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Primeur weekly 2019-08-26

Quantum computing

Atos and C-DAC sign Cooperation Agreement for global advancement in Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Exascale Computing in India ...

Quantum computers to become portable ...

Detraction-free light-matter interaction ...

A University of Massachusetts researcher is shaping the future of technology ...

Schrödinger's cat with 20 qubits ...

Focus on Europe

Registration opens for HPC User Forums at CSCS and EPCC ...

EXDCI to issue Call for Proposals for project spin-off ...

PRACE Autumn School 2019 to address Big Data and HPC ...

Hardware

IBM demonstrates commitment to open hardware movement ...

HPE builds NASA new supercomputer to support future human mission to moon ...

Xilinx announces the world's largest FPGA featuring 9 million system logic cells ...

NetApp provides faster, more efficient solution for analytics and HPC applications ...

Applications

Katharine Cahill named mentor for NSF XSEDE Campus Champion Fellow ...

First Monterey Data Conference does deep dive into Deep Learning for Science ...

Researchers get first microscopic look at a tiny phenomenon with big potential implications ...

Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs ...

NJIT's Bipin Rajendran is named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors ...

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award brings superconducting spintronics expertise to Konstanz ...

eScience Center and SURF to organize workshop on Machine Learning ...

XSEDE supercomputers aid in novel simulations of X-ray laser research laser pulse visualizations powered by SDSC and TACC supercomputers ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA and VMware to accelerate machine learning, data science and AI workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs ...

VMware announces VMware Tanzu portfolio to transform the way enterprises build, run and manage software on Kubernetes ...

IBM developing new Cloud services and technology to help keep data secured from future fault-tolerant quantum computers ...

Atos and C-DAC sign Cooperation Agreement for global advancement in Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Exascale Computing in India

26 Aug 2019 Paris, Pune - C-DAC - Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, a national premier R&D organisation under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, and Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, have signed a Cooperation Agreement for technology advancement in the areas of Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Exascale Computing.

Dr. Hemant Darbari, Founder Member and Director General, C-DAC, India is spearheading the C-DAC Mission Mode Programmes on Exascale Computing, Microprocessor and Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Computing of national importance.

In addition to delivering an Atos' Quantum Learning Machine, the world's highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator, this partnership encompasses the creation of a 'Quantum Computing Experience Center' at C-DAC's headquarters in Pune. It aims to bring together users from academic, scientific, research and industry to rapidly acquire skills and develop further expertise in the field of quantum computing with the support from Government of India.

This centre will enable advance study of applications of quantum theory, thereby creating new technologies and platforms for information security, connectivity and computing. Together with this high-powered, ultra-compact machine, Atos has supplied a universal programming language (AQASM) and the relevant resources and training. Atos and C-DAC researchers will work closely together to experiment with disruptive technologies to better manage the evolution of applications and to meet the challenges associated with digital simulation, Big Data, and even Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

C-DAC has already started to contribute to the development and demonstration of a Quantum Computing Platform, Quantum Communication, build technical infrastructure to advance Quantum Technologies and produce Quantum Algorithms, applications addressing programmes of national priorities.

The cooperation agreement aims to develop a long-term programme which includes the sharing of experience on Exascale Computing technical challenges and collaboration on roadmaps in line with the national objectives and global positioning.

C-DAC, a global expert in Supercomputing established the first PARAM Supercomputer of India in 1991 and has a planned roadmap of building and developing Supercomputers under Make-In-India initiative and complete ecosystem for launching an Exascale Supercomputer soon with priority for nation specific applications.

C-DAC established the "PARAM Shivay" Supercomputer under build approach of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) programme at IIT, BHU launched by Shri Narendra Modi, the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India in February 2019 with Atos India Pvt. Ltd. who has been selected as a technology partner through a competitive bidding process under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). A series of PARAM Supercomputers across the country under the build approach of NSM will be deployed enabling the scientific, research and academic user community with required high performance computational resource.

With Atos' vast technical expertise in Artificial Intelligence domain, this cooperation agreement outlines the way Atos and C-DAC could jointly work on technology development AI projects - including using AI to enhance the efficiency of HPC systems; running AI workloads on HPC systems and creating an ecosystem of AI devices dedicated to accelerating or concentrating inference execution near the edge.

C-DAC has tremendous expertise and experience in the area of AI and Language Computing, through its applied pioneering research over the last three decades in diverse domains in the global landscape, more so, covering the national imperatives, spanning across various diversified domains, such as Language & Heritage Computing, AI/ Machine Learning (ML)/Deep Learning (DL), Accessibility, Brain Computing, Digital Preservation, Robotics, Signal/Video/Image Processing and such areas.

"Atos is delighted to extend its partnership with an R&D organisation of International Repute - C-DAC to support India advance in these key areas of Quantum Computing, Exascale and Artificial Intelligence. Building on our position as the leading technology provider globally for Supercomputing, AI, Quantum Computing and others, this agreement is a significant step forward in our strategic relationship. This will strengthen the R&D activities between France and India with C-DAC and Atos significantly contributing to technology development and nation economic growth", stated Pierre Barnabé, SEVP, Head of Big Data & Security at Atos.
Source: Atos

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Primeur weekly 2019-08-26

Quantum computing

Atos and C-DAC sign Cooperation Agreement for global advancement in Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Exascale Computing in India ...

Quantum computers to become portable ...

Detraction-free light-matter interaction ...

A University of Massachusetts researcher is shaping the future of technology ...

Schrödinger's cat with 20 qubits ...

Focus on Europe

Registration opens for HPC User Forums at CSCS and EPCC ...

EXDCI to issue Call for Proposals for project spin-off ...

PRACE Autumn School 2019 to address Big Data and HPC ...

Hardware

IBM demonstrates commitment to open hardware movement ...

HPE builds NASA new supercomputer to support future human mission to moon ...

Xilinx announces the world's largest FPGA featuring 9 million system logic cells ...

NetApp provides faster, more efficient solution for analytics and HPC applications ...

Applications

Katharine Cahill named mentor for NSF XSEDE Campus Champion Fellow ...

First Monterey Data Conference does deep dive into Deep Learning for Science ...

Researchers get first microscopic look at a tiny phenomenon with big potential implications ...

Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs ...

NJIT's Bipin Rajendran is named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors ...

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award brings superconducting spintronics expertise to Konstanz ...

eScience Center and SURF to organize workshop on Machine Learning ...

XSEDE supercomputers aid in novel simulations of X-ray laser research laser pulse visualizations powered by SDSC and TACC supercomputers ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA and VMware to accelerate machine learning, data science and AI workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs ...

VMware announces VMware Tanzu portfolio to transform the way enterprises build, run and manage software on Kubernetes ...

IBM developing new Cloud services and technology to help keep data secured from future fault-tolerant quantum computers ...