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Primeur weekly 2019-12-16

Quantum computing

Atos boosts quantum application development through the creation of the first Quantum User Group ...

D-Wave signs agreements with NEC to accelerate commercial quantum computing ...

D-Wave announces promotion of Dr. Alan Baratz to CEO ...

Intel introduces 'Horse Ridge' to enable commercially viable quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Europe's largest initiative for excellence in human-centred artificial intelligence opens its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands ...

HLRS receives two certifications for environmental responsibility ...

Amsterdam knowledge institutes to invest 1 billion euro in Artificial Intelligence ...

Jet de Ranitz appointed as new CEO SURF ...

Lenovo and Intel partner for Vienna Scientific Cluster-4 supercomputer enabling research from climate change to the origin of the Universe ...

Middleware

InfiniteIO wins Vendor Innovation Award at the Channel Partner Insight Channel Innovation Awards 2019 ...

WekaFS selected by Innoviz to accelerate AI for autonomous vehicle innovations ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced manufacturing and supply chain leader ...

Supermicro Second Annual Green Data Centre Report finds opportunity for saving millions in energy costs, and reductions in e-waste ...

GRC expands global footprint by opening operations in India ...

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand sees major growth on November 2019 TOP500 supercomputers list ...

NII start operation 400 Gbps link to speed up SINET supporting Japan's academic research ...

Applications

CLASS software framework makes Modena smarter in real-life setting ...

NCSA engineers travel to Chilean base data centre and summit for LSST project ...

Global Unichip Corporation uses Cadence digital implementation and signoff flow to deliver advanced-node designs for AI and HPC applications ...

Bonseyes partners with HPC leader Verne Global to power open AI innovation ...

World's largest computing society announces 2019 Fellows ...

Researchers to tackle the mysteries of the AI 'black box' problem ...

Simulations attempt to reconstruct one of the most explosive events in the universe: A neutron star merger ...

The Cloud

Organisations globally select VMware Cloud on AWS as the foundation for their Cloud strategy ...

Pioneering nanotechnology Cloud - nanoHUB - looks to future ...

Pioneering nanotechnology Cloud - nanoHUB - looks to future


This graphic depicts the global reach of nanoHUB, a pioneering Cloud for nanotechnology research and education. The red dots represent lectures and tutorials. Yellow dots represent simulation users, and green lines represent collaborations documented by publications citing nanoHUB as a resource. Credit: Network for Computational Nanotechnology.
11 Dec 2019 West Lafayette - A pioneering Cloud and global gateway for nanotechnology research and education has received a National Science Foundation grant renewal, completing its 20-year mission while looking to the future to create new technologies. The grant renewal of $13,5 million will fund the centre through November 2023.

The Cloud, known as nanoHUB, was developed through the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) as a virtual society that shares simulation software, data, lectures and other innovative content. The world's first end-to-end science and engineering cloud, nanoHUB provides engineers and scientists with the fundamental knowledge required to advance nanoscience into nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology involves design features and phenomena measured on the atomic and molecular scale of nanometers, or billionths of a meter, and encompasses research in areas ranging from medicine to energy, and materials engineering to consumer goods.

Purdue University launched NCN in 2002 with a five-year, $10,5 million grant to advance nanoscience via online simulations on nanoHUB.org. The NSF funding was distributed among six partner universities to seed the infrastructure creation and to develop nanoHUB content.

"Since then, nanoHUB has become the first broadly successful, Cloud-computing environment for research across multiple disciplines, with more than 2,200 citations in the scientific literature", stated Gerhard Klimeck, NCN director and a Purdue professor of electrical and computer engineering. "Our site hosts a rapidly growing collection of simulation tools for nanoscale phenomena that run in the Cloud and are accessible through a web browser. In addition to simulations, nanoHUB provides online presentations, cutting-edge nanoHUB-U short courses, animations, teaching materials and other resources to help users learn about our simulation tools and about nanotechnology in general."

Alejandro Strachan, NCN deputy director and Purdue professor of materials engineering, stated: "Faculty members across the globe have innovated their curriculum by embedding research-based modelling and simulation apps into their formal instruction. The median time from tool publication to adoption in a classroom has been less than six months."

The grant renewal of $13,5 million will fund the center through November 2023. It is the final NSF grant for nanoHUB.

"The leadership team and technical staff that established nanoHUB.org have shown tremendous commitment and determination in all of their efforts to make it a premier platform for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration", stated Theresa Mayer, Purdue's executive vice president for research and partnerships. "Today, nanoHUB is recognized as one of the world's leading scientific gateways or portals."

The site has more than 3500 contributors from 172 countries, with 1,6 million visitors annually.

"We currently host over 6500 published resources on nanoHUB, of which nearly 600 are nano simulation codes, or apps", Gerhard Klimeck stated. "And nanoHUB was listed as the most familiar and widely used resource for computational materials science and engineering education in a recent national study."

Based in Purdue's Discovery Park, the NCN focuses on developing open-source software to stimulate data sharing and inspire and educate the next-generation workforce. The effort aims to accelerate the transformation of nanoscience to nanotechnology through the integration of simulation with experimental data.

"We have new technology developments in the pipeline in areas including simulation, data, user-analytics, and machine learning", Gerhard Klimeck stated. "Our team will be driving nanoHUB toward sustainability in the last five years of NSF funding."

Discovery Park is an interdisciplinary complex where researchers work with business leaders and policymakers through entrepreneurship programmes and partnerships.
Source: Purdue University

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Primeur weekly 2019-12-16

Quantum computing

Atos boosts quantum application development through the creation of the first Quantum User Group ...

D-Wave signs agreements with NEC to accelerate commercial quantum computing ...

D-Wave announces promotion of Dr. Alan Baratz to CEO ...

Intel introduces 'Horse Ridge' to enable commercially viable quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Europe's largest initiative for excellence in human-centred artificial intelligence opens its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands ...

HLRS receives two certifications for environmental responsibility ...

Amsterdam knowledge institutes to invest 1 billion euro in Artificial Intelligence ...

Jet de Ranitz appointed as new CEO SURF ...

Lenovo and Intel partner for Vienna Scientific Cluster-4 supercomputer enabling research from climate change to the origin of the Universe ...

Middleware

InfiniteIO wins Vendor Innovation Award at the Channel Partner Insight Channel Innovation Awards 2019 ...

WekaFS selected by Innoviz to accelerate AI for autonomous vehicle innovations ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced manufacturing and supply chain leader ...

Supermicro Second Annual Green Data Centre Report finds opportunity for saving millions in energy costs, and reductions in e-waste ...

GRC expands global footprint by opening operations in India ...

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand sees major growth on November 2019 TOP500 supercomputers list ...

NII start operation 400 Gbps link to speed up SINET supporting Japan's academic research ...

Applications

CLASS software framework makes Modena smarter in real-life setting ...

NCSA engineers travel to Chilean base data centre and summit for LSST project ...

Global Unichip Corporation uses Cadence digital implementation and signoff flow to deliver advanced-node designs for AI and HPC applications ...

Bonseyes partners with HPC leader Verne Global to power open AI innovation ...

World's largest computing society announces 2019 Fellows ...

Researchers to tackle the mysteries of the AI 'black box' problem ...

Simulations attempt to reconstruct one of the most explosive events in the universe: A neutron star merger ...

The Cloud

Organisations globally select VMware Cloud on AWS as the foundation for their Cloud strategy ...

Pioneering nanotechnology Cloud - nanoHUB - looks to future ...