Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-11-22

Hardware

Already speeding NVIDIA's efforts to build smarter cars and more powerful GPUs, the new DGX SaturnV supercomputer is ranked the world's most efficient - and 28th fastest overall - on the TOP500 list of supercomputers released November 14, 2016. The SaturnV supercomputer, powered by new Tesla P100 GPUs, delivers 9.46 gigaflops/watt - a 42 percent improvement from the 6.67 gigaflops/watt delivered by the most efficient machine on the TOP500 list released just last June. Compared with a supercomputer of similar performance, the Camphore 2 system, which is powered by Xeon Phi Knights Landing, SaturnV is 2.3x more energy efficient. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The Workflows and Distributed Computing team at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center has launched a new release, version 2.0, of the programming environment COMPSs. This new major release includes new features such as the integration with new persistent storage solutions, integration with the OmpSs programming model including support for heterogeneous devices (GPUs) and a new scheduling infrastructure. Read further...