Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-06-11

Hardware

The DEEP and DEEP-ER Exascale research projects align well with the official ISC’15 focus topics geared towards diversity: From “Future Design Concepts of HPC Systems” to “Global Exascale Status Report” or European Exascale research efforts and “Highly Scalable Operating Systems”, our two closely related projects have quite something to comment on the topics guiding this year’s conference and exhibition. For the exhibiton they join forces with several other European Exascale projects. Read further...
Is RAID dead or alive? Are erasure codes replacing RAID for data protection? Some questions Geoffrey Noer VP Panasas tries to answer on the company blog. His conclusion: "This does not mean hardware RAID is dead, but it does mean that hardware approaches will almost certainly continue to become less competitive against software RAID for data protection at scale - See more at: http://www.panasas.com/blog/raid-alive-or-dead#sthash.g6KRk00x.dpuf". Read further...

Applications

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s 2015 Student Cluster Competition Team visited the Centre yesterday, seeing the Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful supercomputer up close. Read further...
Montreal, Canada next week will see the Canadian HPC conference HPCS2015. Speakers are from Canada and abroad. Topics range from networking and Big Data to supercomputing. Read further...
In Phys.org, Eric Gedenk reports about Fusion researchers that use the Titan supercomputer at LANL. According to Gedenk,tThe project, led by Brian Wirth, a researcher with the University of Tennessee and DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, brings researchers from various organizations together to work on different aspects of the ITER experimental fusion reactor under construction in southeastern France. Read further...