Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-06-08

Hardware

Toersten Hoefler, ETH Zuerich has a presentation "Remote Memory Access at San Diego Supercomputing Center/UCSD" in California. A short impression and his slides are on his blog. He is working on MPI-3 RMA (Remote Memory Access) that overcomes some ot the standard MPI obstacles. Read further...
In Nature, Nadia Drake published an article "How to catch a cloud: Why cloud computing is attracting scientists — and advice from experienced researchers on how to get started." She notes: "Although cloud computing cannot handle analyses that require a state-of-the-art supercomputer or quick communication between machines, it may be just right for projects that are too big to tackle on a desktop, but too small to merit a high-performance supercomputer. " Nice background article with useful links. Read further...

Applications

GPU versions of Caffe and Theano are available in TSUBAME 2.5 experimental #supercomputer services. "Not that trivial due to security" says Satoshi Matsuoka, leader of the Tokyo Tech HPC labCaffe and Theano are deep learning software packages. Read further...