Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2018-08-03

Hardware

The NSF National Science Board Committee on Awards and Facilities passed a resolution recommending that the Board authorizes the Director to make an award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas (TACC) at Austin for the acquisition of the system described in the proposal "Computation for the Endless Frontier". This would implement phase 1 of the SF Leadership-Class Computing Facility. Read further...
In a guest blog on the EPCC site, Professor Peter Boyle introduces the new DiRAC system, which is hosted at EPCC's Advanced Computing Facility. DiRAC is part of the UK Government's investment into the national e-infrastructure to improve computing, software development, data storage, networking and distributed computing networks. The new supercomputer is called "Tesseract". Read further...
Seven participants "graduated" from the recently founded "Supercomputing-Akademie" in Stuttgart. In a 3 month programme they learn HPC usage, including use of MPI and OpenMP. There is a great need amongst SMEs for this type of knowledge. Read further...