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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.”

Announcing the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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

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.”