Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-05-27

Hardware

The Adept project has added a video section to its website. Adept is an European project developing tools and software for energy efficient HPC aimed at eEascale supercomputing. There is a very small intro video and a longer recording of presentations. Read further...

Applications

Business Insider runs a nice story by Jenna Goudreau on "IBM's supercomputer Watson ingested 2,000 TED Talks and can answer your deepest questions" You ask a question and Watson anwsers with an illustrative video fragmnet from a TED talk. Still in betafragment Read further...
EGI - European Grid and Cloud infrastructure for science, published a document "Compendium of e-Infrastructure requirements for the digital ERA". It is a collection of scientific use cases, including their requirements to inform subsequent engagement and outreach activities.The compendium comprises the following scientific cases: CTA, DARIAH, EMSO, Fusion, Hydro-metereology, Life Science, EISCAT-3D, Structural Biology and High Energy Physics. Read further...

Industry news

Steve Conway authors a blog on the company blog of Rescale. About Rescale he says: "The result is a business model and products (ScaleX Enterprise, ScaleX Developer, and ScaleX Pro) that exploit contracts not only with public cloud service providers, but also with private clouds and large HPC centers. Rescale matches customer requirements to the appropriate resource or resources, leveraging ISV partnerships with Ansys, CD-adapco, Dassault Systemes, ESI, MSC.Software, and Siemens PLM, along with popular ISVs in fields including energy, life sciences and weather forecasting, plus open source software such as OpenFoam. Customers decide where their data is stored." Read further...