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 […]
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.
The scientific visualization In-Silico Modeling for Fracture Fixation in Osteoporotic Bone will be presented at the SC13 Scientific Visualization Showcase Exhibit in Denver. Authors of the visualization are Juri Steiner (ETH Zurich), G. Harry van Lenthe (KU Leuven), Stephen J. Ferguson (ETH Zurich) and Jean M. Favre (CSCS, Swiss National Supercomputing Center) Osteoporosis has become […]
The Swiss French TV broadcasted in the main news a reportage about the an IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer being installed at CSCS for EPFL BlueBrain project. Un surper-ordinateur permettant de simuler le cerveau d’une souris vient d’être créé Grâce à lui, les chercheurs de l’EPFL pourront reproduire, en trois dimensions, les 70 millions de neurones d’un […]