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Primeur weekly 2017-10-09

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The Post-Moore era ...

Focus

Outsourcing your data centre to Verne Global in Iceland reduces costs and benefits climate ...

Draft work programme for 2018 - 2020 of the European Horizon 2020 funding programme shows strong commitment to HPC and exascale with over 450 million euro funding available ...

Exascale supercomputing

IDEAS goes big: Fostering better software development for exascale ...

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale ...

Quantum computing

Bristol scientists pinpoint the singularity for quantum computers ...

New 'building material' points toward quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Call now open for ISC 2018 research papers: Submission ends December 22, 2017 ...

Project TopWing published top innovative results in Nature ...

PRACE 15th Call continues to award outstanding research in HPC ...

PRACE met future scientists at EUCYS 2017 ...

Dutch National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research ...

Middleware

Bright Computing rolls out tiered partner programme for resellers in North and South America ...

Hardware

CENATE names new director ...

University of South Dakota gets HPC cluster for research computing ...

Mellanox enables the next generation of software-defined data centre networks with BlueField SmartNIC network adapters ...

Discovery and innovation to quicken with supercomputer's $1-million upgrade ...

Applications

Cell modelling tool makes complex calculations user-friendly ...

Purdue professor wins Department of Defense computing award ...

Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene ...

MareNostrum supercomputer has allocated 20 million hours of calculation to the Nobel Prize for Physics winning project ...

The world-record 53.3 Tb/s optical switching capacity for data-centre networks ...

Chemists teach computer programme to model forces between atoms accurately ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata X7 delivers in-memory performance from shared storage ...

Oracle unveils world's first autonomous database Cloud ...

PRACE met future scientists at EUCYS 2017

3 Oct 2017 Tallinn - Where you can meet enthusiastic, talented high school students and their scientific projects? At the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, that gathered the winners of national science contests at international level each year. PRACE took the opportunity for the second time to sponsor a prize in computational science. EUCYS 2017 took place from 22 to 27 September 2017 in Tallinn and was organised by the Estonian Research Council. The contest is managed by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission each year in cooperation with a hosting country.

PRACE was present with a stand at EUCYS to inform the young scientists about the possibilities of supercomputers and the different PRACE activities in Training and Education. In addition two open days for the public gave the PRACE booth team the chance to inform a wider audience about PRACE. The PRACE Mars Mania video game helped to raise awareness among the younger visitors.

During the event an international scientific jury reviewed the contestants from 43 countries which included EU Member States, countries associated to the EU research framework programme, and invited guest countries like from Canada, US and South Korea.

Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of the DG for Research and Innovation, EC opened with a warm Welcome speech the EUCYS Award Ceremony, which took place on 26 September 2017. The Core Prizes of EUCYS was presented by the President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and Robert-Jan Smits, EC. PRACE was delighted to hand over the special PRACE travel prize to Adomas Paulauskas, from Lithuania for his work on "Virtual Reality Games for Rehabilitation". The PRACE prize consists of a visit to the supercomputer facilities at PRACE member SURFSara in Amsterdam, including travel and accommodation.

The Award Ceremony gave an amazing platform to so many talented young scientists to be celebrated and honoured for their research work. Finally, EUCYS 2018 hosting partner Ireland was announced.
Source: PRACE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-10-09

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The Post-Moore era ...

Focus

Outsourcing your data centre to Verne Global in Iceland reduces costs and benefits climate ...

Draft work programme for 2018 - 2020 of the European Horizon 2020 funding programme shows strong commitment to HPC and exascale with over 450 million euro funding available ...

Exascale supercomputing

IDEAS goes big: Fostering better software development for exascale ...

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale ...

Quantum computing

Bristol scientists pinpoint the singularity for quantum computers ...

New 'building material' points toward quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Call now open for ISC 2018 research papers: Submission ends December 22, 2017 ...

Project TopWing published top innovative results in Nature ...

PRACE 15th Call continues to award outstanding research in HPC ...

PRACE met future scientists at EUCYS 2017 ...

Dutch National Big Data Infrastructure will boost pre-competitive research ...

Middleware

Bright Computing rolls out tiered partner programme for resellers in North and South America ...

Hardware

CENATE names new director ...

University of South Dakota gets HPC cluster for research computing ...

Mellanox enables the next generation of software-defined data centre networks with BlueField SmartNIC network adapters ...

Discovery and innovation to quicken with supercomputer's $1-million upgrade ...

Applications

Cell modelling tool makes complex calculations user-friendly ...

Purdue professor wins Department of Defense computing award ...

Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene ...

MareNostrum supercomputer has allocated 20 million hours of calculation to the Nobel Prize for Physics winning project ...

The world-record 53.3 Tb/s optical switching capacity for data-centre networks ...

Chemists teach computer programme to model forces between atoms accurately ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata X7 delivers in-memory performance from shared storage ...

Oracle unveils world's first autonomous database Cloud ...