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Primeur weekly 2016-10-03

Exascale supercomputing

NCI continues to lead Australian HPC capabilities with adoption of cutting-edge Intel processors ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems previews 2000-qubit quantum system ...

First quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source ...

Focus on Europe

Earlham Institute embraces Green-HPC for Collaborative Genome Analysis at Icelandic Data Centre Verne Global ...

Fortissimo has launched 2nd Open Call for proposals ...

STFC Computers get to the heart of the matter ...

Rob van Nieuwpoort, professor by special appointment of Efficient Computing for eScience ...

VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety inaugurated ...

Middleware

Allinea launches CUDA 8 support to enable code development for newest NVIDIA GPU technology ...

China endeavours to build a Big Data 'Smart Ocean' ...

Percepto and Orange Silicon Valley showcase advanced autonomous drone platform with 4G/LTE connectivity ...

Hardware

TSMC recognizes Synopsys with three partner awards for Interface IP and joint development of 7-nm ...

NetSpeed releases Gemini 3.0 cache-coherent NoC IP to supercharge heterogeneous SoC designs ...

Quantum provides Petascale data storage and management for major European research institutions ...

The University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) to deploy DDN's file cache system IME14K ...

Introducing Xavier, the NVIDIA AI supercomputer for the future of autonomous transporation ...

Penguin Computing to deliver scalable enterprise storage for HPC, Big Data and VM ...

Applications

Loyola Marymount University researchers predict climate change will bring more droughts, more floods and water shortage ...

UMass Amherst engineers lead research team on creating new devices that emulate human biological synapses ...

Computer engineers boost app speeds by more than 9 percent ...

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics awarded access to high-performance supercomputer ...

Hartree Centre presents at International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop ...

Mapping the electric underground ...

IBM Foundation collaborates with AFT and education leaders to use Watson to help teachers ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

How to merge two black holes in a simple way ...

Nijmegen provides solution for secure processing of patient data ...

The Cloud

Penguin Computing announces availability of unique multi-user remote desktop collaboration for Scyld Cloud workstation ...

Microsoft unveils new offerings to empower IT and drive digital transformation ...

Eurofiber’s Secure Cloud Connect service provides safe access to the Cloud ...

New NetApp software and Flash systems simplify data management, boost performance in the hybrid Cloud ...

Penguin Computing announces OpenPOWER server platform and go-to-market partner Mark III systems ...

Clarient Global adopts IBM Cloud and VMware for enhanced private Cloud capabilities ...

Fortissimo has launched 2nd Open Call for proposals


21 Sep 2016 Brussels - The Fortissimo 2 project has launched its 2nd Open Call for proposals. This call for proposals targets the augmentation of the application experiments currently being carried out within Fortissimo and Fortissimo 2 focusing on modelling and simulation of coupled physical processes and high-performance data analytics (HPDA) and in all cases targeting benefits for engineering and manufacturing SMEs and Mid-caps.

For the purpose of the Fortissimo 2 Call-2 a "Mid-cap" is defined as a company with a maximum of 2000 employees and an annual turnover below 400 million euro.

Priority will be given to experiments driven by the requirements of first-time HPC users. Experiments should develop clear exploitation paths ensuring business impact and wider subsequent use of the services and technologies developed. They may also optionally investigate subsequent service deployment in the Fortissimo Marketplace.

The key call details include:

  • Submission Deadline: 7th December 2016, at 17:00 Brussels local time.
  • Expected duration of participation: 1st May 2017 to 31st October 2018.
  • Funding for Call-2: The indicative total funding budget is 3 million euro of which the indicative funding budget for Third Parties is 2.25 million euro.
  • Maximum funding request per proposal: 175,000 euro, covering all participants, i.e. both Third Parties and existing Fortissimo 2 beneficiaries.

The maximum funding that can be allocated to any Third Party, across all experiments in which that Third Party is involved, is 150 K euro. The participation of existing Fortissimo 2 beneficiaries across all selected experiments may not exceed 25% of the total funding assigned.

