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Primeur weekly 2017-10-09

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The Post-Moore era ...

Focus

Outsourcing your data centre to Verne Global in Iceland reduces costs and benefits climate ...

Draft work programme for 2018 - 2020 of the European Horizon 2020 funding programme shows strong commitment to HPC and exascale with over 450 million euro funding available ...

Exascale supercomputing

IDEAS goes big: Fostering better software development for exascale ...

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale ...

Quantum computing

Bristol scientists pinpoint the singularity for quantum computers ...

New 'building material' points toward quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Call now open for ISC 2018 research papers: Submission ends December 22, 2017 ...

Project TopWing published top innovative results in Nature ...

PRACE 15th Call continues to award outstanding research in HPC ...

PRACE met future scientists at EUCYS 2017 ...

Dutch National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research ...

Middleware

Bright Computing rolls out tiered partner programme for resellers in North and South America ...

Hardware

CENATE names new director ...

University of South Dakota gets HPC cluster for research computing ...

Mellanox enables the next generation of software-defined data centre networks with BlueField SmartNIC network adapters ...

Discovery and innovation to quicken with supercomputer's $1-million upgrade ...

Applications

Cell modelling tool makes complex calculations user-friendly ...

Purdue professor wins Department of Defense computing award ...

Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene ...

MareNostrum supercomputer has allocated 20 million hours of calculation to the Nobel Prize for Physics winning project ...

The world-record 53.3 Tb/s optical switching capacity for data-centre networks ...

Chemists teach computer programme to model forces between atoms accurately ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata X7 delivers in-memory performance from shared storage ...

Oracle unveils world's first autonomous database Cloud ...

Dutch National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research

5 Oct 2017 Amsterdam - In order to unlock the value of distributed datasets an infrastructure is required for secure data sharing and high performance computing. TNO, SURFsara and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invite partners to join this initiative and set up a National Big Data Infrastructure for enabling future digital transformation.

TNO, SURFsara and UvA see the importance of setting up a National Big Data Infrastructure for enabling digital transformation. They announce their cooperation on taking the first steps and invite others to join. Their vision of a National Big Data Infrastructure is a pre-competitive distributed environment where researchers, SMEs and large companies can collaborate on cross-partner and cross-domain challenges. It will allow partners to innovate by sharing data in a secure environment.

A National Big Data Infrastructure will connect Big Data Hubs in order to provide an operating environment for research and innovation. The first Big Data Hub was launched last year at the Amsterdam ArenA. Other hubs are currently being explored for Smart Industry, Agrifood, Logistics and Health. A National Big Data Infrastructure will enable high performance computing and secure data sharing between the hubs. National funds should be allocated to cooperate in public-private partnerships that facilitate and promote data sharing whilst complying to FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable - principles. Connections to international ecosystems will be formed through cooperation with international networks such as the European Open Science Cloud.

The initiators have unique capabilities to offer through the National Big Data Infrastructure. SURFsara innovates and deploys high-end ICT-infrastructure driven by challenges in research and education; UvA performs research to enable secure digital market places; TNO applies data driven innovations. Parties are invited to join this open cooperation in order to develop next generation ICT-infrastructure and technologies as the basis for digital transformation.

During the Small Big Data Congress on October 5th 2017, this cooperation was presented by the initiating parties.
Source: SURF

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-10-09

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The Post-Moore era ...

Focus

Outsourcing your data centre to Verne Global in Iceland reduces costs and benefits climate ...

Draft work programme for 2018 - 2020 of the European Horizon 2020 funding programme shows strong commitment to HPC and exascale with over 450 million euro funding available ...

Exascale supercomputing

IDEAS goes big: Fostering better software development for exascale ...

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale ...

Quantum computing

Bristol scientists pinpoint the singularity for quantum computers ...

New 'building material' points toward quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Call now open for ISC 2018 research papers: Submission ends December 22, 2017 ...

Project TopWing published top innovative results in Nature ...

PRACE 15th Call continues to award outstanding research in HPC ...

PRACE met future scientists at EUCYS 2017 ...

Dutch National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research ...

Middleware

Bright Computing rolls out tiered partner programme for resellers in North and South America ...

Hardware

CENATE names new director ...

University of South Dakota gets HPC cluster for research computing ...

Mellanox enables the next generation of software-defined data centre networks with BlueField SmartNIC network adapters ...

Discovery and innovation to quicken with supercomputer's $1-million upgrade ...

Applications

Cell modelling tool makes complex calculations user-friendly ...

Purdue professor wins Department of Defense computing award ...

Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene ...

MareNostrum supercomputer has allocated 20 million hours of calculation to the Nobel Prize for Physics winning project ...

The world-record 53.3 Tb/s optical switching capacity for data-centre networks ...

Chemists teach computer programme to model forces between atoms accurately ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata X7 delivers in-memory performance from shared storage ...

Oracle unveils world's first autonomous database Cloud ...