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Primeur weekly 2017-07-03

Special

New Belgian Delegate Chris De Loof believes in driving role for e-IRG for process of converging research infrastructures ...

Focus

Deconflicting airflights on a D-Wave quantum computer ...

D-Wave Systems moving towards improved quantum annealing with advanced controls ...

Focus on Europe

Wide-ranging programme leaves lasting impression on ISC 2017 attendees ...

DLR agrees strategic CFD partnership with ONERA and Airbus ...

Supercomputing in Hesse for 22 million euro ...

Wise e-infrastructures endorse WISE security recommendations ...

Modular Supercomputer enters next round - EU funded DEEP-EST project starts ...

Boston partnered with Edinburgh University for ISC Student Cluster Competition ...

Middleware

SPEC/HPG hardware acceleration benchmark adds suite to measure OpenMP application performance ...

Bright Computing wins 2017 HPC Innovation Award by Hyperion Research for integration with Microsoft Azure ...

ZF, HELLA and NVIDIA partner to increase safety of self-driving vehicles ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to provide HPC User Site Census: All Networks report ...

Bill Gropp named NCSA Director ...

U.S. Air Force Research Lab taps IBM to build brain-inspired AI supercomputing system ...

Boston launches first to market server series featuring AMD EPYC processors ...

Applications

Boston launches revolutionary ANNA Pascal XL deep learning appliance ...

US ALCC supercomputing programme awards ALCF computing time to 24 projects ...

eScience Center and CLARIAH grant four projects in the Arts and Humanities ...

Researchers use supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to design and test new tools for cancer detection ...

UCAR deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect solution in supercomputing network ...

OSC data processing helps uncover the impact of loan forgiveness programmes ...

NASA simulates asteroid impacts to help identify possible life-threatening events ...

Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios and UCSB accelerate rendering with AI ...

Method elucidates inner workings of neural networks ...

Seven University of Wyoming projects awarded use of Cheyenne supercomputer ...

Record-setting seismic simulations run on NERSC's Cori system ...

Volvo Cars and Autoliv select NVIDIA DRIVE PX platform for self-driving cars ...

Supercomputing in Hesse for 22 million euro

26 Jun 2017 Wiesbaden - Science Minister Boris Rhein from the German state of Hesse has announced that the Joint Science Conference (GWK) has decided to sponsor two scientific high-performance computers at the university locations in Darmstadt and Frankfurt. The federal government and the state are sharing investment costs of 22,5 million euro. "The expansion of supercomputing is a crucial building block in the Hessian digitization strategy. The new high-performance computers will help our scientists to carry out their research at the top level. At the same time, the granting by the GWK is an important indicator of the efficiency of the state of Hesse as a scientific location", stated the minister.

Using high-performance computing, scientists model and simulate complex situations for which time-consuming, expensive and expensive experiments were required or for which no experiments can be carried out.

With the supercomputer "Lichtenberg II" from the Technical University of Darmstadt, the researchers want to examine mainly questions in the engineering sciences. "Computational Engineering" (CE) stands for an interdisciplinary approach. CE has been one of the profound core competences of the TU Darmstadt for many years. A total of 15 million euro is to be invested at the site in two separate procurement projects of 7.5 million euro in 2018 and 2020 respectively.

The "Center for Scientific Computing" (CSC) is to operate the new "GOETHE" supercomputer of the Goethe University Frankfurt. Also in two successive tenders will be procured new computer hardware for a total of 7.5 million euro at this location. In Frankfurt the focus is on life sciences, biology, physics and the research of highly efficient algorithms and procedures. In this environment, many new synergies are to be created between specialist and methodological sciences.

To ensure that the expensive hardware can be used efficiently, Hesse also promotes the expansion of method competence. 2,8 million euro will go to the Hessian Competence Center for High Performance Calculators (HKHLR) from 2016 to 2020. The experts in the HKHLR support the scientists at all Hessian universities.

"With the success of the two applications in combination with our promotion of the expertise, Hesse remains one of the most efficient locations for HPC in Germany", concluded Minister of Science Boris Rhein.
Source: Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-07-03

Special

New Belgian Delegate Chris De Loof believes in driving role for e-IRG for process of converging research infrastructures ...

Focus

Deconflicting airflights on a D-Wave quantum computer ...

D-Wave Systems moving towards improved quantum annealing with advanced controls ...

Focus on Europe

Wide-ranging programme leaves lasting impression on ISC 2017 attendees ...

DLR agrees strategic CFD partnership with ONERA and Airbus ...

Supercomputing in Hesse for 22 million euro ...

Wise e-infrastructures endorse WISE security recommendations ...

Modular Supercomputer enters next round - EU funded DEEP-EST project starts ...

Boston partnered with Edinburgh University for ISC Student Cluster Competition ...

Middleware

SPEC/HPG hardware acceleration benchmark adds suite to measure OpenMP application performance ...

Bright Computing wins 2017 HPC Innovation Award by Hyperion Research for integration with Microsoft Azure ...

ZF, HELLA and NVIDIA partner to increase safety of self-driving vehicles ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to provide HPC User Site Census: All Networks report ...

Bill Gropp named NCSA Director ...

U.S. Air Force Research Lab taps IBM to build brain-inspired AI supercomputing system ...

Boston launches first to market server series featuring AMD EPYC processors ...

Applications

Boston launches revolutionary ANNA Pascal XL deep learning appliance ...

US ALCC supercomputing programme awards ALCF computing time to 24 projects ...

eScience Center and CLARIAH grant four projects in the Arts and Humanities ...

Researchers use supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to design and test new tools for cancer detection ...

UCAR deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect solution in supercomputing network ...

OSC data processing helps uncover the impact of loan forgiveness programmes ...

NASA simulates asteroid impacts to help identify possible life-threatening events ...

Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios and UCSB accelerate rendering with AI ...

Method elucidates inner workings of neural networks ...

Seven University of Wyoming projects awarded use of Cheyenne supercomputer ...

Record-setting seismic simulations run on NERSC's Cori system ...

Volvo Cars and Autoliv select NVIDIA DRIVE PX platform for self-driving cars ...