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 […]
We are glad to share with you the results of the Master Thesis (in German) of Christoph Möder entitled «Suggestions for optimizing the server room at the ETH Zurich based on a cost and energy analysis». Providers of HPC services are increasingly faced with questions about energy costs and this study provides a good reference […]