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Primeur weekly 2012-04-10

Exascale supercomputing

From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM collaborate on exascale to explore origins of the Universe

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

The Cloud

Major Cloud provider selects Mellanox and Supermicro for new large-scale Cloud

Nimbis Services demonstrates next-generation WorkFlow-as-a-Service (WFaaS) for semiconductor design

Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce delivers extreme performance on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c

HP awarded U.S. Army contract for enterprise Cloud computing services

Dell announces intent to acquire Wyse technology

Citrix unveils next phase of CloudStack strategy

Seniors get 24x7 health care on the Cloud

EuroFlash

e-Infrastructure colloquium at Science Park Amsterdam to issue Call for Participation

National Bank of Ukraine invests in IBM's smarter computing approach to IT

STFC and IBM launch International Centre of Excellence for Computational Science and Engineering

Colfax partners with Bright Computing to provide powerful, manageable Sandy Bridge clusters

A Grid-based Google to fight neurological disease

Bull signs BOA with NATO NC3A

Large-Scale Computing Techniques for Complex System Simulations to be released

USFlash

SHARCNET selects Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch systems and adapters

E.T. International appoints Jeb Connor to Board of Directors

Jacket v2.1 now available for faster MATLAB code

New supercomputer system gegins operations at the University of Tokyo's Information Technology Center

Fujitsu receives new supercomputer order from Kyushu University

Fujitsu develops power saving system control technology for container data centres

Fujitsu technology puts Big Data to use in minutes

New IBM software accelerates decision making in the era of Big Data

IBM named marketshare leader in middleware software

SGI's next-generation NASA Pleiades upgrade recognized by exclusive judging panel

Cambodia's scientists take major digital step

Results of GNS Healthcare collaborations with UCSF and NCI presented at AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago

Quantum information motion control is now improved

UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in artificial intelligence

e-Infrastructure colloquium at Science Park Amsterdam to issue Call for Participation

10 Apr 2012 Amsterdam - On 26 April 2012, an e-Infrastructure colloquium will be held at Science Park Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Participation is free of charge. No registration is required. Barend Mons from LUMC, EMC, NBIC will offer a presentation on "E-Science Dictates E-Publication - Nanopublications as a Substrate for In-silico Knowledge Discovery". The event starts at 15h30.

In a world of rapidly increasing complexity, interoperability of data is key and 'data publishing' will become the norm. New key technologies have altered our ability to generate massive data sets. And more data have been recognized as crucial data sources for research. Methods have been developed to mine massive data sets from different type of resources. These enormous strides in mining and measurement technologies have resulted in an exponentially growing flood of data: the "data explosion" in the life sciences.

The increasing complexity also asks for collaborative environments to master the data sets and turn them into insights. Life sciences projects and programmes are increasingly multi-disciplinary and international. This brings many complexities in terms of collaboration and data, information and knowledge management far beyond 'one's own laboratory'. The transition to 'e-science' also dictates innovative ways to publish, share and cite valuable datasets. Barend Mons will cover the recent development around nanopublication in the Life Sciences. He will also address and elaborate on the skills a student of the future need to have.

Barend Mons is a molecular biologist by training and received his PhD on genetic differentiation of malaria parasites from Leiden University. Subsequently he performed over a decade of research on malaria genetics and vaccine development in close collaboration with colleagues in developing countries. He served the research department of the European Commission in this field for 3 years as a seconded national expert and did gain further experience in science management at the Research council of The Netherlands (NWO).

Barend was a co founder of three spin-off companies in biotechnological and semantic technologies. In the year 2000, Barend switched to the development of semantic technologies to manage big data and he founded the Biosemantics group. At present, Barend is Associate Professor in Bio-Semantics at the at the Department of Human Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Centre with an honorary appointment in the same discipline at the Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus Medical Centre, University of Rotterdam, both in The Netherlands. He is also Scientific Director of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Center (NBIC), board member of the ELIXIR international board, an executive team member of the Open PHACTS IMI project and e-science integrator for the Life Sciences in the Netherlands e-Science Center. His research is focused on nanopublications as a substrate for in silico knowledge discovery.

e-Infrastructure colloquia are organized by BiG Grid, e-BioGrid, NBIC, SARA, Nikhef, EGI, NLeSC.

Source: Big Grid

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-04-10

Exascale supercomputing

From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM collaborate on exascale to explore origins of the Universe

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

The Cloud

Major Cloud provider selects Mellanox and Supermicro for new large-scale Cloud

Nimbis Services demonstrates next-generation WorkFlow-as-a-Service (WFaaS) for semiconductor design

Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce delivers extreme performance on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata

Oracle unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c

HP awarded U.S. Army contract for enterprise Cloud computing services

Dell announces intent to acquire Wyse technology

Citrix unveils next phase of CloudStack strategy

Seniors get 24x7 health care on the Cloud

EuroFlash

e-Infrastructure colloquium at Science Park Amsterdam to issue Call for Participation

National Bank of Ukraine invests in IBM's smarter computing approach to IT

STFC and IBM launch International Centre of Excellence for Computational Science and Engineering

Colfax partners with Bright Computing to provide powerful, manageable Sandy Bridge clusters

A Grid-based Google to fight neurological disease

Bull signs BOA with NATO NC3A

Large-Scale Computing Techniques for Complex System Simulations to be released

USFlash

SHARCNET selects Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch systems and adapters

E.T. International appoints Jeb Connor to Board of Directors

Jacket v2.1 now available for faster MATLAB code

New supercomputer system gegins operations at the University of Tokyo's Information Technology Center

Fujitsu receives new supercomputer order from Kyushu University

Fujitsu develops power saving system control technology for container data centres

Fujitsu technology puts Big Data to use in minutes

New IBM software accelerates decision making in the era of Big Data

IBM named marketshare leader in middleware software

SGI's next-generation NASA Pleiades upgrade recognized by exclusive judging panel

Cambodia's scientists take major digital step

Results of GNS Healthcare collaborations with UCSF and NCI presented at AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago

Quantum information motion control is now improved

UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in artificial intelligence