ExaCluster Laboratory Launched
At ISC on 31 May 2010, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Intel, and ParTec signed a multi-year agreement to create a new ExaCluster Laboratory (ECL) located on the campus of Forschungszentrum Jülich. The new lab will explore the key challenges of building computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today's fastest supercomputers. ECL will initially employ about a dozen researchers and is expected to triple its staff over time. It will conduct research into current challenges in systems management software for large heterogeneous supercomputer systems, with a view to scaling this software to reach exaflops performance. This will include research on open exascale runtime system software, software tools and simulation software.
For JSC, this is the second collaboration dealing with exascale systems after the foundation of the Exascale Innovation Center with IBM in March 2010.
(Contact: Dr. Sabine Höfler-Thierfeldt, ext. 6765)
from JSC News No. 186, June 2010