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Primeur weekly 2019-02-11

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part II - Memory, interconnects and other technologies for exascale ...

German Research Data Infrastructure GeRDI offers service to manage data according to FAIR principles ...

Do not get lost in the Horizon 2020 labyrinth, use the Knowledge Base ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale computing is coming soon, but will scientific communities be ready to make use of it? ...

Quantum computing

Atos delivers one of the most powerful quantum simulators in the world to Hartree Centre in the UK ...

Argonne researchers develop new method to reduce quantum noise ...

Focus on Europe

State concept to high-performance computing: German universities are intensifying their cooperation ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates an international project to share and reuse cancer genomic data at a global level ...

Middleware

ThinkParQ announces its Platinum Partnership with Pacific Teck ...

Software stack in a snapshot ...

Kalray launches ES3CAP as lead partner: a 22,2 million euro budget ambitious industrial project for the development of the future computing platform for intelligent systems ...

Hardware

DDN names RAID Inc. a preferred Lustre reseller ...

Tremend signs agreement with Mellanox ...

WekaIO places first on the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center's ground-breaking collaboration with Global Parametrics supercharges its predictive climate-risk modelling ...

New geometric model improves predictions of fluid flow in rock ...

Modelling uncertain terrain with supercomputers ...

Supercomputing propels jet atomization research for industrial processes ...

NOAA and NCAR partner on new, state-of-the-art U.S. modelling framework ...

The Cloud

Newly launched ANSYS Cloud accelerates engineering productivity and business agility ...

OCRE enables easy Cloud usage through the European Open Science Cloud ...

Exascale computing is coming soon, but will scientific communities be ready to make use of it?

4 Feb 2019 Lugano - Even by the most conservative assumptions, computers capable of performing 1 ExaFlop/s (10^18 floating point operations per second) will be on-line in the next five years, potentially allowing scientists to solve hitherto unsolvable problems. But a central concern remains about whether individual scientific domains will be able to make good use of this exceptional performance. The Climate and Weather Prediction community is preparing for exascale now through the EU-funded ESiWACE-2 project.

Within this project, ETH Zurich (CSCS) and MeteoSwiss will collaborate with partner institutions throughout Europe - e.g., the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-IPSL), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) - to prepare atmospheric and oceanographic models for the coming generation of computers. To this end, current models will be ported to pre-exascale machines, such as Piz Daint, and new software tools and middleware will be investigated to enable the transition to the emerging exascale architectures, e.g., container technology.

Containers allow operating-system-level virtualization without the heavy overhead of virtual machines which offer the full emulation of a computer system. CSCS will help modelling teams from the project partners to "containerize" their models to allow them to run seamlessly on a variety of platforms.

As part of the activities around this effort, a container unit for the ESiWACE-2 summer school is being planned, as well as a one-week container "hackathon" to make quick progress on applications by teaming container experts with the modelling teams. Finally, CSCS will also perform one-on-one support of the modelling teams to help them achieve their milestones.

More information is available at the ESiWACE website.
Source: Swiss National Supercomputing Centre - CSCS

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-02-11

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part II - Memory, interconnects and other technologies for exascale ...

German Research Data Infrastructure GeRDI offers service to manage data according to FAIR principles ...

Do not get lost in the Horizon 2020 labyrinth, use the Knowledge Base ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale computing is coming soon, but will scientific communities be ready to make use of it? ...

Quantum computing

Atos delivers one of the most powerful quantum simulators in the world to Hartree Centre in the UK ...

Argonne researchers develop new method to reduce quantum noise ...

Focus on Europe

State concept to high-performance computing: German universities are intensifying their cooperation ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates an international project to share and reuse cancer genomic data at a global level ...

Middleware

ThinkParQ announces its Platinum Partnership with Pacific Teck ...

Software stack in a snapshot ...

Kalray launches ES3CAP as lead partner: a 22,2 million euro budget ambitious industrial project for the development of the future computing platform for intelligent systems ...

Hardware

DDN names RAID Inc. a preferred Lustre reseller ...

Tremend signs agreement with Mellanox ...

WekaIO places first on the Virtual Institute's IO-500 10 Node Challenge ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center's ground-breaking collaboration with Global Parametrics supercharges its predictive climate-risk modelling ...

New geometric model improves predictions of fluid flow in rock ...

Modelling uncertain terrain with supercomputers ...

Supercomputing propels jet atomization research for industrial processes ...

NOAA and NCAR partner on new, state-of-the-art U.S. modelling framework ...

The Cloud

Newly launched ANSYS Cloud accelerates engineering productivity and business agility ...

OCRE enables easy Cloud usage through the European Open Science Cloud ...