Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-11-16

Hardware

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, will present a multi-vendor SC15 demo highlighting Ethernet's growing range of interconnect solutions for high-performance computing (HPC). Uniting 10, 25, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) equipment and technologies into an interoperability display emulating conditions found in real-world supercomputing environments, the demo illustrates Ethernet's tangible benefits and rising importance to HPC. The Ethernet Alliance's demo can be experienced at booth 1219 during the SC15 expo, November 16-19, 2015, Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas. Read further...

Applications

On November 19, the first three MicroServers will be handed out by ASTRON & IBM Center for Exascale. This is a milestone for the DOME project. MicroServers are based on novel packaging technology developed at the IBM Research lab. The technology allows highly efficient water cooling of processor-, memory- and voltage-controller components. The microserver project, in a first stage, will aim at achieving the highest computer packaging density, including cooling, until today. Next 3-dimensional packaging (processor chips, and memory chips packaged together, with cooling) will be developed and used to achieve even higher densities of compute power. Read further...
The OpenACC Standards Group has launched several significant new developments including the release and ratification of the 2.5 version of the OpenACC API specification, member support for multiple new OpenACC targets, and a comprehensive calendar of OpenACC activities for the SC15 conference in Austin. Read further...

Industry news

A select group of 18 individuals will be making their 28th consecutive appearance at the SC conference, by the unique lapel pin bestowed upon each of them. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Bull published videos explaining their latest Sequana supercomputer based on Intel Xeon processors. They claim it can bring us to exascale. That may be over optimistic however. Read further...