NEC and HLRS working together on hybrid supercomputing

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NEC Corporation, in cooperation with HLRS, the high performance computing center of Stuttgart, today announced an agreement that is expected to drive the next generation of supercomputing advancements through a hybrid supercomputing collaboration where HLRS and NEC work together to establish testing systems that verify the performance of system applications.

HLRS is slated to establish a testing system with NEC’s SX-9 vector supercomputer and x86 based clustering system. In addition, NEC will provide system interconnection technology and several software components, such as MPI, scheduler, and a software development environment in order to maximize application performance on the testing system.

…HLRS is planning to focus on several target application areas for the Hybrid Supercomputing environment, some of which include coupled simulations such as aero-acoustic, fluid structure interaction and fluid particle simulations. The environment itself will leverage both vector and scalar architecture for computational simulation, and verify performance against both pure vector and pure scalar systems.

NEC and HLRS will be talking about some of the details NEC HPC Technical Workshop at SC08 next week.