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Primeur weekly 2017-07-24

Focus

20th Birthday celebrating OpenMP still welcoming new members ...

Fujitsu's processor roadmap is hitting new targets for Deep Learning ...

Focus on Europe

New FPGA programming method delivers five times more computing power ...

Gazprom Neft to utilise capacity at the St Petersburg Polytechnic University supercomputer ...

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network ...

Newly improved Brain Simulation Platform now online ...

Joeri van Leeuwen received a grant and in-kind expertise from the eScience Center for his astronomy project AA-ALERT ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Brazil-based AMT sign partnership agreement ...

Hardware

7th International Women in HPC workshop ...

IBM scientists observe elusive gravitational effect in solid-state physics ...

New Supermicro Rack Scale Design (RSD) supports high-density, high-performance pooled NVMe storage ...

Inspur announced the new M5 series servers to get businesses ready for the new era of intelligent computing ...

Women, leadership and Flash - Panel and networking event ...

Applications

3D models help scientists gauge flood impact ...

Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information ...

Flashes of light on the dark matter ...

Titan simulations show importance of close 2-way coupling between human and Earth systems ...

A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light ...

Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions ...

Massive simulation shows HIV capsid interacting with its environment ...

ANSYS, Saudi Aramco and KAUST shatter supercomputing record ...

Scientists use "Piz Daint" simulations to track heavy summer precipitation from the Mediterranean ...

Fernanda Foertter elected SIG HPC Education Vice Chair ...

The Cloud

IBM expands global Cloud data centre presence with four new facilities ...

The Cloud comes to you: AT&T to power self-driving cars, AR/VR and other future 5G applications through edge computing ...

Teradata acquires San Diego-based start-up StackIQ to strengthen Teradata Everywhere and IntelliCloud capabilities ...

IBM mainframe ushers in new era of data protection ...

Solarflare lets server racks match connectivity of a human neuron ...

New high speed interface connects IBM Z to IBM storage systems ...

Oracle significantly expands Cloud at Customer with PaaS and SaaS services to help customers in their journey to the Cloud ...

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network


Eastern Partnership region links to the pan-European GÉANT network, July 2017.
18 Jul 2017 Amsterdam - The research and education (R&E) communities in Ukraine will be better able to exchange and collaborate with their peers from around the world, following a tenfold increase in speed in the network link between Ukraine and the GÉANT pan-European R&E network.

By upgrading this link from 1 to 10 Gigabits per second in June 2017, the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project and its Ukrainian partner URAN are fulfilling the goal of bringing a world-class R&E network to Eastern Partnership countries, in line with the European Neighbourhood policy that supports increased interconnectivity and economic development for the European Union and its neighbours.

"This new connection with significantly higher bandwidth is wonderful because it allows new possibilities for Ukrainian researchers in high-energy physics and biomedicine. For example, the Kharkiv physical technical research institute has new possibilities to exchange data with the CERN Hadron Supercollider over the special science logical network LHCONE: firstly, we increased the speed of exchange more than twice and secondly reached the long-awaited quality of the channel - the percentage of packet loss is less than 10-8. And another interesting result - the speed of access from the National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery to medical databases increased several times due to connecting via the 10 Gbps link", stated Volodymyr Galagan, Executive Director of URAN.

The upgraded link between Ukraine and the GÉANT pan-European network is based on services provided by RETN (UK) and includes the following features:

  • a protected lambda service Kiev-Vienna; 10 Gbps
  • a protected 'local tail' in Kiev that provides good quality and high-availability service for URAN.

"It is an honour for us to win GÉANT's approval and to continue our cooperation, providing international network services and 24/7 technical support underpinned by an infrastructure based on the most up to date technology. We are certainly ready to support GÉANT's strategic developments in the future and are looking forward to doing so", stated Andrey Gazizov, RETN's CTO in Europe.

This improved connectivity enhances the collaborative capabilities of researchers within the Eastern Partnership countries - Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Georgia - and allows them to participate in global research collaborations.

"The world needs greater understanding in all kinds of fields, such as seismology, climate change, biomedical sciences or high-energy physics. GÉANT is proud to support the ability of Ukrainian researchers to contribute their talents and expertise to such global collaborations, and to facilitate the growth of those talents and expertise within their country and the Eastern Partnership region", stated Erik Huizer, CEO of GÉANT.

Researchers from Eastern Partnership countries will have the opportunity to explore how R&E networks and other e-infrastructures can support their work during the 2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference (EaPEC 2017), which will be hosted by UIIP NASB (BASNET) in Minsk on 27-28 September. The event will feature a keynote speaker from the Human Brain Project, presentations from the second regional Enlighten Your Research awards, and a focus on research and e-infrastructures for open science.

More information and registration are available at https://www.eapconnect.eu/eapec/ .
Source: Eastern Partnership Connect

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Primeur weekly 2017-07-24

Focus

20th Birthday celebrating OpenMP still welcoming new members ...

Fujitsu's processor roadmap is hitting new targets for Deep Learning ...

Focus on Europe

New FPGA programming method delivers five times more computing power ...

Gazprom Neft to utilise capacity at the St Petersburg Polytechnic University supercomputer ...

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network ...

Newly improved Brain Simulation Platform now online ...

Joeri van Leeuwen received a grant and in-kind expertise from the eScience Center for his astronomy project AA-ALERT ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Brazil-based AMT sign partnership agreement ...

Hardware

7th International Women in HPC workshop ...

IBM scientists observe elusive gravitational effect in solid-state physics ...

New Supermicro Rack Scale Design (RSD) supports high-density, high-performance pooled NVMe storage ...

Inspur announced the new M5 series servers to get businesses ready for the new era of intelligent computing ...

Women, leadership and Flash - Panel and networking event ...

Applications

3D models help scientists gauge flood impact ...

Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information ...

Flashes of light on the dark matter ...

Titan simulations show importance of close 2-way coupling between human and Earth systems ...

A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light ...

Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions ...

Massive simulation shows HIV capsid interacting with its environment ...

ANSYS, Saudi Aramco and KAUST shatter supercomputing record ...

Scientists use "Piz Daint" simulations to track heavy summer precipitation from the Mediterranean ...

Fernanda Foertter elected SIG HPC Education Vice Chair ...

The Cloud

IBM expands global Cloud data centre presence with four new facilities ...

The Cloud comes to you: AT&T to power self-driving cars, AR/VR and other future 5G applications through edge computing ...

Teradata acquires San Diego-based start-up StackIQ to strengthen Teradata Everywhere and IntelliCloud capabilities ...

IBM mainframe ushers in new era of data protection ...

Solarflare lets server racks match connectivity of a human neuron ...

New high speed interface connects IBM Z to IBM storage systems ...

Oracle significantly expands Cloud at Customer with PaaS and SaaS services to help customers in their journey to the Cloud ...