Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-12-21

Industry news

The December 2015 list of Irish Supercomputers was released. The list contains all HPC and supercomputing systems in Ireland. Currently there are 28 entries in the list. The combined number of CPU cores on the current list is over 75.000. The list also shows that Ireland is following a global trend of harnessing coprocessor technologies for HPC with over one fifth of the machines on the list making use of accelerators including GPU and Xeon Phi, with a combined total of over 106.000 cores. The total performance of all machines is 678 Tflops/s. The new list has three new entries from Trinity College Dublin (#9 and 10) and one from University College Dublin (#11). Read further...
The first three Dome microservers were handed over to Philips Drachten, Sensor City Assen and the University of Technology Eindhoven during an official presentation conducted by Henk Brink, Deputy of the Province of Drenthe, on 19 November. The microserver (new generation very power efficient datacentre hardware) is faster and more energy efficient than a usual server. Dome was created to build a mega telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA allows us to catch even the faintest remnants of radiation from just after the Big Bang, 13,7 billion years ago. Read further...