ISC13 dedicated a special session to probe the thinking behind Europe’s Human Brain Project. We asked Prof. Felix Schürmann of EPFL to tell us about the usage of HPC resources in the Human Brain project and to tell us what this project means to HPC in Switzerland.
Neuroscience to Benefit from Hybrid Supercomputer Memory To handle large amounts of data from detailed brain models, IBM, EPF Lausanne, and ETH Zurich are collaborating on a new hybrid memory strategy for supercomputers. This will help the Blue Brain Project and the Human Brain Project achieve their goals. June 12, 2013 – by EPF Lausanne, […]
by Julie Lynton On Tuesday June 18, a session on “Supercomputing & Human Brain Project – Following Brain Research & ICT on 10-Year Quest” will be held in Leipzig, Germany at the ISC’13. According to the ISC website, the session will be the first of a yearly series dedicating to the Human Brain Project, “presenting […]
EPFL scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties – graphene and molybdenite – into a flash memory prototype that is very promising in terms of performance, size, flexibility and energy consumption. Author: Sarah Perrin Source: Mediacom After the molybdenite chip, we now have molybdenite flash memory, a significant step forward in the use […]
The latest Green500 list (http://www.green500.org/lists/green201211) has been released today at the SC12 supercomputing conference in Salt Lake City, USA. The purpose of the Green500 is to provide a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. Two HPC system installed in Switzerland are now ranked in the top 10: Position 4: Todi Cray XK7 […]