The Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) announces that the upgraded Cray XC30 supercomputer “Piz Daint” has exceeded petaflops sustained performance in scientific production runs. At the same time “Piz Daint” demonstrates significant improvements in the energy efficiency. This important milestone will enable researchers to study more detailed models with higher accuracy. “Piz Daint”, in operation […]
The last edition of Scientific Computing World asked a number of industry experts the question of how and when we might reach exascale computing. For Thomas Schultess, professor of Computational Physics and director at the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS), “The industry at large is in a state of confusion, because exascale as a goal […]
CSCS is operating for professors of ETH Zurich a NEC Cluster called “Mönch”. Mönch is named after a mountain in the Bernese Alps, elevation 4107m. The cluster is a 9 rack NEC-provided Intel-based system with 4 login nodes, 312 standard compute nodes, 24 large-memory compute nodes and 8 servers to provide I/O to Lustre. Each […]
More than 50 students from schools in Ticino visited CSCS to learn about professions related to computer science. The visit was organized together between the office of occupational orientation of the Canton of Ticino and CSCS. In the following broadcast (in Italian) by Teleticino the students report about the afternoon they had at CSCS.
In a blog post NVIDIA announced the creation of the NVIDIA Co-Design Lab for Hybrid Multicore Computing at ETH Zurich. In the post, Peter Messmer, the director of the Co-Design Lab, describes as follows the goal of the lab: “One of the lab’s key aims is to encourage tighter collaboration among computing system architects, integrators, […]