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Primeur weekly 2019-09-16

Focus

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023 ...

Crowd computing

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research - no PhD required ...

Quantum computing

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software ...

Q-CTRL leaps into the global top-10 of quantum start-ups ...

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development ...

IBM and Fraunhofer join forces on Quantum Computing Initiative for Germany ...

Focus on Europe

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023 ...

IBM and SKODA AUTO University collaborate on new digital skills for students ...

Middleware

ORNL staff to highlight OpenACC's role in HPC at Annual Meeting ...

Hardware

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield ...

Supermicro expands high-performance SuperWorkstation system portfolio with launch of new solution ...

National Science Foundation $1,4 million grant will help develop cyberinfrastructure across Midwest ...

Applications

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way ...

From the subatomic to the intergalactic: scientists gather in Leicester to share supercomputer results ...

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures ...

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide ...

Forging new frontiers in AI education: Diercks Hall opens at Milwaukee School of Engineering ...

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road ...

ANSYS and LS-DYNA creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation sign definitive acquisition agreement ...

New computing education group joins TACC ...

GPUs power GE code at OLCF hackathons ...

The Cloud

Mellanox to ship record of more than one million ConnectX adapters in Q3 2019 ...

SUSE enhances delivery of modern containerized and Cloud native applications ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community ...

Univa unveils Navops Launch 2.0 ...

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023


16 Sep 2019 Almere - Genci, the French national supercomputing organisation, has published its 5-year Strategic Plan 2019-2023. Genci acts as the link between the French governement, the French HPC users, and the French national supercomputers. It also interacts with European initiatives including PRACE and EuroHPC. Its strategic plan focuses on the main goals for HPC in France in the next 5 years. The strategic plan also includes an evaluation of the previous five-year plan. The Strategic Plan 2019-2023 defines a number of strategic objectives. The most interesting one is the concrete plan to position France as hosting country for an EuroHPC exascale system by 2022/2023.

For supercomputing in France, the goals of GENCI envision the convergence of HPC, Big Data and AI, as an important development. New supercomputers should be acquired with scientific performance, energy costs and total costs of ownership as main criteria. GENCI wants to encourage the current three French supercomputer centres to collaborate more closely. Keeping technological sovereignty is deemed of great importance by GENCI.

On a European scale, the Strategic Plan 2019-2023 focuses on EuroHPC or more specific on the exascale systems of EuroHPC. According to GENCI, Europe will not be the first to reach exascale. Actually, it expects China (2020), Japan (2021) and the United States (2021) will beat Europe by at least one year. However, it is very important that Europe has exascale machines of its own. GENCI outlines a plan to bring one of the first two exascale systems in Europe to France. Germany is candidate for the other exascale system.

GENCI will be investing in activities to make this exascale system a reality. This includes preparing a Hosting Consortium and to prepare to apply as Hosting Entity. One of the French supercomputer centres will be selected as "Hosting Site". The Hosting Site is not yet known but will be confirmed soon.

An operational team will be set up to prepare the EuroHPC hosting proposal. GENCI will coordinate with the "Reflection Group" that supports the French delegate in the EuroHPC Governing Board. Scientific applications will be identified that can serve as a reference for preparing the architecture of the exascale system. GENCI will also work on the financial plan for the exascale system, which will cost several hundreds of millions of euro.

GENCI will continue to support the French presence in the European HPC and AI ecosystem and coordination with the French programmes.

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-16

Focus

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023 ...

Crowd computing

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research - no PhD required ...

Quantum computing

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software ...

Q-CTRL leaps into the global top-10 of quantum start-ups ...

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development ...

IBM and Fraunhofer join forces on Quantum Computing Initiative for Germany ...

Focus on Europe

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023 ...

IBM and SKODA AUTO University collaborate on new digital skills for students ...

Middleware

ORNL staff to highlight OpenACC's role in HPC at Annual Meeting ...

Hardware

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield ...

Supermicro expands high-performance SuperWorkstation system portfolio with launch of new solution ...

National Science Foundation $1,4 million grant will help develop cyberinfrastructure across Midwest ...

Applications

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way ...

From the subatomic to the intergalactic: scientists gather in Leicester to share supercomputer results ...

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures ...

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide ...

Forging new frontiers in AI education: Diercks Hall opens at Milwaukee School of Engineering ...

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road ...

ANSYS and LS-DYNA creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation sign definitive acquisition agreement ...

New computing education group joins TACC ...

GPUs power GE code at OLCF hackathons ...

The Cloud

Mellanox to ship record of more than one million ConnectX adapters in Q3 2019 ...

SUSE enhances delivery of modern containerized and Cloud native applications ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community ...

Univa unveils Navops Launch 2.0 ...