Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-09-17

Blog

During August and September EPCC ran a series of seminar events across Scotland, in collaboration with three major actors in the Scottish life science sector: BioCity, BioQuarter and BioDundee. George Graham shortly descibes the experiences on the organisation's blog. Read further...
Jorge Titinger, SGI blogs about how HPC is redefining seismic simulations in Scientific Computing. He describes several examples of companies using SGI supercomputers. "Supercomputers have become a crucial tool for energy companies’ research, discovery and extraction operations," Titinger writes, "Global energy supermajor Total updated the computational power of its Pangea supercomputer earlier this year with an equivalent processing power of approximately 80,000 personal computers and storage capacity equivalent to approximately 27 million compact discs (CDs). As a result, Total has optimized its reservoir simulation and drilling operations resulting in significant time and cost savings." Read further...

Industry news

A video about the the SPEC High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG). A kind of preview of the "Towards Comprehensive System Comparison," during SC15 in Austin, Texas. The video explains how to use SPEC/HPG benchmarks for better analysis, evaluation and procurement of next-generation HPC systems. - Read further...