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Primeur weekly 2020-09-14

Focus

Some RISC-V high performance implementations presented at RISC-V Global Forum by European Processor Initiative, NSITEXE, OpenBLAS, and SemiDynamics ...

Exascale supercomputing

Combustion pioneer named Department of Energy fellow ...

Quantum computing

New method prevents quantum computers from crashing ...

Q-CTRL and Quantum Machines announce partnership to accelerate quantum computing development ...

Cambridge Quantum Computing welcomes Mehdi Bozzo-Rey ...

Focus on Europe

Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy ...

First release of PROCESS software now available ...

From artificial intelligence to nanomaterials and astrophysics - Seven Irish research projects to benefit from EuroHPC Academic Flagship Programme ...

Middleware

SDSC to help create science gateway for new materials discovery ...

Hardware

NCSA's Donna J. Cox honoured with rare IPS Technology Innovation Award ...

Advanced NVMe controller technology for next generation memory devices ...

Credo announces the DOVE platform, its second generation of low power PAM4 DSPs for 100G/200G/400G data networks ...

Tachyum opens U.S., EU and NATO Government Business Unit ...

National Science Foundation awards CENIC an international networking grant for operation of Pacific Wave ...

UCF Consortium receives open source contribution from Arm to speed access to persistent memory storage ...

Liqid announces agreement with Arrow Electronics to bring composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions to data centres worldwide ...

Research and Markets to issue Global Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) and High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Suppliers Strategic Positioning and Leadership Quadrant Report 2020 ...

Genomics England scales up genomic sequencing with Quantum ActiveScale object storage ...

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion, creating world's premier computing company for the age of AI ...

Applications

NCSA and University of Illinois announce new Center for AstroPhysical Surveys ...

Lead lab selected for next-generation cosmic microwave background experiment ...

Insilico announces the launch of AI-powered COVIDomic to support COVID-19 research worldwide ...

Model shows that the speed neurons fire impacts their ability to synchronize ...

Physicists achieve tunable spin wave excitation ...

EBRAINS makes bid to enter the European Research Infrastructure Roadmap with ten-country strong coalition and France as lead country ...

Mysterious cellular droplets come into focus ...

The presence of resonating cavities above sunspots has been confirmed ...

The Hospital Clínic and BSC will use artificial intelligence to predict the evolution of patients with COVID-19 ...

ORIGINS - answers to existential questions ...

Altair announces 2020 Global Technology Conference to explore "The Future of..." ...

The Cloud

National Science Foundation-funded CloudBank now operational ...

Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat announce major hybrid Cloud collaboration for the energy industry ...

Red Hat Marketplace aims to accelerate open hybrid Cloud innovation with certified software solutions ready to run on any Cloud ...

Renesas introduces DDR5 data buffer for high-performance server and Cloud service applications ...

NETINT deploys video transcoding technology in the Nimbix Cloud ...

NCSA's Donna J. Cox honoured with rare IPS Technology Innovation Award


Donna J. Cox, director of NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory, the Michael Aiken Chair in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, director of Illinois' eDream Institute at NCSA, head of NCSA's Research and Education Directorate, and NCSA Chief Scholar.
8 Sep 2020 Urbana-Champaign - Donna J. Cox, director of NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL), was recently awarded the International Planetarium Society's 2020 Technology Innovation Award. This is just the eighth time since the society's founding in 1958 that this honor has been bestowed. It is only awarded when a recipient is identified as meeting the award criteria: an individual with "a broad, deep and concrete effect in the profession and its development" and "whose technology and/or innovations in the planetarium field have been, through the years, utilized or replicated by other members and/or other planetariums".

The International Planetarium Society (IPS) is the largest association of planetarium professionals in the world, whose "goal is to share insights and creative work thus becoming better planetarians". Its members come from 50 countries and represent schools, colleges and universities, museums, and public facilities of all sizes.

Donna J. Cox, who is also the Michael Aiken Chair in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, director of Illinois' eDream Institute at NCSA, head of NCSA's Research and Education Directorate, and NCSA Chief Scholar, was recognized for her work leading the AVL team in creating breathtaking data visualizations for numerous documentaries and full dome planetarium shows, including Birth of Planet Earth, Solar Superstorms, and an upcoming production, Atlas of a Changing Earth, to be released in 2021. Many of these productions were created under a grant from the National Science Foundation for the CADENS - Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science - project, which aims to increase digital literacy and inform the general public about computational and data-enabled scientific discovery. AVL also develops visualization software and display technologies.

