Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)

Principal investigators:

Dr. Thomas Steinke


ZIB and Intel have set up a “Research Center for Many-core High-Performance Computing” at ZIB. This Center will foster the uptake of current and next generation Intel many- and multicore technology in high performance computing and big data analytics. ZIB is focusing on a diverse set of codes including VASP which is targeted at atomic scale materials modelling.

The activities of the “Research Center for Many-core High-Performance Computing” will be focused on enhancing selected workloads with impact on the HPC community to improve their performance and scalability on many-core processor technologies and platform architectures. The selected applications cover a wide range of scientific disciplines including materials science and nanotechnology, atmosphere and ocean flow dynamics, astrophysics, drug design, particle physics and big data analytics. Novel programming models and algorithms will be evaluated for the parallelization of the workloads on many-core processors.

The workload optimization for many-core processors is supported by research activities associated with many-core architectures at ZIB.

Furthermore, the parallelization work is complemented by dissemination and education activities within the Northern German HPC Alliance “HLRN” to diminish the barriers involved with the introduction of upcoming highly parallel processor and platform technologies

"We are delighted to enter into a multi-year cooperation with Intel" said Prof. Alexander Reinefeld, head of the computer science department at Zuse Institute Berlin. "Our goal is to port and optimize selected HPC codes for Intel many-core processors with a special focus on maximum performance and scalability"

Contact for any inquiries:

Dr. Thomas Steinke

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