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Primeur weekly 2013-07-08

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World record in silicon integrated nanophotonics - More energy efficiency in the data communication ...

SURFnet and Russian Skoltech embark on joint e-Infrastructure project ...

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SURFnet and Russian Skoltech embark on joint e-Infrastructure project


20 Jun 2013 Utrecht - In the presence of Prime Minister Rutte and Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich, SURFnet and the Russian Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) have signed a letter of intent that will result in a high-bandwidth network connection between the Netherlands and Russia. This network connection will link Skoltech in Russia to NetherLight in Amsterdam and is intended to support highly data-intensive collaboration projects between Dutch and Russian scientists and academics and with other institutions around the world. The letter of intent was signed by Erwin Bleumink, CEO of SURFnet, and Edward Crawley, President of Skoltech.

The letter of intent is the first step in the collaboration between SURFnet and Skoltech aimed to realise a high-bandwidth infrastructure for joint scientific endeavours between the Netherlands and Russia. The 'Skoltech Center for Stem Cell Research' is a prime example of such a data-intensive collaboration project. The high-speed connection will enable researchers in this project from Skoltech, Groningen University Medical Centre, the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics in Moscow, and other universities throughout the world to apply state of the art genomics technologies as they work to form the foundation for personalized medicine. Another example is collaboration in scientific ICT research and developing and exploiting innovative technologies carried out by Skoltech and the University of Amsterdam.

Increasing data intensity and internationalisation in the academic community has heightened the demand for effective international high-bandwidth network connectivity in research and education.

Edward Crawley, President of Skoltech, stated: "We are strategically forming partnerships to advance education, research and innovation. This network connection is one step on that path, empowering Skoltech scientists, students and our academic and industrial partners to truly make a difference in their collaborative research. Furthermore, it will increase Russia’s connectivity to Europe and beyond."

"The network connection will provide an incentive to collaborate between the Netherlands and Russia in the field of science. At the same time it will further strengthen the Netherlands' position as the digital gateway to Europe", stated Erwin Bleumink, CEO of SURFnet.

Signing the letter of intent was only one of the activities during Prime Minister Rutte's annual visit to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) where politicians, representatives of the business community, university professors and journalists convene to discuss the economic opportunities and challenges facing the world today.

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in October 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advances scientific knowledge and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.
Source: SURFnet

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-07-08

Special

Exploiting parallelism on Titan to reach exascale performance, eventually ...

The Cloud

A virtual chef-nutritionist for old people ...

BRABUS draws on IBM to deliver stylish upgrades for automobiles, planes and yachts through the Cloud ...

New hardware design protects data in the cloud ...

Oracle enhances Cloud management with new third generation release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

Oracle announces general availability of Oracle Database 12c, the first database designed for the Cloud ...

New Oracle Database 12c innovations engineered with Oracle Storage Systems deliver next level of database-to-storage performance and efficiency ...

Rackspace and CERN openlab collaborate to deliver "Big Bang" with Hybrid Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Megware supercomputer at the University of Bayreuth secures TOP500 place ...

High Performance Computing facility to receive Government funding of 8 million euro ...

RSC supercomputers continue to lead in energy efficiency among Russian HPC systems in Green500 ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Numascale AS to collaborate on improved memory systems for research ...

Bull launches the 2013 Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize, aimed at boosting the development of computer simulation ...

Kees Neggers honoured as an Internet Pioneer in the Internet Hall of Fame ...

World record in silicon integrated nanophotonics - More energy efficiency in the data communication ...

SURFnet and Russian Skoltech embark on joint e-Infrastructure project ...

USFlash

Parallella: an open source hardware project ...

Pleiades supercomputer to be augmented with next-generation SGI ICE-X systems ...

2014 Pennsylvania State Budget includes $500,000 for Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

Senator Durbin leads dedication of new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Microscopy technique could help computer industry develop 3D components ...

Cyclica Inc. is awarded access to IBM's Blue Gene/Q supercomputer to repurpose FDA approved drugs ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center deploys 20PB Big Data hub using DataDirect Networks High-Performance Storage System ...

More of the world's TOP500 supercomputers trust DataDirect Networks for best analytics and simulation performance, scale and lowest TCO ...

Indiana University to take lead in Defense Department effort securing software-defined networks ...

Graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing ...

NSF and Mozilla announce breakthrough applications on a faster, smarter internet of the future ...

Titan completes acceptance testing ...