At the forefront of the art of scientific visualization for more than 35 years, Donna J. Cox was the first to organize an interdisciplinary methodology to address visualization challenges. Always in demand as a speaker at national and global conferences, she also serves on a variety of national panels and has served as Director-at-Large and Experimental Technologies Chair for the SIGGRAPH Conference.

"I was very surprised and humbled to be notified of this award", stated Donna J. Cox. "IPS is a prestigious organisation, and this is an award that IPS rarely gives out. But it's really an honour for the entire AVL team - me, Robert Patterson, Stuart Levy, Kalina Borkiewicz, A.J. Christensen, Jeff Carpenter; we work together to create the stunning visualizations featured in the planetarium shows and documentaries. I owe a great debt to the team that shares in this rare award."

The AVL team frequently collaborates with Spitz Creative Media. Robin Sip, director of show production and content for Evans & Sutherland, Spitz's parent company, was also recognized with an IPS Technology Innovation Award for his innovative use of full dome film as a creative medium.
Source: NCSA

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Primeur weekly 2020-09-14

Focus

Some RISC-V high performance implementations presented at RISC-V Global Forum by European Processor Initiative, NSITEXE, OpenBLAS, and SemiDynamics ...

Exascale supercomputing

Combustion pioneer named Department of Energy fellow ...

Quantum computing

New method prevents quantum computers from crashing ...

Q-CTRL and Quantum Machines announce partnership to accelerate quantum computing development ...

Cambridge Quantum Computing welcomes Mehdi Bozzo-Rey ...

Focus on Europe

Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy ...

First release of PROCESS software now available ...

From artificial intelligence to nanomaterials and astrophysics - Seven Irish research projects to benefit from EuroHPC Academic Flagship Programme ...

Middleware

SDSC to help create science gateway for new materials discovery ...

Hardware

NCSA's Donna J. Cox honoured with rare IPS Technology Innovation Award ...

Advanced NVMe controller technology for next generation memory devices ...

Credo announces the DOVE platform, its second generation of low power PAM4 DSPs for 100G/200G/400G data networks ...

Tachyum opens U.S., EU and NATO Government Business Unit ...

National Science Foundation awards CENIC an international networking grant for operation of Pacific Wave ...

UCF Consortium receives open source contribution from Arm to speed access to persistent memory storage ...

Liqid announces agreement with Arrow Electronics to bring composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions to data centres worldwide ...

Research and Markets to issue Global Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) and High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Suppliers Strategic Positioning and Leadership Quadrant Report 2020 ...

Genomics England scales up genomic sequencing with Quantum ActiveScale object storage ...

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion, creating world's premier computing company for the age of AI ...

Applications

NCSA and University of Illinois announce new Center for AstroPhysical Surveys ...

Lead lab selected for next-generation cosmic microwave background experiment ...

Insilico announces the launch of AI-powered COVIDomic to support COVID-19 research worldwide ...

Model shows that the speed neurons fire impacts their ability to synchronize ...

Physicists achieve tunable spin wave excitation ...

EBRAINS makes bid to enter the European Research Infrastructure Roadmap with ten-country strong coalition and France as lead country ...

Mysterious cellular droplets come into focus ...

The presence of resonating cavities above sunspots has been confirmed ...

The Hospital Clínic and BSC will use artificial intelligence to predict the evolution of patients with COVID-19 ...

ORIGINS - answers to existential questions ...

Altair announces 2020 Global Technology Conference to explore "The Future of..." ...

The Cloud

National Science Foundation-funded CloudBank now operational ...

Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat announce major hybrid Cloud collaboration for the energy industry ...

Red Hat Marketplace aims to accelerate open hybrid Cloud innovation with certified software solutions ready to run on any Cloud ...

Renesas introduces DDR5 data buffer for high-performance server and Cloud service applications ...

NETINT deploys video transcoding technology in the Nimbix Cloud ...