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Primeur weekly 2019-03-18

Focus

e-Infrastructures and HPC Knowledge Base gets a new look ...

Quantum computing

Physicists 'reverse time' using quantum computer ...

ASC X9 publishes white paper and technical report on quantum computing risks; new quantum standard effort announced ...

Focus on Europe

ARCHER2 92 million euro supercomputer set to boost UK capability ...

Slovak Government provides capital infusion of 15 million euro to Tachyum ...

Director eScience Center takes on new challenge ...

e-IRG issues Call for Participation to first Open Workshop in 2019 under Romanian EU Presidency ...

Middleware

WekaIO strengthens oil and gas industry presence with new Houston office ...

Hardware

Excelero awarded another patent for heightened NVMe storage efficiency ...

Submer launches SmartPodX, the world's first green OCP and hyperscale-ready Immersion Cooling solution ...

Handling trillions of supercomputer files just got simpler ...

Arm, Cadence and Xilinx introduce first Arm Neoverse system development platform for next-generation Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure, implemented on TSMC 7nm process technology ...

Applications

Promising diagnostics for detecting latent tuberculosis revealed ...

38 Illinois research groups awarded time on Blue Waters leadership supercomputer ...

Nicholas Nystrom named PSC Chief Scientist ...

Physicists use supercomputers to solve 50-year-old beta decay puzzle ...

New method opens the way for cutting tools with longer lifetime ...

Artificial intelligence speeds up ...

UC San Diego study points to virus-related acceleration in some cancers ...

The Cloud

Mellanox introduces breakthrough NVMe SNAP technology to simplify composable storage ...

Wiwynn showcases immersion cooling solutions at OCP Global Summit 2019 ...

ARCHER2 92 million euro supercomputer set to boost UK capability


12 Mar 2019 Edinburgh - The University of Edinburgh is to host a GBP 79 million (92 million euro) national supercomputer that will be five times quicker than the UK's current capabilities. The supercomputer is hundreds of thousands of times more powerful than a traditional desktop computer and will be used to run massive research simulations.

The new resource, housed at the University's Advanced Computing Facility at Easter Bush, will be integral in aiding discoveries in medicine, climate science and aerospace. It will also build on previous British breakthroughs in targeted treatments for arthritis and HIV.

The University will work with United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) to install the high performance computing service over the next year.

ARCHER2 is part of a GBP 200 million investment by HM Treasury, which will be at the core of its Spring Statement.

Ensuring the UK is at the forefront of science and technology innovation will be featured in the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond.

Other projects to benefit include GBP 45 million to support genetic research in Cambridge and GBP 81 million for laser technology at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.

The new supercomputer replaces the GBP 43 million ARCHER - Academic Research Computing High End Resource - system, which is capable of more than one million billion calculations a second.

It was unveiled in 2013.

"ARCHER2 will provide UK science with an unparalleled capability to model and simulate the world around us. This is a real vote of confidence in the University's supercomputing centre, EPCC, which is internationally recognised for its excellence in computational science", stated Professor Mark Parsons, EPCC Director.
Source: Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre - EPCC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-03-18

Focus

e-Infrastructures and HPC Knowledge Base gets a new look ...

Quantum computing

Physicists 'reverse time' using quantum computer ...

ASC X9 publishes white paper and technical report on quantum computing risks; new quantum standard effort announced ...

Focus on Europe

ARCHER2 92 million euro supercomputer set to boost UK capability ...

Slovak Government provides capital infusion of 15 million euro to Tachyum ...

Director eScience Center takes on new challenge ...

e-IRG issues Call for Participation to first Open Workshop in 2019 under Romanian EU Presidency ...

Middleware

WekaIO strengthens oil and gas industry presence with new Houston office ...

Hardware

Excelero awarded another patent for heightened NVMe storage efficiency ...

Submer launches SmartPodX, the world's first green OCP and hyperscale-ready Immersion Cooling solution ...

Handling trillions of supercomputer files just got simpler ...

Arm, Cadence and Xilinx introduce first Arm Neoverse system development platform for next-generation Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure, implemented on TSMC 7nm process technology ...

Applications

Promising diagnostics for detecting latent tuberculosis revealed ...

38 Illinois research groups awarded time on Blue Waters leadership supercomputer ...

Nicholas Nystrom named PSC Chief Scientist ...

Physicists use supercomputers to solve 50-year-old beta decay puzzle ...

New method opens the way for cutting tools with longer lifetime ...

Artificial intelligence speeds up ...

UC San Diego study points to virus-related acceleration in some cancers ...

The Cloud

Mellanox introduces breakthrough NVMe SNAP technology to simplify composable storage ...

Wiwynn showcases immersion cooling solutions at OCP Global Summit 2019 ...