Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-08-26

Applications

Five research efforts in high performance technical computing have been selected as finalists in the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner during SC15 in Austin, TX (USA). Read further...
With more than fifty SMEs supported in just four years, the French HPC-SME initiative shows very positive results. The main projects partners supporting the SME's are INRIA, GENCI and Bpifrance, but also Aerospace Valley, Axelera, Cap Digital, Minalogic et Systematic are part of the eco system and research centres like CNRS, lFPEN, Onera, and the Ecole Polytechnique. Intel and NVIDIA are also involved. Until now the support for SME's was rather centralized. But this national structure, highly centralized, may no longer be able to respond effectively, given the growing number of interested SMEs. "The idea of regionalizing the HPC-SME Initiative has grown, says Brigitte Duême. We first identified regions with several SMEs and we found the motivation of actors in the region to help our initiative and confirmed that linking people together, through competent and motivated local contacts was beneficial to the ecosystem. The success in Rhône-Alpes and Sud-Ouest regions has finally convinced us." Read further...
Dutch HPC expert Linvision organises an afternoon workshop The State of HPC 2015 on September 22 in Alphen a/d/ Rijn, the Netherlands. Read further...