In early 2013 an automated tape library (IBM TS3500) was installed at CSCS increasing the storage capacity up to ~ 27.4 PB petabytes of uncompressed data. The library is composed of 16 frames plus 2 service bays cabinets and can contain up to 18‘257 tapes moved by two robots (in the actual configuration there are 24 LTO5 drives). The Library [...]
Andreas Born from the Climate and Environmental Physics group at University of Bern presented at CSCS User Day a poster portraying the work that the entire group has been doing at CSCS. He stresses how the storage requirement increases linearly with the cpu hours and how to answer scientific questions they cannot separate on from [...]
During CSCS User Day, PhD student David Daverio in the Geneva cosmology group of Martin Kunz at University of Geneva presented his work on “Cosmic strings simulation”. David also gave a very interesting talk on his work attempting to clarify to the audience what are cosmic strings and how to simulate them on Monte Rosa.