ICHEC's Novel Technologies program has a particular focus on R&D in the areas of many-core computing and Big Data analytics funded through state, European and industry projects. A key aim of the activity is to build strong partnerships with leading OEMs in order to enhance Ireland’s attractiveness as a smart knowledge economy to them, to leverage these partnerships in order to foster advanced computing expertise and to increase awareness of emerging computing technologies within Ireland’s academic, semi-state and industrial sectors.
The activity’s widely recognized track record in developing accelerated computing solutions feeds into other activities across the centre and is built on a foundation of algorithmic and low-level performance-engineering skills, particularly on emerging many-core and storage architectures, as well as scientific and engineering domain expertise.
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 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.
For general enquiries about the Novel Technologies program at ICHEC and opportunities for collaboration please contact: Michael Lysaght