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High-Performance Computing Network

Objective

By coordinating research, and enabling the sharing of resources, HPCNET will consolidate and add to, the considerable momentum built up in all areas of high-performance computing in recent years.

Initially supported by nineteen of Europe's leading research institutes and companies in HPC, the network is expected to grow to encompass all the major European players in the field. It will offer the opportunity for end-users, designers and researchers to work together on the definition of research orientations, application domains and requirements for human skills and knowledge.

HPCNET's structure includes a general board of representatives of all the nodes, an executive board and different executive committees covering the essential activities of the network: strategic planning and research co-ordination, training and human resources planning, infrastructure planning and, dissemination and industrial relations.

The network will cover the main technologies in HPC such as programming environments and languages, algorithms, operating systems and architectures. Today's HPC market is moving towards openness and standardisation. HPCnet aims at strengthening these trends by participating in the elaboration of emerging standards and vendor-independent techniques eg in parallel languages, open programming environments for HPC and run-time systems based on different communication models.

One of HPCNET's priorities is to facilitate the sharing of Hardware and Software resources at a European scale, thus enabling research teams in large companies (and in SMEs) and public research labs to validate their solutions. Tests for scalability, portability and competitiveness of new HPC products and solutions can be therefore achieved on various platforms or grouping of platforms existing at the different sites.

Several meetings and open research workshops are planned by HPCNET and the network will support exchanges of students and researchers/engineers between the different nodes. The participants will also benefit from a common networking infrastructure for information exchange and results dissemination. A central repository of useful data for the HPC community such as "portable" tools and benchmark codes, will be made available to all the nodes.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
Southampton
United Kingdom

Participants (17)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
Le Forum 33 Avenue Charles Saint-venant
59046 Lille
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue A Einstein Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan, 134, 5
2600 AA Delft
FACULTE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONS
Belgium
Address
Rue De Houdain 9
Mons
Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung mbH
Germany
Address
Schloß Birlinghoven
53757 Sankt Augustin
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Parsys Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Boundary House Boston Road
W7 2QE London
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
United Kingdom
Address
Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot
TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory
Netherlands
Address
Oude Waalsdorperweg 63
2597 AK The Hague
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti, 43
56124 Pisa
UNIVERSITAET - GESAMTHOCHSCHULE PADERBORN
Germany
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Av. Gregorio Maranon S/n
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
Postbus 19268 Amsterdam
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Universität Fridericana Karlsruhe (Technische Hochschule)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstraße 12
76128 Karlsruhe
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan, 1081 A
1081 HV Amsterdam
ÉCOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
France
Address
46 Allee D'italie
69364 Lyon