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.
On Feb. 16 2012, the ATLAS I/O performance tests ran a CSCS showed that the current configuration of Phoenix, the cluster providing service to the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics, outperforms in terms of efficiency all other WLCG Tier-2 sites in the world. These tests, called HammerCloud, are periodically executed on the sites and the […]
ETH Zurich scientists have for the first time succeeded in realistically simulating how an oceanic plate sinks of its own accord under an adjacent plate. At the same time they showed why only one of the plates rather than both subducts into the Earth’s mantle, and how this process affects the dynamics of the Earth’s […]