Two years ago I accepted a challenge by Anwar Osseyran from SURFsara in Amsterdam to cooperate on a book about industrial HPC. Not from the classical industrial sense of a supplier, but from the perspective of HPC usage by industry. There are very few centers in the world that serve industry in this way and, as a consequence, little understanding of the science and engineering depth accomplished by the private sector.
Back in 2008, the global economy came crashing down sending many organizations and individuals into a state of financial ruin. Three major banks in Iceland collapsed, forcing the country into a deep recession. Fingers were pointed at the banking institutions — bank officers and mortgage lenders were blamed for abusing their fiduciary duties toward their customers by putting indulgence and manipulative greed above the stability of the society.
The Wednesday keynote at this year’s ISC High Performance conference by HPC veteran Dr. Thomas Sterling promises to be an enlightening and lively presentation of the HPC year in review. And if previous years are a guide, Dr. Sterling will deliver it with the unique humor and style that has become his trademark.
Cancer researchers are using the Abel supercomputer at the University of Oslo in Norway to detect which versions of genes are only found in cancer cells. Every form of cancer, even every tumour, has its own distinct variants.
Just as Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich opens the regular staff meetings before a dramatically reduced IDF2015 Shenzhen conference, it is a good time to review how government and enterprises don’t see eye to eye when it comes to strategic business.
Both the application of high-performance computing in the automotive industry and the challenges of trying to get better performance out of HPC systems will feature at this year’s ISC High Performance Computing conference to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, in July.