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Primeur weekly 2015-08-10

Special

European Supercomputer Programme in next Horizon 2020 period programme to also focus on HPC access for SMEs ...

Numascale's scalable appliances for data analytics meet customers' needs at attractive price points ...

Bright Computing to combine HPC and Big Data workloads on bare metal and virtualized with Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack ...

European exascale projects DEEP-ER and Mont-Blanc to investigate new programming and network-attached memory technologies ...

Focus on Europe

The Alan Turing Institute signals progress on many fronts ...

Middleware

Inaugural OpenMPCon next month in Aachen - Conference Chair Michael Wong is expecting the OpenMP community there ...

Hardware

Fujitsu reports fiscal 2015 first-quarter financial results ...

Better together: Graphene-nanotube hybrid switches ...

Watson to gain ability to "see" with planned $1 billion acquisition of Merge Healthcare ...

Micron broadens storage portfolio for customers with new SAS solid state drive family for data-intensive applications ...

HPC specialist transtec will receive 7-million-euro contract from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...

DNI Clapper names new IARPA Director ...

Applications

Saturn's rings in a supercomputer ...

Purdue University researchers achieve 900 percent faster access to data leveraging DDN solid state storage cache ...

The Cloud

Chameleon Cloud computing testbed goes into full production ...

CloudBroker Platform from Switzerland rated the number one innovation in EU report about research projects in ICT ...

IBM opens Bluemix Garage in Toronto to help enterprises rapidly develop applications using IBM Cloud ...

IBM named leader in Cloud hosting and integration services ...

Tractor Supply Company teams with IBM for redesigned website and Cloud transformation ...

EuroFlash

Nature: Compact optical data transmission ...

MIPT researchers clear the way for fast plasmonic chips ...

USFlash

South Dakota Board of Regents awards USD $200,000 for scientific research supercomputer ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 financial results ...

Study calculates the speed of ice formation ...

DNI Clapper names new IARPA Director


3 Aug 2015 Washington - Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced that he has selected Dr. Jason Matheny to be the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, effective immediately.

"Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position and I'm confident that he will continue to maintain the high bar for technical excellence and relevance to our Intelligence Community mission", stated James R. Clapper. "I look forward to him continuing to work closely with partners throughout the national security community to bring to bear our future capabilities."

Jason Matheny has been serving as director of IARPA's new office for Anticipating Surprise overseeing research efforts to develop new capabilities to deliver timely and accurate forecasts for a range of events relevant to national security. He served concurrently as the programme manager for the Open Source Indicators (OSI) programme, the Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition programme and the Forecasting Science and Technology programme.

Jason Matheny joined the ODNI in 2009 as a programme manager in IARPA's office of Incisive Analysis where he conceptualized, developed, managed and successfully transitioned technologies to the IC from the Aggregative Contingent Estimation (ACE) and OSI programmes. Under Jason Matheny's leadership, the ACE programme grew impressively as the world's largest forecasting tournament, and increased the accuracy of geopolitical forecasts by more than 50%. OSI has also achieved impressive results: record lead-time on forecasts of societal events, from political instability to disease outbreaks.

Before joining IARPA, Jason Matheny worked at Oxford University, Princeton University, the World Bank, the Center for Biosecurity, the Applied Physics Laboratory and is the co-founder of two biotechnology companies. His research has been published in widely-known publications, such asNature, and his work has been profiled in theNew York Times' Ideas of the Year,Discover Magazine's Top Science Stories of the Year as well as inNOVA,Scientific AmericanandThe Economist.

Jason Matheny holds a doctorate in applied economics and a master's in public health from the Johns Hopkins University, a master's in business administration from Duke University and a bachelor's from the University of Chicago. He is also the recipient of the IC award for Individual Achievement in Science and Technology.

IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programmes that have the potential to provide the nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over its future adversaries.
Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence - ODNI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-08-10

Special

European Supercomputer Programme in next Horizon 2020 period programme to also focus on HPC access for SMEs ...

Numascale's scalable appliances for data analytics meet customers' needs at attractive price points ...

Bright Computing to combine HPC and Big Data workloads on bare metal and virtualized with Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack ...

European exascale projects DEEP-ER and Mont-Blanc to investigate new programming and network-attached memory technologies ...

Focus on Europe

The Alan Turing Institute signals progress on many fronts ...

Middleware

Inaugural OpenMPCon next month in Aachen - Conference Chair Michael Wong is expecting the OpenMP community there ...

Hardware

Fujitsu reports fiscal 2015 first-quarter financial results ...

Better together: Graphene-nanotube hybrid switches ...

Watson to gain ability to "see" with planned $1 billion acquisition of Merge Healthcare ...

Micron broadens storage portfolio for customers with new SAS solid state drive family for data-intensive applications ...

HPC specialist transtec will receive 7-million-euro contract from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...

DNI Clapper names new IARPA Director ...

Applications

Saturn's rings in a supercomputer ...

Purdue University researchers achieve 900 percent faster access to data leveraging DDN solid state storage cache ...

The Cloud

Chameleon Cloud computing testbed goes into full production ...

CloudBroker Platform from Switzerland rated the number one innovation in EU report about research projects in ICT ...

IBM opens Bluemix Garage in Toronto to help enterprises rapidly develop applications using IBM Cloud ...

IBM named leader in Cloud hosting and integration services ...

Tractor Supply Company teams with IBM for redesigned website and Cloud transformation ...

EuroFlash

Nature: Compact optical data transmission ...

MIPT researchers clear the way for fast plasmonic chips ...

USFlash

South Dakota Board of Regents awards USD $200,000 for scientific research supercomputer ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 financial results ...

Study calculates the speed of ice formation ...