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Primeur weekly 2018-04-16

Focus

GO FAIR initiative to create implementation networks for stewardship of data ...

Quantum computing

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real qubits ...

UCSB/Google researchers in quantum computing professor John Martinis' group outline their plan for quantum supremacy ...

New qubit now works without breaks ...

Prototype of most advanced quantum memory presented by two Kazan universities ...

The thermodynamics of computing ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO ...

ISC launches Travel Grant Programme to enable students and young researchers to attend the conference ...

Student develops gaming technology for environmental and scientific research ...

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Academia and industry collaborate to drive UK supercomputer adoption ...

Middleware

Queen Mary University of London HPC cluster performance increases several orders of magnitude, saving time and cost ...

Hardware

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute ...

James Ang joins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as chief scientist for computing ...

Fujitsu commences sales of PRIMERGY x86 server aimed at data centre companies ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System" ...

Chinese leading weather research institute selected Mellanox InfiniBand, replacing OmniPath in an existing data centre ...

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech ...

Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiber ...

Applications

Boston partners with Excelero and Pixit Media at NAB to demo joint solution for media workflows ...

Fujitsu launches "Heart Explorer" to study heart behaviour ...

U.S. Department of Energy supports doctoral research into on-site analysis of supercomputer simulations ...

Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass ...

Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves ...

Artificial Intelligence can now detect gravitational waves ...

Jon Bashor retires after 27 years of service to national labs ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities ...

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes ...

How to catch a fish genome with Big Data ...

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health ...

The Cloud

Capitalizing on the opportunity of hybrid cloud in HPC ...

St. Jude Cloud launches for researchers worldwide ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities

Photography: Elodie Burrillon13 Apr 2018 Amsterdam - Recently, the Principal Investigators collaborating with the eScience Center's team came together to share experiences on collaborative research projects.

The work is driven by the challenges faced by academic researchers, which is why the Netherlands eScience Center wants to deeply understand the needs and objectives of the principal investigators. The eScience Center is convinced that by working together with researchers from different academic disciplines and technology areas it can advance the state of academic research. One of the goals of this day was therefore to jointly signal challenges and formulate opinions and solutions at the intersection of software and academic research.

The day started and ended with inspiring talks from eScience Prinicipal Investigators. In the morning, Christian Lange from Utrecht University presented his research on the Arabic-Islamic corpus. The "Bridging the Gap" project is a collaboration with Christian Lange's team and the eScience Center in which they develop and apply research software to gain more insight into the vast corpus of digitized Arabic texts that has become available in the last decade.

Christian Lange's presentation was followed by a talkshow with two eScience Research Engineers collaborating on this project: Dafne van Kuppevelt and Janneke van der Zwaan. They talked about their experience on working in a discipline they were unfamiliar with before (Arabic literature), and the process of finding and re-using research software.

Finding and re-using software in different research communities was also the topic of the talkshow that followed. Joeri van Leeuwen (ASTRON), astronomer, Rolf Hut (TU Delft), hydrologist, and Martin Reynaert (Tilburg University), digital humanities, discussed how the practices of working with research software differ between their communities. The talkshow resulted in a lively discussion in which it was clear that there are different practices and opinions between communities around the use and sharing of software.

In the afternoon this discussion continued in smaller groups, in which different ways to stimulate to re-use of software were explored.

After lunch, Jurriaan Spaaks, eScience Research Engineer, presented the eScience Center's Research Software Directory (RSD). The RSD is one of the vehicles by which the eScience Center aims to encourage the re-use of software. However, the success of any such directory depends on how well it fits the needs of Principal Investigators and different research communities. Jurriaan Spaaks' presentation was therefore followed by a break-out session in which Principal Investigators and the eScience Center's team developed SWOT-analyses of the RSD  -  what are its strengths and weaknesses, and can we identify opportunities or threats?

After two energetic break-out sessions, Principal Investigator Frank Takes closed the day by presenting his exciting research on offshore finance in which he uses software to analyze complex relations and networks.

The day provided valuable new input for the eScience Center on the needs of different research communities, which will guide the continued development of our activities in enabling digitally enhanced research, and specifically also the RSD. The eScience Center is thankful for the contributions and inspirational insights of its collaborative partners in these discussions.
Source: Netherlands eScience Center

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-04-16

Focus

GO FAIR initiative to create implementation networks for stewardship of data ...

Quantum computing

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real qubits ...

UCSB/Google researchers in quantum computing professor John Martinis' group outline their plan for quantum supremacy ...

New qubit now works without breaks ...

Prototype of most advanced quantum memory presented by two Kazan universities ...

The thermodynamics of computing ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO ...

ISC launches Travel Grant Programme to enable students and young researchers to attend the conference ...

Student develops gaming technology for environmental and scientific research ...

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Academia and industry collaborate to drive UK supercomputer adoption ...

Middleware

Queen Mary University of London HPC cluster performance increases several orders of magnitude, saving time and cost ...

Hardware

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute ...

James Ang joins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as chief scientist for computing ...

Fujitsu commences sales of PRIMERGY x86 server aimed at data centre companies ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System" ...

Chinese leading weather research institute selected Mellanox InfiniBand, replacing OmniPath in an existing data centre ...

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech ...

Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiber ...

Applications

Boston partners with Excelero and Pixit Media at NAB to demo joint solution for media workflows ...

Fujitsu launches "Heart Explorer" to study heart behaviour ...

U.S. Department of Energy supports doctoral research into on-site analysis of supercomputer simulations ...

Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass ...

Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves ...

Artificial Intelligence can now detect gravitational waves ...

Jon Bashor retires after 27 years of service to national labs ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities ...

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes ...

How to catch a fish genome with Big Data ...

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health ...

The Cloud

Capitalizing on the opportunity of hybrid cloud in HPC ...

St. Jude Cloud launches for researchers worldwide ...