Gilad Shainer (HPC Advisory Council) and Hussein El-Harake are two of the main organisators of the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2012 (Lugano, Switzerland). Gilad and Hussein discuss about the highlights of the conference and give some insights about next year conference.
In the two previous posts we presented the simulation of the spatial structure of the light emitted in early galaxies. We asked Rick Wagner of SDSC to discuss with Venkartram Vishwanath of Argonne the challenges of creating visualizations of very large numerical scale. The simulation of Rick produces for example 256 GB of data for […]
Joe Insley (Argonne National Lab) has been working together with Rick Wagner of SDSC (see previous interview) on the visualization of the spatial structure of the light emitted in early galaxies. The visualization compares variables from two different simulations. To compare of the two different simulations visually, Joe used vl3, a hardware-accelerated volume rendering library […]
Vittoria Rezzonico is the new Computational Sciences and Engineering Coordinator at EPFL. In this function Vittoria has become the reference person at EPFL for HPC issues and she is coordinating the deployment of shared HPC systems at the university. In his function Vittoria meets on a regular basis the researchers of EPFL to learn their […]
George Lake is professor for astrophysics at the University of Zurich (UZH). At his visit to the hpc-ch booth at SC11 we interviewed him about his research activities. George told us that at UZH there are different research groups working on dark matter, large scale structure of the universe and galaxy and clusters of galaxies. […]