Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-08-05

Industry news

JULIA is one of the two pilot systems developed by Cray in the Pre-Commercial Procurement during the HBP Ramp-up Phase. It is located at Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. The Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) for the Human Brain Project was focused on the areas dense memory integration, scalable visualization and dynamic resource management. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The special projects' Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) unit of the European Commission has published the August issue of their "through the Keyhole" newsletter. It contains information on upcoming funding calls for HPC, development towards a Quantum flagship, and human brain and graphene news. Read further...
The Intel PCC project in 2014-2016 allowed CSC in Finland to dive deep into four important applications for the Finnish scientific community and make them ready for future computing platforms. Multi-physics code Elmer was one of the optimized codes. On the CSC blog, Pekka Manninen reports on some experiences from the project. CSC - IT Center for Science hosted an Intel Parallel Computing Centre (Intel PCC) project on modernizing scientific software for the Xeon and Xeon Phi platforms. Intel Xeon Phi is a novel microprocessor designed for scientific computing featuring a large number of slower (than on ordinary Xeons) cores for improved energy efficiency. Read further...