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Supercomputing Perovskite Solar Cells

In this special guest feature, Santina Russo from CSCS writes that scientists are using the “Piz Daint” supercomputer at CSCS to investigate a perovskite material for use in solar cells. “Solar cells made out of certain perovskite materials already exceed 22% efficiency in converting solar light to electrical energy under lab conditions, which is more than commercial silicon cells. However, not all perovskite materials exhibit such favorable properties, and the physics behind their photovoltaic performance is not yet fully known. Understanding these processes is important, since this will facilitate the design of new materials with favorable properties in the future.”

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.

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.”

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.”