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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 ...

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

Photo: ESA.10 May 2018 Barcelona - Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has been awarded a European Space Agency (ESA) project to evaluate the suitability of different processing devices for space applications. Named GPU4Space (GPU4S), it addresses the ESA call for "Low Power GPU solutions for high performance on-board data processing". The project will explore the suitability of embedded graphics processing units (GPUs) for space computing. In addition, it will compare specific low-power GPUs with other existing and future processing devices for the space domain, as well as defining the future steps required for the adoption of low-power GPUs in space.

The principal investigators at BSC are Francisco J. Cazorla and Leonidas Kosmidis from the Computer Architecture - Operating Systems (CAOS) group at BSC. The project will be carried out in partnership with Airbus Defence and Space.

"This project builds on work undertaken previously by the CAOS group and shows the trend towards accelerator-based computing solutions in embedded real-time domains", commented Francisco J. Cazorla, leader of the CAOS group at BSC. "It will help determine whether GPUs are the right choice for applications in space, particularly those involved in computationally intensive tasks and tasks requiring image processing, such as autonomous navigation and control."

"GPUs have been gaining ascendancy in a range of different areas, from high-performance to embedded computing. However, their relative novelty and the particular conditions of space computing mean that there is some way to go before we'll know whether they will be suitable for space applications. This project takes a first step in this direction", stated Leonidas Kosmidis, Senior Researcher in the CAOS group and expert in embedded accelerator solutions.

"In addition, the market of embedded GPU providers features many different options, several of them European. As part of this project, it remains to be seen which option is most appropriate for adoption in the European Space industry, and which enhancements it may require", he added.

The project started on 24 April 2018 and will run until early 2019.
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 ...