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Primeur weekly 2017-03-20

Focus

CEO Steve Cotter elaborates on GEANT's backbone infrastructure, service deployment and KPI development ...

Exascale supercomputing

MicroVisor, a new hypervisor technology, paves the way for low-power data centres ...

Crowd computing

iEx.ec announces token crowdsale to launch the first distributed Cloud Crowdcomputing platform ...

Quantum computing

Digital pioneering work: Volkswagen uses quantum computers ...

D-Wave and Virginia Tech join forces to advance quantum computing ...

D-Wave 2000Q system to be installed at Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab run by Google, NASA, and Universities Space Research Association ...

Focus on Europe

NVIDIA partners with Bosch for system based on next-generation DRIVE PX Xavier platform ...

New supercomputer for RWTH Aachen ...

European 'Big Data' e-infrastructure to support biodiversity research Lifewatch now ERIC legal entity ...

ISC 2017 dedicates a day to deep learning ...

Hardware

Los Alamos National Laboratory donation adding to University of New Mexico supercomputing power ...

BASF selects HPE to build supercomputer for global chemical research ...

Top weather and climate sites rely on DDN storage for more accurate, faster simulations, forecasts and predictions ...

Noodle.ai unveils BEAST Enterprise Artificial Intelligence supercomputing technology - powered by NVIDIA DGX-1 AI supercomputer ...

Simons Foundation's Flatiron Institute to repurpose SDSC's 'Gordon' supercomputer ...

Applications

A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado ...

Arthritis Research UK introduces IBM Watson-powered 'virtual assistant' to provide information and advice to people with arthritis ...

High-precision calculations on supercomputers help reveal the physics of the universe ...

IDx and IBM Watson Health forge alliance for eye health ...

IBM Watson Health to integrate MedyMatch Technology into cognitive imaging offerings to help doctors identify head trauma and stroke ...

Simultaneous detection of multiple spin states in a single quantum dot ...

Computer simulation of protein synthesis reveals awesome complexity of cell machinery ...

Computer simulations first step toward designing more efficient amine chemical scrubbers ...

The prototype of a chemical computer detects a sphere ...

The Cloud

Oracle announces fiscal 2017 Q3 results ...

IBM and Red Hat Collaborate to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption with OpenStack ...

European 'Big Data' e-infrastructure to support biodiversity research Lifewatch now ERIC legal entity

17 Mar 2017 Brussels - The European Commission granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch). With this measure, the European Union (EU) provides the facility with many administrative advantages enjoyed by international organisations and therefore helps to successfully implement the infrastructure project.

LifeWatch's mission is to advance Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research and to provide major contributions to addressing the big environmental challenges - e.g. Climate Change, including knowledge-based solutions to environmental managers for its preservation, by providing access through a pan-European distributed e-Infrastructure to a multitude of sets of data, services and tools enabling the construction and operation of Virtual Research Environments - Virtual Laboratories & Decision-support Applications - where specific issues related with biodiversity, and ecosystem research and preservation are addressed through the execution of integrated models at the meso or higher scales.

This Environmental "Big Data" e-Infrastructure constitutes a new approach by offering to its users:

a) A working environment with unlimited computational and cloud capacity;

b) Transparency of the research process at all stages - from data collection and interoperability to the interpretation of the results;

c) And generic applications which allow multidisciplinary research and the development of the "trading zones" between them.

With this measure, the EU provides the facility with many administrative advantages enjoyed by international organisations and therefore helps to successfully implement the infrastructure project.

Based in Seville (Andalusia region), in Spain, LifeWatch was established by eight full-member countries: Belgium, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain, and other six as observer members initially.

LifeWatch-ERIC is the 14th European Research Infrastructure Consortium established and is the fourth ERIC in the environment sciences area after Euro-Argo ERIC, a European infrastructure examining the role of oceans in the global climate system; EMSO ERIC, European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory; and ICOS ERIC, Integrated Carbon Observation System.

The EU has contributed 5 million euro of funding to support the Preparatory Phase setting up of this infrastructure through FP7, its research funding programme running from 2007 to 2013. In addition, it also integrates "in kind" contributions based on the use of Structural Funds based on National/Regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization (RIS3), with the goal of promoting the long-term competitiveness of European Research Infrastructures.
Source: LifeWatch

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-03-20

Focus

CEO Steve Cotter elaborates on GEANT's backbone infrastructure, service deployment and KPI development ...

Exascale supercomputing

MicroVisor, a new hypervisor technology, paves the way for low-power data centres ...

Crowd computing

iEx.ec announces token crowdsale to launch the first distributed Cloud Crowdcomputing platform ...

Quantum computing

Digital pioneering work: Volkswagen uses quantum computers ...

D-Wave and Virginia Tech join forces to advance quantum computing ...

D-Wave 2000Q system to be installed at Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab run by Google, NASA, and Universities Space Research Association ...

Focus on Europe

NVIDIA partners with Bosch for system based on next-generation DRIVE PX Xavier platform ...

New supercomputer for RWTH Aachen ...

European 'Big Data' e-infrastructure to support biodiversity research Lifewatch now ERIC legal entity ...

ISC 2017 dedicates a day to deep learning ...

Hardware

Los Alamos National Laboratory donation adding to University of New Mexico supercomputing power ...

BASF selects HPE to build supercomputer for global chemical research ...

Top weather and climate sites rely on DDN storage for more accurate, faster simulations, forecasts and predictions ...

Noodle.ai unveils BEAST Enterprise Artificial Intelligence supercomputing technology - powered by NVIDIA DGX-1 AI supercomputer ...

Simons Foundation's Flatiron Institute to repurpose SDSC's 'Gordon' supercomputer ...

Applications

A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado ...

Arthritis Research UK introduces IBM Watson-powered 'virtual assistant' to provide information and advice to people with arthritis ...

High-precision calculations on supercomputers help reveal the physics of the universe ...

IDx and IBM Watson Health forge alliance for eye health ...

IBM Watson Health to integrate MedyMatch Technology into cognitive imaging offerings to help doctors identify head trauma and stroke ...

Simultaneous detection of multiple spin states in a single quantum dot ...

Computer simulation of protein synthesis reveals awesome complexity of cell machinery ...

Computer simulations first step toward designing more efficient amine chemical scrubbers ...

The prototype of a chemical computer detects a sphere ...

The Cloud

Oracle announces fiscal 2017 Q3 results ...

IBM and Red Hat Collaborate to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption with OpenStack ...