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Yet Another Mountain: CSCS Readies Piz Dora Cray XC Supercomputer

Piz Dora, the extension of Cray XC system at CSCS

“This is an addition to our existing Cray XC platform, which we have called Piz Dora,” says CSCS media spokesperson Angela Detjen. Piz Dora has a maximum capability of 1.258 petaflops – a petaflop is the equivalent of 1,000,000,000,000,000 (a quadrillion) calculations per second.”

Announcing the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that the organization will host the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 in Lugano, from March 23rd to 25th, 2015.

John Biddiscombe (CSCS) Demos In-situ Visualization at SC14

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In this video from SC14, John Biddiscombe describes a ParaView demo of Bonsai running on Cray XC30 “Piz Daint” supercomputer at CSCS. “As a Gordon Bell Award Finalist, the galaxy simulation is rendered live in-situ on the GPUs of “Piz Daint” using the splotch renderer giving photorealistic images.”

CSCS Adopts High-end Connection for Rapid Large-volume Data Transfer

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Today the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) announced that it has become Switzerland’s first HPC provider to offer a high-performance, 100 gigabit per second network connection.

Video: Announcing the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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In this video, Hussein Harake (CSCS) and Brian Sparks (HPC Advisory Council) announce the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015. The event will take place March 23-26, 2015 in Lugano, Switzeralnd.

Interview with Maciej Besta & Torsten Hoefler – Authors of Best Student Paper at SC14

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In this video, Maciej Besta and Torsten Hoefler describe their work on Slim Fly: A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology, which was honored as the Best Student Paper at SC14.

Video: A Sneak Peek at the Swiss CSCS Booth at SC14

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In this video, Rich Brueckner of insideHPC meets with Michele Delorenzi of CSCS to preview their booth at SC14.

Video: First Experience with Lustre DNE

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“HPC systems have kept growing in the last decades, producing vast amounts of data. Over time, we noticed how increasingly difficult it is to manage these data. Lustre as parallel filesystem is widely used in the HPC domain. It answers most of the requirements of the new generations of the HPC systems. Before Lustre 2.4, the metadata operation was managed by single metadata server and target. Such single operation became a kind of bottleneck. As a first step to help solving this problem Lustre multiple metadata server and targets (DNE) came out with Lustre 2.4. This talk will cover the first experience with Lustre DNE, showing some results and discussing the next step.”

Swiss Supercomputing – An Update on CSCS, Piz Daint, and PASC

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CSCS is upgrading the Piz Daint supercomputer with Kepler GPUs. The 750 Teraflop machine is now able to a run climate simulations over three times faster than on previous systems.