Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-07-31

Hardware

Petroleum News Review has an in depth article on the supercomputer Bruce. The system is installed by DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) in Perth Australia where it is processing one of the oil industry's largest ever multi-client seismic project. At 5 Petaflop/s DUG's SGI based supercomputer is not only the largest supercomputer in Australia, but perhaps the largest privately owned supercomputer in the world. Much of Bruce is submerged in a cooled mineral oil bath, which makes him one of the greenest machines around. Read further...

Applications

The Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET S.A.) opens the first Pilot Call for Proposals, for project access to the newly installed national HPC system named ARIS (https://hpc.grnet.gr). The call is addressed to scientists and researchers that work in academic and research institutions in Greece. The project proposals should address open research topics in all scientific fields. Via this call GRNET S.A. makes it possible for scientists in Greece to have access to the national supercomputing facility, ARIS. Access will be awarded for a maximum period of 6 months, beginning on the 25th of September 2015. Eligible applicants are scientists affiliated with academic or research institutions in Greece. Read further...

Exascale

Adrian Jackson compares the new HPCG benchmarks results with HPL one that is used in the TOP500 on the Archer supercomputer. Archer is the UL national supercomputer at EPCC in Edinburgh. ARCHER is currently number 35 in the TOP500 with a performance of 1.6 PetaFlop/s Rmax, out of a potential peak performance of 2,55 Petaflop/s. On the HPCG benchmark list, ARCHER came out as nr 10 with a HPCG performance of 0,0808 Petaflop/s. This is around 5% of the HPL performance. Jackson says they spent some time tuning the HPCG run on Archer to ensure they had maximum performance. They were using a tuned version of the HPCG benchmark provided by Intel. Read further...