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Why Chapel for Parallel Programming?

Brad Chamberlain

“The failure of one parallel language — even a high-profile, well-funded, government-backed one — does not dictate the failure of all future attempts any more than early failures in flight or space travel implied that those milestones were impossible. As I’ve written elsewhere, I believe that there are a multitude of reasons that HPF failed to be broadly adopted. In designing Chapel, we’ve forged our strategy with those factors in mind, along with lessons learned from other successful and unsuccessful languages. Past failures are not a reason to give up; rather, they provide us with a wealth of experience to learn from and improve upon.”

Altair To Acquire Visual Solutions, Makers of VisSim

Altair has announced plans to acquire Visual Solutions, Inc., makers of VisSim, an innovative visual language for mathematical modeling, simulation, and model-based embedded system development.

Job of the Week: Executive Director at Brown University Center for Computation and Visualization

Visualization Cave at Brown

Brown University in Rhode Island is seeking an Executive Director for their Center for Computation and Visualization in our Job of the Week.

PASC14 Visualization Winner Shows Coaxial Jet Flow


This simulation visualizes a coaxial jet flow as it can be found in the exhaust of modern jet engines that are used for aircraft propulsion. The visualization highlights the flow instability process and the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. Intensive mixing between the heated primary jet and the cold bypass flow lead to strong noise radiation.

How Collaboration is Driving Simulation Software at Airbus


“The goal at Airbus is to create a single fully integrated simulation-driven design process. He explained that they are developing simulation to the point where it is implemented from “conceptual design, to detailed design, all the way to the certification of the aircraft and finally to the continued development of the aircraft.”

Remote Viz in the Cloud: NICE DCV Test Drive now available on AWS


The NICE Software group has announced the availability of a new AWS Test Drive for NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV).

Video: Transtec Remote Visualization


“Instead of mass workstation upgrades, Remote Visualization allows incremental provisioning, on-demand allocation, better management and efficient distribution of interactive sessions and licenses. Racked workstations or blades typically have lower maintenance, cooling, replacement costs, and they can extend workstation (or laptop) life as “thin clients”.

Online Visualization and Graphics Tutorials from CSCS

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.

Dassault Powers Living Heart Project


“The Living Heart Project is a model for how collaborations can work to advance regulatory science in the medical device industry and improve patient access to cutting-edge medical technology.”

Supercomputing the Turbulent Birth of Stars

Florent Renaud

Using very high-resolution numerical simulations, astrophysicists at the CEA and CNRS, led by Florent Renaud, have, for the very first time, achieved a detailed analysis of the effects of turbulence generated when two galaxies collide.