Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-09-04

Industry news

As part of the Phase 3 of the Mont-Blanc project, a new prototype is built by Atos/Bull. It is named Dibona, after the Dibona peak in the French Alps, and it will start operation in Fall 2017. It is based on 64-bit ThunderX2 processors from Cavium, relying on the ARM v8 instruction set. Read further...
The paper and slides of the presentation "A Scalable Object Store for Meteorological and Climate Data" of Simon Smart, Tiago Quintino and Baudouin Raoult are available om the NextGenION project website. This paper was presented at PASC 2017 and published in Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference (PASC) in June 2017. Read further...
The New York Times explains how NVIDIA, a maker of graphics processing units, is riding an artificial intelligence boom to put its chips in drones, robots and self-driving cars. Read further...
The FEATART website features an article "The race toward exascale supercomputing targets 2020" which is an interview with Catalin Ciobanu from EXTRA (Exploiting Exascale Technology with Reconfigurable Architectures) project and some quotes from other exascale projects including INTERTWinE and MANGO. Read further...