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FEATURE BLOG 10 December 2018

Integration of AI systems at scale

Today, data scientists and machine learning engineers can implement systems for tackling discrete tasks with a very high degree of success. Results in fields such as image processing to support cancer diagnosis can be extremely accurate, with the best performing algorithms even exceeding experienced clinicians for certain categories of cancer diagnosis.

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HPC | Research | 12 October 2018

Welcome to Centro Epson Meteo

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog so I thought there was no better opportunity to pick up where I left off and write something about my recent trip to the Meteorological Technology World Expo in Amsterdam. This was also the venue for where we announced our latest customer win – Centro Epson Meteo, one of Europe’s most innovative meteorological forecasting organisations who I am delighted to say chose Verne Global for their high performance computing (HPC) requirement.

Written by Nick Dale

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HPC | 25 September 2018

HPC continues to drive Formula 1 success

Formula 1 seems to crop up quite often in my work. I’ve been given a tour of McLaren’s headquarters, discussed wheel-nut troubles with the CIO of Williams and even interviewed the people responsible for making the batteries that store brake energy in the cars. I’m a technology writer, not a sport or motoring journalist but F1 is perhaps the most tech-enabled sport in the world so it comes up frequently. And even to someone like me, who has little interest in what happens on the track, the sport is fascinating off the circuit.

Written by Shane Richmond (Guest)

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HPC | Tech Trends | 17 August 2018

Cloud options are challenging dedicated HPC infrastructure

Speaking at a conference in November last year, Bernd Mohr, general chair of the Juelich Supercomputing Center, described HPC as “a new gold rush” . He said: “We are the modern pioneers, pushing the bounds of science for the betterment of society.” That’s a pretty grandiose claim but much of the work being done in HPC does have groundbreaking potential. It’s use in the discovery of new medicines, for example, has allowed pharmaceutical firms to massively accelerate their research.

Written by Shane Richmond (Guest)

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AI / ML / DL | Tech Trends | Manufacturing | 8 August 2018

3D Map Making Challenges for Autonomous Driving

Building accurate road maps is a central part of the effort to build and deploy more autonomous vehicles in the real world. The term “map” may be a bit of a misnomer, though, because these maps aren’t anything like the flat 2D images available online, they’re complete three-dimensional recreations of roadside environments that are updated on a continuous basis to provide a high degree of accuracy — often down to the centimeter scale. These 3D digital maps are a critical part of an autonomous vehicle’s ability to perceive the world, and have key applications in other technologies, which has made the effort to develop the definitive map a highly competitive endeavour.

Written by Nick Dale

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Finance | HPC | Industry | 24 July 2018

HPC and big data convergence in fraud detection

The convergence of two existing disciplines can be an explosively creative force. A great example within the world of tech is the convergence of HPC merging with big data and machine learning. Though in many ways this convergence is still in its early stages, the merging of these technologies is already starting to deliver concrete, real world benefits in the fraud detection field, helping save financial firms hundreds of millions of dollars.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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HPC | Manufacturing | 14 June 2018

HPC is unlocking the 'data gusher' in Oil and Gas research

An ‘oil gusher’, or a 'blowout', is the name for that phenomenon that you’ve seen in photos and film clips, when a drill strikes oil and it sprays out of the top of the well. It was common in the early 20th Century but is now quite rare, thanks to pressure control equipment. However in today’s oil and gas industry, data is the modern gusher – it sprays out in an uncontrolled fashion, signifying that something good is going on but it remains hard to get under control.

Written by Nick Dale

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HPC | Manufacturing | 22 March 2018

Deep learning for autonomous cars

Since Sebastian Thrum and his team used machine learning to win the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005, machine learning and deep learning have been an integral part of developing autonomous vehicle technology. Great progress is being made, but complex questions remain. My latest blog looks at these issues.

Written by Nick Dale

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HPC | Manufacturing | 15 February 2018

HPC enabled crash testing for automobile safety

In my previous blogs I've highlighted how high performance computing (HPC) has become a powerful tool aiding automobile design. HPC has been particularly important in the realm of simulated crash test simulation and this blog focuses on the rapid improvements being made in this field.

Written by Nick Dale

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HPC | Manufacturing | 25 January 2018

Within the world of F1, computational fluid dynamics is in pole position

As Verne Global's resident F1 enthusiast I'm already looking forward to the Australian GP on March 26th to see what new cars will be competing and to look at the latest designs that are deployed. Many of these will have been delivered with the help of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Here’s a summary of CFD’s growing influence within F1.

Written by Nick Dale

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AI / ML / DL | Manufacturing | 19 December 2017

From tyres to wing-tips, and bearings to semiconductors – Manufacturing is getting the machine learning makeover

As part of my role at Verne Global I head-up our business development work within manufacturing and as such I’m often looking at how the industries within the “global manufacturing family” are implementing the latest tech trends. Top of these is definitely machine learning...

Written by Nick Dale

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Iceland | Power | 9 November 2017

Data: A Growing Value -Added Sector In The Icelandic Energy Economy

Economies overly dependent on a limited number of industries risk putting too many eggs in a single basket. Iceland has therefore been striving to find additional outlets for its abundant sources of renewable electricity, One potential outlet is the planned development of a large undersea transmission line to the United Kingdom, but that won’t occur for many years. Step up data centers...

Written by Peter Kelly-Detwiler (Guest)

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Insights | 22 September 2017

Lucky

Some people might be surprised to learn that since finding my first one in a vast clover patch in rural Missouri over 40 years ago, I have found hundreds, if not thousands of four-leaf clovers throughout my life. But does this ability to stumble across evolutionary evidence of change actually mean that I am lucky? I honestly don’t think so. But as with most superstitions, there is likely a little more to the story than just luck.

Written by Tate Cantrell

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1 September 2017

HPC for Oil and Gas

Multiple serious challenges face the oil and gas industry today. The output of mature oil and gas reservoirs are diminishing in volume, pressuring companies to seek new methods of extracting the maximum potential value from existing resources.

Written by Nick Dale

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Industry | Manufacturing | 7 August 2017

HPC for Process Manufacturing

HPC systems have been integral to many developments in materials science engineering, especially since the turn of the 21st century. In just that short time, advances in hardware and software have improved the computational ability of HPC systems by a factor of a million.

Written by Nick Dale

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HPC | Industry | 14 July 2017

How HPC is Helping the Future of Weather Prediction

Like other modeling applications, numerical weather prediction (NWP) applications require the capability to process large datasets in as short a time as possible, and because of this they’ve benefitted greatly from the development and proliferation of HPC systems.

Written by Nick Dale

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