Shigeru Sasaki, Vice President of Fujitsu Laboratories inaugurates the UAM-Fujitsu cooperation agreement in Scientific Computing and Big Data.
The activities in relation with UAM-Fujitsu agreement were officially inaugurated past March 17, 2014 with a meeting among representatives from Autonomous University of Madrid, Sciences Faculty, other research centers and universities in Madrid region and Fujitsu.
Shigeru Sasaki, in his lecture “People-centered innovation”, showed the latest developments and research lines being developed by Fujitsu to solve the problems affecting society from the point of view of computing and computer science.
Shigeru Sasaki stressed that the collaboration between UAM and Fujitsu is very important because each country has its own problems and needs their own solutions. This cooperation will lead to significant business opportunities.
This information was published in the University and Sciences Faculty web sites.
Today , March 17, 2014 , it took place the opening ceremony of UAM-Fujitsu cooperation agreement at the Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Madrid.
The Autonomous University of Madrid signed last January 17 a cooperation agreement with Fujitsu to promote research and teaching in Scientific Computing and Big Data. The activities framed within this agreement have been officially opened today with a meeting between the major representatives of the Autonomous University of Madrid and nearby Research Institutes, other Universities in Madrid and the company Fujitsu .
Dr. Shigeru Sasaki , Vice President of Fujitsu Laboratories , showed the audience the latest advances and research lines that are currently under development to solve the problems affecting society from the point of view of computing and computer science. Their objective is to provide Fujitsu technology to create an intelligent and friendly society , with people as the center.
Dr. Sasaki stressed the need to develop efficient algorithms to describe real problems with an appropriate resolution and extract useful information from the vast amount of data we are able to store and handle, to solve the real problems of society.
Fujitsu Laboratories can become technological partners of those researchers able to develop algorithms that can provide solutions to the current challenges of society.
The Director and Deputy Director of the cooperation agreement, Fernando Martín and Alberto Luna, pointed out that this agreement should be an open space in which the entire university community can propose activities and projects aimed at both research and teaching in Scientific Computing and Big Data.
The event was attended by the vice-rector for Scientific Policy and Research Infrastructuresand, Rafael Garesse Alarcon, the vice-rector for Scientific Research, Nuria Fernandez Monslave, the exvicerector and promoter of UAM-Fujitsu agreement, José Dorronsoro , the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Jose Maria Carrascosa Baeza, the directors of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Mathematics , Condensed Matter and IMDEA -Nanoscience , the director and deputy director of the UAM-Fujitsu agreement, various academics and supercomputer users from UAM and Carlos III University, and representatives of the Fujitsu company.
For more information, suggestions for activities or research projects, please, contact with Fernando Martín (‘fernando.’) or Alberto Luna (‘alberto.’)
Several Media refected the importance of the agreement signed between Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and Fujitsu to foster cooperation in the frame of research and teaching in scientific computing and Big Data (read more)
The press release was published by the University (UAM), it foundation (fUAM) and Fujitsu. Soon after that, the news appeared in the University main page, Digital affaires, El candelero tecnológico, and other. The news Agengy EFE published the announcement and soon it appeared in several digital media ComputerWorld, iProfessional, Ideal.es, DiarioVasco.com, RecursosHumanos-press, Elcorreo.com, LaVanguardia.com, ElEconomista.es, etc, and the local radio (Cadena Ser – Madrid norte)
The Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and Fujitsu have signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of the new “Cátedra de Patrocinio” UAM-Fujitsu in Information Technologies, whose main objective is the promotion of education, research and innovation in Computing Science and Supercomputing, within the specific field of Fujitsu products and technologies
The director of this “Cátedra” will be Fernando Martín García, Professor of Physical Chemistry at UAM and principal investigator of XCHEM project, and the deputy director, Alberto Luna Fernández, director of the Center for Scientific Computing of the University (CC-UAM).
The agreement, signed on January 17, will provide a framework to encourage research on scientific computing and Big Data, with efforts to improve the functioning of the Centre for Scientific Computing. Special emphasis will be placed on training, conducting postgraduate teaching activities related to scientific computing and Big Data, both at doctoral and master’s level and in other specialization diplomas .
Source: UAM, Fujitsu, FUAM
Fujitsu and Intel have published the case of XCHEM supercomputer as a success story:
The Supercomputing Center (CCC) at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) has hosted an HPC Session organized by Intel, Fujitsu and CCC-UAM, devoted to show researchers trends in the field and to provide advice on the selection of the most suitable technological elements to develop their work.
Fujitsu and Intel offered a suitable technological solution to XCHEM project.
The event appeared in several media (Cloud Community, La Informacion, RRHHpress, Fujitsu, etc)
Today we have inaugurated XChem supercomputer and its hosting facilities at UAM.
The researchers Fernando Martín and Francisco José García Vidal, both awarded with a 2011-ERC-Advanced Grant have presented today the new Fujitsu supercomputers acquired to carry out their projects. Both computers have been funded by the European Research Council and will be hosted and maintained by the UAM-Scientific Computing Center.
The event has been chaired by José Dorronsoro, Vice-Rector for Innovation, Transfer and Technology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with the participation of Nuria Fernández Monsalve, Vice-Rector for Research, and the Director of UAM-Computing Center, Alberto Luna, who presented its renovated infrastructures.
The two 2011-ERC-AdG awardees presented their funded projects and explained how super-computation is needed to carry out them. PLASMONANOQUANTA project (led by Prof. F.J. García Vidal), aims to work in depth along three ground-breaking lines of research that are at the cutting edge of the current research in Plasmonics: (i) Non-linear phenomena and Plasmonic lasing; (ii) Transformation Optics for Plasmonics and (iii) Quantum Plasmonics
XCHEM project (led by Prof. F. Martín) aims at studying the electronic and coupled electronic-nuclear dynamics in complex molecules at the attosecond or few-femtosecond time-scales, developing concepts and accurate theoretical tools to interpret the new generation of time-resolved experiments and to achieve ultrafast electronic control in chemistry.
The event finished with a guided visit to the UAM-Computation Center.
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Subject: Presentación de las adquisiciones en supercomputación en las que se llevaran a cabo los dos proyectos ERC AdG 2011 de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
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The new XChem Supercomputer by FUJITSU has arrived to the UAM Scientific Computing Center. It includes the last generation of Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 processors and has a processing capacity of 27 teraflops.