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Primeur weekly 2020-09-14

Focus

Some RISC-V high performance implementations presented at RISC-V Global Forum by European Processor Initiative, NSITEXE, OpenBLAS, and SemiDynamics ...

Exascale supercomputing

Combustion pioneer named Department of Energy fellow ...

Quantum computing

New method prevents quantum computers from crashing ...

Q-CTRL and Quantum Machines announce partnership to accelerate quantum computing development ...

Cambridge Quantum Computing welcomes Mehdi Bozzo-Rey ...

Focus on Europe

Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy ...

First release of PROCESS software now available ...

From artificial intelligence to nanomaterials and astrophysics - Seven Irish research projects to benefit from EuroHPC Academic Flagship Programme ...

Middleware

SDSC to help create science gateway for new materials discovery ...

Hardware

NCSA's Donna J. Cox honoured with rare IPS Technology Innovation Award ...

Advanced NVMe controller technology for next generation memory devices ...

Credo announces the DOVE platform, its second generation of low power PAM4 DSPs for 100G/200G/400G data networks ...

Tachyum opens U.S., EU and NATO Government Business Unit ...

National Science Foundation awards CENIC an international networking grant for operation of Pacific Wave ...

UCF Consortium receives open source contribution from Arm to speed access to persistent memory storage ...

Liqid announces agreement with Arrow Electronics to bring composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions to data centres worldwide ...

Research and Markets to issue Global Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) and High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Suppliers Strategic Positioning and Leadership Quadrant Report 2020 ...

Genomics England scales up genomic sequencing with Quantum ActiveScale object storage ...

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion, creating world's premier computing company for the age of AI ...

Applications

NCSA and University of Illinois announce new Center for AstroPhysical Surveys ...

Lead lab selected for next-generation cosmic microwave background experiment ...

Insilico announces the launch of AI-powered COVIDomic to support COVID-19 research worldwide ...

Model shows that the speed neurons fire impacts their ability to synchronize ...

Physicists achieve tunable spin wave excitation ...

EBRAINS makes bid to enter the European Research Infrastructure Roadmap with ten-country strong coalition and France as lead country ...

Mysterious cellular droplets come into focus ...

The presence of resonating cavities above sunspots has been confirmed ...

The Hospital Clínic and BSC will use artificial intelligence to predict the evolution of patients with COVID-19 ...

ORIGINS - answers to existential questions ...

Altair announces 2020 Global Technology Conference to explore "The Future of..." ...

The Cloud

National Science Foundation-funded CloudBank now operational ...

Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat announce major hybrid Cloud collaboration for the energy industry ...

Red Hat Marketplace aims to accelerate open hybrid Cloud innovation with certified software solutions ready to run on any Cloud ...

Renesas introduces DDR5 data buffer for high-performance server and Cloud service applications ...

NETINT deploys video transcoding technology in the Nimbix Cloud ...

From artificial intelligence to nanomaterials and astrophysics - Seven Irish research projects to benefit from EuroHPC Academic Flagship Programme


11 Sep 2020 Dublin - The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), Ireland's High-Performance Computing authority announced on September 11, the details of seven academic projects which will be supported by its new Academic Flagship Programme. This two year programme aims to increase Irish competitiveness in the European supercomputing landscape. The seven successful projects were selected from a competitive call which received 13 proposals from researchers distributed across 17 universities/institutes across Ireland, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan and the USA. The Academic Flagship Programme will operate under the EuroHPC Competency Centre for Ireland which ICHEC recently launched. It is one of 33 similar centres across Europe which form the ambitious EuroHPC programme.

The projects span a range of scientific domains and feature ambitious technical software development to achieve cutting edge scientific discoveries. The Academic Flagship projects are leading research in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, led by PI Lawlor at UCD/Insight; workflows and machine learning for new material discovery, led by PI Sanvito at TCD; large system calculations for nano-electronics, led by PI Ansari at UCC/Tyndall; modelling of wind-driven nebulae around massive stars, led by PI Mackey at DIAS; simulating the formation and growth of black holes in the early Universe, led by PI Regan at MU; simulating the interaction of fundamental particles, led by PI Skullerud at MU and PI Ryan at TCD; and understanding the dynamics of complex quantum systems, led by PI Goold and PI Pietracaprina at TCD.

Commenting on the projects selected, Dr. Elise Jennings, Senior Computational Scientist leading the Flagship Programme at the EuroHPC Competence Centre in Dublin, stated: "The Flagship projects announced today are outstanding in their scientific and technical merit and are well suited to the Academic Flagship remit as we prepare for exascale and beyond European supercomputers. The standard of the proposals we received was incredibly high and we would like to thank all of the researchers who responded to the call. The selected projects will now receive dedicated performance engineering support from ICHEC as well as computing and storage allocations to advance their science."

Commenting on the significance of Euro-HPC Programme for Ireland, J.-C. Desplat Director, ICHEC stated: "High-Performance Computing is a strategic resource for Europe's future for academia and business. Coming technology changes will drive competitiveness and Europe is aware that supercomputing is fundamental to this. Ireland, through ICHEC, will gain access for researchers and SMEs to a coordinated, integrated, high level of expertise across Europe in high-performance computing and related disciplines for science and industry, such as high-performance data analytics, classical simulation, and artificial intelligence."

