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Primeur weekly 2017-05-15

Special

NVIDIA ushers in new era of robotics, with breakthroughs making It easier to build and train intelligent machines ...

NVIDIA and Toyota collaborate to accelerate market introduction of autonomous cars ...

NVIDIA launches GPU Cloud platform to simplify AI development ...

NVIDIA advances AI computing revolution with new Volta-based DGX systems ...

NVIDIA launches revolutionary Volta GPU platform, fueling next era of AI and high performance computing ...

NVIDIA to train 100,000 developers on deep learning in 2017 ...

NVIDIA paves path to AI cities with Metropolis Edge-to-Cloud platform for video analytics ...

NVIDIA Tesla accelerators on IBM Cloud demonstrate advanced performance for training deep learning models ...

BSC and NVIDIA a step forward to the interactive simulation of humans ...

Quantum computing

Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered ...

Focus on Europe

EoCoE service page open for PRACE user community ...

Spring 2017 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

PRACE to issue Annual Report 2016 ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces 8.0 release - Setting new standard for automation and ease-of-use for Linux-based clusters and public, private and hybrid Clouds ...

CETIAT France chooses Bright Cluster Manager for aerodynamics and fluid mechanics HPC environment ...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap for Australia is now available ...

Hardware

Cray delivers production-ready AI with new Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers ...

Inspur to unveil 2U 8-GPU AI supercomputer at GTC 2017 ...

Inspur unveiled AIStation, AI deep learning training cluster management software at GTC 2017 ...

Supermicro systems deliver 170 Tflop/s FP16 of peak performance for artificial intelligence, and deep learning at GTC 2017 ...

NCSA's Blue Waters project provides $1.08 billion direct return to Illinois' economy ...

Applications

SDSC's Comet helps replicate brain circuitry to direct a realistic prosthetic arm ...

University of Wyoming graduate student one of 36 selected for CyberGIS Summer School ...

Supercomputing mimics berkelium experiments to validate new find ...

'Inverse designing' spontaneously self-assembling materials ...

Story of silver birch from genomic Big Data ...

Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost ...

Computer accurately identifies and delineates breast cancers on digital tissue slides ...

Sound over silicon: Computing's wave of the future ...

USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty awarded multiple MURI grants ...

New funding announced for Digital Earth Australia ...

NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project ...

Supercomputer can disprove the theory of sunspot formation ...

The Cloud

Inspur to release InCloud OS 5.0 "F.A.S.T" at the 2017 OpenStack Summit ...

IBM extends data science collaborative workspace to the private Cloud ...

Pointwise and Envenio Join Forces on Demand ...

NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project

2 May 2017 Urbana-Champaign - The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has released the 2016 Blue Waters Project Annual Report, highlighting a year of scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the project's leadership class supercomputer and its associated support, training, and education efforts. For the project's third annual report, research teams were invited to present highlights from their research that leveraged Blue Waters, the National Science Foundation's most powerful system for computation and data analysis.

The report demonstrates how the Blue Waters Project is accelerating research and impact across a wide range of science and engineering disciplines. This year's edition contains 30 percent more high-impact result summaries than the 2015 report, which itself showed more than a 40% increase over the 2014 report. Readers will go on a journey to explore how researchers, from the most senior experts to undergraduate students, are conducting groundbreaking investigations into topics such as exploding supernovae and a dwarf "dark galaxy"; understanding, at unprecedented levels, how sunlight is transformed into chemical energy; investigations for new insights into how influenza, ebola, and other virus strains infect people; how the entire polar regions are changing at resolutions and time-to-insight that is millions of times more than could be done just two years ago; how fluid flows in applications from steel casting to blood flowing in our bodies and what happens when particles and ice are mixed with the flow; how earthquakes, plate tectonics and supervolcanoes involve and influence people; and how computer solutions can assist political re-districting for better fairness and effectiveness.

