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Accelerating the Piz Daint Supercomputer with Allinea

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Today Allinea Software released details on partnership that is helping scientists in research and industry to exploit Piz Daint – Europe’s most powerful supercomputer.

Video: Dimensioning Data Centre Resiliency at CSCS

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“The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) offers a range of computing and storage services to Swiss and international research communities. These services are provisioned by an array of solutions including leading edge Cray XC40 and hybrid XC30 systems, commodity clusters, files systems such as Lustre and site-wide GPFS storage as well as centre-wide Ethernet and InfiniBand networks.”

Video: Welcome to the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference

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In this video, Gilad Shainer and Hussein Harake kick off the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference. The event will focus on High-Performance Computing essentials, new developments and emerging technologies, best practices and hands-on training.

Three GPU Hackathons Going Global with OpenACC

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NCSA, ORNL, and CSCS will host a series of GPU Hackathons in 2015.

Yet Another Mountain: CSCS Readies Piz Dora Cray XC Supercomputer

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“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.