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Primeur weekly 2018-05-14

Crowd computing

Supercomputing power for rainfall modelling in Africa ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit ...

MDR Corporation and D-Wave Systems announce quantum computing agreement ...

Focus on Europe

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process ...

BSC awarded ESA project to evaluate low-power GPUs for space applications ...

GCS begins next-generation architecture transition and approves more than 1 billion computing core hours for large-scale simulation projects ...

Middleware

ClusterVision awarded contract to deliver Scandinavia's most powerful supercomputer ...

TIBCO and Amazon Web Services break performance record ...

Towards sustainable blockchains ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in annual HPC Site Census study ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables ...

Applications

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018? ...

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information ...

Montana State student wins NSF fellowship to advance research on fluid sprays ...

Montana State researcher wins NSF CAREER award ...

An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide ...

The Cloud

Oracle delivers next set of autonomous Cloud platform services ...

Mellanox Technologies selects Univa to extend silicon design HPC cluster to hybrid Cloud ...

Mellanox and Red Hat deliver enhanced performance and simplicity for NFV infrastructure and Agile Cloud data centres ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public Cloud ...

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process

14 May 2018 Barcelona - Following the announcement of the joint procurement process for innovative high-performance computing (HPC) systems last year, PPI4HPC has now published the contract notice specifying criteria which candidates must meet to participate in the competitive dialogue. In its role as lead procurer, GENCI initiated this new phase in the name of and on behalf of four leading European supercomputing centres: BSC, CINECA, Juelich Supercomputing Centre and GENCI. Each of these centres will act as public procurers for each of the four lots within this joint procurement.

"We encourage all HPC vendors and stakeholders to participate in this competitive dialogue. We have received good feedback from interested parties that have already come to our market consultation events, and this is the next stage of this new procurement process", stated Dirk Pleiter, PPI4HPC coordinator.

The process for a joint competitive dialogue will follow the steps shown in the accompanying image.

Now that the contract notice has been published, any HPC vendor or stakeholder can ask to participate in the PPI4HPC competitive dialogue for a given lot by providing the information required in order to qualify. Qualified candidates will receive a tendering package with information about the relevant lots. Next, in the dialogue phase, all the candidates who meet the criteria will interact directly with the public procurers for each lot. The time to receive tenders or requests to participate is 9 July at 12:00. At the end of each dialogue phase, the successful candidates will sign a contract which will be implemented in accordance with the national law for the specific lot.

Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-05-14

Crowd computing

Supercomputing power for rainfall modelling in Africa ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit ...

MDR Corporation and D-Wave Systems announce quantum computing agreement ...

Focus on Europe

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process ...

BSC awarded ESA project to evaluate low-power GPUs for space applications ...

GCS begins next-generation architecture transition and approves more than 1 billion computing core hours for large-scale simulation projects ...

Middleware

ClusterVision awarded contract to deliver Scandinavia's most powerful supercomputer ...

TIBCO and Amazon Web Services break performance record ...

Towards sustainable blockchains ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in annual HPC Site Census study ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables ...

Applications

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018? ...

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information ...

Montana State student wins NSF fellowship to advance research on fluid sprays ...

Montana State researcher wins NSF CAREER award ...

An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide ...

The Cloud

Oracle delivers next set of autonomous Cloud platform services ...

Mellanox Technologies selects Univa to extend silicon design HPC cluster to hybrid Cloud ...

Mellanox and Red Hat deliver enhanced performance and simplicity for NFV infrastructure and Agile Cloud data centres ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public Cloud ...