Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-05-28

Applications

The TOP500 site runs a blog "The Inside Story of Lattice-CSC, #1 Supercomputer on the Green500". It is an interview with David Rohr designer of the Lattice_CSC system. "The Lattice-CSC is a general-purpose multi-GPU cluster built from off-the-shelf components, which can execute virtually any scientific application that can make use of GPUs. The main purpose of Lattice-CSC, however, is to run simulations in the field of Quantum Chromo Dynamics or QCD. " he explains. " Read further...
According to NoMachine, K.U. Leuven in Belgium uses NoMachine virtual desktop software to connect researchers to the high-performance computing (HPC) cluster, with up to 100 users connecting at the same time. NoMachine's speed and unique compression capabilities allow it to provide a usable, scalable and rich desktop experience no matter where a user is located. Read further...
Sparsh Mittal and Jeffrey S. Vetter from Oak Ridge National Laboratory published a "Survey of CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Computing Techniques". The report reviews heterogeneous computing approaches at runtime, algorithm, programming, compiler and application level. Read further...