Dear HPC enthusiasts, Bellatrix is the new EPFL computing cluster managed by DIT. To mark the imminent production start of this new machine, a joint Dell-Intel-EPFL event will take place on Thursday, December 6th High Performance Computing: benefits and critical aspects Power provisioning and energy consumption become major challenges in the field of high performance […]
The Swiss Distributed Computing Day is an annual meeting of users and providers of distributed computing technologies. This year’s theme is “Supporting Science with Cloud Computing” and it will be held on November 19 2012 at the University of Bern. The event is free of charge and the registration deadline is November 15th. Date: November […]
At the 25 years SPEEDUP anniversary workshop, Thomas Schulthess, director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre – CSCS, presented the Swiss HPC strategy towards the exascale era. Through several application case studies he showed how the increasing diversity in architectural designs is influencing implementations and algorithmic choices – and thus driving application acceleration.
Helmar Burkhart presented a review of 25 years of SPEEDUP at the 41st SPEEDUP Workshop. He discussed the beginning of supercomputing in Switzerland with the installation of a first Cray 1S at EPF Lausanne in February 1986 – enabled by Professor Hochstrasser – followed by a Cray X-MP at ETH Zurich and a Cray 2 at […]
At the 41st SPEEDUP Workshop, Laurent Villard presented “Gyrokinetic simulations of turbulence in magnetic fusion plasmas”. Laurent Villard is Adjunct Professor at EPF Lausanne. His research interests include the fast ion driven instabilities of the Alfvén wave, MHD equilibrium and stability of toroidal plasmas and small scale turbulence simulations based on gyrokinetic theory making use […]