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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 ...

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access

6 May 2018 Brussels - The 16th PRACE Call for Proposals yielded 66 eligible proposals of which 44 were awarded a total of 1.46 thousand million core hours. This brings the total number of projects awarded by PRACE to 610. Taking into account the 8 multi-year projects from the 12th and 14th Calls that were renewed and the 10 million core hours reserved for Centres of Excellence, the total amount of computing time awarded by PRACE to date is nearly 17.6 thousand million core hours.

The 44 awarded projects are led by principal investigators from 11 different PRACE member countries. In addition, these projects involve co-investigator teams from the USA, Austria, Canada, Australia, Latvia and China.

This Call was the third providing resources under the PRACE 2 Programme. In addition, resources remaining from the PRACE initial phase, also known as PRACE 1, were also allocated.

Among the newly awarded projects, seven scientific domains are represented: 7 projects are linked to the fields of Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; 10 to Chemical Sciences and Materials; 3 to Earth System Sciences; 8 to Engineering; 8 to Fundamental Constituents of Matter; 2 to Mathematics and Computer Sciences; and 6 to Universe Sciences.

The largest allocations were awarded on Piz Daint hosted by CSCS, Switzerland to proposals by Dr. Gabriel Wlazlowski of the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (87.2 million core hours) and Dr. Olaf Kaczmarek of the University of Bielefeld, Germany (75 million core hours). Both proposals are in the domain of Fundamental Constituents of Matter. The former will focus on solving fundamental problems of non-equilibrium quantum many-body dynamics in superfluid Fermi systems. The latter will aim to understand the nature of the chiral transition in (2+1)-flavour Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD) and to determine the chiral transition line in the QCD phase diagram at small to moderate values for the light quark chemical potential.

Allocations were awarded to collaborations between industry and academia. The project ReSuMPTiOn - Revealing SubMesoscale Processes and Turbulence in the Ocean will be led by Ocean Next, an SME based in France. It was awarded 40 million core hours on MareNostrum hosted by BSC, Spain and will investigate kilometric-scale oceanic flow features and their effect on regulating the Earth's climate. The project NEWA-ProRun: New European Wind Atlas Production Run, led by Dr. Andrea Hamann from the Technical University of Denmark, will have industry participation in the form of WeatherTech Scandinavia AB. This project was awarded 56.7 million core ours on MareNostrum hosted by BSC, Spain and has already received funding from the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme ERA-Net Plus. It aims to create a new and detailed European wind resource atlas. The project MultiSoot-EL - Particle tracking for soot size distribution predictions in LES of gas turbines led by Dr. Eleonore Riber from CERFACS is linked to industry via the SOPRANO H2020 project involving many companies in the aim of reducing gaseous pollutants and soot particles.

Overall, the PRACE 16th Call awarded resources to 4 ERC, 1 COST Action, and 5 Marie Sklodowska Curie funded projects, as well as 8 H2020 and 2 FP7 funded projects, 1 EC FET Flagship project (Matteo Calandra from CNRS (INSP) was awarded 17 million core hours on Joliot Curie - KNL for his project XchangePH - Exact Exchange effects on anharmonic vibrational spectra which is linked to the Graphene flagship), and 1 project with links to the CompBioMed Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications.

All information and the abstracts of the projects awarded under the 16th PRACE Call for Proposals can be found at the 16th Project Access Call webpage.

The 16th Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access (Tier-0) was open from 26 September 2017 until 21 November 2017. Selected proposals will receive allocations to PRACE resources from 3 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. The 17th Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access (tier-0) was open from 7 March 2018 to 2 May 2018.
Source: PRACE

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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 ...