Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2010-06-03

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Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference Already for the 15th year, Primeur magazine will report Live! from the ISC10 supercomputing event in Hamburg. The supercomputing started in Mannheim 25 years ago. As each year, Primeur Live! will bring you the latest news from the supercomputing event. Blogging? Twitter? We already brought you Live news from supercomputing events before these came along and plan to bring you Live! news from HPC events when these have long been forgotten. We will send the Live! issues to a regular subscribers. You can apply for a trial subscription if you are interested or visit Primeur Live: http://primeurmagazine.com/live !. Or follow us Live! on Twitter from the ISC10 supercomputer conference in Hamburg. "http://twitter.com/primeurmagazine . Issues published: Monday 2010-05-31 Tuesday 2010-06-01 Wednesday 2010-06-02 Thursday 2010-06-03 Read further...

Hardware

Prof. Dr. Horst Zuse, from the TU Berlin and the son of Konrad Zuse, drew a lively picture of the history of supercomputing and the role that his father has played in the birth of the supercomputer at the last ISC'10 conference day. The top five of early computers served as a leading thread in a scintillating impression with fragments of film and video to illustrate the biography of this man with an extraordinary mission: the building of the Z computers. Read further...

Applications

Dr. Lawrence Buja is working at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the United States as the Director of the Climate Science and Applications Programme. At ISC'10 he was the third speaker in the session on "Supercomputers for Modelling the Climate and the Roles of Energy Production in Climate Change". He warned the audience that global warming has definitely been observed. The main cause is human activity and people are being affected harmfully by it. This is likely to grow to higher levels which will drive us to extensive adaptation and mitigation. Read further...
Second speaker in the HPC Climate Modelling Session at ISC'10 was Dr. Tim Johns from the Met Office at the Hadley Centre in the United Kingdom. Dr. Johns was involved in the five-year EU-funded FP6 Ensembles project which ended in 2009. More than 70 partners and many other affiliated individuals and institutes worked together to investigate what would imply a rise of the temperature with 2 degrees Celsius. Dr. Johns and his colleagues in 2010 wrote a paper on the topic which was titled "Climate change under aggressive mitigation". Read further...
Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany was the first speaker in the session on climate modelling at the ISC'10 Conference. Climate science is a driver for HPC requirements, he told the audience. His institution has been participating in the STORM consortium for high resolution climate modelling. During his talk, Prof. Dr. Marotzke showed a few examples of what supercomputing simulation is capable of in climate modelling. Read further...