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Primeur weekly 2019-04-08

Focus

Fortissimo initiative ready to continue the HPC experience for SMEs ...

Quantum computing

Teams to build new algorithms and software tools for emerging quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

Piz Daint takes on Tier 2 function in Worldwide LHC Computing Grid ...

Doron Prize 2019 goes to Thomas Schulthess ...

ISC 2019 is now open for registration ...

PRACE 18th Call for Proposals welcomes 2 new HPC systems and includes a Pilot Phase with the Fenix federated data infrastructure ...

PRACE SHAPE 9th Call for Applications is open from 1 April 2019 until 31 May 2019 ...

Middleware

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre joins the OpenMP effort ...

Altair acquires Cambridge Collaborative's SEAM software, expanding solver portfolio ...

Hardware

DDN PartnerLink recognized in CRN's 2019 Partner Program Guide ...

PLDA announces two innovative vDMA engine IP solutions, delivering robust performance and scalability across a PCIe link or AMBA AXI fabric ...

Hyperion Research reports HPC server market beats forecast for full-year 2018 ...

Intel announces broadest product portfolio for moving, storing and processing data ...

Intel driving data-centric world with new 10nm Intel Agilex FPGA family ...

Intel appoints George S. Davis as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ...

Indiana University's data centre upgrades, two additional designs approved by Board of Trustees ...

Penguin Computing designs now available with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors expanding options for data centre, HPC, and AI ...

Applications

New heart valve modelling technique enables customized medical care for patients ...

Supercomputers help supercharge protein assembly ...

Supercomputers aid our understanding of complex brain waves ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research launches new call & matchmaking meeting for Energy System Integration ...

West Virginia University revs up computer resources to help move region forward ...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy ...

Getting a big look at tiny particles ...

The Cloud

Atos and Google Cloud inaugurate unique artificial intelligence lab in France ...

Pixeom announces $15 million funding from Intel Capital, National Grid Partners and others for its software defined edge computing platform ...

Doron Prize 2019 goes to Thomas Schulthess


4 Apr 2019 Zug - The Director of the National Supercomputing Center CSCS has been honoured for his outstanding achievements in the field of high-performance computing. On 3 April 2019 in Zug, the Swiss Foundation for the Doron Prize honoured Thomas Schulthess, Professor of Computational Physics at the Department of Physics, for his outstanding achievements in the field of supercomputing. The Foundation praised Thomas Schulthess as one of the most renowned Swiss and American scientists in the field of supercomputing.

Professor Thomas Schulthess is one of the most renowned Swiss and American scientists in the field of scientific high-performance computing.

In 2008, he was appointed Director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) and Full Professor of Computational Physics at ETH Zurich. On behalf of those engaged in computational research in Switzerland, the CSCS operates a highly efficient technology platform for studying scientific questions by means of simulations, data analysis and data archiving. The CSCS was established in 1991 as a national computing centre for ETH Zurich based in Ticino.

Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thomas Schulthess studied physics at ETH Zurich and earned his doctorate in 1994 with a thesis on surface physics in which he combined experiment and supercomputing simulations. He subsequently continued his research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. During this time, he published around 70 research papers in the most prestigious journals of his field. His research interests are focused on magneto electronics, nanoscience and transition metal oxide materials, as well as the application of supercomputing in these areas. Together with his team in Oak Ridge, he won the Gordon Bell Prize in 2008 and 2009, which recognises outstanding achievements in the field of high-performance computing.

Under Thomas Schulthess as the new director, interdisciplinary exchange has been encouraged between the various scientific disciplines and a close cooperation nurtured with mathematicians, computer scientists and hardware manufacturers.

With his scientific and technical contributions, Professor Thomas Schulthess creates an important basis for the success of the research groups that use the CSCS infrastructure and engage in computational research. The CSCS has offered the highest computing power in Europe for around five years and is now one of the leading centres of its kind in the world.
Source: The Swiss Foundation for the Doron Prize

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Primeur weekly 2019-04-08

Focus

Fortissimo initiative ready to continue the HPC experience for SMEs ...

Quantum computing

Teams to build new algorithms and software tools for emerging quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

Piz Daint takes on Tier 2 function in Worldwide LHC Computing Grid ...

Doron Prize 2019 goes to Thomas Schulthess ...

ISC 2019 is now open for registration ...

PRACE 18th Call for Proposals welcomes 2 new HPC systems and includes a Pilot Phase with the Fenix federated data infrastructure ...

PRACE SHAPE 9th Call for Applications is open from 1 April 2019 until 31 May 2019 ...

Middleware

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre joins the OpenMP effort ...

Altair acquires Cambridge Collaborative's SEAM software, expanding solver portfolio ...

Hardware

DDN PartnerLink recognized in CRN's 2019 Partner Program Guide ...

PLDA announces two innovative vDMA engine IP solutions, delivering robust performance and scalability across a PCIe link or AMBA AXI fabric ...

Hyperion Research reports HPC server market beats forecast for full-year 2018 ...

Intel announces broadest product portfolio for moving, storing and processing data ...

Intel driving data-centric world with new 10nm Intel Agilex FPGA family ...

Intel appoints George S. Davis as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ...

Indiana University's data centre upgrades, two additional designs approved by Board of Trustees ...

Penguin Computing designs now available with new 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors expanding options for data centre, HPC, and AI ...

Applications

New heart valve modelling technique enables customized medical care for patients ...

Supercomputers help supercharge protein assembly ...

Supercomputers aid our understanding of complex brain waves ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research launches new call & matchmaking meeting for Energy System Integration ...

West Virginia University revs up computer resources to help move region forward ...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy ...

Getting a big look at tiny particles ...

The Cloud

Atos and Google Cloud inaugurate unique artificial intelligence lab in France ...

Pixeom announces $15 million funding from Intel Capital, National Grid Partners and others for its software defined edge computing platform ...