Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-05-01

Industry news

Over at ScienceNode, Greg Moore explains that the Open Science Grid (OSG) over the last 12 months, has handled over one billion CPU hours. Serving researchers across a wide variety of scientific disciplines, the Open Science Grid (OSG) weaves the USA national fabric of distributed high performance computing (Grid computing). "We just had a record week recently of over 30 million hours (close to 32,8 million) and the trend is pointing to frequent 30 million-hour weeks - it will become typical", says Scott Teige, manager of OSG's Grid Operations Center at Indiana University (IU) to Greg Moore. Read further...
The Czech supercomputing centre IT4Innovations has published "Supercomputing in Science and Engineering". It contains a selection of bleeding edge scientific and engineering projects that have been made possible through the use of the large research e-infrastructure at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. The supercomputing facility is considered a crucial asset, helping to improve the excellence of Czech science. Read further...

Exascale

The Exascale race is on between the U.S. and China. There are developments in Japan - post K - and Europe - EuroHPC - but according to Jeff Burt in eWeek only the U.S. and China are really in the race. "Right now the United States continues to hold an edge in technology innovation, but China is putting a lot of money and manpower into growing its in-house capabilities to drive exascale development. At the same time, there is concern among some in the U.S. HPC community about the impact of possible budget cuts to the Department of Energy (DoE) under the Trump administration. The DoE is the primary sponsor of exascale development in the United States", Jeff Burt says. Read further...

Crowd computing

Distributed computing platform iExec raised 10 million Euro in a crowd sale on April 19. It raised 2.761,761 BTC (Bitcoin) and 173.886 ETH (Ethereum). To achieve the fastest possible launch for the iExec company, factoring in recruitment, salary, installation in new offices, web design, contractors, etc. we will proceed as soon as possible, according to iExec representatives. Read further...