Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-01-13

Hardware

Ganesan Narayanasamy gives a recap of the OpenPower workshop in Austin. Before SC15 would kick off on November 15th, about 40 of the 170+ members of the OpenPOWER Foundation were already gathered in Austin to discuss OpenPOWER technologies for High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analytics applications. Read further...
Ophir Maor explains on the Mellanox site in detail how to design HPC clusters with Mellanox interconnect from 72 node clusters to large 3888 Node Fat-Tree clusters with a theoretical peak performance of over 1 Petaflop/s. Communication and performance optimising tool kits are also described. Read further...

Applications

In a company blog, Andras Kiss explains how to reduce computation time for multiple operating point simulations on Rescale, an HPC in the Cloud platform. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The INFN newsletter interviews Piero Vicini, coordinator of the European supercomputer project ExaNeSt. ExaNeSt is a research project funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 framework programme. It will contribute to the development of large-scale parallel HPC Exascale systems. Production of these systems should start within the next five to seven years. "At the end of the project, the ExaNeSt system prototype should permit us to embark on the pre-competitive development stage and then start on production engineering. In this context, the INFN will once again have a role in the HPC systems of the future, in terms of ideas and the capabilities to implement innovative, non-conventional solutions", says Piero Vicini. Read further...