Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-04-11

Applications

Voon Wong explains on the DIUS blog how he was working on a pleasantly parallel scientific calculation in R. The calculation was too large for a single computer, taking far too much time and requiring too much memory. He needed a more scalable solution, one that will run across a fleet of computers. He describes a solution that runs on the AWS cloud. Read further...
CloudSME joins the I4MS booth at the Hannover Messe from 15 to 29 April. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Next week at April 18, the European Commission will publish a communication about the Open Science Cloud including exascale supercomputing. Of course, the European Commission officially does not say what will be in there. But Commissioner Oettinger has asked Barcelona Supercomputing Centre director Mateo Valero to write on his blog about it. So Valero's thoughts will not be that different from what will be proposed by the Commission. Read further...
A project led by Peter Coveney from the University College of London was first rejected for funding by the European Commission, reports Nature. But after appeal it was funded with about 5 million euro. "I've been told by colleagues that you don't challenge the commission on anything", says Coveney in Nature. "But if your research is in jeopardy as a part of poor decisions, then people should be prepared to challenge them." Read further...