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Research and Markets: High Performance Business Computing in Financial Institutions


Research and Markets has announced the addition of Intersect360 Research’s new report “High Performance Business Computing in Financial Institutions” to their offering.

Financial services is the second-largest commercial High Performance Computing (HPC) vertical market, second only to manufacturing. It is also one of the fastest growing.

NASA Invests in DQSI for High Performance GIS Research


DQSI announced that NASA has awarded the company a Phase I SBIR project, titled: “Distributed GIS Computing for High Performance Simulation and Visualization.” Under the project, DQSI will be researching and developing high performance computing (HPC) that address NASA’s mission for Earth Science Applied Research and Decision

HUBzero research computing and collaboration platform workshop taking place April 5-6


Registration is still open for the HUBbub 2011 workshop covering HUBzero, a platform for creating powerful Web sites supporting computation, research, education and collaboration in science, engineering and other fields.

HUBzero makes posting and using real computational tools about as easy as posting and viewing a YouTube video and eases the process of connecting to supercomputing clusters and cloud or grid computing resources. Built-in social networking features akin to Facebook create communities of researchers and educators in almost any field or subject matter and facilitate communication and collaboration, distribution of research results, training and education.

The two-day workshop will take place April 5-6 at the IUPUI University Place Conference Center in Indianapolis. For more information and to register,

SNS user finds ‘perfect instrument’ for materials research


Stress, fatigue and heavy loads aren’t always negative elements of work – in fact, they are what attracted Jennifer Forrester to the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Intel at the heart of European Research and Development – ICT 2010: Biannual European Commission’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Conference. Intel Labs Europe sponsors the “Best Exhibit Prize”.


Last week we participated in ICT 2010: Shaping the European Research and Innovation Agenda for the Next Decade, the biggest research conference for information and communication technologies organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Information Society and Media. The conference was held in Brussels and gathered more than 6000 experts in all the fields of ICT research, policy and industry. More than 200 projects representing all the possible ICT fields of research were presented at the exhibition.

Best Exhibit Awards Winners, ICT 2010
First of all, on behalf of Intel Labs Europe (ILE), we are happy to congratulate the winners of the ICT 2010 Best Exhibit Awards namely: VECTOR project from the Digital Society Zone, investigating and developing a miniaturized robotic pill for advanced diagnostics and therapy in the human digestive tract with the aim to make a significant contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of digestive cancers and their precursors (1st Prize Exhibition), SOA4All project from the ICT Connects Zone, creating a framework for integrating technical advances into a domain-independent service delivery platform (2nd Prize Exhibition) and Saferider project from the Safety and Security Zone, driving the advanced telematics for enhancing the safety and comfort of motorcycle riders, aiming to improve rider safety (3rd Prize Exhibition). These projects got the majority of votes from ICT 2010 participants, and were awarded during the Closing Plenary by the Minister for Economy and Simplification of Belgium Vincent Van Quickenborne, the Deputy Director General, Information Society and Media Anti Peltomäki and Prof. Martin Curley, Director of ILE. Since ILE is committed to accelerating digital transformations and fostering European innovation and research, we were delighted to support the Best Exhibit Prize, and would like to sincerely thank the event organizers. As Prof. Curley said: “It’s not just about exhibit excellence, but about the diffusion and dissemination excellence”.

We also participated in the conference itself, which this year was focused on two key themes: ICT for sustainable growth in a low carbon economy, and ICT in the daily life of citizens and the importance of public participation in the innovation process. The conference was opened with a plenary debate on “Research and Innovation in the Digital Agenda for Europe” where European policymakers and CEOs of ICT companies shared their vision of the Europe’s ICT research and innovation policy for the next decade. The key outcome of the discussion was the acceptance of the fact that some profound changes are taking place in the economy and society, and that the whole ICT industry will need to shape itself.

This discussion continued on the following day, and another important message: The future is going to be about services, and there is a huge potential for the industry, but the stakeholders will need to change the way of thinking. Intel Labs Europe, being member of the Open Innovation Services and Policy Group (OISPG) and other network organizations is participating actively in the process of shaping the European services sector, and will continue its efforts towards raising its competitiveness.

