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Primeur weekly 2019-02-04

Special

A number of European countries joining forces to bid for hosting Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale ...

So you want to host a 250 million euro European pre-exascale supercomputer with EuroHPC funding? ...

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part I ...

Quantum computing

IBM and University of Chicago collaborate to advance quantum computing ...

Quantum Xchange named a finalist for 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards ...

ColdQuanta sponsors research at University of Wisconsin to accelerate neutral atom quantum computer commercialization ...

Focus on Europe

CESGAHACK4 returns in March to accelerate the execution time of scientists' applications ...

EGI appoints Arjen van Rijn new Council Chair ...

EGI Conference 2019 issues call for abstracts ...

Middleware

Dutch reseller Chip ICT joins the Bright Partner Programme ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced Intellectual Property Counsel ...

Mellanox delivers record fourth quarter and annual 2018 Results and exceeded $1 billion in annual revenue in 2018 ...

Asetek delivers all-in-one liquid cooler to support high wattage processors for extreme workstations ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory adds powerful AI appliances to computing portfolio ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for new supercomputer ...

Applications

Can you imagine predicting crop yields with supercomputers and satellites? ...

Netherlands eScience Center contributes to new insights into the human body clock and health ...

Going deep: Lawrence Livermore lab employees get an introduction to world of machine learning and neural networks ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team explores electric grid modernization via HPC ...

How to escape a black hole: simulations provide new clues to what's driving powerful plasma jets ...

Berkeley Lab researcher wins machine-learning competition with code that sorts through simulated telescope data ...

Supercomputing helps study two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

Clowder awarded $5 million from National Science Foundation ...

WekaIO joins the ranks of prestigious machine learning and Cloud leaders to provide benchmark code for MLPerf ...

Helix Nebula Science Cloud demonstrated final results of pilot phase for hybrid Cloud model ...

CESGAHACK4 returns in March to accelerate the execution time of scientists' applications

4 Feb 2019 A Coruna - The Galicia Supercomputing Center (CESGA) and Appentra Solutions will host the 4th CESGAHACK at the Galicia Supercomputing Center, in Santiago de Compostela, from 25th to 29th March 2019.

The five-day scientific hackathon aims to help scientists and application developers to answer more scientific questions by speeding up their application runtime, and reducing how long they spend coding the improved runtime.

Participants get access to the Finis Terrae II supercomputer at CESGA and a team of mentors that are experts in the optimization, parallelization and execution of HPC applications. Participants will also get to use Appentra's Parallelware Tools Suite to speed up their development lifecycle by being able to quickly identify real opportunities to parallelize their application.

In previous CESGAHACK editions, teams have been able to reduce their code runtime to nearly 1/50th of the starting runtime in just 5 days. Teams come from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds and have worked on everything from tsunami predictions at the University of Malaga to the Xesol Innovation team working on the analysis of the biometric patterns of drivers to prevent road accidents.

"Reaching this level of work on our own it would have taken weeks of work and here we have achieved it in a couple of days", stated a CESGAHACK17 participant.

"We got further insight over hybrid MPI/OpenMP programming. This was achieved in a warm atmosphere with very fast and nice answers by mentors", stated a CESGAHACK3 participant.

CESGA and Appentra encourage anyone with a scientific project that would benefit from faster code to participate to benefit from the individualized training that this unique environment provides, helping to move forward your development and save time in your software application runtime.

Participation in CESGAHACK4 is free, but participants must apply online .

More information is available at the Appentra website.

Source: Galicia Supercomputing Center - CESGA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-02-04

Special

A number of European countries joining forces to bid for hosting Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale ...

So you want to host a 250 million euro European pre-exascale supercomputer with EuroHPC funding? ...

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part I ...

Quantum computing

IBM and University of Chicago collaborate to advance quantum computing ...

Quantum Xchange named a finalist for 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards ...

ColdQuanta sponsors research at University of Wisconsin to accelerate neutral atom quantum computer commercialization ...

Focus on Europe

CESGAHACK4 returns in March to accelerate the execution time of scientists' applications ...

EGI appoints Arjen van Rijn new Council Chair ...

EGI Conference 2019 issues call for abstracts ...

Middleware

Dutch reseller Chip ICT joins the Bright Partner Programme ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced Intellectual Property Counsel ...

Mellanox delivers record fourth quarter and annual 2018 Results and exceeded $1 billion in annual revenue in 2018 ...

Asetek delivers all-in-one liquid cooler to support high wattage processors for extreme workstations ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory adds powerful AI appliances to computing portfolio ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for new supercomputer ...

Applications

Can you imagine predicting crop yields with supercomputers and satellites? ...

Netherlands eScience Center contributes to new insights into the human body clock and health ...

Going deep: Lawrence Livermore lab employees get an introduction to world of machine learning and neural networks ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team explores electric grid modernization via HPC ...

How to escape a black hole: simulations provide new clues to what's driving powerful plasma jets ...

Berkeley Lab researcher wins machine-learning competition with code that sorts through simulated telescope data ...

Supercomputing helps study two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

Clowder awarded $5 million from National Science Foundation ...

WekaIO joins the ranks of prestigious machine learning and Cloud leaders to provide benchmark code for MLPerf ...

Helix Nebula Science Cloud demonstrated final results of pilot phase for hybrid Cloud model ...