Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU) is interested in joining the Alliance to participate in the active discussions of the state of the art in the area of heterogeneous and distributed computing. Moreover, the alliance is a great opportunity for academics and organizations to meet and foster collaborations.
Atos, as one of the largest IT services company worldwide, is interested in initiatives like this Alliance due to the incremental number of services that nowadays require managing complex domains with heterogeneous devices like Smart Cities, Industry or Telco among others. Software is becoming complex and very demanding in terms of adaptability, scalability and performance to deal properly with a plethora of IoT devices connecting the virtual and physical world.
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is the Spanish national supercomputing facility which mission is to do research, develop and manage information technologies to facilitate scientific progress. The Computer Sciences Department at BSC aims at influencing in the way of computers are build and program as well as adapting current hardware and software technologies to make efficient use of supercomputing infrastructures.
Certios is interested in sharing ideas, tap into a potentially very interesting international network, and start up new research projects with other members.
As part of the upcoming H2020 E2Data project, we are interested in exploiting heterogeneous hardware resources on Big Data stacks. Our main interest is in sharing resources for researching and developing novel tool and components for dynamic acceleration of data analytics.
ECOSCALE tackles the challenge to reach exascale performance in current HPC servers. Thus, ECOSCALE follows a holistic approach providing a novel heterogeneous energy-efficient hierarchical architecture, a hybrid MPI+OpenCL programming environment and a runtime system.
EXA2PRO project is developing a framework for the efficient deployment of applications in heterogeneous (pre-)exascale computing systems. It focuses in the productive application development and in enabling performance portability to address the diversity and the increasing heterogeneity of supercomputing centers. Collaboration with other projects of the Alliance is expected to maximize the impact in the area of the efficient exploitation of heterogeneous resources.
FORTH interest in the Alliance is to design and use of heterogeneous platforms and accelerators, runtime systems, and systems software for datacenter and HPC.
HERCULES project provides the required technological infrastructure to obtain an order-of-magnitude improvement in the cost and power consumption of next generation real-time applications. It offers an integrated framework to allow achieving predictable performance on top of cutting-edge heterogeneous CTOS multi-core platforms, implementing real-time scheduling techniques and execution models.
InAccel is interested in joining the Alliance as providers of a run-time system and hardware accelerators for heterogeneous cloud and HPC computing systems.