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Primeur weekly 2015-06-01

The Cloud

Registration opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

EMC to acquire Virtustream ...

EuroFlash

Snapwallet: a safe photo service for smart phone ...

Dutch Government plans 135 million euro funding for supercomputers ...

Tackling the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet ...

Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves ...

USFlash

Lawrence Livermore breaks ground on unclassified supercomputing facility ...

Silicon Mechanics announces recipients of 4th Annual Research Cluster Grant ...

RAPTOR turbulent combustion code selected for next-gen supercomputer readiness project ...

Cavium announces collaboration with Pegatron on server platforms based on Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor family ...

Ohio State University researchers prove magnetism can control heat and sound ...

OLCF names CAAR projects at IDC HPC User Forum ...

Physicists solve quantum tunneling mystery ...

Using the forest to see the trees ...

Tsinghua University crowned champions of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

OLCF shares Lustre knowledge at International Workshop ...

National Science Foundation extends the Kraken project ...

Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, uses IBM Watson to enhance decision making and increase efficiencies ...

OLCF outreach projects garner awards ...

The first round of 2015 hackathons gets underway ...

Premier announces $21.6 million funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

Fujitsu supports King Abdulaziz University research capabilities with new supercomputing system ...

Doctor Evidence brings valuable health data to IBM Watson ecosystem ...

SRC Computers launches Saturn 1 Server, the first reconfigurable hyperscale server ...

BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC launch Latin America's fastest supercomputer ...

Dutch Government plans 135 million euro funding for supercomputers


1 Jun 2015 The Hague - In the next ten years the Dutch Government will provide 135 million euro, together with the knowledge institutions, for the development of supercomputers with exponential power, the so-called quantum computers. With this funding the Dutch Government aims to enhance the leading position of the Dutch Institute for Quantum Technology, QuTech in Delft. In this way, the companies and scientists are able to benefit in a fast way through the opportunities offered by this technology. Henk Kamp, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Jet Bussemaker, Ministry of Science and Education, will sign a contract with representatives from TU Delft, TNO, the Dutch Society for Sciences and Topsector HTSM.

Henk Kamp, Ministry of Economic Affairs, stated: "The next generation of supercomputers offers opportunities for Dutch companies to develop new products and services. To deploy these opportunities here instead of elsewhere, long-term investments are necessary. Only in this case the Dutch economy can fully benefit of the advantages delivered by quantum technology, such as better data security and more computational power."

Jet Bussemaker, Ministry of Science and Education, stated: "It is important that this commitment and the long-term investments enable the Netherlands are able to stay at the forefront in quantum mechanics and even enhance its position. Big scientists can stay in the Netherlands and talents from abroad are attracted to come to the Netherlands to deploy their research in this fascinating field."

Thanks to this financial security offered by the Dutch Government, QuTech is able to attract interest from private investment companies, to invest in laboratories and to hire promising scientists. Currently, 100 scientists are working at QuTech in Delft led by scientist Leo Kouwenhoven. This number will double in the next five years to more than 200 scientists. They will work to develop the technology and to deploy practical applications, such as better data security. The information exchanged by this type of computers cannot be hacked. This technology also offers more computational power exponentially so that new drugs can be developed much faster for example. The global market for applications based on quantum technology is expected to grow to 2 billion euro each year right up to 2020, as research has shown.

Globally there is a scientific run to make a breakthrough with quantum technology. More than 7000 scientists are working to make this development possible. Big technology companies such as Google, Microsoft and Thales are investing several tens of millions in quantum technology. As one of the leading institutions QuTech for example is receiving funding since 2010 from Microsoft for fundamental research.

QuTech has been named by the Dutch Government as one of the four National Icons. This type of innovations are enabling future wellfare and contribute to solve global issues. The National Icons receive accustomed funding. Ministers Kamp and Bussemaker are the ambassadors of QuTech, representing the Dutch Government. They support the institute with contacts in the Netherlands and abroad.
Source: Dutch Government

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-06-01

The Cloud

Registration opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

EMC to acquire Virtustream ...

EuroFlash

Snapwallet: a safe photo service for smart phone ...

Dutch Government plans 135 million euro funding for supercomputers ...

Tackling the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet ...

Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves ...

USFlash

Lawrence Livermore breaks ground on unclassified supercomputing facility ...

Silicon Mechanics announces recipients of 4th Annual Research Cluster Grant ...

RAPTOR turbulent combustion code selected for next-gen supercomputer readiness project ...

Cavium announces collaboration with Pegatron on server platforms based on Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor family ...

Ohio State University researchers prove magnetism can control heat and sound ...

OLCF names CAAR projects at IDC HPC User Forum ...

Physicists solve quantum tunneling mystery ...

Using the forest to see the trees ...

Tsinghua University crowned champions of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

OLCF shares Lustre knowledge at International Workshop ...

National Science Foundation extends the Kraken project ...

Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, uses IBM Watson to enhance decision making and increase efficiencies ...

OLCF outreach projects garner awards ...

The first round of 2015 hackathons gets underway ...

Premier announces $21.6 million funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

Fujitsu supports King Abdulaziz University research capabilities with new supercomputing system ...

Doctor Evidence brings valuable health data to IBM Watson ecosystem ...

SRC Computers launches Saturn 1 Server, the first reconfigurable hyperscale server ...

BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC launch Latin America's fastest supercomputer ...