cloud

Atos signs key contract with the European Space Agency to enable new services with satellite data ...

Oracle buys Zenedge ...

NEC contributes to ecosystem for enhancing virtualized network orchestration ...