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Primeur weekly 2020-10-12

Focus

Future of European HPC and TOP500 in the picture at Russian Supercomputing Days ...

Two European approaches for modelling and mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ...

European-Brazilian consortium joins forces in advanced HPC wind turbine simulations for use in on- and offshore wind energy farms ...

Exascale supercomputing

PerMedCoE: Exascale-ready cell-level simulations for European Personalised Medicine ...

Quantum computing

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers ...

Light Rider unveils quantum LiFi technology to create next-generation network security ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis ...

Focus on Europe

Linköping University chooses Atos to build Sweden's largest supercomputer for AI ...

Atos inaugurates BullSequana XH2000 at CSC - the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics ...

Making supercomputers carbon neutral - CSC's data centre will be powered with hydro-electricity supplied by Vattenfall ...

Middleware

Verne Global achieves Dell Technologies Platinum Partner status ...

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, leader in plastics material data and technology ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems launches rack DLC CHx200 CDU ...

NVIDIA introduces new family of BlueField DPUs to bring breakthrough networking, storage and security performance to every data centre ...

CoolIT prevails against Asetek, PTAB determines no challenged claims unpatentable ...

CMKL University implementing DDN and NVIDIA solution for AI-centric supercomputing and research ...

OpenFive and AnalogX to provide optimized Chip-to-Chip interface IP solutions ...

Defense and intelligence executive Melvin Cordova joined Tachyum Government Corp. ...

TrendForce announces tech industry trends for 2021 ...

Cerebras Systems appoints Tony Maslowski as Chief Financial Officer ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University ...

Pavilion expands a US federal deployment, bringing the multi-year relationship to an eight-figure investment, to safeguard American lives ...

C-DAC to commission India's fastest HPC-AI supercomputer PARAM Siddhi - AI with NVIDIA ...

NVIDIA announces partnership with GSK's AI-powered Lab for Discovery of Medicines and Vaccines ...

NVIDIA announces ready-made NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs, offered by global network of certified partners ...

Supermicro expands its portfolio bringing highest density 4U server with NVIDIA HGX A100s 8-GPU and 8U SuperBlade supporting 20 A100 PCI-E GPUs ...

Supermicro to support NVIDIA Bluefield-2 DPU on industry's broadest portfolio of servers optimized for accelerated computational workloads in AI, AR/DR, and data analytics ...

Applications

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons ...

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth? ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference ...

Comet supercomputer calculations boost understanding of immune system ...

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work ...

Steady progress in the battle against COVID-19 at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

Texascale Days at TACC: Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera ...

Supercomputing helps advance predictive science, exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Inspur unveils Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA DPU at GTC 2020 ...

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care


Artist's rendering of an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, which is the architecture of Cambridge-1, featuring 80 NVIDIA DGX A100 systems.
5 Oct 2020 Santa Clara - NVIDIA is building the United Kingdom's most powerful system for AI, which it will make available to U.K. health care researchers using AI to solve pressing medical challenges, including those presented by COVID-19.

Expected to come online by year end, the "Cambridge-1" system will be an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD system capable of delivering more than 400 petaflops of AI performance and 8 petaflops of Linpack performance.

Among the first pharmaceutical companies to harness Cambridge-1 for research will be GSK and AstraZeneca. Additionally, researchers from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London and Oxford Nanopore Technologies plan to take advantage of the system.

NVIDIA has previously announced that it intends to create an AI Center of Excellence in Cambridge, featuring a new Arm-based system, which will serve as a hub of collaboration for AI researchers, scientists and startups across the U.K. As these plans develop, Cambridge-1 will become a part of that Center of Excellence, which will expand to include further supercomputers, and support more industries across the U.K.

The system's mission is to support and further enable the U.K. ecosystem of health care and life science researchers, which has become an epicentre for transformative health care research and discovery. Its four key focus areas will be:

1. Joint industry research - Solving large-scale healthcare and data-science problems which otherwise could not be tackled due to their size, resulting in improved patient outcomes, increased success rates and decreased overall healthcare costs.

2. University-granted compute time - Access to NVIDIA GPU time will be donated as a resource to specific studies to contribute to the hunt for cures.

3. Support AI start-ups - NVIDIA will provide opportunities to learn - and it will collaborate with start-ups to nurture the next generation and provide early access to AI tools.

4. Educate future AI practitioners - The system will serve as a destination for world-class researchers and provide hands-on experiences to the next generation.

