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Primeur weekly 2019-05-13

Exascale supercomputing

AMD EPYC CPUs, AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs and ROCm Open Source software to power world's fastest supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

U.S. Department of Energy and Cray to deliver record-setting Frontier supercomputer at ORNL ...

Cray pursues advanced research with DOE for exascale systems ...

CAAR accepting application team proposals for Frontier system ...

Quantum computing

Computing faster with quasi-particles ...

Quantum computing with graphene plasmons ...

Focus on Europe

ELIXIR and GA4GH expand collaboration ...

Netherlands eScience Center labeled "Center of Excellence" by international review committee ...

HPC stakeholders in Europe get together at EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

Middleware

DDN announces intent to acquire Nexenta, a market expert in Software-Defined Storage for 5G and IoT ...

Hardware

Austria's Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics improves weather nowcasting with Cray AI solutions ...

Cray reports first quarter 2019 financial results ...

CoolIT Systems announces liquid cooling solution for Intel Server System S9200WK ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise integrates BlueData to accelerate Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation in the enterprise ...

Intel previews design innovation: 10nm CPU ships in June and 7nm product in 2021 ...

WekaIO Matrix selected by Mellanox Technologies to accelerate EDA workloads ...

Applications

King's College London and NVIDIA build UK's first AI platform for NHS hospitals ...

Quantum sensor for photons ...

Comet-enabled simulations showcase black holes and their magnetic bubbles ...

Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed ...

Shaping the future of finance with HPC ...

NCSA scientist employs supercomputer simulations in Ohio gerrymandering case ...

Superfacility framework advances photosynthesis research ...

The Cloud

Supermicro introduces open private Cloud solutions based on new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 ...

NetApp powers data-driven organisations to succeed ...

Austria's Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics improves weather nowcasting with Cray AI solutions

6 May 2019 Seattle - The Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics in Austria, also known as Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG), is using a Cray supercomputer to support a multi-year weather nowcasting project with the University of Vienna to benefit society and industry.

ZAMG is the fourth weather centre to select Cray to run advanced machine learning and AI. This project focuses on improving meteorological products including local nowcasts for weather, wind power yield assessments and air quality analysis. Nowcasting means forecasting the weather over short time windows, typically up to two hours. Using deep learning methods, ZAMG is leveraging its Cray CS-Storm supercomputer to optimize the orientation of wind-powered generators for maximum efficiency and to train neural networks with current and historical weather data.

"ZAMG is adopting new methodologies to advance its suite of meteorological products. By leveraging machine learning, we are able to improve the quality of our nowcasting system", stated Dipl. Ing. Mag. Günther Tschabuschnig, CIO at ZAMG. "With the Cray supercomputer, we cannot make the weather better, but we can predict it much better with a whole new level of service."

As the state meteorological and geophysical service of Austria, ZAMG provides critical information and advises on efficient use of conventional and alternative resources for the energy sector. The Institution is tasked with providing accurate weather forecasts on a variety of time scales. This is a challenge ZAMG researchers are solving by training neural networks with massive amounts of weather data from measurement stations and weather models from data collected over the years. With the Cray CS-Storm, ZAMG can improve local nowcasts for wind power, air quality and more.

"Many of the world's leading weather organizations rely on Cray advanced supercomputing technology for their forecasting", stated Ilene Carpenter, earth sciences segment director at Cray. "Our customers' workloads are becoming increasingly converged as they adopt machine learning and deep learning to augment modelling and simulation. ZAMG's new Cray CS-Storm system enables scientists to extract value from the organisation's rich, historical weather data and more efficiently train neural networks and deep learning models to improve their nowcasting capabilities."
Source: Cray

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Primeur weekly 2019-05-13

Exascale supercomputing

AMD EPYC CPUs, AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs and ROCm Open Source software to power world's fastest supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

U.S. Department of Energy and Cray to deliver record-setting Frontier supercomputer at ORNL ...

Cray pursues advanced research with DOE for exascale systems ...

CAAR accepting application team proposals for Frontier system ...

Quantum computing

Computing faster with quasi-particles ...

Quantum computing with graphene plasmons ...

Focus on Europe

ELIXIR and GA4GH expand collaboration ...

Netherlands eScience Center labeled "Center of Excellence" by international review committee ...

HPC stakeholders in Europe get together at EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

Middleware

DDN announces intent to acquire Nexenta, a market expert in Software-Defined Storage for 5G and IoT ...

Hardware

Austria's Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics improves weather nowcasting with Cray AI solutions ...

Cray reports first quarter 2019 financial results ...

CoolIT Systems announces liquid cooling solution for Intel Server System S9200WK ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise integrates BlueData to accelerate Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation in the enterprise ...

Intel previews design innovation: 10nm CPU ships in June and 7nm product in 2021 ...

WekaIO Matrix selected by Mellanox Technologies to accelerate EDA workloads ...

Applications

King's College London and NVIDIA build UK's first AI platform for NHS hospitals ...

Quantum sensor for photons ...

Comet-enabled simulations showcase black holes and their magnetic bubbles ...

Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed ...

Shaping the future of finance with HPC ...

NCSA scientist employs supercomputer simulations in Ohio gerrymandering case ...

Superfacility framework advances photosynthesis research ...

The Cloud

Supermicro introduces open private Cloud solutions based on new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 ...

NetApp powers data-driven organisations to succeed ...