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Coarse-Grained Parallelism

OpenMP is basically fine-grained, in that parallel parts of the application are created and destroyed multiple times throughout a run.... MPI is generally a coarse-grained, as the parallelism where MPI is used would be higher up in the algorithm. 

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Simulating the World’s Smallest Integrated Switch

This visualization from CSCS in Switzerland shows the world’s smallest integrated switch. "Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications at ETH Zurich, have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch. 

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European ExaNeSt Project to Pave the Way to Exascale

Today the European Consortium announced a step towards Exascale computing with the ExaNeSt project. Funded by the Horizon 2020 initiative, ExaNeSt plans to build its first straw man prototype in 2016. 

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Time-lapse Video: Edison Supercomputer Moves to Berkeley

In this video, engineers move the NERSC Edison Supercomputer from Oakland to Berkeley. The one week long move is condensed into :41 seconds in this time lapse video, shot during the entire process. 

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Why Sustainable Software Needs a Change in the Culture of Science

"Scientific research is dependent on maintaining and advancing a wide variety of software. However, software development, production, and maintenance are people-intensive; software lifetimes are long compared to hardware; and the value of software is often underappreciated. Because software is not a one-time effort, it must be sustained...

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