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Primeur weekly 2017-06-12

Focus

Exciting times for the European citizen: EuroHPC plans two exascale machines by 2024-2025 ...

Focus on Europe

Belgium joins EuroHPC. the European initiative for supercomputers ...

ISC High Performance names Erich Strohmaier and Yutong Lu as Conference Fellows ...

ISC High Performance focuses on the most crucial HPC topics in 2018 ...

Exciting times for the European citizen: EuroHPC plans two exascale machines by 2024-2025 ...

Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants ...

Hardware

Leidos and Cray announce strategic alliance to offer multi-level security solutions ...

Asperitas opens showcase location for Immersed Computing at atom86 data centre ...

SDSC names Christopher Irving Manager of HPC Systems ...

Charliecloud simplifies Big Data supercomputing ...

IBM selected as Red Hat Global Strategic Partner of the Year ...

Applications

IBM announces partnership with Baheal Group to bring Watson for Oncology to China ...

SDSC's Gordon simulations paint bleak picture of sleep-deprivation by century's end ...

Singularity allows scientists to use "containers" in high-performance computing ...

Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center runs largest scale calculation ever ...

Mining cancer data for treatment clues ...

Simulations pinpoint atomic-level defects in solar cell nanostructures ...

UTSA to develop artificial neural network to detect computer system faults ...

Harnessing computational intelligence to improve the management of health emergencies ...

The Cloud

IBM wins VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award for "Integrate Public Clouds" ...

Belgium joins EuroHPC. the European initiative for supercomputers

9 Jun 2017 Luxembourg - Belgium has officially joined the European Commission's High Performance Computing Initiative. Belgium has signed the declaration on June 9, 2017 at the occasion of the EU Telecommunications Council in Luxembourg. The initiative of the European Commission will expand Europe's digital infrastructure and take supercomputer development at the next level.

The European Commission has launched the High Performance Computing Initiative on March 23, 2017 in Rome, together with Germany, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The project brings together three different technologies: exascale High Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data and a Cloud ecosystem.

Supercomputers and supercomputing networks provide an enormous computing power that can deliver tens of thousands of calculations more than ordinary computers. Supercomputers are very useful to test and develop complex algorithms. They can contribute to the generation of new virtual molecules for experimental drugs; the study of global warming and climate models; and the mapping of earthquakes and epidemic outbreaks. In the future supercomputers will also provide support for the analysis of air pollution; the research for renewable sources of energy and the analysis of auto-sensors and built-in cameras for vehicles in order to develop self-driving cars.

Vice-prime minister and minister for the Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo stated with enthousiasm: "Belgium

is happy to join the European Commission's High Performance Computing Initiative together with seven other European countries. This project provides the opportunity to build together the digital infrastructure for the future. Supercomputers will thoroughly change our economy and society. Just consider faster drug development or innovative research in renewable energy. It is important for our country to join the innovative forefront in Europe."

Belgium will appoint two advocates who will participate in the European discussions on the High Performance Computing Initiative. The aim is to establish an intra-Belgian coordination that links both the federal level (DTO and Belspo) and the three regions.

For more information about the EuroHPC initiative, you can consult thePrimeur Livecoverage from this event at http://eurohpc.eu/announcement .
Source: Belgian Ministry of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecommunications and Postal Services

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-06-12

Focus

Exciting times for the European citizen: EuroHPC plans two exascale machines by 2024-2025 ...

Focus on Europe

Belgium joins EuroHPC. the European initiative for supercomputers ...

ISC High Performance names Erich Strohmaier and Yutong Lu as Conference Fellows ...

ISC High Performance focuses on the most crucial HPC topics in 2018 ...

Exciting times for the European citizen: EuroHPC plans two exascale machines by 2024-2025 ...

Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants ...

Hardware

Leidos and Cray announce strategic alliance to offer multi-level security solutions ...

Asperitas opens showcase location for Immersed Computing at atom86 data centre ...

SDSC names Christopher Irving Manager of HPC Systems ...

Charliecloud simplifies Big Data supercomputing ...

IBM selected as Red Hat Global Strategic Partner of the Year ...

Applications

IBM announces partnership with Baheal Group to bring Watson for Oncology to China ...

SDSC's Gordon simulations paint bleak picture of sleep-deprivation by century's end ...

Singularity allows scientists to use "containers" in high-performance computing ...

Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center runs largest scale calculation ever ...

Mining cancer data for treatment clues ...

Simulations pinpoint atomic-level defects in solar cell nanostructures ...

UTSA to develop artificial neural network to detect computer system faults ...

Harnessing computational intelligence to improve the management of health emergencies ...

The Cloud

IBM wins VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award for "Integrate Public Clouds" ...