Microsoft to assist Canadian fusion project

18 May 2017

Canada's General Fusion has teamed up with US Microsoft to analyse its fusion energy experimental results using cloud-based big data techniques.

This will enable it to explore experimental plasma data in greater depth than previously possible, the company said on 12 May.  General Fusion will work with Microsoft's Developer Experience Team to build a new, cutting-edge computational platform that will enable General Fusion to mine over 100 terabytes of data from the records of its 150,000 experiments.

The Microsoft Developer Experience Team will provide cloud computing resources and expertise in machine learning, cloud computing and data management using a variety of open source technologies in conjunction with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. General Fusion was set up in 2002 to develop a magnetised target fusion system. 



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