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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 ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables

8 May 2018 San Diego - Beginning this month, the San Diego Supercomputer Center's Industry Partners Programme will offer a new series of activities aimed at fostering industrial research engagements, including a quarterly breakfast series that will initially focus on high-performance computing in the life sciences and challenges associated with moving massive data sets long distances for analysis using optimal resources.

"SDSC's Industry Partners Programme serves as a gateway for companies that would like to further develop or augment their expertise in specific parts of today's diverse high-tech economy", stated Ron Hawkins, SDSC's Director of Industry Relations. "IPP offers multiple levels of engagement opportunities through its Technology Forum, Supporter/Partner level research collaborations, SDSC's Advanced Technology Lab, training, and other activities."

IPP's Technology Forum is an annual fee-based programme that offers member companies access to SDSC researchers through roundtable conversations and other activities covering the latest technologies and research in high-performance computing, data science, and related areas. Joining IPP through the Technology Forum is an ideal way for both startup and established companies to stay abreast of new developments and opportunities. Members and prospective members are invited to attend.

Details of the first two breakfast roundtables are as follows:

1. High-Performance Computing and Storage Trends in Life Sciences

May 24, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

San Diego Supercomputer Center, EB-143, 10100 Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093

You can join SDSC Director of Scientific Computing Applications, Robert Sinkovits, for an overview and discussion of key trends and challenges for high-performance computing and storage in life sciences research. Robert Sinkovits brings a broad perspective and hands-on experience through his involvement in collaborations spanning immunology, rational design of vaccines as part of the Human Vaccines Project, computational chemistry and other data intensive life science projects.

2. Distributed, National-Scale Data Caching Platform for Big Data

June 14, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

San Diego Supercomputer Center, EB-143, 10100 Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093

UC San Diego Professor of Physics and SDSC Distributed High Throughput Computing Lead, Frank Würthwein, will discuss a global data federation platform developed for the high energy physics community comprising about 150 petabytes of data worldwide. This state-of-the-art technology supports moving very large data sets in proximity to high-performance computing resources around the world to provide for data analysis using optimal resources. In an age where big data analytics and Cloud computing are being adopted across many industry segments, this technology and the lessons learned from its development can benefit companies faced with similar challenges.

"As part of SDSC's overall Industry Partners Programme, the Technology Forum provides companies with an easily accessible 'on-ramp' to working with SDSC while allowing companies to participate in a productive, small group format", stated Ron Hawkins, noting that future quarterly roundtable breakfasts will include topics such as AI, computer systems performance evaluation, and a range of data-enabled applications and platforms. An annual research review and Tech Expo provide a broader overview of research activities, while providing a student recruiting opportunity.

Beyond the Technology Forum, companies may partner with SDSC singly or in concert to support research projects structured on timespans of one year (Supporter level) to three years (Partner level). Companies may also make arrangements to access SDSC's unique supercomputing and high-performance storage systems by entering into a service agreement.

"SDSC has a 30+ year track record of being at the forefront of high-performance computing, and as an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego recognized early on the growing trend toward 'Big Data' applications and analysis", stated Susan Rathbun, Project Manager for SDSC Industry Relations. "Taken together, this has given SDSC a comprehensive roster of experts in computational science and Big Data applications and analysis."

Companies that have collaborated with SDSC recently include genomics start-ups Arima Genomics and Human Longevity, Dell-EMC, interconnect fabric startup GigaIO, computing start-up Memcomputing, and scalable storage technology company Weka.io.

"SDSC experts have collaborated with a number of early-stage technology companies to benchmark and evaluate their technologies in a practical setting, providing valuable feedback to those companies as they tailor their technology for the marketplace", added Ron Hawkins.

Full details of both events and more are available online .

Source: San Diego Supercomputer Center - SDSC

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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 ...