Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-02-19

Applications

In a blog about Performance Analysis of Parallel Industrial Applications, Bernhard Mohr - Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) - describes his presentation about RAPID - Runtime Analysis of Parallel applications for Industrial software Development - project, which is a collaboration between the Corporate Technology Multicore Expert Center of Siemens AG and Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The goal of this project was to adapt the measurement and analysis tools Score-P and Scalasca, which we develop at Jülich in my team for many years now, to the needs of industrial applications, he said in his presentation at the Multicore@Siemens 2016 conference in Nürnberg. It earned him a Siemens Multicore Expert Center coffee mug. Read further...
Phys.org runs an article "supercomputer probes depths of biofuel's biggest barrier" explaining research at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that created one of the largest biomolecular simulations to date: a 23.7-million atom system representing pretreated biomass (cellulose and lignin) in the presence of enzymes. The size of the simulation required using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Read further...
In June 2015, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) put into production "Shaheen II", a 36-cabinet Cray XC40 supercomputer delivering a theoretical peak performance of 7,2 Petaflop/s, along with a 17 PByte Cray Sonexion 2000 parallel file system. In a Cray blog Bilel Hadri and Saber Feki provide some background focusing on I/O: The parallel file system is designed to provide over 500 GB/s of I/O throughput. The current workload on Shaheen is diverse and includes data-intensive projects such as seismic imaging, computational fluid dynamics, weather and climate modelling and biology applications. Read further...

Industry news

The Fortissimo project opened a call requesting for experiments driven by the requirements of first-time HPC users. Experiments should develop clear exploitation paths ensuring business impact and wider subsequent use of the services and technologies developed. They should also investigate service deployment in the Fortissimo marketplace. The call closes on the 18th May, 2016. Maximum funding request per proposal: 250,000 euro. Read further...