Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-10-30

Hardware

Sidharth Kashyap started a blog called Performance Engineering starting with the basics of parallel computing for HPC. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The MIKELANGELO project aims to improve the I/O performance of virtual machines. The inability of virtual machines to run HPC and big data applications in production due to low I/O performance motivated the work of the project. MIKELANGELO builds on KVM, a widely used open source hypervisor. The project develops sKVM, a version of KVM optimized for I/O workloads. Read further...
EUDAT publishes an interview with Stefan Zasada, a Senior Research Associate at University College London (UCL) who is involved in the Virtual Physiological Human framework (VPH). Zasada told EUDAT that VPH was funded by the European Union (EU) with the goal of making collaborative investigation of the human body possible across all the relevant scales (from the level of molecules through cells and organs to the whole body). We are introducing multiscale methodologies (that is, working on different scales within the body) into medical and clinical research - for example, in predictive disease modelling or to optimize cancer treatment for an individual. Today, the VPH Institute, a not-for-profit organisation, and individual VPH-type projects are being funded through different H2020 calls. Because of this, the current phase of the EUDAT project provides a welcome glue to help the VPH community maintain cohesion through a centralised data storage service. Read further...