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Last month, local OpenStack users from France and Switzerland held a meeting at CERN. iSGTW discusses the event with Tim Bell, a member of the OpenStack management board and leader of the Operating Systems and Infrastructure Services groupwithin CERN’s IT department. Bell explains the vital role OpenStackplays in enabling CERN to flexibly tailor its computing resources to meet demand, as well as its importance for other organizations across the globe…

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This space was going to feature a "Top 10 Big Data Predictions for 2014" story. But considering the large number of such stories currently in circulation, a different tact was in order. Instead, according to an article published on Datanami, you'll find a selection of pertinent predictions from players in the "big data" software industry, followed by Datanami's opinion as to whether it will be spot on or whether the soothsaying will miss the mark.

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It never fails – December is a time when the world at large takes time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. These reflections seem to get more and more profound each year as we introduce ourselves further into new technologies, and dream of their possibilities. In this spirit and according to an article puiblished on Datanami, IBM has released its take on the next five years, and it’s worth taking note of.

 

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According to an article published on Science|Business, over the next six years Europe must invest €60 billion in technology overhaul for new electricity networks – and customers likely to foot part of the bill.

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Horizon 2020: A look at the first calls

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According to an article published on Science|Business, “It’s time to get down to business,” said EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Máire Geoghegan Quinn, launching the first calls under the EU seven year flagship R&D programme, Horizon 2020.

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According to an article published on isgtw, new computational techniques developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in California, US, may help save scientists from drowning in their own data. Computational scientists at the lab have figured out how to streamline the analysis of enormous scientific datasets. The analysis uses the same techniques that make complex subway systems understandable at a glance.

Their work is described in a paper published in PPoPP’13: Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming.

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According to an article published on isgtw,Herbert Stein, known as a pragmatic conservative, formulated Herbert Stein's Law, which he expressed as "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." By this, he meant there is no need for a stopping action or a program; in other words, stopping requires little to no effort on our part. Starting, on the other hand, often requires much more effort – a plan, a jumping off point from which no certain future can be seen. In the US, a missing plan definitely points to an uncertain exascale future, but collaborators are joining forces and building momentum.

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What is Horizon 2020?

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Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
 
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According to an article published on Science|Business, success rates may drop to 15% from 20-22%, as EU officials brace for an unprecedented flood of applicants.

A pile-up of grant applicants could turn Europe’s biggest research programme into one of the toughest-ever to get money out of. 

The European Commission on December 11 announced the first €15 billion round of grant opportunities under its massive Horizon 2020 programme – but at the same time warned that the average odds of winning a grant could drop to around 15 per cent from the 20 - 22 per cent success rate of the current - smaller - Framework Programme 7. 

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The eI4Africa Consortium Members successfully conducted the Project Mid-Term Review Meeting today at the European Commission premises in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting was chaired by Leonardo Flores Anover (Project Officer, e-Infrastructure Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission) with the support of a review panel team composed of Isayvani Naicker (Director, E4 Solutions) and Dany Vandromme (President, Panache-Conseil).

 

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According to an article published on IT NEWS AFRICA, ith the year wrapping up and companies looking toward 2014, Jay Kidd, Chief Technology Officer and senior vice president at NetApp, gives his predictions for 2014 and the trends that will impact the industry including flash, cloud, and software-defined. He also takes a look back at 2013 and the predictions that came true.

 

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The last issue of the CHAIN-REDS e-Newsletter is now online!Click here to read it

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A programmable use of the CHAIN-REDS Semantic Search Engine is now possible thanks to a simple RESTful API which has been developed on purpose by INFN. The API allows to get and reuse the millions of open access resources contained  in the CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base and stored in a Virtuoso RDF-compliant database.

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According to an article published on isgtw, every year at SC (http://sc13.supercomputing.org/) HPCwire announces the winners of the HPCwire Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice Awards. Among this year’s winners were PRACE partner HLRS, Germany (http://www.hlrs.de) and PRACE member GENCI, France (http://www.genci.fr).

HLRS together with DataDirect Networks for large scale problem resolution in automotive and physics received the 2013 Readers' Choice Award for Best use of HPC application in manufacturing.

The 2013 Readers' Choice Award for Best Application of “Big Data” in HPC went to GENCI CURIE for its DEUS (Dark Energy Universe Simulation) project.

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This generation of young African women is the most ambitious yet. They are eager to build industries, reform societies, save lives, rewrite history, and transform the continent.

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According to an article published on isgtw, the drive to create smarter cities is not just a local concern it is a global challenge. Computation Institute (CI) director Ian Foster, speaking at Chicago: City of Big Data, notes that half of the Earth's population currently lives in cities – a portion that will rise to 70 percent by the year 2050.

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According to an announcement published on isgtw, the Human Brain Project (HBP) is a major EU-funded international neuroscience and ICT research initiative, which was launched earlier this year. Its High-Performance Computing Platform Subproject, run by Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany, is inviting all interested potential suppliers to an "Open Dialogue on Pre-Commercial Procurement". Participants will meet with the HBP's HPC team in Brussels on 18 December 2013 to discuss technical challenges raised by this ambitious project, as well as practical implementation issues.

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a large-scale, European-led scientific collaborative project, which aims to gather all existing knowledge about the human brain, build multi-scale models of the brain that integrate this knowledge and use these models to simulate the brain on supercomputers. The resulting “virtual brain” offers the prospect of a fundamentally new and improved understanding of the human brain, opening the way for better treatments for brain diseases and for novel, brain-like computing technologies.

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According to an announcement published on isgtw, every year at SC (http://sc13.supercomputing.org/) HPCwire announces the winners of the HPCwire Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice Awards. Among this year’s winners were PRACE partner HLRS, Germany (http://www.hlrs.de) and PRACE member GENCI, France (http://www.genci.fr).

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In the 2nd issue of the e-IRG Newsletter of 2013 you can read about
•    Report of the Workshop in Dublin on the 22th-23th of May 2013
•    e-IRG White Paper 2013
•    e-IRG Task Force Report on Legal Issues
•    EUDAT Conference on Rome on the 28th-30th of October 2013
•    Service Management Standards for EGI
•    Survey on Research Data Management by SIM4RDN-project

Click here to read it!

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According to an article published on Science|Business, the organisations behind the synchrotrons, databases and other shared research infrastructure in Europe have launched a joint Web portal as part of an effort to raise their profiles and justify their budgets at a time of tight funding.

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