Many-core R&D

Many-core compute platforms, such as the Intel Xeon Phi, Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are emerging as viable technologies in technical computing and traditional HPC due to the increased performance and power savings such platforms offer over more general purpose multi-core Central Processing Units (CPUs). ICHEC continues to develop a deep level of expertise in the area of many-core computing to further research in the field and to put in place expertise to assist users as such technologies mature.

ICHEC was the seventh Centre in the word to be awarded the status of CUDA Research Centre by NVIDIA (2010), the sixth in the world to be awarded the status of Intel Parallel Computing Centre (IPCC) (2013) and joined the Xilinx Alliance Program (2015).