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Primeur weekly 2017-10-02

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: HPC applications towards exascale ...

Focus

CEA, ETP4HPC and European Commission working hard together to deliver commercial exascale by 2023 ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cartography of the cosmos ...

Quantum computing

A quantum computer to tackle fundamental science problems ...

Quantum communications bend to our needs ...

With new Microsoft breakthroughs, general purpose quantum computing moves closer to reality ...

Focus on Europe

SHAPE Sixth Call for Applications now open ...

EPCC to announce best use of ARCHER competition winners ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces integration with IBM Power systems ...

US-based CryoEM company, SingleParticle.com, partners with Bright ...

Hardware

Cray takes aim at fast-growing HPC storage market with completion of strategic transaction of Seagate's ClusterStor storage business ...

Penguin Computing announces NVIDIA Tesla V100-based servers to drive Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence ...

Penguin Computing announces Altus servers with AMD EPYC 7000 series high performance processors ...

Supermicro introduces broadest portfolio of GPU optimized systems for NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs ...

New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter ...

Applications

Antonio Peña is the IEEE-CS TCHPC 2017 Award Winner for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC ...

University of Texas at El Paso researchers use supercomputers to understand the fundamentals of artificial photosynthesis ...

Turbocharging engine design ...

The sublime challenge of jet noise ...

Mapping black hole collisions gives astronomers - and hitchhikers - a new guide ...

George Washington-led consortium and FDA release new specifications to advance genomic data analysis ...

Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprints ...

IBM Research and UC San Diego collaborate to advance the use of Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living ...

Dresden researchers have pioneered a brain-network bio-inspired algorithm to predict new therapeutic targets of approved drugs ...

The Cloud

IBM unveils a new high-powered analytics system for fast access to data science ...

HPE chooses Mellanox Spectrum to power StoreFabric M-series switches ...

EPCC to announce best use of ARCHER competition winners

28 Sep 2017 Edinburgh - EPCC and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have announced the ten winners of the recent 'Best Use of ARCHER' Competition.

The winners are:

  • Tai Duc Bui, Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London
  • Nguyen Anh Koah Doan, Zhi Chen & Ivan Langella, Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge
  • Alex Ganose, Department of Chemistry at University College London
  • Chiara Gattinoni, Tribiology group, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London and Materials Theory at ETH Zürich
  • Thomas Mellan, Thomas Young Centre for the Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College London
  • Michael Ruggiero, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge
  • Nathan Sime, Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge
  • Gabriele Sosso, Martin Fitzner & Philipp Pedevilla Department of Physics & Astronomy at University College London
  • Guido von Rudorff, Department of Physics & Astronomy at University College London
  • Zhong-Nan Wang, Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

The winning entries covered a broad range of topics, including:

  • Preventing pipeline blockages in the oil and gas industry;
  • Improving the performance of solar power by studying photovoltaic panel materials;
  • Simulating combustion engines to improve their efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

The competition will help these early-career researchers, who are all either PhD candidates or postdoctoral researchers, to build and develop their international networks. ARCHER and EPSRC both recognise the importance of enabling young researchers to develop their personal networks to support collaborations and enhance their skills.

"We are really pleased to have had the opportunity to help early-career researchers develop and enhance their science through international collaboration", stated Lorna Smith, ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service Deputy Director.

The competition aimed to identify the best scientific use of ARCHER, the UK's national supercomputing facility, within the arena of the engineering and physical sciences. The winners will use their GBP 3000 awards to build research collaborations between the UK and US, and will visit research groups at US institutions to further their research portfolios.

The competition was run by ARCHER on behalf of EPSRC, which funds the supercomputer in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Dr. Eddie Clarke, EPSRC's Contract Manager for ARCHER, believes that identifying the next generation of experts and helping them develop the skills to thrive in academia is key to forwarding the advancement of the UK research community.

"As we see the increasing need for high performance computing to tackle today's complex scientific questions, we recognise the need to encourage today's young researchers to bring their skills to the world. The winners of these awards have shown ability, enthusiasm and real skill in their research and these prizes will help them work together with partners overseas to benefit science in the UK", stated Dr. Eddie Clarke, EPSRC's Contract Manager for ARCHER.

The Awards have been presented at an evening reception in London on September 28th. The winners will come together again in 2018 to share with the supercomputing community the impact of the award they received.

ARCHER provides high performance computing support for research and industry projects in the UK. It is hosted by EPCC at the Advanced Computing Facility.
Source: University of Edinburgh - EPCC

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Primeur weekly 2017-10-02

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: HPC applications towards exascale ...

Focus

CEA, ETP4HPC and European Commission working hard together to deliver commercial exascale by 2023 ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cartography of the cosmos ...

Quantum computing

A quantum computer to tackle fundamental science problems ...

Quantum communications bend to our needs ...

With new Microsoft breakthroughs, general purpose quantum computing moves closer to reality ...

Focus on Europe

SHAPE Sixth Call for Applications now open ...

EPCC to announce best use of ARCHER competition winners ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces integration with IBM Power systems ...

US-based CryoEM company, SingleParticle.com, partners with Bright ...

Hardware

Cray takes aim at fast-growing HPC storage market with completion of strategic transaction of Seagate's ClusterStor storage business ...

Penguin Computing announces NVIDIA Tesla V100-based servers to drive Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence ...

Penguin Computing announces Altus servers with AMD EPYC 7000 series high performance processors ...

Supermicro introduces broadest portfolio of GPU optimized systems for NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs ...

New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter ...

Applications

Antonio Peña is the IEEE-CS TCHPC 2017 Award Winner for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC ...

University of Texas at El Paso researchers use supercomputers to understand the fundamentals of artificial photosynthesis ...

Turbocharging engine design ...

The sublime challenge of jet noise ...

Mapping black hole collisions gives astronomers - and hitchhikers - a new guide ...

George Washington-led consortium and FDA release new specifications to advance genomic data analysis ...

Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprints ...

IBM Research and UC San Diego collaborate to advance the use of Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living ...

Dresden researchers have pioneered a brain-network bio-inspired algorithm to predict new therapeutic targets of approved drugs ...

The Cloud

IBM unveils a new high-powered analytics system for fast access to data science ...

HPE chooses Mellanox Spectrum to power StoreFabric M-series switches ...