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Primeur weekly 2020-06-22

Exascale supercomputing

EPEEC releases Programming Guidelines for Parallel Applications ...

Quantum computing

European deep-tech champion IQM receives more than 20 million euro of new funding ...

UKRI awarded GBP 70 million funding to secure UK position as a world-leader in quantum technology ...

NEC and D-Wave begin joint quantum product development, marketing and sales ...

Borrowing from robotics, scientists automate mapping of quantum systems ...

Quantum material research facilitates discovery of better materials that benefit our society ...

The first intuitive programming language for quantum computers ...

New techniques improve quantum communication and entangle phonons ...

Is teleportation possible? Yes, in the quantum world ...

Atos, CSC and IQM partner to accelerate the commercialization of European quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

The BSC calls on the European Commission to promote mechanisms to assess the ethical risks of AI ...

PRACE Council welcomes a new Chair and Vice- Chair ...

Northern Data AG concludes capital increase with strategic investor Block.One with proceeds of 21,5 million euro ...

Using European supercomputing, EU-funded research project announces promising results for potential COVID-19 treatment ...

A new 2,3 Petaflop/s supercomputer for Cenaero ...

The net is closing: PRACE awards ten further projects in the hunt for a cure for COVID-19 ...

Middleware

The Louisiana Optical Network Infrastructure trades in "do-it-yourself" cluster management for Bright Cluster Manager ...

Hardware

Atos' BullSequana servers selected by the French State Purchasing Department ...

Supermicro launches 4-socket server bringing outstanding performance to a broad set of enterprise-class workloads ...

Boston announces commitment to Intel Select Solutions for Genomics Analytics ...

Photonics: From custom-built to ready-made ...

Graphics cards farm to help in search of new physics at LHCb ...

Xilinx announces real-time server appliances for high-quality, low-cost live video streaming ...

CREDO announces close of $100 million Series D preferred financing as it continues to lead in high performance networking connectivity solutions ...

AIC and Parade jointly announce launch of PCI Express Gen 4 appliance ...

On growth of 600%, WekaIO appoints Ken Grohe as President and Chief Revenue Officer ...

Lenovo delivers business intelligence with solutions purpose-built for analytics and AI workloads ...

DDN unveils new brand identity and enhanced corporate vision ...

Transforming drug discovery at Recursion with DDN AI platforms ...

Applications

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) uses Atos supercomputer to accelerate research against COVID-19 ...

Geoscientists create deeper look at processes below Earth's surface with 3D images ...

Physicists document method to improve magneto-electric response ...

Scientists grow optical chips in a petri dish ...

Arkansas receives $20 million grant for data analytics collaboration and network ...

Artificial intelligence could revolutionize sea ice warnings ...

Measuring a tiny quasiparticle is a major step forward for semiconductor technology ...

Researchers discover unique material design for brain-like computations ...

The Cloud

Researcher builds solution to work-from-home Cloud-computing 'storms' ...

Cadence collaborates with TSMC and Microsoft to reduce semiconductor design timing signoff schedules with the Cloud ...

Samsung provides one-stop foundry design environment with the launch of SAFE Cloud Design Platform ...

SDSC Sherlock Cloud adds Google Cloud Platform to extend its multi-Cloud service offering ...

EPEEC releases Programming Guidelines for Parallel Applications


16 Jun 2020 Barcelona - The work towards a highly productive programming environment for heterogeneous exascale computing carried out by the European project EPEEC has reached an important milestone with the publication of the EPEEC Programming Guidelines for Parallel Applications.

These recommendations are relevant to application developers interested in high productivity, as they are aimed at facilitating the compilers' work and improving the applications' performance in terms of execution time. These are compatible with state-of-the-art profiling methodology and tools, such as those defined and leveraged in the POP-2 project.

"The EPEEC guidelines will allow to increase the programmer's productivity while developing modern applications", stated Antonio J. Peña, Coordinator of EPEEC and Lead of the Accelerators and Communications for HPC Team at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

The EPEEC guidelines contribute to the project goals by establishing a clear path to get application codes suited for parallelization and exploitation of heterogeneous resources. Additionally, the guidelines are backed up on the Appentra Parallelware Analyzer tool, which analyzes the application code and provides recommendations and opportunities to the programme developers.

