Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-05-29

Applications

Andy H from Cycle Computing experimented with MPI on Amazon EC2. After extensive testing, Andy recommends two MPI libraries for use on EC2: Intel MPI for those who already have a license and OpenMPI for those looking for a free alternative. In general, these two implementations work best on EC2 the blog says. Read further...
Alex Younts started a blog series of posts spotlighting applications for clusters and clouds on the Bright Computing website. Bright helps universities make the most of their resources by eliminating the need for computing experts to set up, monitor, and manage clusters, Alex writes. He does not write much more as it is a very short blog. Read further...
U.S. department of Energy has published an article on a Program run on NERSC Cray XC30 supercomputer takes long, deep view below Earth’s evolving surface. A team led by Jed Brown of Argonne National Laboratory and Dave May of ETH Zürich is developing software, pTatin3D, to build efficient high-resolution models of processes that occur 600 kilometers below the planet’s surface, across thousands of square kilometers and over periods spanning 20 million years says the article. Read further...
Bitfusion presented their middle ware technology that allows running any application on FPGAs getting speedups of 10-50 times without changing a single line of code. The video shows their final presentation and questioning by the jury. Read further...