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Primeur weekly 2015-10-19

Special

Blue Yonder to automate enterprise decisions with machine learning ...

Videos of presentations from the Docker Workshop at ISC Cloud & Big Data conference published ...

Exascale supercomputing

Research and Markets to investigate impact of exascale computing trends in key sectors ...

Focus on Europe

Cray launches EMEA Research Lab expanding its presence in the European HPC ecosystem ...

GCS sponsors students from Technische Universität München for the Student Cluster Challenge at SC15 ...

Middleware

Moab scheduling tweak tightens Titan's workload ...

Adaptive Computing deploys Converged HPC, Cloud & Big Data for The Hospital for Sick Children & University Health Network's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre ...

Hardware

Rugged 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch that brings high speed networking to 3U VPX systems introduced by Curtiss-Wright ...

Asetek receives order for largest server installation to date ...

Retrofitting Rhea cluster at OLCF ...

British Antarctic Survey navigates surge of scientific research and complex climate models with DDN hybrid flash storage appliance ...

United Nations Technology Bank recognises importance of GÉANT and research and education networks ...

KBC Group delivers customers powerful banking experience driven by IBM z13 mainframe ...

Nanoelectronics researchers employ Titan for an electrifying simulation speed-up ...

Gigabyte presents its new C230 series server & workstation motherboards ...

Applications

Berkeley Lab's Yelick lauded for advances in programmability of high-performance computing systems ...

Supercoiled DNA is far more dynamic than the 'Watson-Crick' double helix ...

Ace Computers to exhibit custom HPCs and supercomputers for the Oil and Gas industry at SEG Expo ...

27 million euro for Dutch expertise centre in data-intensive scientific research ...

The Cloud

EGI opens new training infrastructure ...

VMware advances industry leading hybrid Cloud management platform and accelerates unified services delivery across public and private Clouds ...

27 million euro for Dutch expertise centre in data-intensive scientific research


8 Oct 2015 Amsterdam - NWO, the Dutch science-funding body and SURF, the collaborative organisation for ICT in Dutch higher education and research, will continue to fund the Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) for a further five year period. Founded in 2011, NLeSC is the Dutch national expertise centre for utilising Big Data in research environments. NLeSC develops the domain overarching software and workflows required by researchers dealing with large volumes of rapidly generated and heterogeneous data. To tackle the grand societal challenges of the coming years, such as climate change, increased population size, aging, and urbanisation, researchers will be more and more dependent on utilising data-driven and compute-intensive approaches to deal with Big Data. NLeSC is a key component of the long-term Big Data strategies of both SURF and NWO.

On October 8th, 2015 NWO Director General, Hans de Groene and SURF Managing Director, Erik Fledderus formally signed the agreement to continue funding of NLeSC for a further five years. This announcement guarantees 5.4 million euro funding per year for NLeSC. The majority of this money will be awarded to collaborative projects across Dutch academia. NLeSC has previously funded and collaborated on more than 50 such Big Data projects in areas as diverse as life sciences, digital humanities and physics.

In addition to providing funding to researchers tackling Big Data challenges, NLeSC also provides access to its team of experts in digital science. These so called eScience Research Engineers are a new breed of scientists with a strong drive to perform fundamental scientific research whilst at the same time being very knowledgeable of the capabilities and use of advanced computing and data science. This announcement ensures the next generation of projects and the development and availability of new eScience Research Engineers for the future.

NLeSC Director Prof. Wilco Hazeleger welcomed the announcement, stating: "This five year funding guarantee will enable us to launch many new projects across diverse disciplines, provide training and national coordination. This is good news for NLeSC and everybody in the National Big Data landscape."
Source: Netherlands e-Science Center

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-10-19

Special

Blue Yonder to automate enterprise decisions with machine learning ...

Videos of presentations from the Docker Workshop at ISC Cloud & Big Data conference published ...

Exascale supercomputing

Research and Markets to investigate impact of exascale computing trends in key sectors ...

Focus on Europe

Cray launches EMEA Research Lab expanding its presence in the European HPC ecosystem ...

GCS sponsors students from Technische Universität München for the Student Cluster Challenge at SC15 ...

Middleware

Moab scheduling tweak tightens Titan's workload ...

Adaptive Computing deploys Converged HPC, Cloud & Big Data for The Hospital for Sick Children & University Health Network's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre ...

Hardware

Rugged 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch that brings high speed networking to 3U VPX systems introduced by Curtiss-Wright ...

Asetek receives order for largest server installation to date ...

Retrofitting Rhea cluster at OLCF ...

British Antarctic Survey navigates surge of scientific research and complex climate models with DDN hybrid flash storage appliance ...

United Nations Technology Bank recognises importance of GÉANT and research and education networks ...

KBC Group delivers customers powerful banking experience driven by IBM z13 mainframe ...

Nanoelectronics researchers employ Titan for an electrifying simulation speed-up ...

Gigabyte presents its new C230 series server & workstation motherboards ...

Applications

Berkeley Lab's Yelick lauded for advances in programmability of high-performance computing systems ...

Supercoiled DNA is far more dynamic than the 'Watson-Crick' double helix ...

Ace Computers to exhibit custom HPCs and supercomputers for the Oil and Gas industry at SEG Expo ...

27 million euro for Dutch expertise centre in data-intensive scientific research ...

The Cloud

EGI opens new training infrastructure ...

VMware advances industry leading hybrid Cloud management platform and accelerates unified services delivery across public and private Clouds ...