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Primeur weekly 2016-04-04

Quantum computing

A key to development of materials for the foundation of quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

The European Open Science Cloud in upcoming Horizon 2020 calls under the European Research Infrastructures ...

IBM plans first Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Italy ...

Roadmap: Global research data management advisory platform combines DMPTool and DMPonline ...

Human Brain Project's research platforms released ...

Human Brain Project launches European research infrastructure ...

Middleware

Exploiting the untapped power of GPUs for high performance code ...

Hardware

DataCore Achieves the fastest response time and best price-performance among Top 10 SPC-1 leaders on 100 GHz server ...

New AMD FirePro S9300 x2 server GPU fuels efforts to create largest map of the Universe ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands server portfolio with new innovations in compute ...

IBM expands access and value of z Systems mainframe data with Apache Spark ...

Supermicro new generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 server and storage solutions shipping in volume ...

Mellanox announces new line of InfiniBand router systems, expanding data centre scalability and enabling infrastructure flexibility ...

New Lenovo server and solution offerings accelerate performance, simplify IT management while reducing Total Cost of Ownership ...

SanDisk and Red Hat form strategic alliance to deliver high-performance flash-based Ceph storage solutions ...

Total's supercomputer now the Industry's Most Powerful Worldwide ...

Applications

Researchers use Titan to understand new theories about human and animal cellular membranes ...

New technology helps monitor fire hazards in Southern California ...

Crunching the numbers on 50 million NFL seasons ...

CDSE Days spotlights Big Data and supercomputing ...

CDSE Days spotlights Big Data and supercomputing

The computer visualization laboratory at UB's Center for Computational Research. Credit: Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo. 24 Mar 2016 Buffalo - Interested in personalized medicine? Want to know how IBM's Watson outsmarted "Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings? Curious about Big Data and the world's most powerful supercomputers? These topics - and much more - were under discussion at CDSE Days, a six-day programme at the University at Buffalo (UB) that explores how Big Data and high-performance computing have become essential to scientific progress, economic competitiveness, national security, medicine and other issues.

The programme, which brought some of the US' most pre-eminent scholars of data-enabled science to Buffalo, kicked off on March 24, 2016 with lectures, workshops and other events on North Campus. It concluded on April 1, 2016 with a career workshop at the Student Union.

CDSE stands for Computational and Data-Enabled Sciences, a new doctoral programme at University at Buffalo.

Highlights included:

  • A keynote lecture by David Higdon, professor in the Social Decision Analytics Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. His lecture was titled "Connecting model-based predictions to reality".
  • A workshop by Gandolfo "Randy" Messina, worldwide public sector manager, IBM Watson Analytics, at the Student Union Theater. His presentation was titled "An introduction to Watson analytics".
  • A keynote lecture by Thom H. Dunning Jr., director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His lecture was titled "Leading-edge computers and the extraordinary research they enable".
  • A keynote lecture by Mark Ainsworth, professor of applied mathematics at Brown University. The lecture was titled "Multigrid at scale?"

The CDSE programme is part of University at Buffalo's "E Fund" initiative, which supports programmes that will have a high impact both inside and outside the university. The "E" stands for excellence. The fund is supported by NYSUNY 2020, the higher education bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

CDSE brought together the efforts of faculty in University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

The initiative, among other things, increases educational opportunity and employability for students, attracts new graduate students to University at Buffalo, and boosts research opportunities for aligned faculty members.
Source: University at Buffalo

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-04-04

Quantum computing

A key to development of materials for the foundation of quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

The European Open Science Cloud in upcoming Horizon 2020 calls under the European Research Infrastructures ...

IBM plans first Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Italy ...

Roadmap: Global research data management advisory platform combines DMPTool and DMPonline ...

Human Brain Project's research platforms released ...

Human Brain Project launches European research infrastructure ...

Middleware

Exploiting the untapped power of GPUs for high performance code ...

Hardware

DataCore Achieves the fastest response time and best price-performance among Top 10 SPC-1 leaders on 100 GHz server ...

New AMD FirePro S9300 x2 server GPU fuels efforts to create largest map of the Universe ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands server portfolio with new innovations in compute ...

IBM expands access and value of z Systems mainframe data with Apache Spark ...

Supermicro new generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 server and storage solutions shipping in volume ...

Mellanox announces new line of InfiniBand router systems, expanding data centre scalability and enabling infrastructure flexibility ...

New Lenovo server and solution offerings accelerate performance, simplify IT management while reducing Total Cost of Ownership ...

SanDisk and Red Hat form strategic alliance to deliver high-performance flash-based Ceph storage solutions ...

Total's supercomputer now the Industry's Most Powerful Worldwide ...

Applications

Researchers use Titan to understand new theories about human and animal cellular membranes ...

New technology helps monitor fire hazards in Southern California ...

Crunching the numbers on 50 million NFL seasons ...

CDSE Days spotlights Big Data and supercomputing ...