Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-06-29

Applications

Scientific visualization impacts all research disciplines. Understanding our past, dealing with the challenges of climate change, discovering dark matter, and analyzing human behaviour are all areas where scientific visualization is applied to gain scientific insight. On 20 June 2017 the Netherlands eScience Center invited a diverse group of scientists to Rotterdam to show how they apply visualization technologies  - from archaeology to astronomy. The recordings of all presentations are now available. Read further...

Exascale

In IEEE Insight, Patrick Thibodeau lists three reasons why Trump is backing exascale computing as was done recently with the recent USD 260 million awards to companies developing exascale technology. First, Trump likes to "win" and on fast timelines. Second, supercomputing is critical to national defense. The third reason is federal high-performance computing investment directly helps the tech sector maintain its global leadership. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The Barcelona Supercomputer Center has officially inaugurated the MareNostrum 4 supercomputer. With over 11,1 Petaflop/s performance it replaces the "old" MareNostrum 3. Have a look at the timelapse video to see the transition. The system is delivered by Lenovo. The company also produced a video about the supercomputer. Read further...
The Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) will provide 74 million of computing hours to researchers during the next quarter. The Access Committee has accepted 107 projects, and the awarded researchers will have access to RES resources from 1 July to 31 October. Read further...
PRACE sponsored for the first time the PRACE-ISC Research Poster Award and the Ceremony. Serge Bogaerts, PRACE Managing Director, presented the award on behalf of Erik Lindhal, PRACE Scientific Steering Committee chair, to Daichi Mukunoki & Toshiyuki Imamura from the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Japan, for their poster, titled "Implementation and Evaluation of 2.5D Matrix Multiplication on K Computer". Read further...
The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) is an expertise centre for strengthening scientific research with digital technology. NLeSC is currently looking for a new Director Operations. The Director Operations is responsible for all financial and legal matters at the eScience Center, administrative processes around the project portfolio, housing and office IT, and human resource management. The candidate steers a small team of financial and human resource advisors and is part of the management team of the eScience Center. The candidate makes sure the internal processes run smoothly and has the final responsibility on the administrative and human resources matters. Together with other members of the management team strategic directions are developed and the implementation is overseen. The application deadline is 31 July 2017. Read further...