Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-11-20

Industry news

Finnish supercomputer centre (CSC) datacenter in Kajaani has been short-listed for the DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2015 in the Category of "Modular Deployment Award". The winner will be announced in the Gala Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 10th December 2015. Read further...
NVIDIA released the videos of the presentations given by several experts at the GPU technology theater at SC15. Included are Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee; John Stone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; James C. Phillips, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jeroen Tromp, Princeton; Mathieu Luisier, ETH Zurich; Dirk Pleiter, Jülich Supercomputing Centre; and several otehrs. Read further...
CD-adapco, a large privately held computational fluid dynamics (CFD) provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, has deployed more than one petabyte of Panasas ActiveStor storage to support the high-performance demands of CFD simulations. CD-adapco is pioneering an approach called Multidisciplinary Design Exploration (MDX) that uses engineering data from simulation results to improve a product through multiple design iterations. Using software models that mimic the behaviour of real-world objects results in higher quality end products that better fulfill customer expectations. Read further...

Exascale

Kay Ewbank reports in "I Programmer" that the further development of the Julia language has been awarded $600.000 by the Moore Foundation to get this dynamic language to a production version. The money will be granted over the next two years so the Julia Language team can move their core open-source computing language and libraries into the first production version. The Julia Language project aims to create a free and open-source language that is general purpose but designed to excel at numerical computing and data science. According to Ewbank Julia is already achieving popularity despite its beta status. There's an interesting introduction to the base language and what future directions might be in the video below from JuliaCon 2015: Read further...