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On October 1st, the European Center of Excellence in exascale computing “TREX - Targeting Real chemical accuracy at the EXascale”, has officially started its activities. TREX Center of Excellence is a consortium of 12 partners, funded under the Horizon 2020 program. Cineca is part of this consortium and will contribute with scientific expertise and HPC facilities.
The European supercomputer Leonardo, managed by Cineca that will be installed at the end of 2021 in the new data center located in Bologna Tecnopolo, will be based on Atos BullSequana XH2000 technology, and feature nearly 14,000 next generation NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR InfiniBand. It will deliver 10 exaflops of FP16 AI performance.
On October 5th, the Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the President Giuseppe Conte and the Minister of University and Research Gaetano Manfredi, approved the rules for the establishment of the National Agency for Meteorology and Climatology called "ItaliaMeteo" and measures aimed at facilitating the coordination of the management of meteorology and climatology.
The document provides details on the procedure that the partners undertook to initiate and run the joint public procurement process and the legal lessons that they learnt along the course of actions.
Policies can contribute to fostering principles of open science and open data. In this webinar (27 October 2020 14:00 to 15:30), representatives from funding bodies and universities as well as EOSC stakeholders discuss the role and consequences of policies on a national and institutional level, and how they interact.
ABD (Associazione Big Data), CINI (Italian National Inter-University Consortium for Informatics) and CLAIRE (Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe) signed memorandums of understanding (MoU). This will enable the CLAIRE and CINI communities to develop their research using supercomputers provided by the Members of the ABD (CINECA, CMCC, ENEA, INFN).
FF4EuroHPC is a European initiative that helps facilitate access to supercomputers and all high performance computing (HPC) related technologies for SMEs. Many manufacturing and engineering companies can greatly benefit from using computational methods backed by high performance computing (HPC) to improve and speed up processes and designs, get a competitive edge or gain new customers.
PRACE- ICEI Calls for Proposals are aimed at researchers from academia and industry in need of scalable computing resources, interactive computing services, Virtual Machine services and data storage to carry on their research. The resources are from the Fenix Research Infrastructure, funded by the European ICEI project. DEADLINE: 15 October 2020
With funding from the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), EuroCC and CASTIEL will build a European network of 33 national HPC competence centres. The two projects will bridge the existing HPC skills gaps while promoting cooperation and the implementation of best practices across Europe.
The EOSC-Pillar National Initiatives Survey Work Package designed and conducted a set of surveys to assess the state of the art of national initiatives in the area of research infrastructures.