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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 ...

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

22 Sep 2016 San Francisco - Percepto will demonstrate its advanced computer vision capabilities for autonomous drones using 4G/LTE connectivity at Orange Silicon Valley's Drones Connected Conference.

Using the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 embedded supercomputer, these drones can perform autonomous functions beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS), including real-time object identification, target tracking and structural inspections. Machine vision and data from other onboard sensors also enable autonomous collision detection and avoidance. The 4G/LTE solution is available in PerceptoCore, Percepto's computer vision module, first demonstrated at the GPU Technology Conference in April.

Working with Orange Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Business Innovation Center of global telecommunications operator, Orange, Percepto will integrate high-broadband mobile connectivity with embedded computer vision to validate the performance and capabilities of connected AI-powered drones in various flight scenarios. The project will enable commercial drones to connect to a 4G/LTE network to handle long distance security, safety and inspection tasks autonomously. Communications, flight and mission control, and video streaming will be always on. The team is also in the process of upgrading to the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 to embed the 4G/LTE module for faster inference capability based on real-time sensor fusion data.

"The Jetson platform brings supercomputer performance for deep learning and computer vision to battery operated autonomous machines and intelligent devices", stated Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of the Tegra business at NVIDIA. "Percepto and Orange Silicon Valley are taking their drones to new heights with Jetson, highlighting the strength and flexibility of our embedded technology."

"Adding 4G/LTE communications to our onsite, multi-mission drone solution solves long-range communication and control challenges that many of our clients face", stated Dor Abuhasira, CEO of Percepto. "Autonomous commercial drones need access to live video and an analyzed data feed. This solution provides high-quality, always-on drone communication, enabling more inspections and surveillance applications at a fraction of the cost."

Sofrecom, an Orange subsidiary, is one of the world's leading specialists in telecommunications consultancy and engineering, and is exploring how companies could use these technologies, particularly in Africa and the Middle East.

"With state of the art artificial intelligence technology and high-speed mobile connectivity, we envision a future where a network of autonomous unmanned systems can perform complex functions with minimal supervision", stated Jacques Moulin, CEO of Sofrecom. "This has the potential to significantly reduce the operational costs of our customers and partners, particularly in the EMEA region. Reliable low latency connectivity across assets will be one of the key enablers for mission robustness for unmanned systems."
Source: Percepto

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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 ...