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Primeur weekly 2016-05-30

Focus

CERN technology for Large Hadron Collider to evolve from computing Grid to scientific Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Purdue professor selected to establish Station Q Purdue, part of Microsoft Station Q ...

Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief ...

D-Wave Systems to organize Quantum Computing Seminar at ISC16 ...

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing ...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network ...

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 to issue Call for Papers ...

Middleware

Cray Urika-GX system harnesses supercomputing performance to tackle Big Data analytics ...

Hardware

Cavium announces ThunderX2 ...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents ...

Introducing the AMD FirePro S7100X, the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers ...

STULZ USA announces strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems ...

Made-in-India supercomputers by August 2017 under govt's Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission ...

Applications

KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany ...

NOAA's premier forecast model goes 4D ...

Argonne launches first tech incubator ...

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air ...

The Cloud

FleetCor adopts IBM Cloud to help businesses stay in the fast lane ...

EnerTech of Kuwait Investment Authority selects Cloud-based analytics service from IBM and Waterfund for insights into water costs ...

IBM offers Watson services on Twilio marketplace ...

EnerTech of Kuwait Investment Authority selects Cloud-based analytics service from IBM and Waterfund for insights into water costs

26 May 2016 Armonk - EnerTech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Technology Enterprises Company - itself a subsidiary of Kuwait Investment Authority - selected the Waterfund Insight Service to model and prioritize its strategic water technology investments. IBM developed the Waterfund Insights Service, a Cloud Business Solution, to provide national and local governments the ability to better understand and forecast the actual costs of water under different hydrological and financial scenarios, creating the financial transparency required to stimulate capital investment in fresh water.

Waterfund Insight Service provides data visualization decision support service delivered on IBM Cloud, enabling water utility managers, corporate water managers and government agencies around the world to make informed, data-driven decisions for effective water management. The Cloud-based service provides a better understanding of the impact on local water costs from changing climate conditions, capital spending and business factors with "what-if" scenario analysis and data visualization.

"Kuwait is more than ninety percent dependent on desalination to meet the needs of its growing population. Managing our water resources is a critical consideration and it's important to have an understanding of the true cost of water production and to evaluate the efficacy of new water efficient technologies. Together IBM, Waterfund, and Kuwait will develop a customized index to quantify the true cost of water production, transportation and distribution and assess the cost reduction potential of emerging water efficient technologies", stated Abdullah Al Mutairi, CEO of EnerTech Holding Company.

IBM and Waterfund's Insights Service is based on the Water Cost Index (WCI), an innovative financial benchmark developed by Waterfund. It partnered with IBM Research to calculate the true cost of water production in cities that represent over one-quarter of global GDP. As part of the agreement, Kuwait will be added to the Global Water Cost Index, using the Big Data platform developed by Waterfund and research scientists from IBM. EnterTech will use the Waterfund Insight Service to analyze, forecast and measure the financial performance of competing new technologies that can benefit Kuwait and the broader Middle East.

"Our mission is to provide a world-class data and investment platform that helps Kuwait secure its water future with best-in-class technology solutions from around the world", stated Scott Rickards, CEO of Waterfund. "The service will eventually be deployed throughout Kuwait so that local water managers will be able to derive realistic cost estimates as they adjust for depreciation, capital expenses, subsidies, operating and non-operating revenue, and total water produced."

"The market has demonstrated an undeniable need for the insights on water investment and production that are derived through IBM's work with Waterfund", stated Jason Kelley, vice president, Solutions and Design, IBM Global Business Services. "There is no limit to the value in strategic insights amassed from virtually endless data, derived quickly and rendered simply. This new partnership opens up the potential for new innovation based on weather data and cognitive computing capabilities, enabling Kuwait to become a hub for water innovation in the region."

Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-05-30

Focus

CERN technology for Large Hadron Collider to evolve from computing Grid to scientific Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Purdue professor selected to establish Station Q Purdue, part of Microsoft Station Q ...

Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief ...

D-Wave Systems to organize Quantum Computing Seminar at ISC16 ...

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing ...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network ...

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 to issue Call for Papers ...

Middleware

Cray Urika-GX system harnesses supercomputing performance to tackle Big Data analytics ...

Hardware

Cavium announces ThunderX2 ...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents ...

Introducing the AMD FirePro S7100X, the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers ...

STULZ USA announces strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems ...

Made-in-India supercomputers by August 2017 under govt's Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission ...

Applications

KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany ...

NOAA's premier forecast model goes 4D ...

Argonne launches first tech incubator ...

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air ...

The Cloud

FleetCor adopts IBM Cloud to help businesses stay in the fast lane ...

EnerTech of Kuwait Investment Authority selects Cloud-based analytics service from IBM and Waterfund for insights into water costs ...

IBM offers Watson services on Twilio marketplace ...