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Primeur weekly 2019-04-01

Focus

A clarifying look at the ETP4HPC role in EuroHPC and opportunities for European SMEs ...

Exascale supercomputing

First U.S. exascale supercomputer to be a Cray Shasta system ...

Cray appoints new SVP of products as company prepares for exascale and expands into commercial market ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021 ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan ...

Groovenauts to release world's first business service powered with quantum computing technology ...

ColdQuanta appoints Robert "Bo" Ewald as President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Focus on Europe

Netherlands eScience Center launches new Call for Proposals: Innovative eScience Technologies for "Big Science" (eTEC-BIG) ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing calls for participation to the Copernicus Hackathon Ireland ...

Helmholtz to base new AI flagship unit in Munich to strengthen its Germany-wide research network ...

ISC 2019 Conference keynote brings high performance computing to life ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing ...

Middleware

SDSC and Sylabs spread the word on Singularity ...

HPCNow! joins Bright Partner Programme as Advanced Reseller and Services Partner ...

Turkish company Mevasis signs up to Bright reseller programme ...

Hardware

Inspur to offer BeeGFS for HPC and AI clusters ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers ...

Fujitsu develops deep learning acceleration technology and achieves world's highest speed ...

Micron boosts client computing performance with introduction of new NVMe SSD portfolio ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures ...

Applications

Modified deep-learning algorithms unveil features of shape-shifting proteins ...

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis granulomas ...

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth ...

Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources ...

The Cloud

Vcinity expands Ultimate X technology for unleashing access to remote data ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021


25 Mar 2019 Barcelona - The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) will submit its candidacy to host one of the pre-exascale supercomputers that will be functional in the European Union (EU) in the beginning of 2021.

The management of the centre has informed that a proposal for the call made by the EuroHPC-Joint Undertaking is under preparation, whose aim is to know which centres are interested in hosting these infrastructures, which will be cofounded by the European Commission (EC) and the states that support each equipment.

Should BSC's proposal be accepted, the centre would host a supercomputer with a peak velocity of 200 petaflops/s, which should come into operation during the last trimester of 2020.

This European call is the result of the agreement between 26 state members of the EU and the EC to cofound a European roadmap for High Performance Computing (HPC), whose aim is to foster the development of European HPC technologies and to buy at least two pre-exascale supercomputers to come into operation during the last part of 2020, as well as at least two exascale supercomputers to come into operation in 2023. This initiative is being carried out through the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC-JU), the entity created by the Commission and the states in order to manage this operation.

The EuroHPC-JU call establishes that the pre-exascale supercomputers should be able to execute at least 150 petaflops/s of sustained performance measured by the Linpack benchmark, and it should also be able to meet the needs of a large field of applications.

It also establishes conditions as regards the infrastructures that will host these supercomputers: the experience of the candidate host to install and operate similar systems, and the quality of the service to users, among others.

BSC's candidacy counts on the economic commitment of its trustees - the Spanish government, the Catalan government and the UPC, and also on the Portuguese government, to cover the 50% of the purchase cost of the supercomputer, as well as its operation for 5 years. The EC would cover the rest of the cost.

The future MareNostrum 5, which would be much larger than the current MareNostrum 4, would be distributed between the Torre Girona chapel and the site that is being built in the new corporative building of the BSC, two adjoining buildings connected by different tunnels.

The deadline to submit the candidacy for the EuroHPC-Joint Undertaking call ends on April 4th and its resolution will be announced on June 7th.
Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

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Primeur weekly 2019-04-01

Focus

A clarifying look at the ETP4HPC role in EuroHPC and opportunities for European SMEs ...

Exascale supercomputing

First U.S. exascale supercomputer to be a Cray Shasta system ...

Cray appoints new SVP of products as company prepares for exascale and expands into commercial market ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021 ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan ...

Groovenauts to release world's first business service powered with quantum computing technology ...

ColdQuanta appoints Robert "Bo" Ewald as President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Focus on Europe

Netherlands eScience Center launches new Call for Proposals: Innovative eScience Technologies for "Big Science" (eTEC-BIG) ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing calls for participation to the Copernicus Hackathon Ireland ...

Helmholtz to base new AI flagship unit in Munich to strengthen its Germany-wide research network ...

ISC 2019 Conference keynote brings high performance computing to life ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing ...

Middleware

SDSC and Sylabs spread the word on Singularity ...

HPCNow! joins Bright Partner Programme as Advanced Reseller and Services Partner ...

Turkish company Mevasis signs up to Bright reseller programme ...

Hardware

Inspur to offer BeeGFS for HPC and AI clusters ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers ...

Fujitsu develops deep learning acceleration technology and achieves world's highest speed ...

Micron boosts client computing performance with introduction of new NVMe SSD portfolio ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures ...

Applications

Modified deep-learning algorithms unveil features of shape-shifting proteins ...

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis granulomas ...

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth ...

Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources ...

The Cloud

Vcinity expands Ultimate X technology for unleashing access to remote data ...