"The NCSA Blue Waters Project brings previously impossible or intractable investigations and insights within the reach of researchers across the United States", stated Dr. William "Bill" Gropp, NCSA interim director and co-principal investigator for the Blue Waters Project. "This 2016 NCSA Blue Waters Annual Report demonstrates how the combination of massive computing power and the intellectual might of pioneering scientists and engineers creates opportunities for us to better understand and shape our world. My sincerest gratitude goes to the National Science Foundation, the University of Illinois, and the State of Illinois for financial investment in this critical project to understand and improve lives and develop the nation's advanced digital workforce."

Other sections of the report highlight the expanded novel Petascale Application Improvement Discovery (PAID) programme and education and workforce development efforts. PAID is the programme where the Blue Waters project is providing millions of dollars to science teams and computational and data experts to improve the performance of applications - in a measurable manner. This report documents how the project has enabled some teams to achieve orders of magnitude improvement in productivity and time-to-solution. Additionally, the project plays a role educating and developing the next generation extreme scale workforce through workshops, symposium, graduate fellowship, undergraduate internships, the original and evolving Virtual School for Computational Science and Engineering, funding for the HPC University and the training workshops and allocations.

"While we have now completed our third full-service operational year for this supercomputer and our services, it is very exciting to observe that more and more results are being delivered and the wonder we feel about the doors that are being opened to new discoveries", stated Dr. William "Bill" Kramer, Principal Investigator and Blue Waters Project Director. "I congratulate the research teams for pushing science forward in ways we only dreamed were possible."

Source: National Center for Supercomputing Applications - NCSA

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Primeur weekly 2017-05-15

Special

NVIDIA ushers in new era of robotics, with breakthroughs making It easier to build and train intelligent machines ...

NVIDIA and Toyota collaborate to accelerate market introduction of autonomous cars ...

NVIDIA launches GPU Cloud platform to simplify AI development ...

NVIDIA advances AI computing revolution with new Volta-based DGX systems ...

NVIDIA launches revolutionary Volta GPU platform, fueling next era of AI and high performance computing ...

NVIDIA to train 100,000 developers on deep learning in 2017 ...

NVIDIA paves path to AI cities with Metropolis Edge-to-Cloud platform for video analytics ...

NVIDIA Tesla accelerators on IBM Cloud demonstrate advanced performance for training deep learning models ...

BSC and NVIDIA a step forward to the interactive simulation of humans ...

Quantum computing

Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered ...

Focus on Europe

EoCoE service page open for PRACE user community ...

Spring 2017 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

PRACE to issue Annual Report 2016 ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces 8.0 release - Setting new standard for automation and ease-of-use for Linux-based clusters and public, private and hybrid Clouds ...

CETIAT France chooses Bright Cluster Manager for aerodynamics and fluid mechanics HPC environment ...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap for Australia is now available ...

Hardware

Cray delivers production-ready AI with new Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers ...

Inspur to unveil 2U 8-GPU AI supercomputer at GTC 2017 ...

Inspur unveiled AIStation, AI deep learning training cluster management software at GTC 2017 ...

Supermicro systems deliver 170 Tflop/s FP16 of peak performance for artificial intelligence, and deep learning at GTC 2017 ...

NCSA's Blue Waters project provides $1.08 billion direct return to Illinois' economy ...

Applications

SDSC's Comet helps replicate brain circuitry to direct a realistic prosthetic arm ...

University of Wyoming graduate student one of 36 selected for CyberGIS Summer School ...

Supercomputing mimics berkelium experiments to validate new find ...

'Inverse designing' spontaneously self-assembling materials ...

Story of silver birch from genomic Big Data ...

Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost ...

Computer accurately identifies and delineates breast cancers on digital tissue slides ...

Sound over silicon: Computing's wave of the future ...

USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty awarded multiple MURI grants ...

New funding announced for Digital Earth Australia ...

NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project ...

Supercomputer can disprove the theory of sunspot formation ...

The Cloud

Inspur to release InCloud OS 5.0 "F.A.S.T" at the 2017 OpenStack Summit ...

IBM extends data science collaborative workspace to the private Cloud ...

Pointwise and Envenio Join Forces on Demand ...