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Primeur weekly 2020-05-25

Focus

InsideHPC's Rich Brueckner passes away at 58 ...

Only half of the EuroHPC countries confirmed they will participate in co-funding EuroHPC projects ...

Quantum computing

Atos and CSC empower the Finnish quantum research community with Atos Quantum Learning Machine ...

Quantum Hall effect 'reincarnated' in 3D topological materials ...

University of California Los Angeles physicists develop world's best quantum bits ...

Quantum leap: Photon discovery is a major step toward at-scale quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

HPC-AI Advisory Council and ISC Group continue Annual Student Cluster Competition as an online event ...

ELASTIC software architecture advances urban mobility in Florence ...

Middleware

Waste energy of LUMI supercomputer produces 20 percent of the district heat of Kajaani ...

Italy-based Do IT Systems becomes Bright Services Partner ...

Hardware

Microsoft claims to have built new supercomputer for OpenAI ...

New York University and IBM research takes electrons for a spin in moving toward more efficient, higher density data ...

GRC wins Phase I of AFWERX Programme ...

Samsung Electronics expands its foundry capacity with a new production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea ...

HPE reports Q2 results ...

Intersect360 Research invites your input in an all new survey ...

Applications

Scientists seeking therapies for deadly bacterial disease ...

2020 OLCF User Meeting will happen remote together ...

Summit supercomputer is mining for COVID-19 connections ...

A new method for unraveling complex gene interactions ...

ACM honours computing innovators for advances in research, education and industry ...

Discovery about the edge of fusion plasma could help realize fusion power ...

Superconductors with 'zeitgeist' - When materials differentiate between past and future ...

NIST team builds hybrid quantum system by entangling molecule with atom ...

BIOS IT partners with Panasas to deliver ActiveStor Ultra turnkey HPC storage appliances ...

Supercomputer model simulations reveal cause of Neanderthal extinction ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is supporting COVID-19 research ...

The Cloud

New technique separates industrial noise from natural seismic signals ...

Lyell Immunopharma goes all-in on AWS as its Cloud provider ...

WekaIO furthers Weka AI by integrating with deep learning pipeline management solution from Valohai ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and ISC Group continue Annual Student Cluster Competition as an online event


19 May 2020 Frankfurt, Sunnyvale - The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC), a for community benefit organisation promoting high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) education, along with the ISC Group, organizers of Europe's premier HPC forum, ISC High Performance (ISC 2020), have announced that the 2020 ISC-HPCAIAC Student Cluster Competition (SCC), regularly scheduled as a three-day live event during the ISC conference, will be held as an online competition. Through the generous support of the National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) Singapore, 14 student teams from around the world will utilize the supercomputing platforms at NSCC to remotely configure, code and benchmark a series of HPC and AI applications.

Augmenting the all virtual ISC-HPCAIAC SCC, this year's competitors join the global fight against COVID-19 demonstrating their applied learnings in accelerating educational applications, such as Tinker-HP. The fourteen undergraduate teams will be challenged to share real-world results by running the same applications currently in use throughout the bioscience research community to combat the virus, discover treatments to help cure the sick, slow its continued and future spread and bring an end to the global pandemic.

Students will also demonstrate mastery of several other, comparable, complex challenges from climate change analysis using Elmer-ICE to running molecular dynamics and cosmology simulations using GROMACS and ChaNGa respectively. The 2020 competition will also introduce an all new AI coding challenge utilizing Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT), the Google-developed technique for Natural Language Processing (NLP) pre-training to better understand user searches.

Since 2011, the SCC has focused on introducing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students to the world and help them develop critical skills they will use long after completing their current studies. Each team, comprised of six students and up to two advisers, will compete in the competition that takes place at ISC, the conference and networking event for the international HPC community. This year the SCC is proud to host teams from China, Germany, Indonesia, Lithuania, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the U.K.

"The SCC is designed to foster the future generation of HPC and AI professionals and scientists and is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge and skillsets with the HPC and AI communities", stated Gilad Shainer, Chairman of the HPC-AI Advisory Council. "We, as well as the student teams, are extremely happy to be able to continue the competition through this new online format. We would like to express our gratitude to the National Supercomputing Center Singapore for the supercomputing resources and support for the 2020 competition."

"The SCC has become an integral part of the ISC experience in the last nine years, bringing the international community together to promote HPC as a rewarding study and career pursuit for our young, aspiring student teams", stated Thomas Meuer, ISC General Co-Chair. "Through the SCC, they learn essential skills that can be applied to their future careers in HPC and AI, research and development, and a range of disciplines, markets and industries. Through the tremendous support of the HPC-AI Advisory Council and the National Supercomputing Center Singapore, we are grateful that our student teams will be able to continue with this year's competition online."

ISC 2020 has transformed into ISC 2020 Digital this year and will be held online from June 22 to June 24. The 2020 ISC-HPCAIAC Student Cluster Competition will run from June 1 to June 24, starting with an opening ceremony, live via webcast, on June 1 at 9 am Central European Time. The closing award ceremony will be broadcasted, live via webcast, on June 24, at 9 am Central European Time.

More information on the competition can be found on the SCC website.

Source: HPC-AI Advisory Council

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2020-05-25

Focus

InsideHPC's Rich Brueckner passes away at 58 ...

Only half of the EuroHPC countries confirmed they will participate in co-funding EuroHPC projects ...

Quantum computing

Atos and CSC empower the Finnish quantum research community with Atos Quantum Learning Machine ...

Quantum Hall effect 'reincarnated' in 3D topological materials ...

University of California Los Angeles physicists develop world's best quantum bits ...

Quantum leap: Photon discovery is a major step toward at-scale quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

HPC-AI Advisory Council and ISC Group continue Annual Student Cluster Competition as an online event ...

ELASTIC software architecture advances urban mobility in Florence ...

Middleware

Waste energy of LUMI supercomputer produces 20 percent of the district heat of Kajaani ...

Italy-based Do IT Systems becomes Bright Services Partner ...

Hardware

Microsoft claims to have built new supercomputer for OpenAI ...

New York University and IBM research takes electrons for a spin in moving toward more efficient, higher density data ...

GRC wins Phase I of AFWERX Programme ...

Samsung Electronics expands its foundry capacity with a new production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea ...

HPE reports Q2 results ...

Intersect360 Research invites your input in an all new survey ...

Applications

Scientists seeking therapies for deadly bacterial disease ...

2020 OLCF User Meeting will happen remote together ...

Summit supercomputer is mining for COVID-19 connections ...

A new method for unraveling complex gene interactions ...

ACM honours computing innovators for advances in research, education and industry ...

Discovery about the edge of fusion plasma could help realize fusion power ...

Superconductors with 'zeitgeist' - When materials differentiate between past and future ...

NIST team builds hybrid quantum system by entangling molecule with atom ...

BIOS IT partners with Panasas to deliver ActiveStor Ultra turnkey HPC storage appliances ...

Supercomputer model simulations reveal cause of Neanderthal extinction ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is supporting COVID-19 research ...

The Cloud

New technique separates industrial noise from natural seismic signals ...

Lyell Immunopharma goes all-in on AWS as its Cloud provider ...

WekaIO furthers Weka AI by integrating with deep learning pipeline management solution from Valohai ...