The expectations for the proposed experiments are that they should:

  • be complementary to those already included in Fortissimo 2, and to those from the original Fortissimo project;
  • contain all those actors in the value chain necessary for the realisation of services meeting the end-users' engineering and manufacturing needs;
  • use the (distributed) HPC resources already offered within the Fortissimo infrastructure to solve real world problems involving high performance data analytics or coupled simulation of physical phenomena.

The new application experiments should provide business relevant investigations and demonstrations of coupled simulation services or Big Data analytics in the Fortissimo HPC Cloud that have the potential to create business benefits for manufacturing SMEs. Priority will be given to experiments that are driven by the requirements of first-time HPC users and to those that involve SMEs and Mid-caps. End-user companies already involved in Fortissimo or Fortissimo 2 are not eligible to participate in new experiments in Fortissimo 2 and proposals involving such companies will be rejected.

Experiments will employ the Fortissimo HPC infrastructure by using the HPC Centres already involved in the Fortissimo 2 project. The involvement of HPC or technology experts and ISVs already included within the Fortissimo consortium is also possible.

Access to the proposal submission tool and detailed instructions for proposal submission, together with information about the evaluation criteria to be applied, FAQs and an evaluation check-list, are provided on the submission webpage.

A description of all current Fortissimo experiments can be downloaded .

A full introduction to the current open call is downloadable as a PDF document.

Source: Fortissimo

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Primeur weekly 2016-10-03

Exascale supercomputing

NCI continues to lead Australian HPC capabilities with adoption of cutting-edge Intel processors ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems previews 2000-qubit quantum system ...

First quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source ...

Focus on Europe

Earlham Institute embraces Green-HPC for Collaborative Genome Analysis at Icelandic Data Centre Verne Global ...

Fortissimo has launched 2nd Open Call for proposals ...

STFC Computers get to the heart of the matter ...

Rob van Nieuwpoort, professor by special appointment of Efficient Computing for eScience ...

VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety inaugurated ...

Middleware

Allinea launches CUDA 8 support to enable code development for newest NVIDIA GPU technology ...

China endeavours to build a Big Data 'Smart Ocean' ...

Percepto and Orange Silicon Valley showcase advanced autonomous drone platform with 4G/LTE connectivity ...

Hardware

TSMC recognizes Synopsys with three partner awards for Interface IP and joint development of 7-nm ...

NetSpeed releases Gemini 3.0 cache-coherent NoC IP to supercharge heterogeneous SoC designs ...

Quantum provides Petascale data storage and management for major European research institutions ...

The University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) to deploy DDN's file cache system IME14K ...

Introducing Xavier, the NVIDIA AI supercomputer for the future of autonomous transporation ...

Penguin Computing to deliver scalable enterprise storage for HPC, Big Data and VM ...

Applications

Loyola Marymount University researchers predict climate change will bring more droughts, more floods and water shortage ...

UMass Amherst engineers lead research team on creating new devices that emulate human biological synapses ...

Computer engineers boost app speeds by more than 9 percent ...

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics awarded access to high-performance supercomputer ...

Hartree Centre presents at International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop ...

Mapping the electric underground ...

IBM Foundation collaborates with AFT and education leaders to use Watson to help teachers ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

How to merge two black holes in a simple way ...

Nijmegen provides solution for secure processing of patient data ...

The Cloud

Penguin Computing announces availability of unique multi-user remote desktop collaboration for Scyld Cloud workstation ...

Microsoft unveils new offerings to empower IT and drive digital transformation ...

Eurofiber’s Secure Cloud Connect service provides safe access to the Cloud ...

New NetApp software and Flash systems simplify data management, boost performance in the hybrid Cloud ...

Penguin Computing announces OpenPOWER server platform and go-to-market partner Mark III systems ...

Clarient Global adopts IBM Cloud and VMware for enhanced private Cloud capabilities ...