Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-06-13

Blog

The CRS4 website runs an in-depth article: "Exascale computing, inexact modelling and geophysical applications: a conversation with Ernesto Bonomi". Bonomi is the manager of the Energy and Environment sector of CRS4 in Sardinia, and an expert in seismic imaging. He explains globally the state-of-the-art in supercomputing and in technical detail how seismic imaging works and why it needs a lot of computing power. Read further...
Gary Flood, Managing Director of high performance computing, Big Data and analytics integrator OCF asks in ITProPortal: "What’s The Future For The UK’s High Performance Computing Potential?" His answer: "Nonetheless, the future is bright for both the technology and UK Plcs if we continue to try and get things right." Read further...

Applications

Patrick Wendell announced Apache Spark 1.4 on a Databricks blog. Spark 1.4 introduces SparkR, an R API targeted towards data scientists. It also evolves Spark’s DataFrame API with a large number of new features. Spark’s ML pipelines API first introduced in Spark 1.3 graduates from an alpha component, writes Wendell. Finally, Spark Streaming and Core add visualization and monitoring to aid in production debugging. Patrick Wendell will write more on his blog about Spark 1.4 in the coming weeks, he promises. Read further...