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Primeur weekly 2016-11-14

Exascale supercomputing

Berkeley Lab to lead AMR co-design centre for DOE's Exascale Computing Project ...

Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish Exascale co-design centres ...

US Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development ...

Quantum computing

Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light ...

Focus on Europe

European Commission reveals its forthcoming call for energy efficient, high performance processors ...

World-leading HPC centres partner to form accelerated computing institute ...

Atos Bull to boost Dutch research at SURFsara with first Bull sequana supercomputer installed ...

Middleware

Allinea tools yield a 50% speed up for genome applications at the Earlham Institute ...

NERSC's 'Shifter' scales up to more than 9,000 Cori KNL processors ...

DDN's Big Data storage provides Aalto University ample capacity and fast access to vital research data ...

DDN unveils industry's fastest multi-level security Lustre solution ...

DDN delivers new burst buffer appliance and updates block and file appliances, completing total product line refresh ...

Atos Bull tackles storage bottlenecks for High Performance Computing ...

Cycle Computing debuts the newest version of its groundbreaking CycleCloud ...

Hardware

University of Toronto selects CoolIT Systems to liquid cool signal processor for CHIME project ...

CoolIT Systems optimizes Trade and Match solution with custom closed-loop liquid cooling ...

SDSC to host high-speed, large data transfer experiment at SC16 Show ...

Cray XC40 "Theta" supercomputer accepted at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer: the Cray XC50 ...

Cray reports third quarter 2016 financial results ...

Mellanox drives Virtual Reality to new levels with breakthrough performance ...

Mellanox announces 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions enabling record levels of performance and scalability ...

Computers made of genetic material? ...

CoolIT Systems to showcase best-in-class HPC liquid cooling offering at SC16 ...

Applications

BoschDoc, AHCODA-DB and OpenML winners of the Data Prize 2016 ...

Blue Waters simulates largest membrane channel made of DNA origami ...

Cray joins iEnergy, the oil and gas industry's foremost community for exploration and production ...

Large-scale computer simulations reveal biological growth processes ...

NASA science and technology advancements demonstrated at Supercomputing Conference ...

Unlocking big genetic datasets ...

Accelerating cancer research with deep learning ...

System opens up high-performance programming to non-experts ...

Studying structure to understand function within 'material families' ...

Chury is much younger than previously thought ...

TOP500

Global supercomputing capacity creeps up as Petascale systems blanket Top 100 ...

InfiniBand chosen by nearly 4x more end-users versus proprietary offerings in 2016 as shown on the TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

SURFnet selects eight Cloud providers for Dutch education and research ...

BoschDoc, AHCODA-DB and OpenML winners of the Data Prize 2016


Picture (from left to right): winners A.M. Koldeweij, L.Scholten and R.C. Hage (BoschDoc), M.Loos en A.Steenbergen (AHCODA-DB) and J. Vanschoren (OpenML). Credits picture: Annemiek van der Kuil.
10 Nov 2016 The Hague - This year the Dutch Data Prize goes to BoschDoc for humanities and social sciences, AHCODA-DB for medical and life sciences, and OpenML for exact and technical sciences. These prizes were awarded on November 9, 2016 by the chairman of the Dutch Data Prize 2016 jury, Prof. José van Dijck PhD, President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The winners went home with a Data Prize 2016 trophy and 5,000 euro to make their data set even more accessible.

During the ceremony on 9 November, researchers of the BoschDoc database were awarded the prize in the humanities and social sciences category. Prof. José van Dijck spoke highly of BoschDoc, containing written sources dating back to 1800, about the late medieval painter Jheronimus Bosch. When explaining the jury's verdict, she highlighted the accessibility of the data. "Thanks to this impressive initiative, a large audience can easily access information from historical sources." The jury also considered the importance of the data's heritage when making its decision. "This database improves the perception of Dutch cultural heritage abroad. The researchers anticipated international interest in the painter by providing the sources in Dutch, English and Spanish. By establishing a link to the 2016 Bosch exhibition, BoschDoc has managed to introduce a wide audience to science, and that deserves the Data Prize."

In their acceptance speech winners A.M. Koldeweij, L. Scholten and R.C. Hage expressed their gratitude and stated that the verifiability of this historical material is very important to them.

