Projet

POPS

Peta Operations Per Second
Design and develop data processing systems suited to the largest spectrum of High Performance Computing applications, targeting the Petaflops range. Anticipate the programming tools and features needed to obtain efficient applications in such systems.

Project plan and deliverables:

– Anticipate the end-users needs and integrate them into the design of the hardware architecture of future computing systems with more than 100,000 computing cores
– Optimise OS, libraries and tools for this future server’s architectures
– Validate the hardware architecture with adaptations to the expected parallelism level
– Provide a server’s prototype for data processing centres, HPC, large online applications, and validate the adaptations needed for selected software applications
– Address grand challenges at the Petaflops scale
– Cooperate with HPC projects

Main phases of the project:
– Hardware architecture, integration and performances–> technological options –> prototype
– Basic tools (OS, libraries,…) + performance improvement tools (threads management, adaptive optimisation)
– Applications: simulation codes, management of large databases, multimedia data processing (life science, entertainment)

Number of scientific articles published: 50

About 50 publications, mainly written by the laboratories.

Number of patents filed: 0

Number of product’s innovation: 15

Optimization of codes from Dassault, ESI, Eurodecision, EDF; Bull petaflopic architecture and tools; Astek codlet finder by CAPS.

Number of product’s innovation service: 4

VOD transcoding service offer by Resonate MP4; intensive computing services on
demand by Bull; Creation of an Intensive computing Master by UVSQ and ECP;

Number of projected jobs created: 30

15 techniques et 15 commerciaux

Number of jobs maintained: 0

Number of related companies creation: 0

Extrem computing Business unit created by Bull for the HPC market.