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Searching for materials with a supercomputer

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Supercomputers allow researchers to discover previously unknown materials and to predict their properties based on theory. There is currently a great deal of interest in materials that could be used for producing renewable energy and for energy storage. Researchers from the University of Basel are using the Piz Daint supercomputer at CSCS to search for more efficient solar cells.

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Piz Daint Involved in Research for Extraterrestrial Life

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Read Lance Farrell on isgtw talking about scientific researcher Dr. Aline Vidotto from University of Geneva who, with the help of supercomputers and among those Piz Daint,  is trying “to find how to tune radio dials to listen in on other planets”.

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Interview with Satoshi Matsuoka after PASC15 Conference

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Torsten Hoefler (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) interviews Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) about his first impressions of PASC15 and the trends in computational science in the coming years after PASC15 Conference. Some keywords during the interview: how application needs will influence research in the design of new architectures for exascale, heterogeneous architectures, FPGA, co-design, big data, …

And yes…: Satoshi also plans to attend PASC16 to take place June 8 to 10 at EPF Lausanne, Switzerland.