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Primeur weekly 2019-02-11

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part II - Memory, interconnects and other technologies for exascale ...

German Research Data Infrastructure GeRDI offers service to manage data according to FAIR principles ...

Do not get lost in the Horizon 2020 labyrinth, use the Knowledge Base ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale computing is coming soon, but will scientific communities be ready to make use of it? ...

Quantum computing

Atos delivers one of the most powerful quantum simulators in the world to Hartree Centre in the UK ...

Argonne researchers develop new method to reduce quantum noise ...

Focus on Europe

State concept to high-performance computing: German universities are intensifying their cooperation ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates an international project to share and reuse cancer genomic data at a global level ...

Middleware

ThinkParQ announces its Platinum Partnership with Pacific Teck ...

Software stack in a snapshot ...

Kalray launches ES3CAP as lead partner: a 22,2 million euro budget ambitious industrial project for the development of the future computing platform for intelligent systems ...

Hardware

DDN names RAID Inc. a preferred Lustre reseller ...

Tremend signs agreement with Mellanox ...

WekaIO places first on the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center's ground-breaking collaboration with Global Parametrics supercharges its predictive climate-risk modelling ...

New geometric model improves predictions of fluid flow in rock ...

Modelling uncertain terrain with supercomputers ...

Supercomputing propels jet atomization research for industrial processes ...

NOAA and NCAR partner on new, state-of-the-art U.S. modelling framework ...

The Cloud

Newly launched ANSYS Cloud accelerates engineering productivity and business agility ...

OCRE enables easy Cloud usage through the European Open Science Cloud ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center's ground-breaking collaboration with Global Parametrics supercharges its predictive climate-risk modelling

5 Feb 2019 Barcelona - Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Global Parametrics, a company with a social mandate to develop financial products to strengthen resilience to natural disasters in developing countries, to rapidly improve the speed and scale of its climate-related risk modelling.

BSC will give Global Parametrics the capacity to develop a diverse range of climate-related risk models and enhance their acceptance in the risk transfer, financial and investor markets.

The agreement has several strands, including:

  • Sponsoring a research specialist, who will develop new applications that expand the frontier of weather and seismic modelling utilising MareNostrum 4
  • Collaboration on high speed earthquake simulation, enabling Global Parametrics to be at the forefront of seismic modelling

José María Cela, BSC's Director of the Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE), stressed: "We're pleased that our technological capabilities and insight will be used to accelerate progress in building resilience around climate change and driving financial inclusion in developing markets. This partnership with Global Parametrics aligns perfectly with our mission to be a leader in the innovative application of computation to non-conventional fields and it also allows us to deepen our own academic expertise in a new and important area."

Global Parametrics, backed by DFID in the UK and KfW in Germany, is looking to expand its reach and capabilities in Europe and beyond by collaborating with organisations like BSC, to help grow a global network and increase its capacity to deploy this technology for commercial and sustainable use.

This agreement is very important to Global Parametrics as "we explore opportunities that mainstream industry is unable to, particularly in creating partnerships that will help us to achieve market development in emerging economies. Ultimately, we aim to become a leading incubator for growing the financial disaster risk management market, with a particular focus on accelerating financial inclusion and building the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by catastrophic disasters and major climate events', according to Héctor Ibarra, CEO of Global Parametrics.
Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-02-11

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part II - Memory, interconnects and other technologies for exascale ...

German Research Data Infrastructure GeRDI offers service to manage data according to FAIR principles ...

Do not get lost in the Horizon 2020 labyrinth, use the Knowledge Base ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale computing is coming soon, but will scientific communities be ready to make use of it? ...

Quantum computing

Atos delivers one of the most powerful quantum simulators in the world to Hartree Centre in the UK ...

Argonne researchers develop new method to reduce quantum noise ...

Focus on Europe

State concept to high-performance computing: German universities are intensifying their cooperation ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates an international project to share and reuse cancer genomic data at a global level ...

Middleware

ThinkParQ announces its Platinum Partnership with Pacific Teck ...

Software stack in a snapshot ...

Kalray launches ES3CAP as lead partner: a 22,2 million euro budget ambitious industrial project for the development of the future computing platform for intelligent systems ...

Hardware

DDN names RAID Inc. a preferred Lustre reseller ...

Tremend signs agreement with Mellanox ...

WekaIO places first on the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center's ground-breaking collaboration with Global Parametrics supercharges its predictive climate-risk modelling ...

New geometric model improves predictions of fluid flow in rock ...

Modelling uncertain terrain with supercomputers ...

Supercomputing propels jet atomization research for industrial processes ...

NOAA and NCAR partner on new, state-of-the-art U.S. modelling framework ...

The Cloud

Newly launched ANSYS Cloud accelerates engineering productivity and business agility ...

OCRE enables easy Cloud usage through the European Open Science Cloud ...