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Simulating the World’s Smallest Integrated Switch

This visualization from CSCS in Switzerland shows the world’s smallest integrated switch. “Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications at ETH Zurich, have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off. ETH Professor Mathieu Luisier, who participated in this study, simulated the system using Piz Daint Supercomputer. The component operates at the level of individual atoms. “

Piz Kesch: The Making of a GPU-based Weather Forecasting System

Thomas Schulthess from CSCS presented this talk at the Nvidia booth at SC15. “On October 1, 2015 “Piz Kesch”, a Cray CS-Storm system with NVIDIA K80 GPUs became operational at CSCS on behalf of MeteoSwiss. In this talk, we will discuss the hardware-software co-design project behind this most cost and energy efficient system for numerical weather prediction.”

Call for Participation: HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2016

The HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2016 has announced their Call for Participation. Hosted by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, the event will take place in Lugano, Switzerland March 21-23, 2016.

Swiss CSCS to Power Weather Forecasts with GPUs on Cray CS-Storm

Today Cray announced that the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) has installed a Cray CS-Storm cluster supercomputer to power the operational numerical weather forecasts run by the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). This is the first time a GPU-accelerated supercomputer has been used to run production numerical weather models for a major national weather service.

Video: CSCS Focuses on Sustainability at ISC 2015

In this video from ISC 2015, Michele De Lorenzi sits down with Rich Brueckner from insideHPC to discuss the latest updates from the conference and how the CSCS booth is constructed to reflect Switzerland’s focus on sustainability.

Accelerating the Piz Daint Supercomputer with Allinea

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

“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

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

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

Yet Another Mountain: CSCS Readies Piz Dora Cray XC Supercomputer

“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.”