While Microsoft has a solid platform and several tools in place for scientific users, one arena where the company certainly stands out is in their mission to engage and education the vast “missing middle” of potential cloud users. Others, like IBM are in close running for such an award, but the Redmond giant has been prolific and notable in its engagement efforts.
Even multinationals get the blues.
The Computing Research Association reports that computer science enrollment has been increasing; and IBM and Forschungszentrum Juelich partner on Exascale Innovation Center. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Universities of Cardiff and Swansea to deliver ‘HPC Wales.’
The oft-contended best simple statement is that we need ubiquitous parallelism in the classroom. In the near future, most electronic devices will have multiple cores which would benefit greatly from parallel programming. The low hanging fruit is, of course, the student’s laptop, and aiding the student to make full use of that laptop.
A long-standing concern in HPC is the graying of the industry. That is, new people are not coming in at the skilled positions as older ones retire.