Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-10-27

Applications

The Fortissimo project published a case study about HSL. HSL is a hi-tech centre for the development of new products. With hundreds of products handled over the years, the company has developed experience with materials, traditional and innovative manufacturing technologies, prototyping, dies and moulding. HSL is an SME and a market leader in both Additive Manufacturing and the rapid production of prototypes. In recent years Additive Manufacturing has emerged as a viable mainstream production technology. Overcoming technical and bureaucratic obstacles has allowed 3D printing to grow as a cost-effective option for small and medium scale production together with the ability to produce complex shapes not achievable by standard manufacturing processes. This flexibility in design enables the optimisation of components, a reduction in manufacturing time by almost a third and a halving of production costs by reducing the waste of materials and energy. Read further...

Focus on Europe

EuroLab-4-HPC is a two-year Horizon 2020 funded project with the commitment to build the foundation for a European Research Center of Excellence in High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems. It has announced a call for Proposals for Cross-Site Collaboration Grants. Grants are available for short cross-discipline stays, targeted at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and academics, working in multiple layers of the HPC system stack including architecture, runtime, tools. This includes HPC topics from the engineering domain, the automotive, health, mobility, security and energy sector, just to name a few. Each grant will provide a maximum of 5.000 euro to cover the travel expenses for a three- to six-week collaborative visit, which must take place between January and July 2017. Read further...
The SURFsara national High Performance Computing infrastructure has been successfully moved to the new data centre. All systems are back online and operating at full capacity. During the next 2 weeks some final tests will be done, but this will not affect users. In the new state-of-the-art facility at Amsterdam Science Park, SURFsara will be able to respond quickly, safely and sustainably to the growing demands of researchers in the Netherlands. Read further...
TU-Wien is inviting applications for a PhD student position at the Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien. The project involves the development of novel algorithms for multi- and many-core architectures and approaches for performance-portable compute kernels. The results are to be disseminated to the scientific community through the free open source projects ViennaCL and PETSc. A degree in mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline is required. Previous exposure to OpenCL or CUDA and previous contributions to open source software are a plus. You can apply via e-mail no later than November 9, 2016. Use the code "307.8.2" to reference this position. The position is formally announced from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Funding for extending the position up to January 31, 2020, is available. Read further...