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Primeur weekly 2019-02-25

Special

Astronomers publish new sky map detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies ...

LOFAR and APERTIF telescope systems tooled with machine learning and FPGA/GPU technology make cosmic explosions more visible to astronomers ...

Focus

Over 700 million euro of budget allocated to e-Infrastructure related projects in H2020 - close to 600 million euro to HPC related projects ...

German Government reconfirms its support for supercomputing development on a national and European scale ...

Quantum computing

Dutch King opens Microsoft Quantum Lab on TU Delft campus ...

ISARA Corp. unveils tools to simplify and accelerate quantum-safe cryptography roll-out ...

Exploring the global landscape of quantum technology research ...

Focus on Europe

International research collaboration computes climate past, present, and future ...

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe again in Poland ...

Middleware

Open Compute Project announces updated market forecast ...

Excelero appoints HPC industry visionary Sven Breuner as Field CTO ...

Hardware

vScaler to perform ResNet benchmarks on the NVIDIA DGX-2 server ...

Cray elects Stephen Gold to Board of Directors ...

Atos helps CALMIP achieve leading calculation results with BullSequana supercomputer ...

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launches PARAM Shivay at the Indian Institute of Technology ...

HDR 200G InfiniBand sets new performance records, accelerating multiple high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence platforms around the world ...

Supermicro expands Intelligent Edge product portfolio to address emerging AI and 5G technologies ...

Applications

HLRS Visualization supports Stuttgart 21 Construction ...

Lorentz-eScience competition 2020 to issue Call for Applications ...

Supercomputers target bovine tuberculosis ...

NESAP hosts first NERSC-9 GPU hackathon for application developers ...

Artificial Intelligence allows for identification of new cancer genes ...

Novel material properties of hybrid perovskite nanostructures for next-generation non-linear electronic devices ...

Clarkson University awarded National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site on High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Hyperion Research releases Cloud Application Assessment Tool ...

Supercomputers target bovine tuberculosis


Researchers will use supercomputers to predict the bTB status of dairy cows.
19 Feb 2019 - It is used regularly by global tech giants such as Google and Facebook, but now "deep learning" is set to become a key weapon in the fight against tuberculosis in cattle. Livestock scientists at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) have been awarded GBP 337,000 for a project which will use highly advanced computers to predict the Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) status of dairy cows.

By analysing millions of milk samples with a greater degree of accuracy than ever before, it is hoped the project will strike a significant blow to a disease estimated to cost the UK dairy industry around GBP 175 million a year.

Deep learning - a branch of machine learning - employs algorithms and techniques to make better use of increasingly huge datasets and advances in computer technology.

Previous research by SRUC and collaborators has already led to the development of the first national genetic and genomic evaluation for bTB resistance of the Holstein breed as well as the launch of TB Advantage by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB).

By using mid infrared (MIR) spectroscopy of milk samples from National Milk Records (NMR), SRUC researchers have previously confirmed the existence of significant genetic variation among individual animals for resistance to bTB infection.

The funding follows a Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) review of its 25-year bTB eradication strategy, which now specifically includes "improved genetic resistance and improved diagnostic tests".

The new SRUC project, which is being funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), will produce data that can be used for management and diagnostic purposes but also potentially for inclusion in national genetic evaluations for bTB host resistance.

Professor Mike Coffey, who is leading the project, stated: "This is potentially a great step forward in the fight against TB. Being able to use routinely collected milk samples to alert a cow that may have been exposed to infection will allow the farmer to take remedial action long before the normal testing regime comes in."

"The early removal of infected cows should lower the background level of TB and contribute to enabling more effective outcomes from the existing tools deployed to eradicate the disease."
Source: Scotland's Rural College - SRUC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-02-25

Special

Astronomers publish new sky map detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies ...

LOFAR and APERTIF telescope systems tooled with machine learning and FPGA/GPU technology make cosmic explosions more visible to astronomers ...

Focus

Over 700 million euro of budget allocated to e-Infrastructure related projects in H2020 - close to 600 million euro to HPC related projects ...

German Government reconfirms its support for supercomputing development on a national and European scale ...

Quantum computing

Dutch King opens Microsoft Quantum Lab on TU Delft campus ...

ISARA Corp. unveils tools to simplify and accelerate quantum-safe cryptography roll-out ...

Exploring the global landscape of quantum technology research ...

Focus on Europe

International research collaboration computes climate past, present, and future ...

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe again in Poland ...

Middleware

Open Compute Project announces updated market forecast ...

Excelero appoints HPC industry visionary Sven Breuner as Field CTO ...

Hardware

vScaler to perform ResNet benchmarks on the NVIDIA DGX-2 server ...

Cray elects Stephen Gold to Board of Directors ...

Atos helps CALMIP achieve leading calculation results with BullSequana supercomputer ...

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launches PARAM Shivay at the Indian Institute of Technology ...

HDR 200G InfiniBand sets new performance records, accelerating multiple high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence platforms around the world ...

Supermicro expands Intelligent Edge product portfolio to address emerging AI and 5G technologies ...

Applications

HLRS Visualization supports Stuttgart 21 Construction ...

Lorentz-eScience competition 2020 to issue Call for Applications ...

Supercomputers target bovine tuberculosis ...

NESAP hosts first NERSC-9 GPU hackathon for application developers ...

Artificial Intelligence allows for identification of new cancer genes ...

Novel material properties of hybrid perovskite nanostructures for next-generation non-linear electronic devices ...

Clarkson University awarded National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site on High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Hyperion Research releases Cloud Application Assessment Tool ...