Digital Roadmap to the Future Panel, ICT 2010
On the second day Martin Curley delivered a talk at the Panel “Digital Roadmap to the Future” devoted to major transformative trends in ICT and the next scientific breakthroughs that will shape future technological developments and application scenarios for 2030 and beyond. In his talk he outlined how new products and emerging technologies being developed by Intel will help fuel a sustainable future, and discussed the synthesis of three mega trends coming together. These are the increasing acceleration of digital transformations, the ever-growing awareness of the need for sustainable paradigms and solutions, and the increasing importance of mass collaboration. For the letter, he cited as an example the Innovation Value Institute, a member of the Intel Labs Europe Network with 50 public and private sector organizations partnering together to research, develop and diffuse new models and methods for IT management and IT Innovation.

Participation in the EU’s 7 Framework Programme (FP7), led by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research, is one of the key aspects of ILE activities. More and more Intel labs across Europe are joining this unique program to help reach the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment in the European Union. To date, we are partnering on more than 20 projects with over 200 European organizations across 6 R&D labs, and the number is growing. Two of these were presented at the ICT 2010 exhibition.

Representatives of our SLA@SOI project, an Integrated Project (IP) researching the systematic management of service-oriented infrastructures on the basis of formally specified service level agreements (SLAs), organized an Information Day “Research/Industry Collaboration on Open Source Cloud Middleware” during the Conference with a goal to help users, engineers and researchers in cloud deployments to identify better ways to collaborate on developing European open-source technology. The session also discussed future directions and required research activities to position cloud as an ideal substrate for service delivery in the future internet.

PERSIST: Personal Self-Improving Smart Spaces was another example of our participation in the FP7 initiatives, shown in the Safety and Security Zone. The vision of PERSIST is of a Personal Smart Space (PSS), which is associated with the portable devices carried by the user and which moves around with him/her, providing context-aware pervasiveness to the user at all times and places. The project’s objective is to develop Personal Smart Spaces that provide a minimum set of functionalities which can be extended and enhanced as users encounter other smart spaces during their everyday activities. The demo focused on 4 key scenarios: a reconfigurable room, a personalized smart workspace, a learned behavior scenario, and an African aid negotiation scenario. Visitors were able to interact with the demonstrators and to experience PSS features such as proactive service control, context sharing and group preference conflict resolution, and trust-based privacy negotiation.

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Intel Research: Microprocessor Endian Architecture


by Lori Matassa and Max Domeika, Intel Corporation
Endianness describes how multi-byte data is represented by a computer system and is dictated by the CPU architecture of the system. Unfortunately not all computer systems are designed with the same endian architecture. The difference in endian architecture is an issue when software or data is shared between [...]

Intel Research: The Basics of Performance Libraries for Embedded Systems


by Lori Matassa and Max Domeika, Intel Corporation
With each successive generation of processors, the number of developers who want to program in assembly language is diminishing. Further, every generation has required a new round of assemblers, compilers, and a new set of developer expertise. Tools vendors recognized a need to provide developers with software tools [...]

Air Force Research Laboratory Unveils ‘Raptor’ Supercomputer


The new Cray XE6 system is the DOD’s largest.
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NASA-Sponsored Research Explains Missing Sunspots


NASA-sponsored research has resulted in the first supercomputer model that explains the recent period of decreased solar activity during the sun’s 11-year cycle. 

This recent solar minimum, a period characterized by a lower frequency of sunspots and solar storms, was the deepest observed in almost 100 years. The solar minimum has repercussions on the safety of space travel and the amount of orbital debris our planet accumulates. 

Solar scientists around the world were puzzled by the extended disappearance of sunspots in 2008-2009. Results published in Thursday’s edition of Nature indicate the mystery may be solved. 

“Plasma currents deep inside the sun interfered with the formation of

SDSC deploys a new Appro supercomputer to accelerate the production of research results


New Data-Intensive Supercomputer Targets High Productivity for Users


The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has deployed a new supercomputer called

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