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Primeur weekly 2019-04-29

Quantum computing

Leading universities partner with IBM to accelerate joint research and drive educational opportunities in quantum computing ...

Canada's Strategic Innovation Fund invests CAN$7,2 million in ISARA ...

Extremely accurate measurements of atom states for quantum computing ...

Building a Printing Press for New Quantum Materials ...

New robust device may scale up quantum tech, according to researchers ...

Nanocomponent is a quantum leap for Danish physicists ...

Munich quantum distillery for light ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE issues Annual Report 2018 in a new style ...

Middleware

Sylabs announces general availability of SingularityPRO 3.1 ...

Hardware

Calcul Québec inaugurates a cutting-edge supercomputer to boost research performance ...

Xilinx to acquire Solarflare ...

New Supermicro scale-up in-memory computing platforms now shipping in volume ...

Largest, fastest array of microscopic 'traffic cops' for optical communications ...

Applications

Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation ...

UC San Diego's HPWREN Workshop attracts first responders, scientists and educators ...

Illinois researchers sweeten "honeypot" to catch, blacklist hackers ...

Four Ph.D. students selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows ...

ALCF Data Science Programme seeks proposals for data and learning projects ...

A new PIC simulation tool brings advanced scalability to ultra-high-intensity physics simulations ...

Upgraded science trailer teaches students about supercomputing ...

OLCF scientist talks early Summit results at APS Meeting ...

The Cloud

Archanan announces beta launch of the Archanan Development Cloud, a Cloud-based developer platform for building and testing code at scale ...

Inspur and Nutanix partner for Inspur HCI all-in-one system inMerge1000 ...

Calcul Québec inaugurates a cutting-edge supercomputer to boost research performance


26 Apr 2019 Montreal - Imagine a computer 300,000 times faster than a PC, and with 67,000 times more storage space. Such is Béluga, a supercomputer now serving Québec and Canadian researchers. Located at the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal, Béluga was first made available to researchers at the beginning of April and is now the main high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure in the province.

"Not only do we provide important computing capacity, but Calcul Québec also helps researchers harness this advanced infrastructure. Our team's expertise is essential to quality research", stated Suzanne Talon, CEO for Calcul Québec.

All research projects can benefit from supercomputers.

"First used principally in physics and chemistry, advanced research computing is now pivotal in most research areas", stated Pierre-Étienne Jacques, Chief Science Officer for Calcul Québec and one of 2300 users relying on the organisation's resources and expertise.

Supercomputers are used today in environmental sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and life sciences including genomics and neuroscience. Furthermore, large computing capacity has also fostered advances in the field of artificial intelligence by researchers.

Béluga's name refers to the iconic white whale found in the St. Lawrence River. It is the latest addition to Compute Canada's network of supercomputers, which includes Cedar at Simon Fraser University, Arbutus at University of Victoria, Niagara at University of Toronto and Graham at University of Waterloo. Preparation of this valuable resource was a collective effort by Calcul Québec's teams at McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke. The project was funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Government of Québec and the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Congratulating Calcul Québec for this achievement was CFI's President and CEO Roseann O'Reilly Runte, who noted that CFI's significant investment in state-of-the-art computing and storage equipment provides the necessary resources for Canadian researchers to keep pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation for the Government of Québec, declared: "Our government is proud of its $12.8 million contribution in support of the Béluga project. Innovation is a key element of flourishing economies and prosperous societies. Through innovation, Québec will be more productive and able to meet the future's major challenges. Béluga is a state-of-the-art supercomputer and was made available through the exceptional teamwork of our research and teaching institutions. It will become an essential part of advancing research in Québec."
Source: Compute Canada

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-04-29

Quantum computing

Leading universities partner with IBM to accelerate joint research and drive educational opportunities in quantum computing ...

Canada's Strategic Innovation Fund invests CAN$7,2 million in ISARA ...

Extremely accurate measurements of atom states for quantum computing ...

Building a Printing Press for New Quantum Materials ...

New robust device may scale up quantum tech, according to researchers ...

Nanocomponent is a quantum leap for Danish physicists ...

Munich quantum distillery for light ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE issues Annual Report 2018 in a new style ...

Middleware

Sylabs announces general availability of SingularityPRO 3.1 ...

Hardware

Calcul Québec inaugurates a cutting-edge supercomputer to boost research performance ...

Xilinx to acquire Solarflare ...

New Supermicro scale-up in-memory computing platforms now shipping in volume ...

Largest, fastest array of microscopic 'traffic cops' for optical communications ...

Applications

Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation ...

UC San Diego's HPWREN Workshop attracts first responders, scientists and educators ...

Illinois researchers sweeten "honeypot" to catch, blacklist hackers ...

Four Ph.D. students selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows ...

ALCF Data Science Programme seeks proposals for data and learning projects ...

A new PIC simulation tool brings advanced scalability to ultra-high-intensity physics simulations ...

Upgraded science trailer teaches students about supercomputing ...

OLCF scientist talks early Summit results at APS Meeting ...

The Cloud

Archanan announces beta launch of the Archanan Development Cloud, a Cloud-based developer platform for building and testing code at scale ...

Inspur and Nutanix partner for Inspur HCI all-in-one system inMerge1000 ...