Posted: 28 May 2014 | 16:28
We have recently agreed a new collaboration with Intel.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | 09:22
Dr Jason Beech-Brandt, Manager Exascale Research, Europe at Cray writes about the CRESTA project, which is addressing the challenges of exascale computing.
Seymour Cray, the pioneer of supercomputing, famously asked if you would rather plough a field with two strong oxen or 1024 chickens.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | 11:54
EPCC was recently successful in its joint bid with Informatics for an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism. The Centre aims to develop research leaders with deep knowledge and awareness across the parallelism spectrum. To support this, it will support about 10 fully-funded, four-year studentships each year over the next 5 years. The majority will be based in Informatics, but we expect 1 or 2 per year to be available at EPCC.
Posted: 2 Dec 2013 | 10:13
In this short video 'Research in a nutshell: HPC', I describe my investigations into how high performance computing can be used to go beyond the limits of theory and experiment in many fields of scientific research.
Also in this series, you can watch Prof. Arthur Trew's Computational Science video where he explains the use of computers to simulate systems that are too large, too fast, too slow, or perhaps just too expensive to experiment on.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | 06:35
Today I attended the "First International Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing (E2SC)"
It was really interesting (and confidence boosting) to find that what we are trying to do in the Adept project is similar in approach to that done by other research labs. The talks could be divided into two categories: modelling the effect of system parameters (such as cache) on energy and performance efficiency; and methods for measuring energy consumption.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | 15:58
Adept, EPCC’s latest EU project, started officially on the 1st September and we held our kick-off meeting in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago. The project partners travelled from Sweden (Uppsala University and Ericsson) and Belgium (Ghent), as well as from just across town (Alpha Data) to take part.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | 10:05
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 | 14:00
EPCC has recently joined the OpenACC consortium. OpenACC, a directives-based parallel programming standard, is designed to simplify the programming and utilisation of heterogenous computer systems, where standard CPUs and accelerators (such as GPUs) are combined. Using OpenACC, developers can specify loops and regions of code in standard C, C++ and Fortran to be offloaded from a CPU to an attached accelerator, and also target parallelism on a range of different CPUs and accelerators without having to modify source code.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | 09:52
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | 10:13
Reaching the Exascale is rightly posed as a combination of challenges related to (i) energy efficiency, (ii) heterogeneity and resiliency of computation, storage and communication, and (iii) the scale of the parallelism involved. Many discussions about Exascale focus on the first two challenges. This is understandable – building an Exascale system with today’s most energy efficient technology would still require around 480 MWatts.