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Primeur weekly 2020-02-10

Exascale supercomputing

Tachyum's reference design will be used in a 2021 AI/HPC supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Forschungszentrum Jülich to establish technology laboratory for quantum computers ...

FEFU scientists developed method to build up functional elements of quantum computers ...

New quantum switch turns metals into insulators ...

Focus on Europe

International Advanced Research Workshop on High Performance Computing to issue Call for Participation ...

EPSRC appoints Mark Parsons Director of Research Computing ...

e-IRG Workshop "Grand challenges of e-Infrastructures within the new ERA" to issue Call for Participation ...

BigDFT4CHEM wins the EXDCI Call for Spin-off Initiatives (SPI) ...

Eni unveils its new supercomputing system HPC5, the world's most powerful for industrial use ...

Tachyum CEO Dr. Radoslav Danilak discusses 'Bringing Slovakia to the Forefront of the Digital Age' at CEO Forum ...

Middleware

KU Leuven joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Sylabs has released SingularityPRO 3.5 ...

Hardware

DDN named finalist in Storage Magazine and SearchStorage 2019 Products of the Year awards ...

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University's Information Technology Center ...

Controlling light with light ...

WekaIO recognized as a coolest Cloud company by CRN ...

Samsung to Advance High Performance Computing Systems with Launch of Industry's First 3rd-generation (16GB) HBM2E ...

Xperi enters into new patent and technology license agreement with SK hynix ...

Supermicro announces second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results ...

Applications

BSC European supercomputing centre that most has contributed to Pan-Cancer ...

March 2020 HPC User Forum will showcase AI, energy research and other HPC areas ...

Deep learning accurately forecasts heat waves and cold spells ...

Retina-inspired carbon nitride-based photonic synapses for selective detection of UV light ...

Computer simulation for understanding brain cancer growth ...

Gordon examining secure computation ...

Fusion squeeze, global image mapping, computing mental health, and Na+ batteries at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

SDSC supercomputer models improve Oregon/Washington coastal forecasts ...

Protein Data Bank archive adds new coronavirus protease structure ...

EPSRC appoints Mark Parsons Director of Research Computing


Professor Mark Parsons (right) being interviewed by Primeur Magazine on an earlier occasion.
30 Jan 2020 Swindon - The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has appointed Professor Mark Parsons as Director of Research Computing. Professor Parsons, who is Director of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) and Associate Dean for e-Research at the University of Edinburgh, brings a deep knowledge of research computing in the UK and Europe to this new role. Prof. Parsons will fulfil the role on secondment from the University of Edinburgh for one day per week.

In his role he will bring expertise in the needs of the EPSRC community into the council's research computing portfolio and work closely with the UKRI Director of e-infrastructure, to coordinate EPSRC's contribution to the development of the e-infrastructure section of the 'UK's research and innovation infrastructure: opportunities to grow our capability' report.

Professor Parsons, who will take up the role on 1 February, stated: "The UK has a global reputation as a leader in scientific and industrial research, and much of this work relies on the world-class research computing and data analysis capabilities that UKRI provides."

"My new role as Director of Research Computing will focus on building on the excellent resources we have today within EPSRC, ensuring that future investments in such services meet the needs of our many users and that they also fit within the emerging UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) e-Infrastructure landscape."

"This is a key period in the development of research computing and I look forward to contributing to its support for the key scientific and industrial research that EPSRC supports."

The UK's research e-infrastructure is a fundamental component of EPSRC's research infrastructure; many research projects in the physical sciences would be impossible without it.

The EPSRC community also delivers many of the core components of the UK's e-Infrastructure including High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing resources, and Research Software Engineering expertise.

Professor Parsons holds a Personal Chair in High Performance Computing at the University of Edinburgh and has been Director of EPCC, the University of Edinburgh's supercomputing centre, since 2016. EPCC hosts many of the UK's National HPC systems including EPSRC's ARCHER service. He has held the post of Associate Dean for e-Research in the College of Science and Engineering since 2010.

Professor Parsons joined EPCC following his PhD at CERN in 1994 to work as a software developer. For most of his career he has been in charge of EPCC's commercial activities and is well known for his work introducing companies from across Europe to HPC for the first time. He has led the UK's engagement in the PRACE European e-Infrastructure implementation projects for many years.
Source: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - EPSRC

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Primeur weekly 2020-02-10

Exascale supercomputing

Tachyum's reference design will be used in a 2021 AI/HPC supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Forschungszentrum Jülich to establish technology laboratory for quantum computers ...

FEFU scientists developed method to build up functional elements of quantum computers ...

New quantum switch turns metals into insulators ...

Focus on Europe

International Advanced Research Workshop on High Performance Computing to issue Call for Participation ...

EPSRC appoints Mark Parsons Director of Research Computing ...

e-IRG Workshop "Grand challenges of e-Infrastructures within the new ERA" to issue Call for Participation ...

BigDFT4CHEM wins the EXDCI Call for Spin-off Initiatives (SPI) ...

Eni unveils its new supercomputing system HPC5, the world's most powerful for industrial use ...

Tachyum CEO Dr. Radoslav Danilak discusses 'Bringing Slovakia to the Forefront of the Digital Age' at CEO Forum ...

Middleware

KU Leuven joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Sylabs has released SingularityPRO 3.5 ...

Hardware

DDN named finalist in Storage Magazine and SearchStorage 2019 Products of the Year awards ...

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University's Information Technology Center ...

Controlling light with light ...

WekaIO recognized as a coolest Cloud company by CRN ...

Samsung to Advance High Performance Computing Systems with Launch of Industry's First 3rd-generation (16GB) HBM2E ...

Xperi enters into new patent and technology license agreement with SK hynix ...

Supermicro announces second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results ...

Applications

BSC European supercomputing centre that most has contributed to Pan-Cancer ...

March 2020 HPC User Forum will showcase AI, energy research and other HPC areas ...

Deep learning accurately forecasts heat waves and cold spells ...

Retina-inspired carbon nitride-based photonic synapses for selective detection of UV light ...

Computer simulation for understanding brain cancer growth ...

Gordon examining secure computation ...

Fusion squeeze, global image mapping, computing mental health, and Na+ batteries at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

SDSC supercomputer models improve Oregon/Washington coastal forecasts ...

Protein Data Bank archive adds new coronavirus protease structure ...