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Primeur weekly 2018-08-13

Focus

DEEP-EST project is exploring the nuts and bolts of mildly disruptive modular supercomputing architecture ...

Gidel's FPGAs only use 1% of their capacity for lossless compression and encryption ...

German HPC and EuroHPC, a question of competitive collaboration benefiting science ...

Quantum computing

NSF launches effort to create practical quantum computer ...

The Rigetti 128-qubit chip and what it means for quantum ...

Quantum chains in graphene nanoribbons ...

Tying electrons down with nanoribbons ...

Focus on Europe

Falling moons: When proto-Earth met its makers - German and Israeli supercomputers spend 100 weeks crunching astronomical numbers ...

PRACE SHAPE Programme supports three further SMEs ...

High Performance Computing for a better agriculture ...

ExCAPE: developing new medicines with high performance computing ...

RDA Grants for Early Careers and Experts - Join the 12th RDA Plenary, 5-8 November 2018, Botswana as part of the International Data Week 2018 ...

Middleware

NetApp and NVIDIA supercharge deep learning with new AI architecture ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center hosting sixth meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Julia 1.0 has now been released ...

Hardware

Supermicro opens new era of petascale computing with a family of all-flash NVMe 1U systems scalable up to a petabyte of high performance storage ...

DDN building new flash enterprise virtualisation and analytics division with 100 new hires planned through September ...

Co-construction of the future university: Sugon signs with XJTLU ...

Intel launches world's densest, totally silent solid state drive ...

Intel's vision for the future of memory and storage with Optane + QLC ...

University of Texas at Arlington researcher working to use computer cache to speed up memory access ...

Applications

Blue Waters professor Kaiyu Guan receives AGU Early Career Award ...

NCSA Brown Dog project wins Best Technical Paper at PEARC18 ...

2018 NCSA Blue Waters Symposium presentations now available ...

Supercomputer simulations show new target in HIV-1 replication ...

PRACE SHAPE Programme supports three further SMEs


6 Aug 2018 Brussels - Following the seventh call for applications to SHAPE, three more SMEs will be able to start working with PRACE to gain access to HPC expertise and resources, expand their HPC experience and ultimately enhance their business.

SHAPE is a pan-European programme that promotes High Performance Computing adoption by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), supported as part of the PRACE initiative. So far, SHAPE has helped 41 companies to benefit from using HPC in their business.

These are the three SMEs that will start working with PRACE:

1. Briggs Automotive Company Ltd., UK - "Applying parallel CFD to single-seat supercar design"

This SME designs and manufactures the world's only road-legal, single-seat supercar, the Mono. The aim of the project is to use an open source Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code OpenFOAM to compute high-resolution aerodynamic flow around the vehicle, in order to analyse and optimise design features. This will help the company reduce the time to market, optimise and develop future variants of their vehicles and ultimately establish computational processes for development of an all-new car.

2. Polyhedra Tech SL., Spain - "HPC optimisation of SDLPS distributed simulator"

The SME builds simulation tools to assist their business and partners in optimising their day-to-day operations, in areas such as energy efficiency, building certification, consultancy for the construction industry and so on. The core of their business model is the use of a distributed simulator that enables automatic translation of models defined using the Specification and Description Language (SDL) into working simulations, which can then be parallelised.

There are two goals for this project: first, to investigate parallelisation strategies to accelerate the simulator runtime, second, to test, benchmark and optimise the simulator on social science models requiring different parallelisation paradigms. Combined, these goals will open up the tool to a new set of clients and provide them with access to state of the art technology previously unavailable to them, with the expectation that the SME can diversify and increase its client base.

3. FLUIDDA, Belgium - "HPC simulation of particles deposition in human airways"

FLUIDDA is a world leader in the field of Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI) research and development, offering pharmaceutical companies and health care providers a unique entry point into personalised medicine for patients suffering from respiratory diseases and sleep-related breathing disorders. Their proposal is use HPC to perform and validate simulations of particle deposition in human airways, considering different patient-specific cases using the code Alya, part of the PRACE benchmark suite. It is expected that a successful project could lead to new customers and new services for the SME.

As always with SHAPE, it is encouraging to see the diverse range of subject areas and fields that the programme works with. It is expected that this new tranche of projects will start in September 2018.

Source: PRACE

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Primeur weekly 2018-08-13

Focus

DEEP-EST project is exploring the nuts and bolts of mildly disruptive modular supercomputing architecture ...

Gidel's FPGAs only use 1% of their capacity for lossless compression and encryption ...

German HPC and EuroHPC, a question of competitive collaboration benefiting science ...

Quantum computing

NSF launches effort to create practical quantum computer ...

The Rigetti 128-qubit chip and what it means for quantum ...

Quantum chains in graphene nanoribbons ...

Tying electrons down with nanoribbons ...

Focus on Europe

Falling moons: When proto-Earth met its makers - German and Israeli supercomputers spend 100 weeks crunching astronomical numbers ...

PRACE SHAPE Programme supports three further SMEs ...

High Performance Computing for a better agriculture ...

ExCAPE: developing new medicines with high performance computing ...

RDA Grants for Early Careers and Experts - Join the 12th RDA Plenary, 5-8 November 2018, Botswana as part of the International Data Week 2018 ...

Middleware

NetApp and NVIDIA supercharge deep learning with new AI architecture ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center hosting sixth meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Julia 1.0 has now been released ...

Hardware

Supermicro opens new era of petascale computing with a family of all-flash NVMe 1U systems scalable up to a petabyte of high performance storage ...

DDN building new flash enterprise virtualisation and analytics division with 100 new hires planned through September ...

Co-construction of the future university: Sugon signs with XJTLU ...

Intel launches world's densest, totally silent solid state drive ...

Intel's vision for the future of memory and storage with Optane + QLC ...

University of Texas at Arlington researcher working to use computer cache to speed up memory access ...

Applications

Blue Waters professor Kaiyu Guan receives AGU Early Career Award ...

NCSA Brown Dog project wins Best Technical Paper at PEARC18 ...

2018 NCSA Blue Waters Symposium presentations now available ...

Supercomputer simulations show new target in HIV-1 replication ...