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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 ...

KU Leuven joins the iRODS Consortium


6 Feb 2020 Chapel Hill - The iRODS Consortium, the foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) data management software, welcomes KU Leuven as its newest Consortium member.

As one of Europe's oldest universities, Belgium's KU Leuven boasts a long tradition of ground-breaking research and high quality education. With a new Research Data Management programme, the university aims to accelerate science and innovation by enabling scientists to more effectively and efficiently find, access, share, and reuse data.

iRODS is free open source software for data virtualization, data discovery, workflow automation, and secure collaboration used by research and business organisations around the globe. iRODS allows users to catalogue all of their data and metadata into a unified namespace, and then automate their data management through an integrated rules engine.

"With a strong history of supporting the management and reuse of scientific data at universities in Europe and around the world, iRODS is well positioned to provide a framework for KU Leuven's ambitious research data management initiative", stated Jason Coposky, Executive Director, iRODS Consortium. "We are pleased to welcome KU Leuven to the iRODS Consortium and look forward to working with them to guide the development of future capabilities that will benefit their researchers and the broader user community."

KU Leuven plans to use iRODS in the implementation of two research data management (RDM) projects. One will focus on the KU Leuven research community while the other, integrated on the Flemish Supercomputing Center (VSC) High Performance Computing services, will be used by researchers of all Flemish universities, research institutes and industry. The RDM platform will be designed to accommodate easy and efficient automation of processes like data collection, data quality control, and policy compliance while supporting scalability, interoperability, and security across research groups and institutions.

"We believe that the distributed and modular architecture of iRODS can provide the grounds for a scalable RDM solution", stated Annemie Depuydt, director of KU Leuven's IT services division. "It also offers a very flexible environment to make it easy to ensure our platform can interoperate with other data repositories and data platforms in a multi-institutional and international environment."

iRODS' open source model allows KU Leuven to take advantage of existing features and capabilities while also having the flexibility to tailor the solution to the university's specific needs. As a Consortium member, the university will receive consulting and training from iRODS experts as the RDM program takes shape.

"One of the main aspects that made iRODS attractive to us was its large user community", stated Annemie Depuydt. "The possibility to share experience and knowledge with other institutions developing similar solutions is for us a key added value of iRODS. We see in the collaboration with the members of the Consortium an opportunity to play a leading role on the RDM landscape."

The iRODS Consortium guides development and support of iRODS, along with providing production-ready iRODS distribution and iRODS professional integration services, training, and support. The consortium is administered by founding member RENCI, a research institute for applications of cyberinfrastructure located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In addition to KU Leuven, current members of the iRODS Consortium include Agriculture Victoria, Bayer, Cloudian, University of Colorado, Boulder, DataDirect Networks, Maastricht University, MSC, the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NetApp, OpenIO, Quantum, RENCI, SURF, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, SUSE, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), University College London, University of Groningen, Utrecht University, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Western Digital, and two additional anonymous members.

Source: iRODS Consortium

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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 ...