Mediterranean Mega computing

Dr. Alan O'Cais

In 2008 I moved from Australia to the equally sunny, but significantly smaller, island of Cyprus to become one of the scientific coordinators at the recently founded Cyprus Institute.  More particularly, I was a member of the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (which thankfully was abbreviated to CaSToRC soon afterwards). One of my main roles there was to work on the LinkSCEEM project.


Guten Tag, Bonjour, Buongiorno, Bun di – HPC News from Switzerland

Michele De Lorenzi

We at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) are very happy about the new opportunity to blog for the International Supercomputing Conference.

It is important for many exhibitors and participants at ISC to be kept informed about each other’s activities during the 51 weeks separating the two exhibitions.


Optimizing Application Performance on the Cloud by Simulation

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José Luis

During my talk at ISC Cloud’11, I had the pleasure to announce the upcoming release of iCanCloud’s first public version. Well, the long awaited moment has arrived and now our cloud computing simulator is available for download. In this my first post at the ISC blog I’ll be very happy to share with you some of its highlights and… why not? try to convince you to give it at least one try.


Simplified HPC for Everyone

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by Frédéric Desprez

The complexity and great variety of distributed platforms (clusters, Clouds, supercomputers, multicore workstations, grids) make it hard, sometimes even impossible, for HPC users to work efficiently. These users almost always look for simplicity over performance.



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ISC Top Three Insights

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by Addison Snell

Intersect360 Research has published its top ten HPC research insights based on research we completed in 2011. Here are our top three. For more details on this report, visit



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