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EUROCC Newsletter (March)

Updates about systems, events and more - directly from the National Competence Centres in High-Performance Computing (NCCs for HPC).
Mar 30th 2021
EUROCC Newsletter (March)
SYSTEMS

Introducing Komondor: Named after a breed of Hungarian livestock guardian dog, the next Hungarian supercomputer is expected to be operational in early 2022, with an estimated peak performance of min. 5 Petaflops. Besides an at least 0,7 PF CPU only capacity, 2/3 of the capacity will be provided by GPU partition with min. 2 GPUs/node. Additionally, it will have dedicated partitions for AI and Big Data. A storage system of 10 PB will also be part of this infrastructure.

HPC Vega, the first of the EuroHPC systems, has passed the technical acceptance phase and been unveiled to the public. Hosted at the Institute of Information Science in Maribor, Slovenia, HPC Vega, a part of Slovenian NCC – National Supercomputing Network SLING, will start production runs in April. >Learn more

National Competence Centres

February 17 was dedicated to an online event called LUMI Roadshow. IT4Innovations presented the LUMI supercomputer and the possibility to obtain its computational resources. On the occasion of this event, Tomas Karasek introduced the Czech National Competence Centre in HPC and explained its purpose. >Learn more

The >Slovak NCC for HPC: First contact point for HPC+ technologies on the national level. | Fostering the growth of the HPC community in Slovakia. | Promoting HPC: first >NCC Hackathon scheduled for May 2021. | Active collaboration with companies in the fields of bioinformatics, environmental monitoring, media monitoring and geodesy.

NCC Turkey has been coordinating activities to create collaboration between academia and industry for HPC solutions on different topics ranging from modern computing tools to applied subjects. To create awareness on HPC among SMEs weekly seminars have been held online. The SME case studies have been initialised through the academic consultancies and NCC Turkey monitors the consultancy results.

EuroCC Luxembourg is now online: The Luxembourg National Competence Centre in High-Performance Computing just launched its brand new webpage. Check it out at the >link. We also freshly landed on LinkedIn! Don’t miss the chance to follow us! It’s free of charge check it >here

APPLICATIONS

The Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC), part of NCC Belgium, highlights the remarkable achievement by Christophe Vandeviver from Ghent University in criminological research. He uses supercomputers to study how burglars select their targets. >Learn more

Voxo AB and ENCCS awarded SHAPE to build Swedish text-to-speech capabilities using state-of-the-art HPC GPUs. Voxo AB is a Stockholm-based startup that specializes in extracting, analysing, and visualising voice data. > Learn more

EVENTS

Teratec Forum brings together top international experts in High Performance Computing, Simulation and Big Data, as a reference event in France and in Europe in this field. The Teratec Forum welcomes more than 1 300 attendees from 22. – 24. June, highlighting the momentum from usages of HPC/HPDA technologies, amongst a particularly vivid European and French ecosystem. >Learn more

To prepare LUMI’s potential future users for the new supercomputer, the LUMI consortium countries have organised a series of LUMI roadshow/kick-off events and webinars throughout Europe. The roadshows and kick-off were part of the participating EuroCC NCCs’ activities. Read more and check out the next LUMI roadshow dates! >Learn more

In a Workshop on the 10th of May about High Performance Computing you will learn about the possibilities of industrial application of High Performance Computing (HPC) and the service offering of the national competence centers of Czech Republic, Germany and Austria within the European wide EuroCC initiative. : >Learn more

>Croatian HPC Competence Centre (NCC Croatia) and its activities will be presented at the conference >SRCE E-infrastructure Days 2021 which will be held online on 28th and 29th of April. SRCE DEI 2021 is also a conference of the national strategic project >Croatian Science and Education Cloud (HR-ZOO).“

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This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 951732. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research andinnovation programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro.

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