hpc-ch interviewed Lucio Mayer, Professor at the Unversity of Zurich about simulating the birth of a galaxy. For this work his research group used the HPC resources at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Manno and at NASA.
First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way For almost 20 years astrophysicists have been trying to recreate the formation of spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way realistically. Now astrophysicists from the University of Zurich present the world’s first realistic simulation of the formation of our home galaxy together with astronomers from the University […]
Earlier this year, CSCS hosted a tutorial called “Molecular Dynamics Codes on GPGPUs” — it provided an overview of classical molecular dynamics software, showed some benchmarking results, and gave a hands-on walkthrough using GPU-accelerated MD codes. CSCS published a brief summary of the benchmarking results that were featured in the tutorial. CSCS looked at two […]
CSCS is happy to announce that the next-generation Cray XMT has been delivered and assembled. During the acceptance tests CSCS were able to reproduce the numbers submitted to the Graph500 last month. The Cray XMT supercomputer is named “Matterhorn” after the very famous Swiss mountain and it is now ready to be used. For detailed […]
ETH Board decided on July 8, 2011 to continue to adhere to its strategic plan for 2012-2016 and to support the High-Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) strategy together with other large-scale projects. Additional resources demanded for the implementation of the strategic plan As to the large-scale projects, the ETH Board intends to implement the projects […]