Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | 15:42
I was recently invited to teach at an HPC School near Trieste, Italy. It was housed in The International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), which is governed by UNESCO, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Italy, and is a UNESCO Category 1 Institute. These institutes build scientific capacity in member states, essentially in developing countries.
The HPC School, organised by Ivan Girotto et al., was part of a larger event co-sponsored by OGS, PRACE and CINECA. The HPC School had 50 students from 35 Developing Countries, including Brazil and India, as expected, but also, as examples, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malaysia, Slovak Republic and Venezuela.
Posted: 16 Nov 2014 | 23:11
The Nu-FuSE (Nuclear Fusion Simulations at Exascale) project was a 3-year, G8 funded, international research project to investigate the challenges and requirements for fusion simulations at Exascale levels. The project’s aim was to significantly improve computational modelling capabilities for fusion, and fusion-related sciences, enhancing the predictive capabilities needed to address key physics challenges of a new generation of fusion systems.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | 15:12
The Auditory pilot project investigated the use of HPC to enable faster run times for computational models of the human cochlea. It was a collaboration between EPCC and Dr Michael Newton of the University of Edinburgh’s Acoustics and Audio group.
We began with an existing cochlea model code written in Matlab, which took many hours to run on a single processor. Our initial profiling of the Matlab code showed that almost the entire runtime (see Figure 1) was taken up by this solver and thus any attempts to parallelise the code would require a C/C++ replacement to be found.
Posted: 7 Nov 2014 | 15:39
Posted: 4 Nov 2014 | 10:52