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Primeur weekly 2019-07-22

Focus

EuroHPC Research and Innovation calls open July 25 with a total budget of 95 million euro ...

Quantum computing

Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material ...

Bristol awarded GBP 8,4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes ...

Researchers build transistor-like gate for quantum information processing - with qudits ...

Fujitsu harnesses Quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology to optimize output efficiency in power generation for renewable energy devices ...

Quantum photonics by serendipity ...

Focus on Europe

Hungary joins Italian pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Middleware

SUSE joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Hardware

NSF awards $10 million to SDSC to deploy 'Expanse' supercomputer ...

GRC announces licensing agreement with Nihon Form Services to tailor GRC's data centre immersion cooling technology for the Japanese market ...

High Performance Computing (HPC) arrives at the Edge of Space ...

Arm Flexible Access gives chip designers the freedom to experiment and test before they invest ...

Supermicro brings unprecedented performance and configurability to the intelligent edge for new security, 5G, and AI solutions ...

SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network ...

Intel and SAP broaden their technology partnership to power enterprises' digital transformation ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to host Bridges-2 supercomputers at Next Tier Connect ...

Applications

HPC4Energy Innovation Programme announces first awards for public/private partnerships ...

Atos orchestrates AURAGEN's genomic sequencing calculation solution ...

Who's using Argonne's user facilities? ...

Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo ...

NERSC hosts first 'GPUs for Science' Workshop ...

First Corones Award goes to NERSC computer scientist ...

HPC4Manufacturing project aims at improving thin-film processes used in LED lights ...

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders ...

LHC experiments present new results on rare Higgs phenomena at 2019 EPS-HEP conference ...

RIT professor honoured with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers ...

A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune ...

The Cloud

Atos becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) ...

Atos orchestrates AURAGEN's genomic sequencing calculation solution

18 Jul 2019 Paris - Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, was selected by GCS AURAGEN - to provide and orchestrate the high-performance computing infrastructure and storage of a new genomic pilot platform for high-flow sequencing calculation. This platform has been selected as part of the French national plan for Genomic Science ('France Médecine Génomique 2025'). Atos will manage this project together with its partners and co-contractors EOLAS and A2COM, which manage the hosting and outsourcing of health data respectively.

The objective of this national plan is to integrate the sequencing of individual genomes into a 'care pathway' to enable personalized diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients. Initially, it will mainly concern people suffering from cancer and rare diseases for whom new therapeutic strategies may be proposed according to the genetic variations identified.

Atos has implemented an industrial solution for GCS AURAGEN that is designed to support the entire life cycle of genomic data - from DNA sequencing to analysis production. To develop an architecture that is as close as possible to the needs of the health ecosystem, Atos has brought together multiple business expertise - to share with biologists, geneticists and bioinformaticians - and technical expertise in order to carry out dimensioning, comparative analysis, storage, archiving as well as a high-speed network.

This architecture is mainly based on a Dell EMC technology infrastructure that meets the project's high storage needs and performance and scalability challenges (2.5 Po of data per year over time). Atos, together with its partners EOLAS and A2COM, guarantees data hosting on a certified Health Data Hosting (HDS) site, and operates and maintains the entire platform for GCS AURAGEN.

Atos has been supporting the processing of genomic data for several years now, as shown by its long-term partnership with the Spanish National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG-CRG), which has chosen Atos for its large-scale sequencing and DNA analysis work.

This contract reflects Atos' strategic positioning in the health and life sciences sector, illustrated by its European and global client base, its close work with the health ecosystem and its participation in major research projects such as Elixir, EIT Health andCompBioMed.

GCS AURAGEN is a Health Cooperation Group bringing together the 4 health care centres (CHUs) of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region (Grenoble, Lyon, St Etienne, Clermont-Ferrand), the 2 Cancer Control Centres of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region (Léon Bérard in Lyon and Jean Perrin in Clermont-Ferrand) and the Institut de Cancérologie de la Loire. In addition to the GCS and its institutions, the consortium includes Universities: Claude Bernard Lyon 1, the University of Grenoble, the University of St Etienne, the University of Clermont Ferrand as well as the Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne and the Synergie Lyon Cancer Foundation.

The France Genomic Medicine 2025 Plan plans to deploy a network of twelve sequencing platforms covering the entire French territory within the next 4 years. Two pilot projects have been selected, including the GCS AURAGEN.
Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-07-22

Focus

EuroHPC Research and Innovation calls open July 25 with a total budget of 95 million euro ...

Quantum computing

Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material ...

Bristol awarded GBP 8,4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes ...

Researchers build transistor-like gate for quantum information processing - with qudits ...

Fujitsu harnesses Quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology to optimize output efficiency in power generation for renewable energy devices ...

Quantum photonics by serendipity ...

Focus on Europe

Hungary joins Italian pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Middleware

SUSE joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Hardware

NSF awards $10 million to SDSC to deploy 'Expanse' supercomputer ...

GRC announces licensing agreement with Nihon Form Services to tailor GRC's data centre immersion cooling technology for the Japanese market ...

High Performance Computing (HPC) arrives at the Edge of Space ...

Arm Flexible Access gives chip designers the freedom to experiment and test before they invest ...

Supermicro brings unprecedented performance and configurability to the intelligent edge for new security, 5G, and AI solutions ...

SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network ...

Intel and SAP broaden their technology partnership to power enterprises' digital transformation ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to host Bridges-2 supercomputers at Next Tier Connect ...

Applications

HPC4Energy Innovation Programme announces first awards for public/private partnerships ...

Atos orchestrates AURAGEN's genomic sequencing calculation solution ...

Who's using Argonne's user facilities? ...

Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo ...

NERSC hosts first 'GPUs for Science' Workshop ...

First Corones Award goes to NERSC computer scientist ...

HPC4Manufacturing project aims at improving thin-film processes used in LED lights ...

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders ...

LHC experiments present new results on rare Higgs phenomena at 2019 EPS-HEP conference ...

RIT professor honoured with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers ...

A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune ...

The Cloud

Atos becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) ...