We asked some participants of the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Workshop 2013 to share with us their experiences on the workshop. We interviewed have been made during an evening event on the Lake of Lugano.
In early 2013 an automated tape library (IBM TS3500) was installed at CSCS increasing the storage capacity up to ~ 27.4 PB petabytes of uncompressed data. The library is composed of 16 frames plus 2 service bays cabinets and can contain up to 18‘257 tapes moved by two robots (in the actual configuration there are 24 LTO5 drives). The Library [...]
Daniel Duffy (Lead System Architect) and William Putman (Research Meteorologist) of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation and the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center present the challenges facing global climate modeling today. In particular they discuss the requirements of high resolution modeling: the need for powerful computing resources [...]
In the wake of the interest awaken by the CSCS inauguration and the Open Day, on August 31st and September 1st, 2012 respectively, RSI Rete 3 journalist Claudia Demircan and Maria Grazia Giuffreda, head of the user support, are revealing the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre to the “BAOBAB” audience. Sulla scia dell’interesse suscitato dall’inaugurazione del CSCS [...]