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SC’18: Mistral on rank 62 of the TOP500 list

On November, 12th, during the 30th Supercomputing Conference (SC'18), the latest list of the five hundred most powerful supercomputers was released. DKRZ's supercomputer Mistral is on rank 62 and remains Germany's sixth strongest HPC system. Looking at the storage capacity of the data centers, Mistral ranks fourth worldwide. On the I/O list of the five hundred most powerful storage systems, which was released during the conference on November, 14th, Mistral is still on rank 10.

The SC'18 is the largest event in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC). Up to 10,000 attendees came to the week-long conference in Dallas, USA, to share and exchange views on trends, new developments, research, and applications of HPC during the diverse events of the conference and of the exhibition.

The DKRZ participated as one of 368 exhibitors at the SC'18 exhibition. At its booth #217, DKRZ showed ultra-high resolution climate simulations of the DYAMOND project (short for: DYnamics of the Atmospheric general circulation modeled on non-hydrostatic domains). For the first time, the climate model ICON was used to calculate the atmosphere or the ocean with a global grid spacing of 2.5 km; this corresponds to 84 million cells per 2D layer. For the coupled atmosphere ocean model in the project DYAMOND++ a resolution of 5 km was achieved.

The DKRZ booth was one of the stations for the student scavenger hunt.

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On November, 12th, Jakob Lüttgau spoke about the results of his research within the workshop "Joint International Workshop on Parallel Data Storage and Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems" in his talk "Toward Understanding I/O Behavior in HPC Workflows". In cooperation with the Argonne National Lab, he combined existing and newly developed tools in such a way that the input/output behavior of scientific workflows could be better analyzed and visualized across many jobs.

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