Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-07-06

Industry news

Registration for SC17 - the international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis - officially opened, Wednesday, July 5. Read further...
Björn Dick from the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) explains on the ExaFLOW blog how to empirically determine energy- and runtime-efficient CPU clock frequencies. His conclusion: "Overall, using an appropriate amount of parallelism (and hence doing the calculations as fast as possible) seems to be much more crucial with respect to energy efficiency than using a proper clock frequency." Read further...
A cross-campus collaboration led by Cornell engineering professor Darrell Schlom has been awarded $1 million from the Keck Foundation to transition its groundbreaking research from bold theory, based on extensive calculation, to creating a specific topological superconducting material that could pave the way to quantum computing. This is reported by Tom Fleischman in the Cornell Chronicle. Read further...

Quantum computing

Here at Primeur Magazine we are always happy with a large audience. The more people are reading our articles, viewing our videos, the more happy we are. But what is a large audience? Until today we did not even imagine that over one million views or reads within three days was large - it seemed to be unreachable high. But this is exactly what a small (?) gaming news site in Canada Linus Tech Tips achieved. Their "Unboxing Canada's BIGGEST Supercomputer!" - a tour along the most powerful supercomputer called Cedar in Canada at Simon Fraser University did get over a million views in just THREE days!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!. BUT, do their VIEWers understand HPC now????? Let us look at some of the COMMENTS under the movie: Read further...