April 2013

BitBucketing MSc students

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | 16:11

Based on previous experience of supervising MSc students and inspired by the Software Carpentry boot camp sessions I attended as a helper in Edinburgh and Newcastle, I thought I would insist that the MSc students that I am supervising this year should use a third party private source code repository for their code, meeting minutes, project report and project presentation and anything else that might be of relevance.

Call for Papers: PGAS 2013

Author: Michele Weiland
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | 12:09

The 7th International Conference on Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) Programming Models will be held in Edinburgh on the 3rd-4th October 2013.

Dinosaurs in Europe!

Author: Paul Graham
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | 23:18

Day 1 of the fifth PRACE industry seminar, and attendance is high, despite losing a delegate in the tour of the Mercedes production line this morning (really!). A day of interesting talks but I think the main outcome has been the opportunity for potential collaborators to meet, make new contacts and get the best advice as to how to enhance their business via HPC.

Software Carpentry highlights at the EGI Forum

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | 10:58

At last week's EGI Forum, I delivered a day of Software Carpentry boot camp "highlights" as part of The Software Sustainability Institute's training activities. These were taster sessions drawn from Software Carpentry's highly successful

From multi to many cores: Intel Xeon Phi at EPCC

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | 14:30

Two shiny new Intel Xeon Phi 5110P co-processors have recently arrived at EPCC.

Based on Intel's Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, each card comprises 60 cores with 4-way SMT and a 512 bit wide SIMD vector unit.  At a clock speed of 1.053 GHz, this gives an aggregate peak double precision floating point performance of 1.01 TFLOP/s - all in a PCI card package, and using less than 225 Watts of power.  

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