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Primeur weekly 2020-04-27

Exascale supercomputing

SiPearl signs a major licensing agreement with Arm for the development of its first-generation of microprocessors ...

Quantum computing

Advanced software framework expedites quantum-classical programming ...

Cool down fast to advance quantum nanotechnology ...

Quantum research unifies two ideas offering an alternative route to topological superconductivity ...

Wiring the quantum computer of the future: A novel simple build with existing technology ...

Focus on Europe

e-IRG Workshop under Croatian EU Presidency will be a virtual conference ...

Middleware

COVID-19 analysis performed with Galaxy Bioinformatics Platform ...

WekaIO introduces Weka AI to enable accelerated edge to core to Cloud data pipelines ...

National Science Foundation awards over $680.000 to NCSA to lead development of the Einstein Toolkit ...

Hardware

Hyperion Research forecasts widespread Covid-19 disruption to HPC market ...

Upgrades for LLNL supercomputer from AMD, Penguin Computing aid COVID-19 research ...

SDSC mourns the loss of Ann Redelfs - Avid ornithologist played a leading role in supercomputing ...

Northern Data AG announces new 100 MW US customer ...

Arm enables open platforms in 5G RAN and joins O-RAN Alliance to foster innovation in next generation cellular infrastructure ...

Tachyum promotes Elena Zokhidova to VP of Finance after she helps elevate company's success ...

IBTA enhances data centre performance and management with new InfiniBand architecture specification releases ...

Astera Labs poised for rapid growth with Series B funding and manufacturing partnerships in place ...

Xilinx reports fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 results ...

Mellanox delivers record first quarter 2020 financial results ...

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from JAXA, further enhancing global competitiveness in aerospace research ...

Applications

New model forecasts 9 U.S. states likely to see peak in COVID-19 deaths by end of April ...

University of Delaware team using Frontera supercomputer to analyze the Coronavirus ...

Supercomputers and Archimedes' principle enable calculating nanobubble diffusion in nuclear fuels ...

Supercomputer scientist Michael E. Papka named 2020 Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor ...

UNSW researcher awarded 2020 Australasian Leadership Computing Grant ...

Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning ...

AI fast-tracks drug discovery to fight COVID-19 ...

Computers join the fight against COVID-19 ...

University of Ottawa joined a multi-national team to combat COVID-19 ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing investigates possible link between climate and Covid-19 ...

Several Finnish researchers awarded under PRACE Project Access - Call 20 ...

NCSA's Stuart Levy wins Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award ...

The Cloud

EGI call for COVID-19 research projects is open ...

Oracle achieves FedRAMP High Authorization for its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure-Government Cloud offering ...

University of Ottawa joined a multi-national team to combat COVID-19


RSC Tornado supercomputer at JSCC RAS
22 Apr 2020 Moscow, Ottawa - The Bioanalytical and Molecular Interaction Laboratory lead by Professor Maxim Berezovski at the University of Ottawa has joined an international science group - from Russia, Finland and Italy - which got high priority access to the Russian RSC Tornado supercomputer for studying methods to fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus infection.

The multi-national research team uses a recently upgraded cluster system based on 2ndGeneration Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which has been deployed by RSC Group, a Russian solution provider for high-performance computing.

The international project aims to develop medicine for diagnostics and therapy against the coronavirus contagious disease that became the cause of the global pandemic. Finding treatments to prevent and mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 is the highest priority in the worldwide scientific community now. The international and multidisciplinary project takes advantage of the latest advances in experimental physics, chemistry, and biology to investigate the life cycle of the virus and to target specifically its specific proteins. Sophisticated simulation methods require supercomputing power to study all details of the interaction between the Spike-protein on the coronavirus surface and the human protein ACE2 which is known to be the entry point for SARS and SARS-2 coronaviruses. It will help to complete all research stages within a limited amount of time.

