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Parallel scalable computers for high performance

Objective

The project intends to develop a high-performance parallel processing system and associated tools which can function as a fully integrated component in an enterprise system.

The consortium will build two application systems: one for control and one for information management. Emerging standards both in software and hardware will be exploited to investigate the design and implementation of fully featured CORBA-compliant software based on SCI and a multiprocessor operating system kernel. The work will determine the scalability of systems using a combination of shared-memory multi-processors, where medium CPU performance, high data transfer rate and low latency is required, and SCI-connected shared-memory multi-processors, where the CPU power and data bandwidth has to be increased by an order of magnitude. The goal is to define a software approach that produces portable and scalable software applicable to the above hardware configurations. It is intended to produce a hardware platform scalable from a few to several thousand processors. It is expected to use the system in the following applications: concurrent engineering, simulation, control systems, high-performance data warehouses and molecular databases.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Spacebel Informatique
Address
Rue Des Chasseurs Ardennais
4031 Angleur
Belgium

Participants (7)

Aerospatiale Sni
France
Address
Boulevard De Montmorency 37
75781 Paris
Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
Norway
Address
Olaf Helsets Vei 6
0621 Bogerud
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Leonrodstrasse 54
80636 München
Intecs Sistemi SpA
Italy
Address
Via Zoe Fontena Edificio B6-tecnocitta 220
00131 Roma
TELMAT INFORMATIQUE
France
Address
Rue De L'industrie 6,
68360 Soultz
Telmat Industrie
France
Address
Rue De L'industrie 6
68360 Soultz
Universitaet Basel
Switzerland
Address
Mittlere Strasse 142
4056 Basel