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Primeur weekly 2019-03-11

Focus

Interview with EuroHPC JU interim executive director Gustav Kalbe ...

Quantum computing

9,1 million euro for trinational quantum research ...

IBM achieves highest quantum volume to date and establishes roadmap for reaching quantum advantage ...

Microsoft Quantum Team is announcing the Microsoft Quantum Network ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory upgrades to D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer ...

New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Hyperion Research invites submissions for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards ...

Optalysys launches world's first commercial optical processing system, the FT:X 2000 ...

SDSC's Research Data Services to host first U.S. GO FAIR Office ...

Intel to support the Irish Centre for High End Computing on new collaborative quantum computing project ...

New simulation methods to visualise quantum effects in superfluid fermions ...

Middleware

International team to organize 2019 survey of MPI usages ...

Energy Laboratory chooses Qumulo's file storage for its computational science centre ...

Hardware

Mellanox showcases live system demonstrations of LinkX 200G & 400G cables and transceivers at OFC 2019 ...

Alan D. George named Interim Director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

ScaleMP and AMD announce strategic collaboration for scale-up EPYC servers ...

NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox for $6,9 billion ...

Air Force Research Laboratory introduces new sharable supercomputing capability for classified research ...

Applications

High CO2 levels can destabilize marine layer clouds ...

Using supercomputers to checkmate cancer ...

Revealing the role of neutron stars in gravitational wave discoveries ...

UC San Diego scientists computationally model chemical realities of water ...

TACC assists in massive data collection effort in lung development to help premature babies ...

New AI tool revolutionizes process for matching cancer patients with clinical trials ...

Raph Hix models the inner workings of supernovae on the world’s most powerful supercomputers ...

EPFL researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear ...

The Cloud

Oracle participates in National Science Foundation Cloud for scientific research project ...

Oracle participates in National Science Foundation Cloud for scientific research project

5 Mar 2019 Redwoord Shores - Oracle is participating in a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and facilitated by Internet2 to create innovative Cloud computing capabilities for science applications and scientific computing research.

Internet2, a non-profit advanced technology community founded by colleges and universities, will manage two phases of the project. Known as Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS), the project will analyze Cloud platforms to determine their strengths and capabilities for research and computational science across several academic disciplines.

Phase 1 will support six scientific and engineering applications and workflows with Cloud computing capabilities. Then, two projects from the original six will be funded for a further year, measuring the scientific impact and results.

"Oracle is committed to ensuring that campus challenges are met, and the research and education communities are provided with the best technology to be successful", stated Jenny Tsai-Smith, vice president, Curriculum Development of Oracle. "Working with Internet2 and the National Science Foundation on E-CAS we are able to help these institutions gain access to the cutting-edge Cloud computing technology they need to further ground-breaking discoveries through research."

"The E-CAS project intends to accelerate scientific discovery through the integration and optimization of commercial Cloud service advancements with cyberinfrastructure resources", stated Jamie Sunderland, executive director of service development at Internet2. "It also aims at identifying gaps between Cloud provider capabilities and the potential for what they could provide to enhance academic research; and provide initial steps in documenting patterns and leading deployment practices to share with the community."

Oracle partners with educators, researchers, students and university-affiliated entrepreneurship programmes to create solutions that deliver significant positive impact to humanity and our world. Through the Oracle Cloud Innovation Accelerator programme, Oracle grants Cloud credits and provides technical support in support of those efforts. For example, one accelerator participant, the University of Bristol, is using their Cloud credits for various research projects in chemistry and life sciences.

"The University of Bristol is proud to be working so closely with Oracle to explore the prospects of doing things in a different way. It is undoubtedly the case that high capability computing is ever more central to the science endeavour", stated Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus at the University of Bristol. "Being able to access these capabilities in Oracle Cloud through the Oracle Cloud Innovation Accelerator programme lowers barriers to entry so that more exploratory research, more groundbreaking and innovative research can be done."

Oracle is in collaboration with the Internet2 NET+ programme through an agreement with Mythics, providing services on a provisional basis to Internet2 member institutions at a discounted community pricing structure. As such, research institutions can leverage Oracle's computing capabilities in conjunction with Mythics to access a dedicated network connecting universities with federal and state agencies.

As an Internet2 industry member, Oracle has been contributing to this collaborative environment and working with a large cross-section of the research and education community to ensure that the Oracle Cloud meets campus challenges and benefits all member institutions' teaching, learning and research needs.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2019-03-11

Focus

Interview with EuroHPC JU interim executive director Gustav Kalbe ...

Quantum computing

9,1 million euro for trinational quantum research ...

IBM achieves highest quantum volume to date and establishes roadmap for reaching quantum advantage ...

Microsoft Quantum Team is announcing the Microsoft Quantum Network ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory upgrades to D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer ...

New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Hyperion Research invites submissions for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards ...

Optalysys launches world's first commercial optical processing system, the FT:X 2000 ...

SDSC's Research Data Services to host first U.S. GO FAIR Office ...

Intel to support the Irish Centre for High End Computing on new collaborative quantum computing project ...

New simulation methods to visualise quantum effects in superfluid fermions ...

Middleware

International team to organize 2019 survey of MPI usages ...

Energy Laboratory chooses Qumulo's file storage for its computational science centre ...

Hardware

Mellanox showcases live system demonstrations of LinkX 200G & 400G cables and transceivers at OFC 2019 ...

Alan D. George named Interim Director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

ScaleMP and AMD announce strategic collaboration for scale-up EPYC servers ...

NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox for $6,9 billion ...

Air Force Research Laboratory introduces new sharable supercomputing capability for classified research ...

Applications

High CO2 levels can destabilize marine layer clouds ...

Using supercomputers to checkmate cancer ...

Revealing the role of neutron stars in gravitational wave discoveries ...

UC San Diego scientists computationally model chemical realities of water ...

TACC assists in massive data collection effort in lung development to help premature babies ...

New AI tool revolutionizes process for matching cancer patients with clinical trials ...

Raph Hix models the inner workings of supernovae on the world’s most powerful supercomputers ...

EPFL researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear ...

The Cloud

Oracle participates in National Science Foundation Cloud for scientific research project ...