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Primeur weekly 2014-06-16

The Cloud

Red Hat unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, redefining the enterprise operating system ...

IBM launches new Cloud data centres for government workloads ...

HP unveils global open network for Cloud services ...

Oracle delivers latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

IBM drives integration of open technologies to foster Cloud adoption ...

HP extends persistent data protection from data centre to Cloud with encryption innovations ...

HP introduces thin client solutions delivering increased performance and flexibility for Cloud environments ...

Light touch, simple, consumer-like user experiences on smartphones and tablets usher in next generation of Oracle applications Cloud ...

IBM and SAP expand partnership to bring SAP applications to the SoftLayer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

International supercomputing community to gather in Leipzig from June 22-26 ...

PREFORMA project to launch call for tender - 2.805.000 euro funding for future memory standards ...

Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials ...

PRACE elects new Council Chair and Vice-Chair ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems climbs to no. 34 on the 2014 PROFIT 500 ranking ...

New hi-tech approach to studying sedimentary basins ...

Scientists use "Big Bang" supercomputer to build better jet engine ...

HP makes enterprise architecture of the future a reality ...

IBM announces Watson Mobile Developer Challenge winners ...

IBM Watson and Genesys partner to power smarter customer experiences ...

Oracle Database In-Memory powers the real-time enterprise ...

Contextuality puts the 'magic' in quantum computing ...

IBM ships POWER8 Power system servers to provide clients an open platform for Big Data ...

Fujitsu Laboratories develops record-breaking 56 Gbps receiver circuit for communications between CPUs ...

Oracle announces new, highly optimized x86 servers ...

Oracle Database In-Memory lets ISVs easily deliver applications for the real-time enterprise ...

PRACE elects new Council Chair and Vice-Chair


11 Jun 2014 Athens - At the occasion of the 13th Council Meeting of PRACE - the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - which was held on 3 and 4 June 2014 in Athens, Greece, Sanzio Bassini of CINECA, Italy was elected Chair, with Anwar Osseyran of SURFsara, Netherlands elected as Vice-Chair.

Sanzio Bassini will take over from Catherine Rivière of GENCI, France, who held the position of Council Chair since 2012. "I am looking forward to taking up this task and guiding PRACE into the next stage of its existence to let PRACE 2.0 become solid and concrete. There are many challenges ahead, but I am confident that we can make PRACE grow and prosper, the foundations for PRACE 2.0 having been laid by my predecessors", stated Sanzio Bassini in reaction to his election.

"Supercomputers are part of the great human adventure and my dream for PRACE has always been to make it a sustainable and world-leading research infrastructure", stated Catherine Rivière, "and PRACE 2.0 will bring that dream one step closer to reality", she added.

Since 2010 PRACE has allocated over 8 billion core hours on 6 world-class machines with a total capacity of nearly 15 Petaflops/s, hosted in 4 EU Member States - the PRACE Hosting Members France, Germany, Italy and Spain, to 303 scientific and industrial projects from 38 countries. The total funding of PRACE amounts to 530 million euro over 5 years (2010-2015). Around 35% of PRACE access is given to non-hosting and non-EU countries, and awarded projects come from a diverse group of scientific and industrial domains.

The PRACE Council is the deliberative body of the Association and decides on all matters of the Association. It is composed of one representative from each Member. Depending on the nature of the decisions to be taken, different voting rules apply. As a general rule, decisions of a purely scientific nature are subject to majority vote, while decisions related to provisioning and usage of funding and resources require a qualified majority based on partner contributions. All other decisions require a double majority of members and contributions, apart from a small number of issues that imply changes of the contract of the Association which require unanimity.
Source: PRACE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-06-16

The Cloud

Red Hat unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, redefining the enterprise operating system ...

IBM launches new Cloud data centres for government workloads ...

HP unveils global open network for Cloud services ...

Oracle delivers latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

IBM drives integration of open technologies to foster Cloud adoption ...

HP extends persistent data protection from data centre to Cloud with encryption innovations ...

HP introduces thin client solutions delivering increased performance and flexibility for Cloud environments ...

Light touch, simple, consumer-like user experiences on smartphones and tablets usher in next generation of Oracle applications Cloud ...

IBM and SAP expand partnership to bring SAP applications to the SoftLayer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

International supercomputing community to gather in Leipzig from June 22-26 ...

PREFORMA project to launch call for tender - 2.805.000 euro funding for future memory standards ...

Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials ...

PRACE elects new Council Chair and Vice-Chair ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems climbs to no. 34 on the 2014 PROFIT 500 ranking ...

New hi-tech approach to studying sedimentary basins ...

Scientists use "Big Bang" supercomputer to build better jet engine ...

HP makes enterprise architecture of the future a reality ...

IBM announces Watson Mobile Developer Challenge winners ...

IBM Watson and Genesys partner to power smarter customer experiences ...

Oracle Database In-Memory powers the real-time enterprise ...

Contextuality puts the 'magic' in quantum computing ...

IBM ships POWER8 Power system servers to provide clients an open platform for Big Data ...

Fujitsu Laboratories develops record-breaking 56 Gbps receiver circuit for communications between CPUs ...

Oracle announces new, highly optimized x86 servers ...

Oracle Database In-Memory lets ISVs easily deliver applications for the real-time enterprise ...