Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-05-26

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The website experts-exchange runs a number of insightful visualizations of computing power and storage sizes over 6 decades. It compares a Cray 2 to an iPhone 4. The Tianhe-2 to PlayStations (you need a lot of those). And did you know the Apollo Guidance computer did run at 2 MHz and had 4 Kbyte of memory? Yep not Megabyte or Gigabyte but a few Kbyte is all it did take to get a man on the moon. Read further...

Applications

Sharcnet HPC from Canada published a video tutorial on High Performance Computing with Python. Read further...
Over at the ISC HPC Lorna Smith is a group manager at EPCC at the University of Edinburgh published a blog about European Investment In Exascale Technologies. She tells about the projects CRESTA, DEEP and Mont-Blanc that started out several years ago. Special attention gets the CRESTA project that took over 11 million Euro of funding and was devoted to Exascale software development. Read further...