Monthly Archives: January 2018


ClusterVision Delivers Powerful GPU Cluster at ASTRON

ClusterVision, Europe's dedicated specialist in high performance computing solutions, has announced the successful completion of a new high performance computing GPU cluster system for the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON). The 2 PFLOPS installation, codenamed ARTS, will be used to assist the institute's Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope with analysing and deciphering large pulsar

Impact of Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities on HPC

Two security vulnerabilities in modern CPUs have recently been publicised, causing widespread concern in the computing industry. This is because the vulnerabilities are hardware-based and therefore have a potentially very broad impact which cannot be easily patched without consequences. Colloquially referred to as "Meltdown" and "Spectre," these vulnerabilities refer to attacks that can allow