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12. 11. 05
HLRS Presentation at SC 2005 in Seattle, WA

November 12-18, 2005

The High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) is a federal HPC Center in Germany. In addition, together with T-Systems and Porsche, it has formed a company to provide access to supercomputers for research and industry. HLRS has established a distributed working environment for its users to see and use all resources in a seamless way. At SC2005 HLRS will demonstrate its activities in the field of High Performance and Grid Computing. We will also show the tools developed at HLRS to support the users like PACX-MPI and MARMOT. Examples from industry include the car and aerospace sector. Scientific research is demonstrated in medicine, biology, chemistry and physics. The results are visualized by our own collaborative visualization tool COVISE. To show the potential of the resulting framework HLRS will integrate computing resources distributed over several continents.

Scenarios and tools planned for demonstration:

SNL will kindly provide most of the equipment for the HLRS booth #2209/#2309. A number of projects are demonstrated that focus on designing and implementing middleware components, on putting them together to create a framework for grid computing and on running applications to exploit the potential of such frameworks.


COVISE (COllaborative VIsualization and Simulation Environment) is a visualization software that was developed in several European projects. It aims to allow distributed visualization, collaborative working and distributed simulation in a HPCN environment.

 


MARMOT is a MPI debugging and verification tool that aims to increase the portability of MPI programs and to track down bugs like race conditions and deadlocks.

 

PACX-MPI (PArallel Computer eXtension) allows to extend the functionality of native MPI implementations to clusters of MPPs and PVPs. PACX-MPI covers the complete MPI1.2 standard.

 


The Grid Configuration Manager is a tool to ease the handling of distributed MPI-applications in Grid environments

 

The P3T toolkit is a object oriented framework for general particle tracking applications. Examples are Molecular Dynamics, Direct Simulation Monte Carlo or the simulation of sedimenting particles in fluids.

 

Projects:

The Teraflop Workbench is a collaboration between NEC and HLRS. The Teraflop Workbench will enable sustained Teraflop performance for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

 

HPC-Europa is is a consortium of leading HPC infrastructures aiming at the integrated provision of advanced computational services to the European research community working at the forefront of science. The services will be delivered at a large spectrum both in terms of access to HPC systems and provision of a suitable computational environment to allow the European researchers to remain competitive with teams elsewhere in the world. Moreover the JRA and NA actions will contribute to foster a culture of cooperation to generate critical mass for computational activities, to drive new advance in HPC allowing so to better structure the European Research Area.

 

The aim of the GRASP project is to use GRID technology in order to realize current and future ASP business models that integrate distributed and heterogeneous resources.

 

HLRS will also show the collaboration with the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) that extends to the collaboration in the field of seamless computing (UNICORE), gigabit networking and common use of software, developed by the two centers.

 

Demonstration Coordination at HLRS: