Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-08-17

Hardware

Adrian Jackson reports on his visit to the Flash Memory Summit, a conference primarily aimed at storage technology and originally based around flash memory, although it has expanded to cover all forms of non-volatile storage technology. Jackson was there because of his involvement in the NEXTGenIO project, that is designing and building a prototype system using a new form of non-volatile technology, Intel and Micron's 3D Xpoint memory. Read further...

Industry news

Alces Flight released Gridware v20170815. Alces Flight Compute provides a fully-featured, scalable High Performance Computing (HPC) environment for research and scientific computing. Alces Gridware is a collection of scientific applications and libraries ready to install on a Alces Flight Compute cluster. Read further...
Microsoft and Cycle Computing have announced that Microsoft has acquired Cycle Computing. Cycle Computing will join the Azure team at Microsoft. Whether the Cycle tools will still be available on other Clouds like AWS or Google is not clear. Financial details have not been announced. Read further...
MaX released the August issue of its newsletter. MaX is a European HPC Centre of Excellence that enables the best use and evolution of HPC for materials research and innovation. Articles included are about benchmarks and flagship codes; and about events with MaX participation. Read further...