"Rapid global spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection pandemic has shown that there are no clear global emergency response plans against threats to humankind caused by new viruses. One of the obvious shortcomings is the lack of technologies for the quick development of medicines for diagnostics and therapy. We all have different competencies, knowledge, skills and resources. Our geographically distributed team includes virologists, biologists, chemists, mathematicians and physical scientists. The international cooperation is extremely important to achieve quick progress and rapidly react to the ever-changing situation with global coronavirus pandemic. We hope that our research will actually help to fight the spread of such infections", explained Anna Kichkailo, Head of Laboratory for Digital Controlled Drugs and Theranostics at the Krasnoyarsk Federal Science Center of Russian Academy of Sciences.

The international team consists of:

  • Laboratory for Digital Controlled Drugs and Theranostics and Laboratory of Physics of Magnetic Phenomena, Kirensky Institute of Physics at the Federal Science Center, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (KIP FSC SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia),
  • Laboratory for Biomolecular and Medical Technology, V.F. Voyno-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University (KSMU, Krasnoyarsk, Russia), project coordinator,
  • Laboratory of Chemical Cybernetics, Department of Chemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU, Moscow, Russia),
  • Laboratory for Computer Simulation of Biomolecular Systems and Nanomaterials at N.M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences (IBCP RAS, Moscow, Russia),
  • Organic Synthesis Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medical Science, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICBFM SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia),
  • The Bioanalytical and Molecular Interaction Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa (Canada),
  • Nanoscience Center and Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä ( Finland),
  • Institute for Experimental Endocrinology and Oncology (IEOS), part of National Research Council (CNR), Naples (Italy),
  • Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, Federico II University of Naples (Italy).
Source: RSC Group

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Primeur weekly 2020-04-27

Exascale supercomputing

SiPearl signs a major licensing agreement with Arm for the development of its first-generation of microprocessors ...

Quantum computing

Advanced software framework expedites quantum-classical programming ...

Cool down fast to advance quantum nanotechnology ...

Quantum research unifies two ideas offering an alternative route to topological superconductivity ...

Wiring the quantum computer of the future: A novel simple build with existing technology ...

Focus on Europe

e-IRG Workshop under Croatian EU Presidency will be a virtual conference ...

Middleware

COVID-19 analysis performed with Galaxy Bioinformatics Platform ...

WekaIO introduces Weka AI to enable accelerated edge to core to Cloud data pipelines ...

National Science Foundation awards over $680.000 to NCSA to lead development of the Einstein Toolkit ...

Hardware

Hyperion Research forecasts widespread Covid-19 disruption to HPC market ...

Upgrades for LLNL supercomputer from AMD, Penguin Computing aid COVID-19 research ...

SDSC mourns the loss of Ann Redelfs - Avid ornithologist played a leading role in supercomputing ...

Northern Data AG announces new 100 MW US customer ...

Arm enables open platforms in 5G RAN and joins O-RAN Alliance to foster innovation in next generation cellular infrastructure ...

Tachyum promotes Elena Zokhidova to VP of Finance after she helps elevate company's success ...

IBTA enhances data centre performance and management with new InfiniBand architecture specification releases ...

Astera Labs poised for rapid growth with Series B funding and manufacturing partnerships in place ...

Xilinx reports fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 results ...

Mellanox delivers record first quarter 2020 financial results ...

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from JAXA, further enhancing global competitiveness in aerospace research ...

Applications

New model forecasts 9 U.S. states likely to see peak in COVID-19 deaths by end of April ...

University of Delaware team using Frontera supercomputer to analyze the Coronavirus ...

Supercomputers and Archimedes' principle enable calculating nanobubble diffusion in nuclear fuels ...

Supercomputer scientist Michael E. Papka named 2020 Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor ...

UNSW researcher awarded 2020 Australasian Leadership Computing Grant ...

Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning ...

AI fast-tracks drug discovery to fight COVID-19 ...

Computers join the fight against COVID-19 ...

University of Ottawa joined a multi-national team to combat COVID-19 ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing investigates possible link between climate and Covid-19 ...

Several Finnish researchers awarded under PRACE Project Access - Call 20 ...

NCSA's Stuart Levy wins Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award ...

The Cloud

EGI call for COVID-19 research projects is open ...

Oracle achieves FedRAMP High Authorization for its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure-Government Cloud offering ...