The document presents a high-productivity approach for the development of high-performance applications based on parallel programming best practices used by expert developers in the High Performance Computing (HPC) community. It introduces the EPEEC methodological framework, which splits the parallelization process into three steps:

1. Prepare the code for parallelism: to code the application in such a way that reduces the cost/effort of parallel software development and maintenance.

2. Create a first parallel version of your code: to develop a parallel version of existing sequential code that runs faster.

3. Optimize your parallel code: to fine-tune the parallel code to obtain peak performance of the target hardware platform.

In addition to high-productivity and the development of a high-performance programming environment, EPEEC's goals include the efficient and energy-aware management of hardware heterogeneity, both in terms of processing elements and memory subsystems, further favouring coding productivity.

The EPEEC Programming Guidelines for Parallel Applications are available on the project's website.

The EPEEC project - European joint Effort toward a Highly Productive Programming Environment for Heterogeneous Exascale Computing - is funded by the European Commission with a budget of over 3,9 million euro, and will last three years from its beginning on 1 October 2018.

The consortium is composed of Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.v. in Germany, Instituto de Engenhariade Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa in Portugal, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique in France, Appentra Solutions S.L. in Spain, CINECA consorzio interuniversitario in Italy, Eta Scale AB in Sweden, Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique in France, imec in Belgium, and Uppsala Universitet in Sweden.

Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

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Primeur weekly 2020-06-22

Exascale supercomputing

EPEEC releases Programming Guidelines for Parallel Applications ...

Quantum computing

European deep-tech champion IQM receives more than 20 million euro of new funding ...

UKRI awarded GBP 70 million funding to secure UK position as a world-leader in quantum technology ...

NEC and D-Wave begin joint quantum product development, marketing and sales ...

Borrowing from robotics, scientists automate mapping of quantum systems ...

Quantum material research facilitates discovery of better materials that benefit our society ...

The first intuitive programming language for quantum computers ...

New techniques improve quantum communication and entangle phonons ...

Is teleportation possible? Yes, in the quantum world ...

Atos, CSC and IQM partner to accelerate the commercialization of European quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

The BSC calls on the European Commission to promote mechanisms to assess the ethical risks of AI ...

PRACE Council welcomes a new Chair and Vice- Chair ...

Northern Data AG concludes capital increase with strategic investor Block.One with proceeds of 21,5 million euro ...

Using European supercomputing, EU-funded research project announces promising results for potential COVID-19 treatment ...

A new 2,3 Petaflop/s supercomputer for Cenaero ...

The net is closing: PRACE awards ten further projects in the hunt for a cure for COVID-19 ...

Middleware

The Louisiana Optical Network Infrastructure trades in "do-it-yourself" cluster management for Bright Cluster Manager ...

Hardware

Atos' BullSequana servers selected by the French State Purchasing Department ...

Supermicro launches 4-socket server bringing outstanding performance to a broad set of enterprise-class workloads ...

Boston announces commitment to Intel Select Solutions for Genomics Analytics ...

Photonics: From custom-built to ready-made ...

Graphics cards farm to help in search of new physics at LHCb ...

Xilinx announces real-time server appliances for high-quality, low-cost live video streaming ...

CREDO announces close of $100 million Series D preferred financing as it continues to lead in high performance networking connectivity solutions ...

AIC and Parade jointly announce launch of PCI Express Gen 4 appliance ...

On growth of 600%, WekaIO appoints Ken Grohe as President and Chief Revenue Officer ...

Lenovo delivers business intelligence with solutions purpose-built for analytics and AI workloads ...

DDN unveils new brand identity and enhanced corporate vision ...

Transforming drug discovery at Recursion with DDN AI platforms ...

Applications

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) uses Atos supercomputer to accelerate research against COVID-19 ...

Geoscientists create deeper look at processes below Earth's surface with 3D images ...

Physicists document method to improve magneto-electric response ...

Scientists grow optical chips in a petri dish ...

Arkansas receives $20 million grant for data analytics collaboration and network ...

Artificial intelligence could revolutionize sea ice warnings ...

Measuring a tiny quasiparticle is a major step forward for semiconductor technology ...

Researchers discover unique material design for brain-like computations ...

The Cloud

Researcher builds solution to work-from-home Cloud-computing 'storms' ...

Cadence collaborates with TSMC and Microsoft to reduce semiconductor design timing signoff schedules with the Cloud ...

Samsung provides one-stop foundry design environment with the launch of SAFE Cloud Design Platform ...

SDSC Sherlock Cloud adds Google Cloud Platform to extend its multi-Cloud service offering ...