Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-09-03

Hardware

Adrian Jackson presents more Knights Landing (KNL) performance benchmarks on the EPCC blog. He looked more deeply into MPI results. Given that the second-generation Xeon Phi processor (KNL) has a completely re-designed network, the hope is that the MPI performance has been improved as well. Read further...

Applications

As part of the Summer of HPC, EPCC had three students from around Europe immersed in HPC, and each working on a specific project in the field. One of them, Tomislav, has been working on a weather demo for outreach use, where the public can set up certain weather conditions and then see how the weather would proceed from there. The model then runs on Wee Archie, EPCC's mini supercomputer made out of Raspberry Pis. Read further...
The Intel HPC Developer Conference on November 12th and 13th, Salt Lake City, will bring together developers from around the world to discuss code modernization in high-performance computing. One can learn what's next in HPC, its technologies, and its impact on tomorrow's innovations and find the solutions to computational challenges at the Intel HPC Developer Conference. Read further...

Industry news

ARM's second annual HPC User Group is being held during SC16 in Salt Lake City, USA, Monday, November 14, 2016. This year's event will include a new line-up of ecosystem partners and end-users, sharing their views and advances on ARM in HPC. Read further...