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HPE Launches Interactive Game Teaching Young Girls Critical Cybersecurity Skills

Launched in partnership with Girl Scouts Nation�s Capital and targeted at Junior Girl Scouts (ages 9-11), the program will help girls safely and defensively navigate the internet, covering fundamental knowledge and best practices across four key domains: personal information and digital footprint;

As part of the newly minted program, HPE is also debuting an educational online game, called Cyber Squad, designed to teach children cybersecurity literacy via an interactive, narrative format that takes players through real-life scenarios and simulates the consequences of both risky and safe online behaviors.

As children gain online access earlier and earlier, they are increasingly vulnerable to damaging online behaviors and privacy risks, including social engineering, cyberbullying and exposure to malicious actors and cybercrime.

Today, the average child receives their first smartphone at 10.3 years old, and 39 percent of children create their first social media account at 11.4 years.

Eighty-six percent of girls claim to be able to conduct online chats without their parents� knowledge, and 69 percent of teens regularly receive online communications from strangers without telling parents or guardians.

Ninety-four percent of parents believe they know what their children are doing online, but nearly 70 percent of pre-teens admit to hiding online activities.

France to Deploy AI-Focused Supercomputer: Jean Zay

HPE announced today that it won the contract to build a supercomputer that will drive France’s AI and HPC efforts.

The system came at the behest of an action issued by President of France Emmanuel Macron in support of the national strategy to make France the European leader in artificial intelligence research.

The goal of the project, according to the partners, is to field a converged platform that advances scalable machine learning and AI applications, in addition to improving traditional HPC workloads like modeling and simulation.

The French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Education notes that the new supercomputer will double the nation’s numerical simulation capabilities along with bolstering artificial intelligence research prowess.

By empowering the nation’s robust pool of talent with powerful compute technologies that target various, AI and analytics applications we see emerging, we believe France has the potential to be a driving force of AI efforts for the European market,”

A statement from the Ministry of Research indicates that “France plans to be a candidate by 2022 to host one of the so-called exascale European computing machines (one billion billion operations per second) co-financed by the European Commission within the framework of the company common Euro-HPC […].

Powerful Supercomputing to Propel France’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research and Development

The new supercomputer, which GENCI and CNRS (The French National Center for Scientific Research) have named Jean Zay, will focus on research across fundamental physical sciences such as particle physics and cosmology, and biological sciences, to foster discoveries in fusion energy, space exploration and climate forecasting while also empowering applied research to optimize areas like combustion engines for automobiles and planes, pharmaceutical drugs, and solutions for natural disasters and disease pandemics.

The focus on these research areas support President Macron’s strategy for boosting the nation’s economic development and competitive advantage when improved sciences can be applied to the nation’s “priority sectors” such as healthcare, transportation, environment.¹ Supercomputing has tremendous potential to accelerate innovation in AI for public and private sectors here in France and we are building a fast, powerful machine for GENCI to become France’s leading supercomputing research and development center for AI.

2018 AI review: A year of innovation

The university plans to make its new supercomputer available to both academia and industry with the goal of driving economic growth and scientific achievement across Belgium.

This supercomputer is theoretically capable of performing 2.3 petaflops and boasts 33 percent better memory performance than traditional competing models.

This new supercomputer, called Eagle, will help the National Renewable Energy Laboratory study energy technology in a variety of applications, including wind power, vehicles, and even data sciences.

The company's Apollo HPC system, for example, will run complex race simulations, providing more information to engineers so they can make speedier, more informed decisions before, during, and after on-track sessions.

Spend a year in space In what could easily be described as HPE's biggest announcement of the year, HPE announced in July 2018 that its spaceborne computer had completed its first year in orbit.

The HPE system replaced an aging computer that was more than a decade old and has consistently delivered teraflop-level performance (a first for space-based computing) despite coping with intense conditions, such as microgravity, a lack of traditional data center cooling capabilities, and exposure to galactic cosmic radiation.

The fact an off-the-shelf supercomputer can reliably function in space for that length of time bodes well for the potential to use similar technology for future journeys to the red planet.

Look to the future Although many of HPE's announcements throughout 2018 centered on the innovative work HPE has done—and is doing—with customers across varied vertical industries, some of the year's announcements pertained to HPE's development of next-generation technologies.

And no AI review would be complete without mentioning HPE's announcement of its Apollo 6500 Gen10 System, which is purpose-built for deep learning and delivers training models three times faster than previous generations.

HPE has also announced a new initiative to help its leading-edge customers explore memory-driven computing in a way that will eventually yield performance gains not previously attainable.

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