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Primeur weekly 2013-05-21

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing named finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award ...

Fujitsu launches Fujitsu Cloud Initiative to systematize its Cloud products and services ...

HP speeds delivery of IT application services ...

New IBM Center in Beijing to speed Linux applications on Power Systems ...

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data ...

EuroFlash

Research assessment should take data sharing into account - workshop report ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures ...

Dassault Systèmes acquires SIMPOE ...

Is it raining in Amsterdam? Use Big Data and HPC to analyse Dutch Twitter feeds ...

PRACE 5th Industrial Executive Seminar HPC changing Europe's industrial landscape ...

Places2Be project to boost European leadership around FD-SOI - the faster, cooler, simpler chip technology ...

Durham University cluster boosts study of the stars ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients ...

USFlash

Small particles require big computers ...

GM's new enterprise data centre transforms global IT ...

SDSC assists in generating Clean Tech breakthrough ...

NYSERDA awards $1.8 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to boost efficiency of supercomputing centre ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder ...

XSEDE13 Conference to devote full day to biosciences ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3 ...

DOST strengthens R&D capabilities with IBM supercomputer - IBM-s Blue Gene to enable improved weather prediction ...

Mines' powerful new supercomputer to focus on energy research ...

NICE: the brain as a model for future supercomputers ...

NJIT computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients

16 May 2013 Brussels - UCB and IBM have completed the initial phase of a project designed to harness the power of analytics to help health care providers deliver more highly personalized care to people living with epilepsy. The milestone marks the critical first step in the path towards eventually harnessing the transformative power of cognitive computing capabilities, such as IBM Watson, for epilepsy care.

The goal of the project is to deliver an interactive system that translates massive amounts of patient data and scientific literature into insights that health care providers can consult at the point of care to inform their treatment decisions.

Together, UCB and IBM scientists are working to create the health care industry's most comprehensive corpus of data on epilepsy. Upon completion of this project, healthcare providers would be able to combine their own clinical patient assessment with the system's predictive analytics to determine the probability that specific approaches to care will be successful.

Dr. Iris Low-Friedrich, Executive Vice-President Global Projects and Development and Chief Medical Officer, UCB, stated: "UCB focuses on the creation of innovative networks because we recognize that delivering best-in-class solutions to patients requires collaboration with a diverse group of internal and external experts. We have partnered with IBM to explore this concept of streamlining large amounts of data into actionable approaches to epilepsy care."

Epilepsy, one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system, afflicts approximately 65 million people worldwide. A recent special issue of The Lancethighlighted the significant unmet medical needs in epilepsy and called on public health officials to treat this disease as a global health priority.

UCB and IBM anticipate that deeper insight into the epilepsy patient population could potentially provide millions of patients with more personalized care and ultimately improved outcomes. This approach will help seed the foundation for the potential to leverage cognitive computing, natural language processing, and machine learning capabilities to raise the standard of care in epilepsy.

"Technologies, like analytics and cognitive computing applied to big data, are revolutionizing the way we deliver and receive care", stated Robert Merkel, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services. "IBM is dedicating innovation and expertise to help UCB prove the predictive value of this technology that would arm physicians with information that will help them identify the best possible treatment options and improve quality of care for patients suffering from epilepsy."

As part of its open innovation model, UCB may look to collaborate with additional leaders in the epilepsy and health care technology communities to develop and broaden the reach of this project and improve long-term patient outcomes.

Phil Gattone, M.Ed., CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation and participant in the project's advisory board, stated: "The Epilepsy Foundation is very excited about the potential of this innovative approach for more personalized treatment management of epilepsy patients. Individuals fighting epilepsy and their care providers deserve the most current information to help them make informed decisions about their care in a timeframe that matters. This collaboration could benefit patients, their families and the health care system in a unique way."
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2013-05-21

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing named finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award ...

Fujitsu launches Fujitsu Cloud Initiative to systematize its Cloud products and services ...

HP speeds delivery of IT application services ...

New IBM Center in Beijing to speed Linux applications on Power Systems ...

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data ...

EuroFlash

Research assessment should take data sharing into account - workshop report ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures ...

Dassault Systèmes acquires SIMPOE ...

Is it raining in Amsterdam? Use Big Data and HPC to analyse Dutch Twitter feeds ...

PRACE 5th Industrial Executive Seminar HPC changing Europe's industrial landscape ...

Places2Be project to boost European leadership around FD-SOI - the faster, cooler, simpler chip technology ...

Durham University cluster boosts study of the stars ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients ...

USFlash

Small particles require big computers ...

GM's new enterprise data centre transforms global IT ...

SDSC assists in generating Clean Tech breakthrough ...

NYSERDA awards $1.8 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to boost efficiency of supercomputing centre ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder ...

XSEDE13 Conference to devote full day to biosciences ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3 ...

DOST strengthens R&D capabilities with IBM supercomputer - IBM-s Blue Gene to enable improved weather prediction ...

Mines' powerful new supercomputer to focus on energy research ...

NICE: the brain as a model for future supercomputers ...

NJIT computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records ...