ICL in Knoxville is the Newest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC)

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header-iclThe Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has been named the newest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC).

The objective of the ICL’s IPCC is the development and optimization of numerical linear algebra libraries and technologies for applications, while tackling current challenges in heterogeneous Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor-based High Performance Computing. In collaboration with Intel’s MKL team, the IPCC at ICL will modernize the popular LAPACK and ScaLAPACK libraries to run efficiently on current and future manycore architectures, and will disseminate the developments through the open source MAGMA MIC library.

To meet future scientific computing demands, systems in the next decade will support millions of processor cores with thousands of threads. But increased compute power will only get us so far. Future performance gains will also come through parallelism, and modernizing key applications will help us make the next leap in discovery. Code modernization is expected to enable large performance increases while maintaining the code portability users expect. Intel® Parallel Computing Centers are universities, institutions, and labs that are leaders in their field, focusing on modernizing applications to increase parallelism and scalability through optimizations that leverage cores, caches, threads, and vector capabilities of microprocessors and coprocessors. All technical computing application modernization proposals are eligible. Intel is particularly interested in modernization of life sciences, energy, financial services, and visualization applications.

Institutions interested in code modernization are encouraged to apply at the IPCC site.

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