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Primeur weekly 2019-04-15

Quantum computing

U.S. research team expands quantum network with successful long-distance entanglement experiment ...

2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes ...

New algorithm optimizes quantum computing problem-solving ...

Brookhaven joins the IBM Q Network Hub at Oak Ridge National Lab ...

Focus on Europe

Taurus Group acquires HPC specialist ClusterVision, broadening its global value-added strategy ...

eInfraCentral calls for participation to EOSC community event on June 20, 2019 ...

A significant European supercomputing grant to nanoscience researchers for investigations of atomically precise nanocatalysts ...

WekaIO expands AI and HPC storage solutions in Central Europe ...

Exscalate helps Epidemics research ...

Middleware

Spectra announces new data mover for BlackPearl solution and certifies more BlackPearl clients ...

Hardware

Cray supercomputers to feature new Intel Xeon Scalable processors ...

Supermicro introduces over 100 resource-saving server and storage systems with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors ...

Spectra Logic announces new tape features and functionality, setting the standard for tape innovation ...

Fujitsu begins production of Post-K ...

Intel Optane technology and Intel QLC NAND technology come together on a single drive ...

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

Applications

Melissa Cragin joins SDSC's Research Data Services Group ...

NVIDIA and American College of Radiology AI-LAB team to accelerate adoption of AI in diagnostic radiology across thousands of hospitals ...

TACC's supercomputers play role in Event Horizon Telescope's first-ever black hole image ...

ATOM Consortium combines forces with NVIDIA to accelerate AI in drug discovery ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Phylogenetics Science Gateway awarded NSF/Internet2 grant ...

HPE and Nutanix sign global agreement to deliver hybrid Cloud as a Service ...

HPE and Google Cloud partner to simplify hybrid Cloud ...

Atos announces Open Hybrid Cloud solution enabling enterprises to move to Google Cloud ...

Atos and CloudBees partner to provide modern application development on Google Cloud ...

Intel and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership to accelerate hybrid Cloud ...

Scientific computing in the Cloud gets down to Earth ...

ATOM Consortium combines forces with NVIDIA to accelerate AI in drug discovery


8 Apr 2019 San Francisco - Public-private consortium ATOM is collaborating with NVIDIA to scale ATOM's AI-driven drug discovery platform. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium was formed in October 2017 with the goal of transforming drug discovery from a slow, sequential, and high-failure process into a rapid, integrated, and patient-centric model.

ATOM is developing a pre-competitive, pre-clinical platform that integrates diverse data types, such as physico-chemical properties, in vitro assay results, and anonymized human clinical data, with AI, high-performance computing, and advanced experimental technologies intended to help shorten the drug discovery timeline.

ATOM's approach leads with computation, employing data-driven modeling and generative molecular design to determine design criteria that consider pharmacology, safety, efficacy, and developability. The active learning design platform aims to selectively incorporate results from mechanistic simulation and human-relevant experimentation to generate and optimize new drug candidates significantly faster and with greater success than conventional processes.

ATOM is using industry-leading GPU-accelerated supercomputers to enable active learning-based design and to support the development of better drugs for patients faster. In support of the consortium's mission, ATOM and NVIDIA will collaborate to advance and scale the ATOM platform, and make it accessible to the research community.

"Collaborating with NVIDIA, we intend to advance the role of computation in drug design, reduce experimental bottlenecks, and speed up drug discovery", stated Barry Selick, Ph.D., Governing Board member of ATOM and Vice Chancellor of Business Development, Innovation, and Partnerships at UCSF. "Scientists at ATOM have created a predictive model development pipeline that calls upon large datasets to build and test predictive machine learning models which consider pharmaco-kinetics, safety, developability, and efficacy. NVIDIA will provide additional resources that will enable this pipeline to be run at increased scale and speed."

"Drug discovery is in the perfect position to take full advantage of AI, with advancements in high-throughout technologies, AI algorithms and high performance computing", stated Kimberly Powell, VP of Healthcare at NVIDIA. "Working with the ATOM team of experts in drug discovery, precision oncology and supercomputing, we will democratize a data-driven, scalable, AI drug discovery workflow that reduces the time and cost to discover new drugs and accelerate the journey to precision medicine."

"We are excited to combine forces, working together at the cutting edge of drug discovery, artificial intelligence, and high performance computing, further building the ATOM community with a growing number of academic and industry partnerships", stated Eric Stahlberg, Ph.D., Governing Board member of ATOM and Director of Bioinformatics and Data Science at the Frederick National Laboratory.
Source: Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine Consortium - ATOM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-04-15

Quantum computing

U.S. research team expands quantum network with successful long-distance entanglement experiment ...

2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes ...

New algorithm optimizes quantum computing problem-solving ...

Brookhaven joins the IBM Q Network Hub at Oak Ridge National Lab ...

Focus on Europe

Taurus Group acquires HPC specialist ClusterVision, broadening its global value-added strategy ...

eInfraCentral calls for participation to EOSC community event on June 20, 2019 ...

A significant European supercomputing grant to nanoscience researchers for investigations of atomically precise nanocatalysts ...

WekaIO expands AI and HPC storage solutions in Central Europe ...

Exscalate helps Epidemics research ...

Middleware

Spectra announces new data mover for BlackPearl solution and certifies more BlackPearl clients ...

Hardware

Cray supercomputers to feature new Intel Xeon Scalable processors ...

Supermicro introduces over 100 resource-saving server and storage systems with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors ...

Spectra Logic announces new tape features and functionality, setting the standard for tape innovation ...

Fujitsu begins production of Post-K ...

Intel Optane technology and Intel QLC NAND technology come together on a single drive ...

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

Applications

Melissa Cragin joins SDSC's Research Data Services Group ...

NVIDIA and American College of Radiology AI-LAB team to accelerate adoption of AI in diagnostic radiology across thousands of hospitals ...

TACC's supercomputers play role in Event Horizon Telescope's first-ever black hole image ...

ATOM Consortium combines forces with NVIDIA to accelerate AI in drug discovery ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Phylogenetics Science Gateway awarded NSF/Internet2 grant ...

HPE and Nutanix sign global agreement to deliver hybrid Cloud as a Service ...

HPE and Google Cloud partner to simplify hybrid Cloud ...

Atos announces Open Hybrid Cloud solution enabling enterprises to move to Google Cloud ...

Atos and CloudBees partner to provide modern application development on Google Cloud ...

Intel and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership to accelerate hybrid Cloud ...

Scientific computing in the Cloud gets down to Earth ...