Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-03-30

Hardware

Mike Croucher shares some interesting thoughts on HPC in light of the new announcements of 6 new HPC systems at regional centres in the UK. His three take-away messages addressed to these centres: Enjoy your new compute-ferraris. I look forward to seeing how hard you can push them; You will be learning new good practice in how to provide HPC services. Disseminate this to those of us running smaller services; There's plenty of room at the bottom! Help us to support the new wave of computational researchers. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Over at HPCStack, Mark Goddard and Stig Telfer write about "Zero-Touch Provisioning using Ironic Inspector and Dell iDRAC". They reported work on a performance prototyping platform for the SKA telescope. In a nutshell, their project aims to identify promising technologies to pick up and run with as the SKA development ramps up over the next few years. The system features a number of compute nodes with more exotic hardware configurations for the SKA scientists to explore. Read further...