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Primeur weekly 2018-03-05

Quantum computing

Want more efficient simulators? Store time in a quantum superposition ...

Experimentally demonstrated a toffoli gate in a semiconductor three-qubit system ...

Individual quantum dots imaged in 3D for first time ...

Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems ...

Majorana runners go long range: New topological phases of matter unveiled ...

Focus on Europe

University of Groningen to organize Second Information Universe Conference ...

IEEE eScience 2018 calls for contributions ...

Harvey Meyer is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for fundamental calculations on strong interaction effects ...

BSC presents SuperGeek, a mascot to bring supercomputers closer to the youngest ...

Call for Participation to European Forum about "Shaping Europe's Digital Future - HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications" ...

Data management and computing infrastructure procurement broadly serves Finnish research ...

Hardware

High demand from commercial customers to boost growth in global supercomputer market ...

OCF deploys UK academia's first IBM POWER9 systems ...

Niagara is Canada's most powerful research supercomputer fuelling Canadian innovation and discovery ...

CENIC recognizes UCSC's Hyades supercomputer cluster connection ...

CoolIT Systems reports 60% revenue growth in 2017 ...

SPEC offers HPG benchmarks free of charge to qualified non-profit organisations worldwide ...

Applications

Supercomputer model reveals how sticky tape makes graphene ...

Concertio launches Optimizer Studio to help performance engineers and IT professionals achieve peak system performance ...

Sandia researcher Jacqueline Chen elected to National Academy of Engineering ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses supercomputers to simulate radiation transport and to understand the dynamic interactions among ions, solids and liquids ...

Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles ...

Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology's biggest controversy? ...

Give your research a boost at the SURF Research Bootcamp ...

TOP500

Supercomputing under a new lens: A Sandia-developed benchmark re-ranks top computers ...

The Cloud

Alibaba Cloud launches Cloud and AI solutions in Europe including bare metal HPC services ...

KIT helps build the European Open Science Cloud ...

Call for Participation to European Forum about "Shaping Europe's Digital Future - HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications"


2 Mar 2018 Sofia - "Shaping Europe's Digital Future - High Performance Computing for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications" is a Bulgarian Presidency event on High Performance Computing. It will take place on 19 April 2018 at the National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria and it is co-organised with the European Commission.

This event aims to raise awareness on the role of High Performance Computing (HPC) in transforming Europe's digital future by providing solutions to a wide range of societal, scientific, and industrial challenges. Specific targets include the role of HPC in personalised medicine and in understanding the human brain and the link of HPC with other emerging computing paradigms, such as quantum computing.

The event will also address how the proposal of the European Commission on the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking will impact the European scientific, economic and societal developments - including digital skills, focusing on the wider area of South and Eastern Europe.

The event will discuss how HPC, combined with state-of-the-art mathematical models, algorithms, and software techniques, provides solutions to a wide range of societal, scientific, and industrial challenges, enables breakthrough science, and increases the competitiveness and innovation of industry and in particular of SMEs.

Bulgarian high-level government representative, together with Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, and Thierry Breton, CEO Atos will open this one-day event that will gather more than 250 scientists and industrialists as well as representatives of ministries from the South and Eastern Europe.

Registrations are free of charge and mandatory.

The programme looks as follows:

Opening

  • 09:00 to 09:15: Creating Bulgaria's Digital Future by Bulgarian high-level governmental Representative
  • 09:15 to 09:45: The EuroHPC strategic initiative for Europe by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
  • 09:45 to 09:55: Digital connectivity "EU - West Balkans", priorities of the Bulgarian presidency by Prof. Ivan Dimov, Deputy Minister for Education and Science
  • 09:55 to 10:25: Towards European exascale computing by Dr. Thierry Breton, CEO Atos, France
  • 10:25 to 10:45: Coffee Break

HPC for extreme scale scientific applications

Aim of the session: Ground-breaking results have been achieved by using supercomputers in various areas of scientific and industrial activity, including medicine, biology, geology, engineering, social sciences. They strikingly demonstrate the enormous influence of the leadership-class supercomputers provided by the Partnership for Research on Advanced Computers in Europe (PRACE) on European science. The European Commission has supported the development of the PRACE infrastructure through a series of five pan-European implementation projects, which unite competence and efforts of experts from the 26 Member States of PRACE. The session speakers will provide some representative examples of such ground-breaking results achieved when using HPC in extreme scale scientific applications.

Moderators:

Prof. Stoyan Markov, NCSA, Bulgaria and Prof. Thomas Lippert, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany

  • 10:45 to 11:20: Boosting Scientific Leadership in Europe through HPC - HPC Applications and their impact in Europe by Prof. Stoyan Markov and Prof. Thomas Lippert
  • 11:20 to 11:40: Disentangling the Properties of Nucleons by Large Scale Computation (provisional title) by Prof. Constantia Alexandrou, the Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
  • 11:40 to 12:00: Tailoring Properties of Nanostructures through Atomic Scale Computational Design by Prof. Joseph Kioseoglou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 12:00 to 13:00: Lunch Break

Panel discussion on HPC and Future Computing Paradigms

  • 13:00 to 14:00

Aim of the session:

To discuss emerging computing strategies in the next five to ten years, based on existing and future computing platforms such as exascale computing, quantum computing, neuromorphic computing or others; to discuss their possible competition and/or complementarities and synergies; and their concrete application perspectives and impact on science and economy; and to draw conclusions about the possible future emerging computing infrastructure landscape to build in Europe and beyond.

