Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-06-03

Industry news

The SC16 website published the first part of an interview with SC16 General Chair John West where they got his perspective on SC16 and the industry in general. Read further...
Univa published a short jobs video about checkpoint, migration and restart. It describes a very powerful feature of Univa Short Jobs called Checkpoint, Migration and Restart. If things go wrong while a workflow is running and the system crashes, then restart files can be used to continue the workflow from the point that it crashed. Read further...
The 2016 Ontario Summer School on High Performance Computing is a week-long academic workshop that provides attendees with opportunities to learn and share knowledge and experiences in high performance computing, technical computing, and data science. The Ontario HPC Summer School is given in three locations, in different weeks. The first one was from May 30 to June 3 in Hamilton, the second will be in Toronto from July 11 to 15, hosted by SciNet, while a third one will take place in Ottawa from August 8 to 12. Read further...

Exascale

A MontBlanc project video summarising the first day of the Emerging Technologies Conference 2016 that took place on 2–3 June in Barcelona, Spain, hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Read further...
A team from the University of Southern California has investigated the claims that the D-Wave quantum computer really is a quantum system. They simulated the system on the Titan supercomputer. The team ruled out most of the classical explanations and had a model that simulates quantum behaviour on the Titan with the same output as the D-Wave system. So it really could be a quantum computer. Read further...