Inria Project Lab HAC-SPECIS

HAC SPECIS: Inria project lab on High-performance Application and Computers: Studying PErformance and Correctness In Simulation (2016-2020) :

The goal of the HAC SPECIS (High-performance Application and Computers: Studying PErformance and Correctness In Simulation) project is to answer  methodological needs of HPC application and runtime developers and to allow to study real HPC systems both from the correctness and performance point of view. To this end, we gather experts from the HPC, formal verification and performance evaluation community. website : http://hacspecis.gforge.inria.fr/

 

Start Date: June 2016

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Avalon Members: F. Suter, L. Lefevre

CeoE H2020 POP

Summary

Inaugurated October 1, 2015, the new EU H2020 Center of Excellence (CoE) for Performance Optimisation and Productivity (POP) provides performance optimisation and productivity services for academic and industrial codes. European’s leading experts from the High Performance Computing field will help application developers getting a precise understanding of application and system behaviour. This project is supported by the European Commission under H2020 Grant Agreement No. 676553

Established codes, but especially codes never undergone any analysis or performance tuning, may profit from the expertise of the POP services which use latest state-of-the-art tools to detect and locate bottlenecks in applications, suggest possible code improvements, and may even help by Proof-of-Concept experiments and mock-up test for customer codes on their own platforms.

Partners

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Numerical Algorithm Group (NAG), Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), TERATEC (TERATEC).

Project Information

Start Date: October 2015

Duration: 3 yars

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Online Resources

More information on http://www.pop-coe.eu

Labex MILYON

Laboratoire d’excellence en mathématiques et informatique fondamentale.

MILYON fédère les communautés mathématiques et informatique de Lyon autour de trois axes : la recherche d’excellence, notamment des domaines à l’interface des deux disciplines ou d’autres sciences ; la formation, avec l’appui à des filières innovantes tournées vers la recherche ; la société, à travers la médiation de la culture scientifique auprès du grand public et le transfert de technologie vers l’industrie.

Il regroupe plus de 350 chercheurs, et trois unités mixtes de recherche de l’Université de Lyon : l’Institut Camille Jordan, le Laboratoire de l’Informatique du Parallélisme et l’Unité de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées.

Plus d’information sur le site de MILYON.

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Labex PRIMES

Laboratory of Excellence on Physics, Radiobiology, Medical Imaging, and Simulation

The program Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) aims to endow with significant means a set of research units in order to attract world-renowned researchers and to establish a high-level and integrated politic of research, training and valorization. The ambition of this program is to develop scientific originality, to favor multidisciplinary, to increase the excellence and the international visibility of the French research and to play a driving role into the training of both doctorate and master levels.

PRIMES’s (Physics, Radiobiology, Medical Imaging, and Simulation) primary objective is to develop new concepts and methods for the exploration, the diagnosis and the therapy of cancer and ageing-related pathologies. PRIMES brings together the complementary skills of 16 recognized academic and medical partners with a long-standing experience to develop state-of-the-art methods, covering all necessary fields, from basic physics, instrumentation, radiobiology, data acquisition and processing, to image reconstruction, simulations and modeling supported by supercomputing.

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More information on the PRIME website.

ANR MOEBUS

Multi-objective scheduling for large scale parallel systems.

The MOEBUS project focuses on the efficient execution of parallel applications submitted by various users and sharing resources in large-scale high-performance computing environments.

We propose to investigate new functionalities to add at low cost in actual large scale schedulers and programming standards, for a better use of the resources according to various objectives and criteria. We also propose to revisit the principles of existing schedulers after studying the main factors impacted by job submissions. Then, we will propose novel efficient algorithms for optimizing the schedule for unconventional objectives like energy consumption and to design provable approximation multi-objective optimization algorithms for some relevant combinations of objectives (performance, fairness, energy consumption, etc.). An important characteristic of the project is its right balance between theoretical analysis and practical implementation. The most promising ideas will lead to integration in reference systems such as SLURM and OAR as well as new features in programming standards implementations such as MPI or OpenMP. We expect MOEBUS results to impact further use of very large scale parallel platforms.

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More on MEBUS website

BioSyl

 

BioSyL is a Federative Research Structure attached to University of Lyon. It gathers about 50 local research teams working on systems biology in its most varied aspects. Its objectives are to federate these teams, to make them visible and to promote research done inside the Federal University of Lyon in systems biology, as well as local skills in this field.

BioSyL is a Federative Research Structure attached to University of Lyon. It gathers about 50 local research teams working on systems biology in its most varied aspects. Its objectives are to federate these teams, to make them visible and to promote research done inside the Federal University of Lyon in systems biology, as well as local skills in this field.

Participants are all research teams from the relevant disciplines (mathematics, physics, computer science, biology, chemistry, human and social sciences, medicine) using a “Systems Biology” approach, under the auspices of University of Lyon.

The objectives of BioSyl are

  • To provide a forum where Biology and Health projects in Lyon can participate fully in the challenges of the 21st century.
  • To offer access to this essential approach to all the Biology specialists in Lyon (health professionals, industrial and academic scientists).
  • To highlight, on a national and an international level, the Systems Biology activities taking place at University of Lyon.
  • To position the University of Lyon among the ten major Systems Biology groups within the next decade.

More information at BioSyl website.

NewGeneration-SR

NewGeneration-SR (NewGen) develops Nuvea, a software solution to manage datacenters while optimizing energy costs.

NewGeneration-SR is a company that proposes Green IT solutions for cloud platforms. The company holds two products:

  • Nuvea: A smart cloud solution to identify inefficiencies in Cloud management and optimize energy consumption.
  • DotRiver: A virtual desktop environment

NewGeneration-SR and Avalon collaborates on the design and development of the Nuvea solution.

More information on Newgeneration-SR website: (www.newgeneration-sr.com)

EU FP7 PaaSage

PaaSage delivers an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications.

The platform and the accompanying methodology allow model-based development, configuration, optimisation, and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing Cloud infrastructures.

PaaSage delivers an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications. The platform and the accompanying methodology allow model-based development, configuration, optimisation, and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing Cloud infrastructures.

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More on the PaaSage website.

SysFera

SysFera develops SysFera-DS (based on DIET middleware), a software solution for managing and optimizing heterogeneous and distributed HPC infrastructures.

SysFera – located in Lyon, France – is a company that develops SysFera-DS, a software solution for managing and optimizing heterogeneous and distributed HPC infrastructures. SysFera provides tools, support and maintenance for this solution. It also proposes consulting and training courses for its customers. The aim of the company is to address the following problems:

  • optimizing the usage of large sets of computing resource (workstations, clusters, Grids, or Cloud-computing infrastructures).
  • providing a transparent access to resources and applications.
  • strategic applications which do not take advantage of these computing resources, or which have to manage large amounts of data for example.

Two members of the AVALON team was SysFera’s founding associates.

SysFera is now finished since 2015.