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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 ...

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


19 May 2020 Seattle - Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that Lyell Immunopharma is going all-in on AWS - running its Cloud infrastructure on AWS - and has selected AWS as its standard for machine learning (ML) workloads. Lyell leverages AWS's highly performant and scalable infrastructure to run its secure data and analytics platform as well as support its high-performance computing workloads to accelerate the research of new cell therapies as it searches for cures for cancer.

AWS's breadth and depth of services is helping Lyell to uncover insights in scientific data on how the immune system can fight cancer, as well as speed up its research. One of Lyell's approaches to developing immunotherapies is using high performance computing (HPC) clusters to help scientists design new protein structures to engineer immune cells that are more capable of fighting cancer.

Using AWS's secure and elastic compute capacity, Lyell is able to design and test potential new cell therapy constructs at a faster rate, going from conducting a single simulation in four weeks to completing 30 simulations in 10 hours. By building a data lake on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and leveraging AWS analytics services such as Amazon Athena and Amazon EMR, Lyell can now analyze petabytes of research, clinical, and manufacturing data to gain insights into immune cell functionality faster than ever before. Lyell is also using Amazon SageMaker to enable scientists to build, train, and deploy ML models. These models enable automated image analysis and optimization of protein structures, which will facilitate Lyell's mission to cure cancer.

"We chose AWS because its unmatched portfolio of Cloud services provides us with the environment and resources we need to research, design, and develop immunotherapies, all of which wouldn't be possible at the speed and scale we are looking for, without the elasticity of the Cloud", stated Rick Klausner, M.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "Our prominent team of scientists are now equipped to gain better research insights faster. AWS gives us the ability to scale quickly while meeting security and compliance requirements, which is essential to accomplishing our goal of creating a new generation of cell-based therapies to cure cancer."

"By adopting Cloud-first strategies on AWS and leveraging the most comprehensive set of Cloud services in the industry, innovators like Lyell are able to build and scale their businesses, disrupting longstanding business models and inventing new ones", stated Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS. "Lyell runs on AWS because we enable them to build and test applications quickly, and gain insights into vast amounts of data, with the goal of enabling them to bring new therapies to market, which is so important in a world where we are all touched by someone who has been afflicted with cancer. We're excited to continue our work with Lyell as they innovate to deliver promising new therapies to treat cancer."

Source: Amazon Web Services

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 ...