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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 ...

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


6 Feb 2020 Barcelona - The project "Commercialization study of BigDFT for chemistry applications" (BigDFT4CHEM) has won the call for Spin-off Initiatives (SPI) launched by the EXDCI-2 consortium. The aim of BigDFT4CHEM is to study the market and commercialization possibilities of the open source code BigDFT applied to the chemical industry, and to contribute to closing the gap between the scientific "gem" and its commercial application. The project will receive 65.000 euro in funding for a business-oriented assessment and will start its activities in February 2020.

The chemical industry plays a central role in the discovery and development of materials and chemicals, and it will be the main target market for BigDFT4CHEM. The goal of this project is to assess the market potential of BigDFT, determine the steps needed for commercialization (as Software-as-a-Service) and explore its integration into the NEXTMOL platform - developed by the consortium member Bytelab Solutions - to facilitate its transfer from academia to the market. In addition, BigDFT4CHEM plans to conduct a use case to demonstrate the benefits of the gem.

The objective of the awarded SPI initiative is threefold:

  • to better understand the applicability of BigDFT in an industrial context and assess its market potential;
  • to define the strategy to make BigDFT a product and include it into NEXTMOL; and
  • to elaborate a business plan for the commercialization of BigDFT.

BigDFT is a Density Functional Theory code for the simulation of materials at atomistic level developed by several European research institutions and a flagship code of the H2020 "MAterials design at the eXascale" Centre of Excellence in materials modelling, simulations and design (MaX CoE).

"We are glad to hear that our project has been awarded. One of the first steps will be to assess the market potential and applicability of BigDFT in the chemical industry, with the objective of guiding and co-designing the integration of the code into the NEXTMOL platform in order to optimally meet the needs of future industrial users", stated Monica de Mier, CEO at Bytelab Solutions.

The BigDFT4CHEM consortium, formed by Bytelab Solutions (coordinator), CEA Grenoble, and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), unites the scientific knowledge and know-how of the software structure (CEA) with expertise in HPC and massively parallel computing (BSC) and the capacity to commercialize the product (Bytelab).
Source: European Extreme Data & Computing Initiative - EXDCI

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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 ...