CRESTA brings together four of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres, with one of the world’s major equipment vendors, two of Europe’s leading programming tools providers and six application and problem owners to explore how the exaflop challenge can be met.
COVISE, the COllaborative VIsualization and Simulation Environment is an extensible distributed software environment to integrate supercomputer-based simulations, postprocessing and collaborative visualization functionalities in a seamless manner.
DASH - Hierarchical Arrays for Effi cient and Productive Data-Intensive Exascale Computing DASH is a collaborative research project funded intially for 3 years by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the priority programme „Software for Exascale Computing - SPPEXA“ (2013-2015)
The essence of High Performance Computing (HPC) lies in sharing the large-scale hardware resources among the software applications using them.Efficient application allocation on the available compute resources is a key aspect of any HPC infrastructure functionality.
The movement towards heterogeneous multi-core architectures is a fundamental shift in the computer science landscape and in particular in the programming models.
ECO2Clouds (Experimental Awareness of CO2 in Federated Cloud Sourcing) will design and implement an energy aware deployment strategy for multi-site cloud facilities.
The EXCESS scientific and technological concept in addressing energy efficiency is defined by novel execution models between common High Performance Computing infrastructures and Embedded Systems.
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are now discovering the potentials of simulations on supercomputers to enhance their core business and improve their competitiveness. Thus the needs and requirements for HPC centres start to change.
The goal of the GAIA Cloud project is the development of an integrated cloud infrastructure, which will enable the resource-efficient usage of highperformance work stations.
The acronym „IB-ISEB“ stands for e Information systems for Structural monitoring and preservation management of bridges“ („Intelligente Brücken - Informationssystem zum Strukturmonitoring und Erhaltungsmanagement von Brücken“), which is a national project funded by the BAst (Federal Highway Research Institute), started in July 2012 and ends in June 2015, aiming at the provisioning of a framework to constantly monitor bridges and allow better preservation strategies.
JUNIPER (Java platform for hIgh PErformance and Real-time large scale data management) is an EU FP7-ICT project, started in December 2012, aiming to establish a development platform for new-generation datademanding applications.
The clock-speed of modern processors barely rises any longer. Instead, hard ware is moving towards placing multiple processing units on a single chip and interconnecting them.
OpenCOVER, the COVISE Virtual Environment Renderer based on OpenSceneGraph is a flexible VR system. It is tightly integrated with the COVISE visualization system, but also serves as the renderer for its data-parallel successor Vistle.
- Modular design with component architecture
- Support of many network protocols
such as gm, mx, openib, udapl and tcp
- OpenMP Validation Suite
The OpenMP validation suite is a collection of C and Fortran programs with OpenMP directives that were designed to validate the correctness of an OpenMP implementation.
Cloud computing is revolutionising the IT industry through its support for utility service-oriented Internet computing without the need for large capital outlays in hardware to deploy their services or the human expense to operate.
The ParaPhrase project aims to produce a new structured design and implementation process for heterogeneous parallel architectures, where developers exploit a variety of parallel programming patterns to develop component-based applications.
POLCA explicitly addresses the programmability concerns of both embedded and high performance computing. Both domains have generated strongly focused approaches for solving their specific problems that are now confronted with the increasing need for parallelism even in Embedded Systems and the need for addressing non-functional criteria in High Performance Computing.
- PRACE MISSION
The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is to enable high impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society.
The 3D-Combustion Simulation Code RECOM-AIOLOS is a tailored simulation environment for the modeling of industrial furnaces and boilers. The code is developed in co-operation with IVD at the University of Stuttgart.
Molecular dynamics (MD) and Monte-Carlo (MC) simulations form the basis for investigating many relevant application scenarios in science and engineering. At the heart of these simulations lie physically meaningful and quantitative models of molecular interactions, requiring precise validation through state of the art ab initio calculations and experimental data.
The main target of the new SIOX Project (Scalable I/O for Extreme Performance) is the development, the deployment and the application of a concept for I/O-analysis and I/O-optimization, mainly for HPC environments.
Temanejo allows to visualize parallel applications as a graph of inter-dependent units of work, so called tasks, and to step through an application taskwise rather than concentrating on threads or processes.
Visionair (VISION Advanced Infrastructure for Research) calls for the creation of a European infrastructure for high level visualisation facilities that are open to research communities across Europe.
Vistle, the VISualization Testing Laboratory for Exascale computing, is an extensible software environment that integrates simulations on supercomputers, post-processing and parallel interactive visualization.
VIRVO is an open source framework for direct volume rendering.It is an integral part of the COVISE visualization and simulation environment, which was developed at the computing center of the University of Stuttgart.