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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”.

“Supercomputers listen for extraterrestrial life” by Lance Farrell »


New SLURM implementation on Piz Daint

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Starting from April 1st, CSCS will introduce a change in the SLURM policy on the flagship system, Piz Daint: in order  to provide more versatility in job ordering with respect to the variety of workloads submitted on Piz Daint, SLURM’s standard Multifactor plugin will be used. This will allow better understanding of the different scheduling policies, as well as simplified troubleshooting procedures. For more informations about this plugin, please visit the page:

First Announcement: Introduction course to the hybrid Cray XC30, Piz Daint – 24-27 March 2014 at CSCS, Lugano

Monday, January 13th, 2014

CSCS is pleased to announce 4-day training course on Piz Daint, the Cray XC30 hybrid system, to be held at  CSCS in Lugano  on March  24-27, 2014.

The upgraded Piz Daint will be part of the User Lab program starting 1 April 2014. As you might know  by now, Piz Daint has 5.272 compute  nodes (with Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 and NVIDIA® Tesla® K20X) and a peak  performance of 7.8 Petaflops.

Experts from Cray and NVIDIA, together with CSCS staff will teach participants how to best use the new hybrid architecture.

You can register now. The deadline for registration is March 14, 2014.

Please visit our webpage for further information and the agenda.