The Academic Flagship Projects are the following:

  • Developing balance between memory and number of cores in parallelization optimization for large system calculations based on DFT and quantum transport with PI Dr. Lida Ansari, Electronics Theory Group, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork.

This project will examine the hybrid parallelization of QuantumATK code for two large systems as typical building blocks of nano-electronic devices.

  • Kernel polynomial methods for quantum spin chains with PI Professor John Goold & PI Dr. Francesca Pietracaprina, Trinity College Dublin, School of Physics.

This project aims to efficiently simulate quantum dynamics at large enough system size and at long enough times in order to understand some key emergent concepts in physics such as how an isolated quantum system can appear thermal at macroscopic scales.

  • Privacy Preserving Federated Recommender Systems with PI Dr. Aonghus Lawlor, University College Dublin, Insight.

This project will develop artificially intelligent methods which are private by design, without the requirement to collect and centrally store and process personal data. In this way, the user does not have to explicitly opt-in or out of data collection, and they have confidence that their personal data does not leave their device.

  • 3D Simulations of Nebulae Around Massive Stars with PI Dr. Jonathan Mackey, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

This project will focus on implementing hybrid parallelization into the PION simulation framework for 3D magnetohydrodynamic modelling of wind-driven nebulae around massive stars.

  • Optimising open QCD for accelerator-based architectures with PI Jonivar Skullerud, NUI Maynooth & Professor Sinéad Ryan, Trinity College Dublin.

This project will simulate the interaction of quarks, the fundamental particles that make up protons, neutrons and other hadrons to shed light on quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the force which holds quarks together inside these hadrons, and to investigate the properties of matter in the early Universe.

  • Development of a flexible and modularized first-principles machine-learning infrastructure for automatic new materials discovery; application to high-entropy alloys with PI Professor Stefano Sanvito, CRANN, Trinity College Dublin.

This project will develop an automatic workflow for integrating machine-learning and artificial intelligence with advanced electronic structure theory.

  • "Enzo-E" with Dr. John Regan, NUI Maynooth.

Using state-of-the-art hydrodynamic simulations of the early Universe, this project will model the formation and growth of black holes in the early Universe to understand how (and if) black holes populate dwarf galaxies.

Academic Flagship projects are two-year awards and will receive support from designated competence centre experts. PIs will be required to submit a bi-annual milestone report and undergo an end of year renewal review in year one.

Source: Irish Centre for High-End Computing - ICHEC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2020-09-14

Focus

Some RISC-V high performance implementations presented at RISC-V Global Forum by European Processor Initiative, NSITEXE, OpenBLAS, and SemiDynamics ...

Exascale supercomputing

Combustion pioneer named Department of Energy fellow ...

Quantum computing

New method prevents quantum computers from crashing ...

Q-CTRL and Quantum Machines announce partnership to accelerate quantum computing development ...

Cambridge Quantum Computing welcomes Mehdi Bozzo-Rey ...

Focus on Europe

Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy ...

First release of PROCESS software now available ...

From artificial intelligence to nanomaterials and astrophysics - Seven Irish research projects to benefit from EuroHPC Academic Flagship Programme ...

Middleware

SDSC to help create science gateway for new materials discovery ...

Hardware

NCSA's Donna J. Cox honoured with rare IPS Technology Innovation Award ...

Advanced NVMe controller technology for next generation memory devices ...

Credo announces the DOVE platform, its second generation of low power PAM4 DSPs for 100G/200G/400G data networks ...

Tachyum opens U.S., EU and NATO Government Business Unit ...

National Science Foundation awards CENIC an international networking grant for operation of Pacific Wave ...

UCF Consortium receives open source contribution from Arm to speed access to persistent memory storage ...

Liqid announces agreement with Arrow Electronics to bring composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions to data centres worldwide ...

Research and Markets to issue Global Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) and High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Suppliers Strategic Positioning and Leadership Quadrant Report 2020 ...

Genomics England scales up genomic sequencing with Quantum ActiveScale object storage ...

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion, creating world's premier computing company for the age of AI ...

Applications

NCSA and University of Illinois announce new Center for AstroPhysical Surveys ...

Lead lab selected for next-generation cosmic microwave background experiment ...

Insilico announces the launch of AI-powered COVIDomic to support COVID-19 research worldwide ...

Model shows that the speed neurons fire impacts their ability to synchronize ...

Physicists achieve tunable spin wave excitation ...

EBRAINS makes bid to enter the European Research Infrastructure Roadmap with ten-country strong coalition and France as lead country ...

Mysterious cellular droplets come into focus ...

The presence of resonating cavities above sunspots has been confirmed ...

The Hospital Clínic and BSC will use artificial intelligence to predict the evolution of patients with COVID-19 ...

ORIGINS - answers to existential questions ...

Altair announces 2020 Global Technology Conference to explore "The Future of..." ...

The Cloud

National Science Foundation-funded CloudBank now operational ...

Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat announce major hybrid Cloud collaboration for the energy industry ...

Red Hat Marketplace aims to accelerate open hybrid Cloud innovation with certified software solutions ready to run on any Cloud ...

Renesas introduces DDR5 data buffer for high-performance server and Cloud service applications ...

NETINT deploys video transcoding technology in the Nimbix Cloud ...