AHCODA-DB won the prize in the medical and life sciences category. AHCODA-DB collects and publishes data from behavioural tests conducted on genetic mouse strains. "AHCODA-DB is an extremely rich data set. It plays an extremely important role in complementing data that have already been collected, in replications, comparisons and preparation for new research", according to José van Dijck. AHCODA-DB's outstanding interface also won praise. The jury chair furthermore emphasized the usefulness of data sharing in a scientific context and the pioneering role of this database. Making both published and unpublished data available is more efficient as it saves a lot of time, money and in this case, even spares the lives of animals. "This data set is a pioneer and a shining example in the provision of animal-testing data. AHCODA-DB is therefore a very deserving winner in this category and sets a great example for other fields of research."

M. Loos en A. Steenbergen, colleagues of the winning researcher B. Koopmans, stated that behaviour pattern tests are always published, but are difficult to find. They were pleased to contribute as a commercial company to sharing data with the public.

OpenML was crowned winner in the exact and technical sciences category. OpenML is an Open Science platform on which experimental data is collected from the field of machine learning algorithms. The jury was very impressed by the wide scope of the data; it covers various different disciplines in various scientific fields. According to the jury, the data are extremely well documented. As the chairman explained: "We awarded the prize to OpenML because it is a great example of the link between data science and practice. It also exemplifies the broad applicability of machine learning on any data sets you wish to use." She referred to the reusability of the platform: "OpenML facilitates the reuse of hundreds of thousands of existing machine learning experiments to respond to new research questions." Thousands of people are already using the data made available by OpenML, in both the academic and commercial sectors. "Another reason why we could not oversee this winner", the chairman added.

J. Vanschoren emphasized the importance of open data and the cooperation between the private and public sector in making data accessible. He was pleased that this is being brought into focus by winning the Data Prize.

All nine Data Prize nominees were thanked for their contribution to sharing and making research data accessible for reuse.

Source: Research Data Netherlands

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Primeur weekly 2016-11-14

Exascale supercomputing

Berkeley Lab to lead AMR co-design centre for DOE's Exascale Computing Project ...

Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish Exascale co-design centres ...

US Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development ...

Quantum computing

Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light ...

Focus on Europe

European Commission reveals its forthcoming call for energy efficient, high performance processors ...

World-leading HPC centres partner to form accelerated computing institute ...

Atos Bull to boost Dutch research at SURFsara with first Bull sequana supercomputer installed ...

Middleware

Allinea tools yield a 50% speed up for genome applications at the Earlham Institute ...

NERSC's 'Shifter' scales up to more than 9,000 Cori KNL processors ...

DDN's Big Data storage provides Aalto University ample capacity and fast access to vital research data ...

DDN unveils industry's fastest multi-level security Lustre solution ...

DDN delivers new burst buffer appliance and updates block and file appliances, completing total product line refresh ...

Atos Bull tackles storage bottlenecks for High Performance Computing ...

Cycle Computing debuts the newest version of its groundbreaking CycleCloud ...

Hardware

University of Toronto selects CoolIT Systems to liquid cool signal processor for CHIME project ...

CoolIT Systems optimizes Trade and Match solution with custom closed-loop liquid cooling ...

SDSC to host high-speed, large data transfer experiment at SC16 Show ...

Cray XC40 "Theta" supercomputer accepted at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer: the Cray XC50 ...

Cray reports third quarter 2016 financial results ...

Mellanox drives Virtual Reality to new levels with breakthrough performance ...

Mellanox announces 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions enabling record levels of performance and scalability ...

Computers made of genetic material? ...

CoolIT Systems to showcase best-in-class HPC liquid cooling offering at SC16 ...

Applications

BoschDoc, AHCODA-DB and OpenML winners of the Data Prize 2016 ...

Blue Waters simulates largest membrane channel made of DNA origami ...

Cray joins iEnergy, the oil and gas industry's foremost community for exploration and production ...

Large-scale computer simulations reveal biological growth processes ...

NASA science and technology advancements demonstrated at Supercomputing Conference ...

Unlocking big genetic datasets ...

Accelerating cancer research with deep learning ...

System opens up high-performance programming to non-experts ...

Studying structure to understand function within 'material families' ...

Chury is much younger than previously thought ...

TOP500

Global supercomputing capacity creeps up as Petascale systems blanket Top 100 ...

InfiniBand chosen by nearly 4x more end-users versus proprietary offerings in 2016 as shown on the TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

SURFnet selects eight Cloud providers for Dutch education and research ...