Today Cambridge University announced that COSMOS supercomputer facility is now an Intel Parallel Compute Center.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is the latest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC). As a collaboration with Intel centered around code modernization, the IPCC will focus on adapting existing scientific applications to run on future supercomputers built with manycore processors. Such supercomputers will potentially have millions of processor cores, but today’s applications aren’t designed to take advantage of this architecture.
The Swiss Supercomputing Centre CSCS has published a set of Visualization and Graphics tutorials. Presented by Jean Favre from CSCS, the tutorial is broken up into two segments.
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