Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-05-06

Hardware

Scientific code developers have increasingly been adopting software processes derived from the mainstream (non-scientific) community. Software practices are typically adopted when continuing without them becomes impractical. However, many software best practices need modification and/or customization, partly because the codes are used for research and exploration, and partly because of the combined funding and sociological challenges. This presentation describes the lifecycle of scientific software and important ways in which it differs from other software development. It provides a compilation of software engineering best practices that have generally been found to be useful by science communities, and provides guidelines for adoption of practices based on the size and the scope of the project. Read further...
In special sponsored episode of the This week in HPC podcast, Addison Snell talks with Nick Nostrum and Barry Davis about Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's Bridges system. Read further...
Operating as part of CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, the new CSIRO Climate Science Centre has a guaranteed research capability for 10 years and will focus CSIRO's climate measurement and modelling researchers and resources. Collaboration and partnership will be a cornerstone of this decadal commitment for Australia. In recognition of this, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science has agreed that an independent National Climate Science Advisory Committee will be established. Read further...