Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-06-30

Blog

Gavin Burris blogs about IPython on SGE. IPython provides a number of improvements over vanilla Python. My favorites are the improved interactive shell for the terminal and web-enabled “notebooks” that allow a better way of quickly developing code says Burris. Read further...

Hardware

STFC Hartree Centre in the UK provides HPC on demand on several large systems, including: Blue Wonder – Intel; Blue Joule – IBM Blue Gene Q; Large-scale GPFS Storage (8 petabytes)' and IBM big data analytics platform Accelerated and energy efficient platforms include: Nvidia GPU; Intel Phi; Maxeler FPGA system. Read further...

Applications

Jane Williams at an Intel blog looks at High-Performance Computing for Healthcare at HLRS in Stuttgart. Williams writes: "For three years, this research team has been running simulations of the types of realistic forces that the thigh bone undergoes on a daily basis for different body types and at a variety of activity levels to try and inform doctors what is needed to create much better implants for patients with severe fractures or hip deterioration. Successful implants can make a significant impact on the wearer’s quality of life, so the lighter and more durable they are the better." The institution that makes all this possible is one of just three large supercomputer ‘tier 0’ sites in Germany, it recently upgraded to the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3, Read further...

Industry news

IDC's popular HPC update is now an official part of the ISC conference. Analysts Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Bob Sorensen will present new market revenue figures and research findings on major trends, including the global exascale race, processors/accelerators, storage, high performance data analysis, deep learning/cognitive computing. Do not forget to register. Read further...