The HPC Advisory Council and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre CSCS is preparing for the upcoming HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Workshop 2011 in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 21-23, 2011 (Same location as last year). Similar to last year, the workshop will focus on High-Performance Computing education, training (including hands-on) and an overview […]
We start a short series of reports from the SC11 conference (thanks to Will Sawyer of CSCS for sharing with us his experiences). The first episode is dedicated to an Introduction to OpenCL given by Benedict Gaster (AMD) and Tim Mattson (Intel). General impressions: the architecture and programming model seems cleaner than CUDA, e.g., the […]
Vincent Keller and Ralf Gruber from EPF Lausanne just published a book Titled “HPC@Green IT – Green High Performance Computing Methods” (Springer). An interview with the two authors has already been published by hpcwire. hpc-ch additionally interviewed Vincent and Ralf about the “Swiss” aspects of their book.
The research group led by Viola Vogel, Professor of Biologically Oriented Materials at ETH Zurich, has studied with the help of supercomputers the mechanisms behind the infections of wounds. If connective tissue fibres are under tension, bacteria do not bind to them so well. However, if the fibres are severed and slackened by a cut, […]
Some weeks ago we published a conference report from the 14th ECMWF workshop on HPC in Meteorology. At the end of the workshop ECMWF organized a panel discussing the experience of using HPC in meteorology. A paper resuming the results of the panel is now available and can be downloaded from the ECMWF website. Web […]