Moderator:

Prof. Thomas Lippert - Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany

Panellists:

  • Prof. Heike Riel, IBM Research Frontiers Institute, Switzerland
  • Prof. Harry Buhrman, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Kristel Michielsen, Jülich Research Centre, Germany
  • Prof. Ilian Todorov, Science & Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Jean-Marc Denis, ATOS-BULL, France

The growing role of HPC in Neuroscience - the Human Brain Project FET Flagship

Aim of the session:

This session will show the coupling of scientific progress in brain research with advances in extreme-scale computing. Simulation and data analytics in neuroscience, but also brain medicine illustrate the successful application of HPC for this field. Methodical progress in handling and analysing large amounts of data, e.g., by deep learning, open new perspectives to address highly complex systems such as the brain.

Moderator:

Prof. Katrin Amunts, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1) Jülich Research Centre, Germany

  • 14:10 to 14:25: TBD by Prof. Jeannette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • 14:25 to 14:40: From HPC Brain Models to Clinical Applications (provisional title) by Prof. Viktor Jirsa, Marseille University, France
  • 14:40 to 14:55: A young investigator’s perspective: Neural Networks in Machine Learning (provisional title) by Dr. Kristina Kapanova, NSCA, Bulgaria
  • 14:55 to 15:15: The Big Data Challenge of Multilevel Brain Organisation by Prof. Katrin Amunts
  • 15:15 to 15:30: Coffee Break

Panel discussion on The Future of Personalised Health and Medicine

  • 15:30 to 16:30

Aim of the session:

Increasingly more data is being generated from patient studies, including those covering a large period of time as well as from cohort studies including many thousands of participants. Medicine has become highly data-intensive and new concepts and tools are necessary to make full use of these data as well as to ensure it is used in the most beneficial way for the individual patient.

Moderator:

Prof. Emrah Düzel, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Panellists:

  • Prof. Hilleke Hulshoff Pol, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Kostadin Kostadinov, Bulgaria, Advisor to the Minister of Education and Science
  • Prof. Giulia Rossetti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Prof. Gitte Knudsen, Copenhagen University Hospital
  • 16:30 to 16:45: Coffee Break

HPC perspectives in South and Eastern Europe

  • 16:45 to 17:30: Panel Discussion on the role of HPC in the South and Eastern Europe

Aim of the session:

To discuss concrete perspectives, challenges and collaborations of HPC development, including skills development, in Eastern and South European countries under EuroHPC, the European strategic initiative on High Performance Computing.

Moderator:

Thomas Skordas, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Panellists:

  • Prof. Svetozar Margenov, Director IICT - BAS, Bulgaria
  • Prof. Constantia Alexandrou, the Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
  • Dr. Vit Vondrak, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Panayiotis Tsanakas, National Technical University of Athens, Athens
  • Prof. Zlatan Car, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Closing Remarks

17:30 to 17:45: Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

Source: Bulgarian EU Presidency

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Primeur weekly 2018-03-05

Quantum computing

Want more efficient simulators? Store time in a quantum superposition ...

Experimentally demonstrated a toffoli gate in a semiconductor three-qubit system ...

Individual quantum dots imaged in 3D for first time ...

Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems ...

Majorana runners go long range: New topological phases of matter unveiled ...

Focus on Europe

University of Groningen to organize Second Information Universe Conference ...

IEEE eScience 2018 calls for contributions ...

Harvey Meyer is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for fundamental calculations on strong interaction effects ...

BSC presents SuperGeek, a mascot to bring supercomputers closer to the youngest ...

Call for Participation to European Forum about "Shaping Europe's Digital Future - HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications" ...

Data management and computing infrastructure procurement broadly serves Finnish research ...

Hardware

High demand from commercial customers to boost growth in global supercomputer market ...

OCF deploys UK academia's first IBM POWER9 systems ...

Niagara is Canada's most powerful research supercomputer fuelling Canadian innovation and discovery ...

CENIC recognizes UCSC's Hyades supercomputer cluster connection ...

CoolIT Systems reports 60% revenue growth in 2017 ...

SPEC offers HPG benchmarks free of charge to qualified non-profit organisations worldwide ...

Applications

Supercomputer model reveals how sticky tape makes graphene ...

Concertio launches Optimizer Studio to help performance engineers and IT professionals achieve peak system performance ...

Sandia researcher Jacqueline Chen elected to National Academy of Engineering ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses supercomputers to simulate radiation transport and to understand the dynamic interactions among ions, solids and liquids ...

Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles ...

Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology's biggest controversy? ...

Give your research a boost at the SURF Research Bootcamp ...

TOP500

Supercomputing under a new lens: A Sandia-developed benchmark re-ranks top computers ...

The Cloud

Alibaba Cloud launches Cloud and AI solutions in Europe including bare metal HPC services ...

KIT helps build the European Open Science Cloud ...