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Primeur weekly 2018-04-03

Quantum computing

Putting quantum scientists in the driver's seat ...

Focus on Europe

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018 ...

PRACE SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018 ...

Cray commissioned to deliver FPGA-accelerated supercomputer to Paderborn University ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars ...

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes ...

Middleware

Bright partners with Bechtle to offer infrastructure management solutions to French customer base ...

The Linux Foundation and open source community members launch LF Deep Learning to drive open source growth in AI ...

Hardware

NVIDIA boosts world's leading deep learning computing platform, bringing 10x performance gain in six months ...

NVIDIA expands its deep learning inference capabilities for hyperscale data centres ...

DDN Storage announces groundbreaking 33GB/s performance to NVIDIA DGX servers to accelerate machine learning and AI initiatives ...

DDN and SQream partner to deliver the world's fastest Big Data analytics and enterprise business intelligence acceleration at massive scale ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out ...

Supermicro's new scale-up artificial intelligence and machine learning systems with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 with NVLink GPUs deliver superior performance and system density ...

NVIDIA reinvents the workstation with real-time ray tracing ...

Penguin Computing receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network High Performance Computing Partner of the Year Award ...

Molecular basis of neural memory - reviewing 'neuro-mimetic' technologies ...

Asperitas and Boston announce Immersed Computing partnership ...

NVIDIA and Arm partner to bring deep learning to billions of IoT devices ...

Applications

ANSYS to acquire optical simulation leader OPTIS ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award ...

The future of photonics using quantum dots ...

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Australian partners jointly launch impactful research on blockchain technologies ...

New Cray artificial intelligence offerings designed to accelerate customers' AI from pilot to production ...

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw ...

The Cloud

DDN named Data Centre Platform partner of the year at Intel Technology Partner Awards, recognizing its market leadership at scale ...

Oracle redefines the Cloud database category with world's first autonomous database ...

The Linux Foundation announces expanded industry commitment to Akraino Edge Stack ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars

27 Mar 2018 Barcelona - The European CLASS project - edge and CLoud computation: A highly distributed Software for big data analyticS - will pave the way to better Big Data applications with real-time constraints for smart cities, connected cars and future autonomous vehicles.

With a funding of 3.9 million euro, this project, coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), aims to develop a novel software architecture that will help software and data engineers to design, optimally deploy and efficiently execute distributed Big-Data workloads with real-time requirements, significantly increasing the data analytics capabilities of future smart systems.

"CLASS aims to increase the intelligence of highly-distributed smart systems by developing a novel software framework capable of distributing data analytics workloads across the compute continuum (from edge to Cloud) while providing real-time guarantees", stated Eduardo Quiñones, CLASS project coordinator. "The CLASS software framework will enable the implementation of the most advanced urban mobility applications in future smart cities, laying the technological foundations for the advent of autonomous vehicles."

The CLASS framework will be put to the test in a designated area of the city of Modena equipped with the necessary sensors and connectivity. Three prototype cars, operated by human drivers, will test the innovative capabilities in traffic management and advance driver-assistance systems. In this regard, CLASS will provide sustainable, efficient and safe mobility in future smart cities.

CLASS aims to achieve the following ambitious objectives regarding urban mobility and environment:

  • Improving overall traffic management by 20%
  • Reducing pollution by 20%
  • Reducing the response time of emergency vehicles by 30%
  • Reducing the number of accidents by 30%
  • Reducing the time spend looking for a parking space by 40%.

Although the research focuses on the smart city domain, the CLASS framework can be used for any highly-distributed smart system with Big Data analytics and real-time constraints - for example, smart manufacturing or agriculture. For this reason, CLASS includes an Industrial Advisory Board in which companies from other smart domains will monitor the project, opening the door to new market opportunities involving the use of big data analytics in the critical embedded system market.

CLASS will start on 1 January 2018 and on 31 December 2020. The project brings together a multidisciplinary consortium composed by all stakeholders needed for the development of business innovations using real Big Data including vendors from the ICT industry such as Atos Spain S.A. and IBM Israel, users across different smart city domain sectors including private and public organisations such as Comune di Modena and Maserati SPA in Italy and researchers such as Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE, Italy). Further information can be found on the CLASS project website.

Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

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Primeur weekly 2018-04-03

Quantum computing

Putting quantum scientists in the driver's seat ...

Focus on Europe

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018 ...

PRACE SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018 ...

Cray commissioned to deliver FPGA-accelerated supercomputer to Paderborn University ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars ...

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes ...

Middleware

Bright partners with Bechtle to offer infrastructure management solutions to French customer base ...

The Linux Foundation and open source community members launch LF Deep Learning to drive open source growth in AI ...

Hardware

NVIDIA boosts world's leading deep learning computing platform, bringing 10x performance gain in six months ...

NVIDIA expands its deep learning inference capabilities for hyperscale data centres ...

DDN Storage announces groundbreaking 33GB/s performance to NVIDIA DGX servers to accelerate machine learning and AI initiatives ...

DDN and SQream partner to deliver the world's fastest Big Data analytics and enterprise business intelligence acceleration at massive scale ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out ...

Supermicro's new scale-up artificial intelligence and machine learning systems with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 with NVLink GPUs deliver superior performance and system density ...

NVIDIA reinvents the workstation with real-time ray tracing ...

Penguin Computing receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network High Performance Computing Partner of the Year Award ...

Molecular basis of neural memory - reviewing 'neuro-mimetic' technologies ...

Asperitas and Boston announce Immersed Computing partnership ...

NVIDIA and Arm partner to bring deep learning to billions of IoT devices ...

Applications

ANSYS to acquire optical simulation leader OPTIS ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award ...

The future of photonics using quantum dots ...

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Australian partners jointly launch impactful research on blockchain technologies ...

New Cray artificial intelligence offerings designed to accelerate customers' AI from pilot to production ...

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw ...

The Cloud

DDN named Data Centre Platform partner of the year at Intel Technology Partner Awards, recognizing its market leadership at scale ...

Oracle redefines the Cloud database category with world's first autonomous database ...

The Linux Foundation announces expanded industry commitment to Akraino Edge Stack ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation ...