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2017 CSCS Internship Program

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

As every year CSCS is happy to announce that our 2017 Internship Program is now available online.

If you are an enrolled student in a Swiss academic institution and you are interested in High Performance Computing, please visit our webpage to find out the details:

The deadline for applications is November 30th, 2016.

Thomas Schulthess on “CSCS Roadmap and Upgrade of Piz Daint” on June 10, 2016 at EPFL

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

CSCS is glad to invite the user community to the 2016 User Meeting focused on strategy updates on June 10th, 2016 at 14:00 – 15:00 in the Auditorium of the SwissTech Convention Center at EPF Lausanne.

This year the meeting will be at the end of the PASC16 Conference. Participants opting only for the CSCS User Meeting (and not the entire conference) are welcome to attend without further registration.

The agenda sees CSCS director, Thomas Schulthess talk about “CSCS Roadmap and the upgrade of Piz Daint”, followed by questions and discussion.

CSCS staff will be at the conference ready to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you all at EPF Lausanne!

Piz Daint, the greenest petaflop supercomputer

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Energy-efficient computing and the announcement of the Green500 list were at the center of attention yesterday, 20 November, at the SC13 conference in Denver.

Since 2007 the HPC community has not only been interested in raw performance of supercomputers but also in energy efficiency, contributing their part to the overarching and politically important discussion on reducing energy consumption. Precise definition and measurement of energy efficiency is still a controversial topic, but the data presented in the Top500 list on Monday already indicated that Piz Daint, the Cray XC30 system installed at CSCS, would be among the “greenest” petaflop supercomputers in the world.

This was confirmed yesterday when Piz Daint was named the 4th most energy efficient supercomputer and ranked #1 among all petaflop supercomputers.

CSCS Director Thomas Schulthess participated in the birds-of-a-feather meeting on power and efficiency measurement and there received a certificate acknowledging that Piz Daint was the most energy efficient petaflop supercomputers worldwide.

If you want to know more, read the article “HPC power efficiency and the Green500” » by Kirk W. Cameron on HPCWire.

CSCS Director Thomas Schulthess receives the Green500 certificate

CSCS Director Thomas Schulthess receives the Green500 certificate