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Primeur weekly 2017-04-24

Focus

The Global Network Architecture consortium is a strong believer in good collaboration, sharing capacity and costs for transatlantic network connectivity ...

North Atlantic Network Collaboration Building Foundation for Global Network Architecture ...

Focus on Europe

British Met Office faces big challenges with Big Data ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research enables researchers to meet with SURF ...

RDA Europe-ENVRI Summer School on Data Management and Data Science ...

PRACE 14th Call for Proposals shows the magnitude of PRACE 2 ...

Prof. Dr. Michael M. Resch named new chairman of GCS Board of Directors ...

Hardware

Canada's most powerful academic supercomputer launched at Simon Fraser University ...

Pattern discovery over pattern recognition: A new way for computers to see ...

Mellanox 25Gb/s Ethernet adapters chosen by major ODMs to enable next generation hyperscale data centres ...

Mellanox announces new executive appointments ...

New HPC cluster installed at Clarkson University ...

Harnessing heat to power computers ...

Launch of new research line on network measurements and analytics ...

DataDirect Networks to demonstrate converged appliance that accelerates immersive and traditional content creation and global distribution ...

Rescale announces ScaleX Labs with Intel Xeon Phi processors and Intel Omni-Path architecture ...

Applications

Royal Canadian Institute for Science recognizes IBM's commitment to STEM ...

WorldFlix announces new data protection technology that even a supercomputer won't be able to break ...

Call for Applications opened for DATA2PERSON - Big Data and Health ...

IBM machine vision technology advances early detection of diabetic eye disease using deep learning ...

Predictive power ...

Dutch eScience Center organises Scientific Visualization event and Fifth National eScience Symposium ...

OCF supporting scientific research at the Atomic Weapons Establishment ...

A good night's sleep thanks to new machine learning algorithm ...

The Cloud

Oracle brings Oracle's flagship databases and developer tools to the Docker Store ...

IBM to deliver Docker Enterprise Edition for Linux on IBM systems ...

Canada's most powerful academic supercomputer launched at Simon Fraser University


19 Apr 2017 Burnaby - Simon Fraser University (SFU) in partnership with Compute Canada and WestGrid is launching Cedar, a new advanced research computing (ARC) system at the Burnaby campus. Cedar is Canada's most powerful academic supercomputer.

Cedar will help Canadian researchers transcend the previous possibilities of Canadian research and innovation in a number of industries including personalized medicine, green tech, artificial intelligence, as well as many other growth industries.

As one of the four new Canadian supercomputing and data centre sites, Cedar will give Canadian researchers unprecedented computing power through ARC resources and expertise. The system features Big Data capabilities in collecting, analyzing, and sharing immense volumes of data.

At the event which took place on April 20, 2017, world-class researchers who will be utilizing Cedar for their work in predictive policing, infectious disease outbreaks, health sciences, and other industries were in attendance to showcase the impact the supercomputer will have on their work.

Tours of the new SFU Data Centre that houses the supercomputer, Cedar were also be available.

SFU molecular biology and biochemistry professor Fiona Brinkman, who studies infectious disease outbreaks, had an interactive advanced research computing (ARC) display, using different types of edible cookies and biscuits to illustrate the need to standardize data and link similar data terminology for Big Data infectious disease analyses, as well as how Big Data can help predict outbreaks sooner. She also demonstrated her interactive, web-based genome viewing tools.

Fiona Brinkman also had a selection of plush microbes on display to illustrate bacterium causing diseases that may be around us, but can't be seen with the naked eye.

SFU physics professor Dugan O'Neil had a presentation on one of the world's largest collaborative efforts in science - CERN's ATLAS Experiment.

SFU computational criminology professor Patricia Brantingham and SFU crime analysis professor Paul Brantingham had a presentation on how the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies (ICURS) is transforming how we analyze crime and public safety. Its researchers are uncovering patterns and insights into crime analysis.

University of Calgary professor of biochemistry, Peter Tieleman had a presentation on how his Biocomputing Group creates state-of-the-art computational models of cell membranes so detailed, you can observe every single lipid, protein and water molecule. By gaining a better understanding of the dynamics and processes of cell membranes, the design of drugs can be improved to more effectively treat and even cure some diseases.

Source: Simon Fraser University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-04-24

Focus

The Global Network Architecture consortium is a strong believer in good collaboration, sharing capacity and costs for transatlantic network connectivity ...

North Atlantic Network Collaboration Building Foundation for Global Network Architecture ...

Focus on Europe

British Met Office faces big challenges with Big Data ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research enables researchers to meet with SURF ...

RDA Europe-ENVRI Summer School on Data Management and Data Science ...

PRACE 14th Call for Proposals shows the magnitude of PRACE 2 ...

Prof. Dr. Michael M. Resch named new chairman of GCS Board of Directors ...

Hardware

Canada's most powerful academic supercomputer launched at Simon Fraser University ...

Pattern discovery over pattern recognition: A new way for computers to see ...

Mellanox 25Gb/s Ethernet adapters chosen by major ODMs to enable next generation hyperscale data centres ...

Mellanox announces new executive appointments ...

New HPC cluster installed at Clarkson University ...

Harnessing heat to power computers ...

Launch of new research line on network measurements and analytics ...

DataDirect Networks to demonstrate converged appliance that accelerates immersive and traditional content creation and global distribution ...

Rescale announces ScaleX Labs with Intel Xeon Phi processors and Intel Omni-Path architecture ...

Applications

Royal Canadian Institute for Science recognizes IBM's commitment to STEM ...

WorldFlix announces new data protection technology that even a supercomputer won't be able to break ...

Call for Applications opened for DATA2PERSON - Big Data and Health ...

IBM machine vision technology advances early detection of diabetic eye disease using deep learning ...

Predictive power ...

Dutch eScience Center organises Scientific Visualization event and Fifth National eScience Symposium ...

OCF supporting scientific research at the Atomic Weapons Establishment ...

A good night's sleep thanks to new machine learning algorithm ...

The Cloud

Oracle brings Oracle's flagship databases and developer tools to the Docker Store ...

IBM to deliver Docker Enterprise Edition for Linux on IBM systems ...