Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-06-16

Blog

Sharan Kalwani, Fermilab blogs on the TOP500 site: "Applying HPC for the benefit of society". He explains the reason he did get into computing was the potential that he personally saw in using this unbelievably powerful new tool towards addressing the needs of the society we live in. Earthquake prediction is one important example of where HPC can benefit society. Read further...

Hardware

The Mont Blanc project released a video explaining the projects and the Mont-Blanc prototype of an exascale supercomputer module based on ARM processors .Early in February, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) successfully deployed the Mont-Blanc prototype. After three years of intensive research effort, the team installed a two-rack prototype which is now available to the Mont-Blanc consortium partners. Read further...

Applications

HPC Wales and Fujitsu have funded 20 PHD studentships in computational science n at Universities across Wales as part of their collaboration. The collaboration is promoting the uptake of high performance computing (HPC) in Wales. Read further...
Scott Jones is writing about "The Protein Problem", how researchers use the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to unravel the structure and function of one of proteins. The combination of Titan with ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a facility that provides the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development, offers researchers tools for resolving one of molecular biology’s greatest mysteries: the ultimate function of protein domains. Read further...