NUI Galway Joins Intel Parallel Computing Centre Programme to Boost Parallel Application Performance in High Performance ComputingPosted on 15 January 2014
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 NUI Galway and Intel have signed an agreement to jointly conduct research on many core technology in High Performance Computing (HPC) and big data analytics. The research will be carried out at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) in NUI Galway.
Pictured with an Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor are (l to r) Intel Vice President and Director of Intel Labs Europe Martin Curley, President of NUI Galway Dr Jim Browne with Director of ICHEC and Principal investigator Professor JC Desplat.
The new parallel computing centre aims to significantly improve parallelism, scalability and efficiencies of existing High Performance Computing applications.
The agreement to establish the 'Intel Parallel Computing Centre between NUI Galway and Intel' was announced by NUI Galway president Dr Jim Browne and Intel vice president and director of Intel Labs Europe, Martin Curley at a ceremony in NUI Galway.
NUI Galway President Dr Jim Browne said, "we in NUI Galway are proud of our long association with ICHEC, since its establishment and are very pleased to support their ongoing work. We believe that ICHEC's mission is vital for Ireland and that its services are very important to academia and industry alike. Today's signing is a wonderful example of the work of ICHEC. We are delighted to be working with Intel in this way and look forward to our continuing partnership."
Intel will fund the research programme led by director of the Irish Centre for High End Computing, Professor JC Desplat. The programme will foster the uptake of current and next generation Intel many core technology, such as the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor.
"Intel is pleased to expand our Intel® Parallel Computing Center program in collaborating with the National University of Ireland, Galway and ICHEC," said Intel vice president and director of Intel Labs Europe, Martin Curley. "This new centre creates an opportunity for Intel, NUI Galway, and ICHEC to innovate and optimize applications which benefit industry and science in Ireland, Europe, and globally."
Principal investigator Professor JC Desplat said "ICHEC has been chosen for this programme following its track record of excellence in many-core solutions. We are delighted to be part of the development of this exciting new technology. As a country, Ireland excels in the effective use of high-performance computing, and today’s partnership consolidates that standing. The outcome of this ambitious programme will be improved software solutions in areas such as materials science, weather forecasting and data analytics."
Further information can be found at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-parallel-computing-center-at-ichec
NUI Galway is one of Ireland's foremost centres of academic excellence. Over 17,000 students undertake an extensive range of studies at the University, which is renowned for the quality of its graduates. NUI Galway is a research-led University with internationally recognised expertise in areas including Biomedical Science and Engineering, Web Science, Human Rights, Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science, Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, and Humanities, in particular literature, theatre and Irish Studies.
Intel R&D/Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Intel Labs Europe's 4,500 research and development professionals are constantly working on new technological developments with partners across 18 countries in the continent.
The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), founded in 2005, is Ireland's national high performance computer centre. Located in NUI Galway, its mission is to provide High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources, support, education and training for researchers in third-level institutions and through technology transfer and enablement to support Irish industries large and small to contribute to the development of the Irish economy.
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