Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-11-22

Hardware

Ciena's Rod Wilson hosted a discussion from SC15 on the topic of next generation network architectures for HPC and scientific research. Panel members included: Ciena CTO Steve Alexander, Akbar Kara of Texas LEARN, Greg Bell of ESnet, Cees de Laat of University of Amsterdam. Interesting views. Unfortunately the audio quality is not very good. Read further...

Applications

Peter Messmer (NVIDIA and NVIDIA Co-Design Lab for Hybrid Multicore Computing and ETH Zurich) gave a presentation about interactive weather models on GPU accelerated systems at the CSCS booth at SC15. Peter showed the GPU accelerated weather simulation code COSMO running live on the Meteoswiss system at CSCS with immediate visualization of the ongoing simulation. The simulation runs about 20x faster than real time with grid cells of 1km. The simulation makes it possible to modify the surface temperature and the wind direction in areas of the simulation domain. Read further...

Industry news

In "This Week In HPC" podcast Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the November 2015 TOP500 list. China is taking the TOP500 list more serious. That explains part of the big growth of China's presence in the list. Both two systems in the TOP10 are from Cray. Read further...