Cambridge-1 will be the first NVIDIA system designed and built for external research access. Powered by 80 NVIDIA DGX A100 systems connected by NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand networking, it will give researchers and academics the ability to tackle some of the most challenging AI training, inference and data science workloads at scale. NVIDIA will invest around GBP 40 million ($51,7 million) in Cambridge-1.

NVIDIA will help researchers take advantage of NVIDIA Clara Discovery, a state-of-the-art suite of tools optimized for NVIDIA DGX that brings together the power of imaging, radiology and genomics to develop AI applications for the biggest computational tasks of health care.

It features pre-trained AI models and application-specific frameworks to help researchers define the next generation of drug discovery processes, from finding targets to building compounds to developing responses.

Using a recent breakthrough in natural language processing, researchers can now leverage biomedical-specific language models to organize, understand and activate large datasets, research literature and sort through papers or patents on existing treatments and other important real-world data.

Top pharmaceutical companies, tech start-ups and members of academia and research plan to use Cambridge-1 for solo and joint projects that expand the boundaries of science - pushing for better patient care, diagnosis and delivery of critical medicines and vaccines around the world.

Each has a vision for modern health care with AI driving wider leaps in existing protocols and practices.

Dr. Hal Barron, Chief Scientific Officer and President, R&D, GSK, stated: "AI and machine learning are like a new microscope that will help scientists to see things that they couldn't see otherwise. NVIDIA's investment in computing, combined with the power of deep learning, will enable solutions to some of the life sciences industry's greatest challenges and help us continue to deliver transformational medicines and vaccines to patients. Together with GSK's new AI lab in London, I am delighted that these advanced technologies will now be available to help the U.K.’s outstanding scientists."

Source: NVIDIA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2020-10-12

Focus

Future of European HPC and TOP500 in the picture at Russian Supercomputing Days ...

Two European approaches for modelling and mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ...

European-Brazilian consortium joins forces in advanced HPC wind turbine simulations for use in on- and offshore wind energy farms ...

Exascale supercomputing

PerMedCoE: Exascale-ready cell-level simulations for European Personalised Medicine ...

Quantum computing

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers ...

Light Rider unveils quantum LiFi technology to create next-generation network security ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis ...

Focus on Europe

Linköping University chooses Atos to build Sweden's largest supercomputer for AI ...

Atos inaugurates BullSequana XH2000 at CSC - the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics ...

Making supercomputers carbon neutral - CSC's data centre will be powered with hydro-electricity supplied by Vattenfall ...

Middleware

Verne Global achieves Dell Technologies Platinum Partner status ...

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, leader in plastics material data and technology ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems launches rack DLC CHx200 CDU ...

NVIDIA introduces new family of BlueField DPUs to bring breakthrough networking, storage and security performance to every data centre ...

CoolIT prevails against Asetek, PTAB determines no challenged claims unpatentable ...

CMKL University implementing DDN and NVIDIA solution for AI-centric supercomputing and research ...

OpenFive and AnalogX to provide optimized Chip-to-Chip interface IP solutions ...

Defense and intelligence executive Melvin Cordova joined Tachyum Government Corp. ...

TrendForce announces tech industry trends for 2021 ...

Cerebras Systems appoints Tony Maslowski as Chief Financial Officer ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University ...

Pavilion expands a US federal deployment, bringing the multi-year relationship to an eight-figure investment, to safeguard American lives ...

C-DAC to commission India's fastest HPC-AI supercomputer PARAM Siddhi - AI with NVIDIA ...

NVIDIA announces partnership with GSK's AI-powered Lab for Discovery of Medicines and Vaccines ...

NVIDIA announces ready-made NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs, offered by global network of certified partners ...

Supermicro expands its portfolio bringing highest density 4U server with NVIDIA HGX A100s 8-GPU and 8U SuperBlade supporting 20 A100 PCI-E GPUs ...

Supermicro to support NVIDIA Bluefield-2 DPU on industry's broadest portfolio of servers optimized for accelerated computational workloads in AI, AR/DR, and data analytics ...

Applications

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons ...

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth? ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference ...

Comet supercomputer calculations boost understanding of immune system ...

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work ...

Steady progress in the battle against COVID-19 at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

Texascale Days at TACC: Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera ...

Supercomputing helps advance predictive science, exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Inspur unveils Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA DPU at GTC 2020 ...