Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-04-26

Hardware

Rambus explains on its blog how the company and and Microsoft are currently researching various opportunities to optimize memory and interface solutions for operation at cryogenic temperatures for future generation data centres. Read further...

Industry news

Huawei and Intel held a global HPC collaboration launch ceremony at Hannover Messe 2017, underscoring the beginning of the two partners' deeper collaboration in HPC innovation. Huawei and Intel signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in high-performance computing (HPC) to provide competitive and innovative HPC products and solutions. Read further...
Platform Computing started 25 years ago with a job scheduler called LSF. The software now celebrates its 25 anniversary as IBM Spectrum LSF 10. In a series of blog posts over at IBM the current state-of-the art of the workload management product is explained. Read further...
The organizers of PEARC17 - Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing - announced the keynote speakers for the conference in New Orleans, July 9-13, 2017. Tuesday's keynote will be presented by Paula Stephan, Professor of Economics, Georgia State University and a research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. Stephan's talk, "How Economics Shapes Science", will focus on the effects of incentives and costs on U.S. campuses. Read further...

Quantum computing

Interviewing John Martini from Google, Tom Simonite writes in Technology Review that Google will have a quantum computer ready by the end of the year that can outperform any supercomputer. Read further...