2015-11-02 ClusterVision's Trinity is making OpenStack suitable for HPC workloadsAt the recent ISC Cloud and Big Data Conference in Frankfurt,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Hans Then, Team Leader of Software Development at ClusterVision. Hans Then is responsible for developing the product Trinity. Trinity is a character from the Matrix-trilogy and actually the Trinity product is inspired on that. ClusterVision developed Trinity in response to customer requests. Around 2012-2013, many of the ClusterVision customers approached the company, asking it about OpenStack and what they could do with that. ClusterVision is a typical HPC-oriented specialist that is looking at OpenStack, a Cloud environment, from an HPC perspective. ClusterVision started to develop Trinity because if found that OpenStack, useful as it is as a tool, is not very well suited to HPC workloads.
2015-11-02 Fortissimo marketplace one-stop shop for SMEs in search of HPC-based components for simulationAt the recent ISC Cloud and Big Data Conference in Frankfurt,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Francis Wray, coordinator of the Fortissimo project, about the marketplace the project team has established. Francis Wray worked for the company scapos AG, a small company which makes business selling various types of software. The objective of Fortissimo is twofold. One of the aims is to create a brokerage where all the necessary components for high performance computing based simulation are present. Those components range from the end user who has a requirement through to the domain expert, through to the HPC expert, through to the centres who provide cycles, through to ISVs. The objective is to create a marketplace where the different skills of the different participants in the value chain can be brokered and used by SMEs whose business can benefit from advanced simulations.
2015-11-02 Digital humanities' project CLARIAH is digitizing datasets to get new science out of themAt the Third eScience Symposium, recently held at the ArenA in Amsterdam, The Netherlands,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with José van Dijck, President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). José van Dijck is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is very interested in digital humanities as a new branch of the humanities that has become interested in digital sources. Her team is working with digital text but also with digital images and sounds. They work with structured data and they are interested in how the digital data becomes a new material from which they draw new interpretations. All this data is putting a lot of new challenges to the team as researchers
2015-11-02 Video registration Vendor showdown at ISC Cloud & Big DataAt the ISC Cloud and Big Data Conference in Frankfurt, Michael Feldman, Intersect360 Research, chaired the vendor showdown. Participants were Stephan Gillich, Intel; Rolf Kersten, AWS; Auke Kuiper, DDN; Stefan Lautenschläger, Fujitsu; Alison B. Lowndes, NVIDIA; Barbara Murphy, HGST; and Hans Then, ClusterVision. The topics discussed included Cloud, Big Data, HPC and GPU computing, middleware and storage.
2015-10-19 Blue Yonder to automate enterprise decisions with machine learningAt the recent ISC Cloud and Big Data Conference in Frankfurt, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Michael Feindt from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Blue Yonder. Michael Feindt provided a presentation on real life use cases involving data driven automated decisions during the conference and Primeur Magazine wanted to find out more about the technique Blue Yonder is using to this regard.
2015-09-07 Supercomputer visualization complements physical experiments in car designAt the ISC 2015 Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine interviewed Michael Resch and Uwe Wössner at the HLRS booth where a sparkling Porsche 111 Turbo S drew the attention of many visitors.Primeur Magazinewanted to know more about it and indeed, there was more than met the eye behind this shiny appearance. Michael Resch, Director of the High Performance Computer Centre in Stuttgart (HLRS) explained that the Porsche 111 Turbo S was designed using supercomputers. In the booth the visitors could see how close simulation was performed to optimize the shape to reduce the car's fuel consumption.
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