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Primeur weekly 2015-04-27

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VMware's Joe Baguley talks about Cloud legislation, OpenStack, customer's choice, and mobile device management at CloudScape VII ...

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IFPEN and Inria join forces in the field of high-performance and real-time scientific computation


20 Apr 2015 Rueil-Malmaison - IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Inria have just signed a framework agreement relating to research in the field of high-performance and real-time computation applied to energy technologies. The objective for both parties is to cooperate on the joint development of methodologies and algorithms derived from digital sciences research in order to anticipate the needs of industry.

Digital simulation using high-performance computation (HPC) and real-time computation are essential tools for the development of breakthrough innovations, particularly in the energy sector. Because it contributes to a better understanding of physical phenomena or because it makes it possible to optimize and more effectively control complex systems, the use of intensive computation helps reduce the timescales and costs involved in the emergence of innovations. It is therefore a useful lever to boost company competitiveness.

Through this agreement, the two signatories hope to launch a structured joint programme aimed at overcoming some major obstacles relating to high-performance and real-time computation issues.

As a developer of technological and software innovations in the energy sector, IFPEN has built up substantial expertise in the application and adaptation of advances in the field of digital sciences - digital methods, HPC simulation, software architectures, optimization and control, real time, modelling and data processing, etc. - to its various research areas - oil exploration and production, production of fuels and chemical intermediates from fossil resources and biomass, fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly transport systems, offshore wind energy, the circular economy, etc.

The contributions of Inria, the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation, primarily concern the development of models, grids, effective digital methods, such as discretization or the resolution of algebraic systems, as well as the optimization of scientific computation tools. To aid "real-time" decision-making, Inria works on the management of systems of systems, notably using design algorithms - generation of metamodels, automatic solution generation, comparison of options, etc., command algorithms - multiphysical, multifield or multiscale systems - or optimal control algorithms.

Other areas of expertise will also be brought into play, such as the quantification of uncertainties for system reliability and safety.

The complementarity between the two players will help meet the digital requirements of the new challenges facing the energy sector.

"Inria and IFPEN have been successfully collaborating for a number of years in the field of digital sciences applied to energy optimization and the environment. Inria is delighted to be able to step up this collaboration and structure it around the two major challenges of scientific computation and real-time computing", stated Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of Inria.

"This alliance with Inria in the field of high-performance and real-time computation is of strategic importance for IFPEN. By pooling our research efforts, we will help drive innovations in the energy field", stated Didier Houssin, Chairman and CEO of IFPEN.
Source: IFP Energies Nouvelles - IFPEN

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-04-27

Special

VMware's Joe Baguley talks about Cloud legislation, OpenStack, customer's choice, and mobile device management at CloudScape VII ...

The Cloud

IBM adds second Cloud centre in the Netherlands ...

Higher education finds a better way to implement Cloud services ...

HP extends leadership in data-centric security with new Cloud, data security solutions ...

EuroFlash

DATA4 announces opening of second data centre in Milan ...

PRACE turns 5: onwards and upwards ...

Rock Flow Dynamics to resell Altair's PBS Professional ...

IFPEN and Inria join forces in the field of high-performance and real-time scientific computation ...

New Galileo supercomputer to support Italian research with over 1 petaflop/s ...

ARM expects vehicle compute performance to increase 100x in next decade ...

EU project AutoTune starts Demonstration Centre ...

EXASOL's in-memory analytic database enables Candy Crush Saga developer, King Digital Entertainment, to deliver the best gaming experience ...

E4 & AppliedMicro deliver new generation of ARKA platforms using X-Gene technology ...

Ultra-sensitive sensor detects individual electrons ...

Bright partnership with CVIS brings added value to Benelux customers ...

Bright Computing to release update to OpenStack management software at Vancouver Summit ...

CSCS cracks extreme scale software with Allinea DDT on Europe's no. 1 supercomputer ...

Start of SPICE brings new ways to accelerate interdisciplinary spin research in the 21st century ...

Cray and Altair announce OEM agreement ...

Multi-million EU project to protect data against quantum computers ...

USFlash

Call to particpate in HPC Site Census study ...

NERSC and Cray move forward with next-generation scientific computing ...

Government of Canada invests C$100 million in digital research infrastructure ...

Seagate announces four Cray supercomputing customers first to use latest high performance computing storage technology ...

Ultra-fast supercomputer Mesabi to fuel complex research ...