Intel part of new exascale research lab in Germany

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At ISC on Monday Intel, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and ParTec announced that they’ve signed a multi-year agreement to create a new ExaCluster Laboratory located on the campus of the Research Center in Jülich, Germany

Agreement Signing

(left to right) Achim Bachem (Jülich), Kirk Skaugen (Intel), Hugo R. Falter(ParTec) at the signing ceremony.

The new lab will be a private/public collaboration and will explore the key challenges of building computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today’s fastest supercomputers.

The ExaCluster Laboratory will initially employ about a dozen researchers and is expected to approximately triple its employment over time.

“The Forschungszentrum Jülich has taken a leading role in driving high-performance computing research in Europe,” said Kirk Skaugen, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Data Centre Group. “We have chosen to work with Forschungszentrum Jülich and the ParTec Cluster Competence GmbH, because of their strong history of innovation in the area of high-performance computing.”

The ExaCluster Laboratory will conduct research into current challenges in systems management software for large heterogeneous super computer 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.