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New JURECA Cooperation Agreement Signed

In the presence of delegates from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the JURECA cooperation agreement was signed on 3 February. The general purpose cluster JURECA, which was developed by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre together with Russian manufacturer T-Platforms (Moscow) and HPC software and support company ParTec (Munich), was put into general operation in November 2015. With the signing of the agreement, the three partners are striving to intensify and strengthen this cooperation by addressing (operational) limitations of current cluster-computing technologies in the fields of scalability and efficiency as well as with respect to adaptability and ease of use. To this end, the partners have agreed to engage in research in the following fields within the next four years: the development of tools for energy (and system) monitoring and research on energy control mechanisms based on frequency adaptation, support for container execution on HPC clusters using the ParaStation resource management system, virtualization of cluster services for efficient cluster provisioning and simplified deployment of multiple independent cluster instances on shared hardware, and advanced high-performance network technologies.

The JURECA cooperation agreement constitutes the fourth implementation phase of JSC's co-design research agenda, which combines the expertise of industry-leading hardware and software vendors with the software and application competence at JSC in order to develop production-ready solutions for next-generation cluster architectures.
(Contact: Dr. Dorian Krause, d.krause@fz-juelich.de)

JURECA Cooperation Partners from T-Platforms, ParTec and Forschungszentrum JülichJURECA Cooperation Partners from T-Platforms, ParTec and Forschungszentrum Jülich
Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich

JSC News No. 247, March 2017


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