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SwissICT Award 2016 with COSMO Novel Expert Tool (COSMO-NExT): VOTE NOW!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

CSCS together with MeteoSwiss has been nominated among the 5 finalists of the SwissICT Award 2016 with COSMO Novel Expert Tool (COSMO-NExT).

You can help CSCS and MeteoSwiss winning the said award by voting now at the following link:

By voting you will also get the chance to win an Olympus PEN-F Systemcamera.

Please take a minute of your time to vote right away if you wish to give a us a chance!

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MeteoSwiss Inaugurates New Cray XE6 Systems, Albis and Monte Lema

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

On Thursday, June 14, MeteoSwiss began to use the two new Cray XE6 systems, Albis and Monte Lema, in production.  Albis and Monte Lema replace Piz Buin and  La Dôle as the computing resource that MeteoSwiss uses to produce weather forecasts and nuclear monitoring for Switzerland.

The main machine, Albis, is a single cabinet XE6, with 18 blades,  72 nodes, 144 sockets, and 1728 computing cores. Monte Lema, the backup and development system, is made up of 2 cabinets that have 42 blades, 168 nodes, 336 sockets, and 4032 computing cores.

Like the majority of systems at CSCS, Albis and Monte Lema are using SLURM to control scheduling and reservations. This was the final step needed to unify the resource management of the HPC systems at CSCS.