Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-07-10

Blog

EPCC in Edinburh has launched two novel online courses: Practical Introduction to High Performance Computing and Practical Introduction to Data Science. Both are fully accredited by the University of Edinburgh as Postgraduate Professional Development courses. They include practical exercises run on real-world systems, including the UK's national supercomputer ARCHER. EPCC runs a number of Virtual Open Days to enable potential students to find out more about the courses. Read further...
Intersect360 Research plans to write more frequent reports on focused topics of interest, including specific segmentations of its forecast and survey data. The company has announced lower pricing for individual reports, beginning with its latest, “Worldwide High Performance Computing 2014 Total Market Model and 2015–19 Forecast.” Intersect360 focuses on high-performance data center markets, including High Performance Computing (HPC), high-performance enterprise, cloud, big data, and hyperscale. Read further...

Applications

In Scientific Computing World, Thomas Lippert, and Manuel Peitsch, give a preview of the sessions on "Supercomputing and the human brain project — a 10-year quest" and "Computational Approaches to Understanding Health & Disease " next week in Frankfurt at ISC 15. Read further...

Industry news

Hugo Saleh is previewing ISC 15 on the Intel blog. "During this international gathering, Intel’s Raj Hazra, our VP and GM of the Enterprise and HPC Platform Group, will speak about the changing landscape of technical computing and show how recent innovations and Intel’s HPC scalable system framework can help scientists, researchers, and industry maximize the potential of HPC for computation and data intensive workloads. Raj will also share details on upcoming Intel technologies, products, and ecosystem collaborations that are powering research-driven breakthroughs and ensuring that technical computing continues to fulfill its potential as a scientific and industrial tool for discovery and innovation." Saleh writs. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The Riga Technical University in Latvia is relatively new to HPC and e-Infrastructures. In the video of a presentation at the the Baltic HPC conference, Lauris Cikovskis and Ilmars Slaidns explain the development and plans of the RTU HPC services Read further...
Andrey Sozykin, Head of Computer Science Department UrB RAS, Ural Federal University did give a presentation: Heart modeling on parallel computer systems" at the Baltic HPC conference in Riga. He describes the LeVen system that was developed in a European project. You can watch the video registration of the presentation. Read further...