Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-06-01

Applications

As simulations conducted by climate researchers from the University of Bern and the Oeschger Centre reveal, the precipitation during the last ice age came from the Mediterranean. Therefore, the glaciers in the Alps presumably began to grow from the south. This is due to a shift in the jet stream towards the equator. They did run simulations on supercomputers of the Swiss centre CSCS. This was described in a blog published by Simone Ulmer, CSCS on the HPC-CH website. Read further...
Tony Fischetti shares the lessons he learned in using in programming HPC in R on a blog at R-bloggers Read further...
Over at MIT Technology review, Tom Simonite runds an indepth story on Sentient. "AI Supercomputer Built by Tapping Data Warehouses for Their Idle Computing Power" Sentient wants to do what Google and Baidu did in deep machine learning, but then not the easy way - running it in own data centres - but the hard way with a system of hundreds of thousands of computers linked over the Internet. Read further...