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Primeur weekly 2020-03-23

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus ...

Focus on Europe

LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) ...

Exscalate4CoV supercomputing platform wins 3 million euro EU funding to hunt for new drugs against coronavirus pandemic ...

Open collaborative infrastructure to tackle public health emergencies ...

AMPERE Project: Strengthening European leadership in energy-efficiency and parallel computing ...

The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence ...

Middleware

Atipa Technologies becomes the latest organisation to join the Bright Reseller Programme in North America ...

Hardware

Rittal announces its first HPC Direct Chip Cooling solution with ZutaCore ...

Intel scales neuromorphic research system to 100 million neurons ...

COVID-19 to have significant effect on worldwide semiconductor market in 2020, according to IDC ...

Foundry revenue estimated to grow by 30% YoY in 1Q20, while COVID-19 pandemic may hinder future market demand, according to TrendForce ...

MEGWARE to provide IBM Power in its Benchmark Center ...

Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers ...

Applications

Cadence digital full flow optimized to deliver improved quality of results with up to 3x faster throughput ...

Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life ...

RIKEN is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus ...

Rensselaer offers AiMOS supercomputing capabilities to battle COVID-19 ...

Scientists discover critical protein that lets COVID-19 virus hide from immune system ...

NVIDIA gives COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks ...

Pioneers of modern computer graphics recognized with ACM A.M. Turing Award ...

Data Science Institute alumni use machine learning to discover coronavirus treatments ...

Berkeley lab cosmologists are top contenders in machine learning challenge ...

New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use ...

Northern Data announces revenue and earnings forecast for 2020 ...

The Cloud

Qumulo offers free Cloud software to help medical and health care research organisations fight the COVID-19 outbreak ...

Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers

19 Mar 2020 San Francisco - Rescale Inc., an expert in enterprise big compute, in cooperation with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, hass introduced a new programme that immediately offers high performance computing resources (HPC) at no cost to teams working to develop test kits and vaccines for COVID-19.

Those working on coronavirus vaccines and testing who would benefit from HPC in the Cloud at no cost should contact support@techagainstcovid.com . Researchers can rapidly run simulations in the Cloud without set-up time or IT teams using Rescale's turnkey platform combined with Cloud computing resources from Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

For decades, bioscience and pharmaceutical companies have been using high performance computing to develop and validate new solutions and drugs. With this technology now available via the Cloud at no cost, researchers from around the globe can speed up COVID-19 vaccine discovery by ramping up and collaborating from anywhere.

"Rescale's platform can provide access to high-performance computing resources that can help accelerate key processes and enable stronger collaboration", stated Manvinder Singh, Director, Partnerships at Google Cloud. "As a partner of Rescale, we're grateful that they will make these resources, including Google Cloud computing capabilities, available to more researchers and organisations."

Greg Moore, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Health added: "We're inspired to team up with Rescale in the fight against time to help provide answers to address COVID-19. To enable researchers and organisations to develop new therapeutics and vaccines faster, we're working together to accelerate the availability of Azure supercomputers in the Cloud."

"As a leading life sciences company, we believe it is our duty to step up and help to stop this deadly and devastating pandemic", stated Erik Holmlin, PhD, CEO of Bionano Genomics. "Bionano's genome imaging technology can identify variation in genome structure better than any sequencing-based method, which makes us uniquely positioned to help identify variants in the human genome that can protect against or predispose to the viral infection. We have set up studies to identify such variants around the globe, and having Bionano's bioinformatic tools already integrated onto Rescale's high performance computing platform enables us to scale up these studies rapidly across multiple continents."

With the introduction of Cloud HPC, Rescale, a Microsoft M12 portfolio company, makes massive workloads solvable in a scalable, customized time frame. By eliminating the need to maintain an on-premises supercomputer, Cloud HPC allows start-ups and enterprises alike to develop new drugs and vaccines faster than ever.

"Leading Cloud companies need to pitch in, and we have the responsibility to help in any way we can", stated Joris Poort, CEO of Rescale. "Rescale is making every effort working closely with our Cloud provider partners to eliminate bottlenecks and costs so researchers achieve breakthroughs faster."

"We will work around the clock to make these findings available to the scientific and public health communities", stated Erik Holmlin, "and hope that we can contribute to vaccine or drug development, better triage and treatment of patients, and overall management of the disease and epidemic."

To learn more about how to leverage these new resources to fight COVID-19, you can visit www.techagainstcovid.com .
Source: Rescale

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Primeur weekly 2020-03-23

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus ...

Focus on Europe

LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) ...

Exscalate4CoV supercomputing platform wins 3 million euro EU funding to hunt for new drugs against coronavirus pandemic ...

Open collaborative infrastructure to tackle public health emergencies ...

AMPERE Project: Strengthening European leadership in energy-efficiency and parallel computing ...

The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence ...

Middleware

Atipa Technologies becomes the latest organisation to join the Bright Reseller Programme in North America ...

Hardware

Rittal announces its first HPC Direct Chip Cooling solution with ZutaCore ...

Intel scales neuromorphic research system to 100 million neurons ...

COVID-19 to have significant effect on worldwide semiconductor market in 2020, according to IDC ...

Foundry revenue estimated to grow by 30% YoY in 1Q20, while COVID-19 pandemic may hinder future market demand, according to TrendForce ...

MEGWARE to provide IBM Power in its Benchmark Center ...

Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers ...

Applications

Cadence digital full flow optimized to deliver improved quality of results with up to 3x faster throughput ...

Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life ...

RIKEN is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus ...

Rensselaer offers AiMOS supercomputing capabilities to battle COVID-19 ...

Scientists discover critical protein that lets COVID-19 virus hide from immune system ...

NVIDIA gives COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks ...

Pioneers of modern computer graphics recognized with ACM A.M. Turing Award ...

Data Science Institute alumni use machine learning to discover coronavirus treatments ...

Berkeley lab cosmologists are top contenders in machine learning challenge ...

New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use ...

Northern Data announces revenue and earnings forecast for 2020 ...

The Cloud

Qumulo offers free Cloud software to help medical and health care research organisations fight the COVID-19 outbreak ...