Infineon supplies CERN with sensors to detect dark matter

The giant atom-smashing machine at CERN
The giant atom-smashing machine at CERN

Dark matter is the mysterious and elusive target for the world’s scientists now

Ninety-five percent of the universe is still considered unexplored. Scientists at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics research center, located in Geneva, are working on solving these mysteries.

In May 2012, researchers there discovered the so-called Higgs Boson, whose prediction won Peter Higgs and François Englert the Nobel prize in physics.

One of the things CERN scientists are researching at the moment is dark matter: Although it may well have five times the mass of visible matter in the universe, this extent can only be indirectly proved. With a bit of luck, CERN will also succeed in generating dark matter.  Continue reading Infineon supplies CERN with sensors to detect dark matter

Dassault Systèmes teams up with HTC to provide virtual reality to enterprises

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HTC has formed a strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes to drive virtual reality (VR) into the enterprise space. HTC has a VR system called Vive, which the two companies will work on refining applications for. 

Dassault Systèmes has developed the 3DExperience platform as a collaborative virtual environment for businesses to create differentiating customer experiences.

Dassault Systèmes applications can already be used on the HTC Vive VR system, which is said to provide “total experiential immersion and room-scale capability”, say the companies, adding that it delivers a 3D experience in a highly accessible format that enables their customers to easily envisage potential solutions.  Continue reading Dassault Systèmes teams up with HTC to provide virtual reality to enterprises

ICINCO conference to showcase global expertise in data science

The 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics – ICINCO 2016 

The Thirteenth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), will take place from 29 to 31 of July 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), the purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to control, automation and robotics.  Continue reading ICINCO conference to showcase global expertise in data science

Caterpillar to use Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience platform

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That’s not a toy truck… a Caterpillar autonomous truck next to a real truck

Caterpillar, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, much of which is robotic or autonomous, is to use Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience software. 

Dassault says the industrial giant has chosen the platform because its powerful 3D mock-up capabilities and product lifecycle management (PLM) features were essential to its requirements.

Dassault has been particularly keen to demonstrate its software’s simulation capabilities, having launched “single source for speed” system, featuring Simulia applications. These will enable enable Caterpillar to virtually evaluate the performance, quality and durability of future products before committing to physical prototypes, says Dassault.  Continue reading Caterpillar to use Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience platform

Google gives TensorFlow distributed computing support

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Google is running TensorFlow across hundreds of machines, and now you can run it on as many machines as you want in your office 

Google has introduced distributed computing support to the latest version of its machine learning software TensorFlow.

TensorFlow 0.8 can now be run on small clusters of machines in your office using Google’s new Inception image classification neural network.  Continue reading Google gives TensorFlow distributed computing support

Onshape launches commercial online 3D design software

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Company adds more than 100 enhancements during ‘highly successful’ beta tests 

Onshape, the ground-breaking cloud-based 3D design software, has launched commercially, after many months of beta testing.

The company last year raised around $150 million in total funding to start the business and now looks set to repay its investors.

Onshape says its beta test has been “highly successful”, and included 400,000 user hours in more than 150 countries. Continue reading Onshape launches commercial online 3D design software

Human Brain Project gives public access to web-based simulation platforms

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HBP opens up all of its computing platforms to the wider research community as it looks to accelerate progress 

The Human Brain Project has released all six of its computing platforms to the wider research community and the general public in an attempt to accelerate progress.

People who are interested can now request access to any or all of the platforms, most of which are suitable for collaboration and accessible through the worldwide web.

The six platforms have the following titles: Neuroinformatics; Brain Simulation; High Performance Analytics and Computing; Medical Informatics; Neuromorphic Computing; and NeuroRobotics.  Continue reading Human Brain Project gives public access to web-based simulation platforms

Fujitsu develops new IoT platform for robotics and automation

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Fujitsu has developed a new software platform that enables the centralized and stable management of operating status for a variety of sensors, devices, gateways, and robotics and automation systems, as well as the condition of the network that connects them.

This platform will support the operation and management of an anticipated and growing array of IoT services, says the company.

In developing this new platform, Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu Research and Development Center have defined common Application Programming Interface (API) to enable consolidated management of IoT device and network status, as well as the monitoring information required to analyze the cause of faults. Continue reading Fujitsu develops new IoT platform for robotics and automation

Exploring the art of the possible: Engineering design experts host Dassault Systémes webinar

Dassault Systèmes Simulia
Dassault Systèmes says its Simulia delivers realistic simulation applications that enable users to explore real-world behavior of product, nature and life

Product lifecycle management (PLM) expert Design Rule has teamed up engineering design software expert SSA Analysis to host an online webinar that explores best practice for users of Dassault Systémes design and simulation software.

The webinar will explore the benefits of two core Dassault software applications: CAD design product Catia V5 and engineering simulation software Simulia.

The webinar, entitled Simulia and the art of the possible, will take place on Friday, March 18, at 10.30 GMTContinue reading Exploring the art of the possible: Engineering design experts host Dassault Systémes webinar

Google open sources TensorFlow Serving

Tensor_Flow_Diagram1_Serving_FINALAfter releasing its deep learning or machine learning library TensorFlow as open source software a few months ago, Google has now followed up by open sourcing TensorFlow Serving, which the company says makes it easier to take models into production.

Noah Fiedel, Google software engineer, writes on his blog: “TensorFlow Serving makes the process of taking a model into production easier and faster.

“It allows you to safely deploy new models and run experiments while keeping the same server architecture and APIs.”

TensorFlow Serving is written in C++ and supports Linux. Fidel says the software requires minimal overhead. “In our benchmarks we recoded approximately 100,000 queries per second per core on a 16 vCPU Intel Xeon E5 2.6 GHz machine, excluding gRPC and the TensorFlow inference processing time.”

New version of Ansys software released

ansys 17Ansys software has launched the 17th version of its popular design application for engineers.

The company says, “Engineers across disciplines – from structures to fluids to electromagnetics to systems – will realize step-change improvements in the way they develop products using the newly released Ansys 17.0”.

Ansys adds that this next generation of the engineering simulation solution “sets the scene for the next quantum leaps in product development, enabling unprecedented advancements across an array of industry initiatives from smart devices to autonomous vehicles to more energy-efficient machines”.

The company says Ansys 17 is the most feature-rich release in the company’s 45-year history, and delivers “ten times” improvements to product development productivity, insight and performance. Continue reading New version of Ansys software released