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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 ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award


Dr. Donna Cox, Michael Aiken Chair, Director of NCSA's Research & Education Division and eDream Institute, professor at the University of Illinois School of Art & Design.
30 Mar 2018 Urbana-Champaign - NCSA's Dr. Donna Cox was named a recipient of the 2018 Innovation Transfer Award, presented at the 13th Annual Innovation Celebration on March 29, 2018. This award, presented by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, the University of Illinois, Parkland College and other community sponsors, is given to a University of Illinois researcher "whose research has resulted in either a discovery or a work with the potential for significant societal impact".

Throughout her time at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Donna Cox has led the Center's Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL), which works to bridge the gap between science and the arts as they take massive data sets and transform them into digestible and stunning visual representations. This has included visualizations for feature films, exhibits for museums, IMAX clips and visual models of some of the most complex data collected by humans, both terrestrial and cosmic.

"This award is very important to NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab because it recognizes the broad impact that our outreach visualizations are having around the world", stated Donna Cox. "We digitally design numerical data into compelling imagery with science teams and then work with external directors to educate the public on socially relevant research."

Dr. Cox's endeavours at NCSA are two-fold - she and her AVL team are responsible for both creating these intricate visualizations and identifying the most impactful avenue to disseminate the information. AVL's latest work, " Seeing the Beginning of Time " - available to stream on Amazon, is a collaboration between the AVL team and the Dark Energy Survey, an international collaboration focused on cosmic matter.

"In every step of our collaborations we focus on best practices to communicate and reach as many people as possible with compelling visualizations and stories", stated Donna Cox.

In addition to being the recipient of this award, Dr. Cox is also the Michael Aiken Chair and Director of NCSA's Research & Education division as well as the eDream Institute. In conjunction with her work at NCSA, Dr. Cox is also a professor in the School of Art & Design and researches the art of scientific data visualization. In 2006, The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry selected her as one of 40 "modern-day Leonardos" in their "Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius" exhibit for her acumen in both science and art.

Source: National Center for Supercomputing Applications - NCSA

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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 ...