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Primeur weekly 2014-04-28

Exascale supercomputing

MONTBLANC scaling new heights of computing performance ...

The Cloud

HP extends mission-critical enterprise environments ...

UTSA hosts Open BigCloud Symposium and OCP Workshop May 7-8 ...

IBM provides SoftLayer ecosystem partners with new resources for generating Cloud revenue ...

Desktop Grids

Parabon launches crowdsourcing initiative to tackle Alzheimer's Disease with computing capacity donated by concerned citizens ...

SETI.Germany to organize BOINC Pentathlon ...

New BOINC server VM image available ...

EuroFlash

Tower International selects Altair's Compute Manager ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation ...

CSC leads a Nordic project on sensitive data ...

CSC joins Intel Parallel Computing Center programme ...

Earthquake simulation tops 1 quadrillion flops ...

Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) programme at ICTP and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) ...

Catherine Rivière, PRACE Council Chair, speaks at ICRI 2014 on the way forward for PRACE and HPC in Europe ...

PRACE Spring School: Researchers from all over the world come to school in Austria ...

USFlash

Third Person, first rate projection: TDC delivers tech and crew to ground-breaking Australian movie production for TEDx Sydney ...

OpenPOWER Foundation unveils first innovations and roadmap ...

NCAR & CU join Intel Parallel Computing Centers programme ...

AltaSim Technologies wins DOE grant for additive manufacturing ...

Georgia Tech researchers use NSF XSEDE supercomputers to understand and predict how black holes swallow stars ...

NEC selects Chelsio adapters for Vector Supercomputer ...

IBM Watson Group invests in Fluid to transform the consumer shopping experience ...

HP introduces next-generation enterprise array for mission-critical workloads ...

Big data poses great challenges and opportunities for databases ...

IBM tackles Big Data challenges with Open Server Innovation Model ...

PRACE Spring School: Researchers from all over the world come to school in Austria


28 Apr 2014 Hagenberg/Linz - A total of 55 international researchers, scientists and students participated in the PRACE Spring School at the Castle of Hagenberg, Austria. The aim was to bring together users and developers of research and industry and to learn about efficient software development for high performance computing (HPC) research infrastructures.

"High performance computing plays an important role in different industrial areas. Especially in research and development, computational intensive applications are needed for simulations and visualisations. To create the right preconditions for such extensive applications, parallel computing and powerful computer architectures are required", Professor Wolfgang Schreiner of the RISC - Research Institute for Symbolic Computation - explained. He is the main national co-ordinator in Austria of the European-wide initiative PRACE.

Participants from the EU and the world - e.g. from Brazil and China - attended the lectures of the international speakers of RISC Software GmbH, Maxeler Technologies, Catalysts GmbH, CSC, Finland, Universities of Malaga, Spain, and Virginia, USA, and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre from Munich, Germany. The participants got deep insights into solving multi-physical problems with the Elmer open source software on large-scale HPC resources. Moreover, the multi-various application possibilities of HPC in Europe were discussed.

"Even the fastest computer in the world will not come to a conclusion, if the applied software doesn't use the scale of the machine. If you can use 100.000 or even more processors, it's best to use them all simultaneously. We showed the participants of the PRACE Spring School what to take in account in their software to use large-scale computers efficiently", stated Alexander Leutgeb, speaker at the PRACE Spring School 2014 and employee of RISC Software GmbH in Hagenberg.

Solving Problems in Research and Industry with Supercomputers Key issues of science and society can only be met by bundling all available solution methods. Software solutions are an increasingly important part to solve these problems. For example, in the further exploration of the factors and interactions related to climate change; for innovations in materials with the help of nanotechnologies; in the development of energy-efficient cars and airplanes; and in the field of life sciences. For these tasks, computing power and storage are required, which only can be provided by distributed, massively parallel computer architectures ("High Performance Computing").
Source: PRACE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-04-28

Exascale supercomputing

MONTBLANC scaling new heights of computing performance ...

The Cloud

HP extends mission-critical enterprise environments ...

UTSA hosts Open BigCloud Symposium and OCP Workshop May 7-8 ...

IBM provides SoftLayer ecosystem partners with new resources for generating Cloud revenue ...

Desktop Grids

Parabon launches crowdsourcing initiative to tackle Alzheimer's Disease with computing capacity donated by concerned citizens ...

SETI.Germany to organize BOINC Pentathlon ...

New BOINC server VM image available ...

EuroFlash

Tower International selects Altair's Compute Manager ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation ...

CSC leads a Nordic project on sensitive data ...

CSC joins Intel Parallel Computing Center programme ...

Earthquake simulation tops 1 quadrillion flops ...

Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) programme at ICTP and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) ...

Catherine Rivière, PRACE Council Chair, speaks at ICRI 2014 on the way forward for PRACE and HPC in Europe ...

PRACE Spring School: Researchers from all over the world come to school in Austria ...

USFlash

Third Person, first rate projection: TDC delivers tech and crew to ground-breaking Australian movie production for TEDx Sydney ...

OpenPOWER Foundation unveils first innovations and roadmap ...

NCAR & CU join Intel Parallel Computing Centers programme ...

AltaSim Technologies wins DOE grant for additive manufacturing ...

Georgia Tech researchers use NSF XSEDE supercomputers to understand and predict how black holes swallow stars ...

NEC selects Chelsio adapters for Vector Supercomputer ...

IBM Watson Group invests in Fluid to transform the consumer shopping experience ...

HP introduces next-generation enterprise array for mission-critical workloads ...

Big data poses great challenges and opportunities for databases ...

IBM tackles Big Data challenges with Open Server Innovation Model ...