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Primeur weekly 2015-11-30

Focus

Turkey to prepare itself for European Open Science Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computer coding in silicon now possible ...

Middleware

Open Science Grid using SDSC's Comet supercomputer virtual clusters ...

IBM and OpenPOWER members deliver accelerated technologies to break Big Data speed barriers ...

Hardware

Hewlett Packard Enterprise sees significant momentum in high-performance computing ...

Mellanox announces ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter with onboard Xilinx FPGA acceleration ...

Mellanox introduces the Switch-IB 2, world's first 100Gb/s smart switch ...

Supermicro debuts new 4U 90/60-bay storage server alongside 1U 4x GPU, NVMe, high-density server and storage solutions ...

Los Alamos National Labs selects Aeon Computing's next generation of supercomputing infrastructure ...

Dell innovation to democratize high performance computing and accelerate mainstream adoption ...

State grant enables energy-saving retrofit of Lawrence Livermore computing clusters ...

Applications

NSF-supported supercomputing resources enable research that would otherwise be impossible ...

New supercomputer simulations enhance understanding of protein motion and function ...

Scientists use supercomputer to model plasma turbulence, and solve a 50-year-old mystery ...

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pioneer next-generation cognitive environments for business decision making ...

How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations ...

IRB Barcelona develops an advanced method and the first platform of DNA simulations ...

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects ...

OLCF supercomputer's GPUs advance earthquake simulations for high-frequency seismic hazard map ...

Researchers trains Watson AI to 'chat' and spark more creativity in humans ...

TOP500

HPC system Hazel Hen of High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart captures position 8 on new TOP500 list ...

HPCG-Benchmark: GCS Centre HLRS runs Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

ICGC brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud ...

Penguin Computing increases customer compute capacity with availability of the Tundra platform on its Penguin Computing on Demand HPC Cloud service ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers Docker solutions from the data centre to the Cloud ...

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pioneer next-generation cognitive environments for business decision making

18 Nov 2015 Yorktown Heights, Troy - IBM Research has plans for a multi-year collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pioneer new frontiers in the scientific field of immersive cognitive systems. The research collaboration will be housed in the newly established Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL) on the Rensselaer campus in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).

CISL's mission is to explore and advance natural, collaborative problem-solving among groups of humans and machines. The lab is built around a futuristic "Situations Room" that can be adapted to industry-specific environments - including Cognitive Boardrooms, Design Studios, Diagnosis Rooms and Immersive Classrooms - and is designed to surface new ways to improve how people work together.

"With the new lab, we are taking an important step towards a future in which smart machines and smart humans potentiate each other, and the end result is better decisions and outcomes", stated Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "We are bringing together two separate strains of emergent technologies to enhance the power of the other: cognitive computing technologies coupled with intensive visual and auditory immersive environments we are developing at Rensselaer."

"Cognitive computing is poised to transform every profession, industry, and economy, and immersive cognitive systems will play a vital role in shaping the symbiotic work environments of the future in which critical business decisions will be made", stated Dr. John E. Kelly III, Senior Vice President, Solutions Portfolio and Research at IBM. "We are excited to collaborate with Rensselaer on the development of this new frontier as we continue to progress the science that will transform the way professionals around the world work."

Cognitive computing systems are designed to collaborate with human experts in more natural ways, learn through this interaction, and enable individuals and teams to make better decisions by making sense of massive unstructured data. The CISL platform is an immersive, interactive, reconfigurable physical environment that enhances group cognition. It pro-actively responds to its occupants by "listening" to and "watching" them, engages multiple users working in small groups at the same time on different aspects of a larger activity, and explores interactions and visualizations that would be impossible with a few people looking at limited screens.

CISL will pursue an exciting agenda for researchers interested in many areas including User Experience Technologies and Collaborative Cognition. It will be led by Hui Su of IBM Research, a researcher in the area of cognitive user experience.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-11-30

Focus

Turkey to prepare itself for European Open Science Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computer coding in silicon now possible ...

Middleware

Open Science Grid using SDSC's Comet supercomputer virtual clusters ...

IBM and OpenPOWER members deliver accelerated technologies to break Big Data speed barriers ...

Hardware

Hewlett Packard Enterprise sees significant momentum in high-performance computing ...

Mellanox announces ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter with onboard Xilinx FPGA acceleration ...

Mellanox introduces the Switch-IB 2, world's first 100Gb/s smart switch ...

Supermicro debuts new 4U 90/60-bay storage server alongside 1U 4x GPU, NVMe, high-density server and storage solutions ...

Los Alamos National Labs selects Aeon Computing's next generation of supercomputing infrastructure ...

Dell innovation to democratize high performance computing and accelerate mainstream adoption ...

State grant enables energy-saving retrofit of Lawrence Livermore computing clusters ...

Applications

NSF-supported supercomputing resources enable research that would otherwise be impossible ...

New supercomputer simulations enhance understanding of protein motion and function ...

Scientists use supercomputer to model plasma turbulence, and solve a 50-year-old mystery ...

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pioneer next-generation cognitive environments for business decision making ...

How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations ...

IRB Barcelona develops an advanced method and the first platform of DNA simulations ...

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects ...

OLCF supercomputer's GPUs advance earthquake simulations for high-frequency seismic hazard map ...

Researchers trains Watson AI to 'chat' and spark more creativity in humans ...

TOP500

HPC system Hazel Hen of High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart captures position 8 on new TOP500 list ...

HPCG-Benchmark: GCS Centre HLRS runs Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

ICGC brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud ...

Penguin Computing increases customer compute capacity with availability of the Tundra platform on its Penguin Computing on Demand HPC Cloud service ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers Docker solutions from the data centre to the Cloud ...