Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-10-07

Hardware

In a video, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang explains putting GPUs into the cloud. He highlights three benefits: energy efficiency, quickness, and compatibility. NVIDIA worked together with Microsoft to get GPUs integrated in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Read further...
Steve Conway, Research Vice President in IDC's High Performance Computing group, provides a high-level overview of the importance supercomputers and cites specific examples where it is making a difference every day. Read further...

Applications

Linda Barney looks in "Scientific Computing" at the impact of high performance computing (HPC) on seismic imaging. Linda Barney looks at reverse time migration (RTM) computations - an industry standard algorithm used to generate accurate images of the subsurface - done by the Intel High Performance Computing Center (Intel PCC) at the Alberto Luis Coimbra Institute at The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read further...

Industry news

On the Altair blog, Bill Nitzberg gives his impressions of the 2015 PBS User Group in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California: 'On a personal level, it was really a pleasure to be at an event with such positive energy, and a near-total absence of complaint of any kind. From me, a personal "thank you" to the whole PBS Works engineering team for really taking care of our users (and making my job easier).' Read further...