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Primeur weekly 2013-10-14

Special

Big Data analytics: a complex story of disruptive hype countered with converging technologies ...

Big Data forcing enterprises to look into the direction of HPC solutions ...

River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing ...

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? ...

High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016 ...

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part III ...

The Cloud

Contrail project partners to release version R1.3 of the Contrail software ...

Fujitsu begins global packaged sales of "SPATIOWL" location data Cloud service ...

Dynamically managing network bandwidth in a Cloud ...

EuroFlash

The Transinsight Award for Semantic Intelligence goes to the "Wishart" team from the University of Alberta, Canada ...

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission ...

CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT ...

Bull launches GCOS7 V12 for its large mainframes ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies ...

DataDirect Networks' scalable, high-performance storage powers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's worldwide research efforts to reduce global health burden ...

The Human Brain Project has begun ...

Intel and Janssen Pharmaceutica to collaborate with imec and 5 Flemish universities to open ExaScience Life Lab ...

PRACE to showcase the principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) ...

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes for multiscale models development ...

USFlash

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments ...

Cray enhances coprocessor and accelerator programming with support for OpenACC 2.0 ...

NCSA joins OpenSFS ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab ...

Louisiana State University researchers awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research ...

Winchester Systems introduces FlashDisk RAID arrays with iSCSI 10Gb ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies

11 Oct 2013 Edinburgh - A consortium led by EPCC has launched the Adept project, which brings together software and hardware experts from HPC and Embedded to address the challenge of energy efficient use of parallel technologies.

In addition to EPCC, the consortium comprises two world-leading universities, Uppsala and Ghent, as well as two representatives from industry, Alpha Data Parallel Systems Ltd. and Ericsson AB. Adept is supported with 2.8 million euro through the European Commission's Framework 7 programme.

Parallel computing is no longer limited to high-end scientific applications; it is increasingly becoming ubiquitous in all forms of software development, especially in the Embedded domain. In HPC, the race to reach the exascale by 2022 is steering research into new directions, one of which is energy efficiency.

"We will address the challenge of energy efficiency in parallel technologies by building on the expertise of HPC software developers in exploiting parallelism for performance, and Embedded Systems engineers in managing power consumption", stated Dr. Michèle Weiland, co-ordinator of the Adept project.

dept aims to further the understanding of the power usage of parallel software and hardware, and to develop a tool that enables the rapid exploration of power consumption and performance design space across a range of heterogeneous architectures.

"Over the last 15 years, one of our overriding research goals has been to produce new technologies and tools to help programmers understand and optimise their systems for better performance and power efficiency. This project brings us together with application experience from HPC and large-scale commercial Embedded computing, as well as some of the leading researchers in efficient performance modelling.

"This is an ideal environment for taking our research results to a new level", stated Professor Erik Hagersten, Uppsala University.

"The Adept project is a great opportunity for me and my research group to combine the interval model, which we developed here in Ghent, with the cache models developed in Uppsala, and build a powerful tool for software developers to explore hardware options in the Embedded and HPC space", stated Professor Lieven Eeckhout, Ghent University, who is working on the modelling aspect of the project.

Alpha Data Parallel Systems Ltd., a global supplier of high-performance reconfigurable platforms, is one of the commercial partners in Adept.

"Adept will help bring power management for HPC down from the cluster level to the individual application level. Identifying the total lifetime cost of power hotspots in applications may justify the extra development costs of using lower power customisable hardware accelerators. Alpha Data is pleased to be involved in this project, which could lead to new opportunities for the reconfigurable computing market", stated Dr. Andrew McCormick, Design Engineer at Alpha Data, on why the project is important to the company.

Adept started on the 1st September 2013 and will run for 3 years.

More information is available from the Adept project web site.
Source: EPCC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-10-14

Special

Big Data analytics: a complex story of disruptive hype countered with converging technologies ...

Big Data forcing enterprises to look into the direction of HPC solutions ...

River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing ...

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? ...

High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016 ...

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part III ...

The Cloud

Contrail project partners to release version R1.3 of the Contrail software ...

Fujitsu begins global packaged sales of "SPATIOWL" location data Cloud service ...

Dynamically managing network bandwidth in a Cloud ...

EuroFlash

The Transinsight Award for Semantic Intelligence goes to the "Wishart" team from the University of Alberta, Canada ...

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission ...

CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT ...

Bull launches GCOS7 V12 for its large mainframes ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies ...

DataDirect Networks' scalable, high-performance storage powers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's worldwide research efforts to reduce global health burden ...

The Human Brain Project has begun ...

Intel and Janssen Pharmaceutica to collaborate with imec and 5 Flemish universities to open ExaScience Life Lab ...

PRACE to showcase the principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) ...

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes for multiscale models development ...

USFlash

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments ...

Cray enhances coprocessor and accelerator programming with support for OpenACC 2.0 ...

NCSA joins OpenSFS ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab ...

Louisiana State University researchers awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research ...

Winchester Systems introduces FlashDisk RAID arrays with iSCSI 10Gb ...