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.
Some weeks ago SWITCH joined the hpc-ch community as a guest. SWITCH is a foundation created by the Swiss University cantons and the Federal Government with the mission to provide innovative, unique internet services for the Swiss universities. SWITCH is also the major Swiss contributor to the EGI-InSPIRE project (grid computing). SWITCH will be represented [...]
Have a look to the assembling of the data center roof for the new Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano. In the movie (see here below) you can see the positioning of the roof beams for the new machine room. Each roof beam is 35 meters long and weights 50 tons.The machine room will [...]