Presentation of the call for projects in HPC and Simulation A budget of 150 million euros has been set aside for "core industry" calls for projects by the French National Fund for a Digital Society, as part of its program to invest in the future.
Teratec and its partners presented on October 7 the call for projects in HPC and Simulation.
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MIHPS is a Master of Science devoted to the training of top scientists able to acquire two major technological developments:
the systematic use of parallelism (from multicore computers to supercomputers)
the use of numerical simulation industry and research. A major feature of this master is to give future graduates a multidisciplinary skill, an expertise of high performance computing and parallel computing and an expertise of modelling / simulation techniques.
The Exascale Computing Research centre (ECR) is the fruit of the collaboration between CEA, GENCI, the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Intel. The mission of ECR is to conduct R&D studies in co-operation with European researchers on applications that are critical for industries and HPC users from European universities.
An essential factor in corporate competitiveness
High Performance Simulation is both an essential factor in corporate competitiveness and an absolutely vital tool for major scientific challenges. Thus it enables experts to design products more rapidly which are better suited to customers’ requirements and furthermore to analyse and understand complex phenomena.
Promoting High Performance Simulation is, therefore, a priority both for the industrial world as well as for the academic community and provides also an opportunity for IT specialized companies.
With this objective in mind major players in these different fields have created the Ter@tec association together with local authorities keen to develop technological activities in their territory.
TERATEC brings together different actors of the High Performance Simulation. In a place unique in France, it promotes exchanges and collaborations around the larger computing resources in Europe. Created at the initiative of CEA-DAM Ile de France, TERATEC offers its partners research and most advanced technologies in the field of numerical simulation.
TERATEC Forum 2013 More than 1100 participants, 60 international speakers and 60 exhibitors attended the 8th TERATEC Forum, 25 and June 26, 2013
"Numerical technology is one of the highest investment priorities for the future," stated Louis Gallois at the plenary session closing, "and intensive computing and simulation are at the core of this priority."
ACDC - Adaptive Content Delivery Cluster The ACDC project conducted an advanced exploration of the concept of cloud-based computing environments for audiovisual professionals. The project resulted in production of several prototypes, with concrete implementations illustrating video management with this type of IT architecture.
CALLISTO -Realistic Immersive Architectural Simulation The aim of the CALLISTO project is to develop an innovative facility enabling users to tour the interior of a building in real time, on a life-size scale, with its acoustical and light properties rendered, in order to give users a visual and acoustic experience similar to an actual tour and allow them to make decisions about a construction project. While touring the building, it will be possible to interact with the interior to change certain elements and see the consequences immediately.
H4H - Optimise HPC Applications on Heterogeneous Architectures
The purpose of the H4H project is to provide the developers of high performance computing applications with a hybrid parallel programming environment to optimally combine use of different parallel programming models and therefore to use heterogeneous platforms as efficiently as possible. Three years after this effort began, several important results have been obtained.
PERFCLOUD - Performance for the Cloud
The PERFCLOUD project aims to develop new technologies (hardware and software) in order to offer the architecture with the best possible performance for its cost for HPC applications. This R&D project by the FSN has been integrated into the H4H project to take advantage of synergies in sponsorship and optimization of applications on hybrid architectures.
MUSICAS - Unified methodology for simulating the integrity and controllability of welded joints MUSICAS - Unified methodology for simulating the integrity and controllability of welded joints
The goal of the MUSICAS is to demonstrate that streamlined integration of existing software into a business infrastructure, when combined with limited R&D on multiphysical modeling of the welding process, can make it possible to automate the digital welding simulation that corresponds to effective methodologies in the industry.
RICHELIEU - Accelerate science-oriented programming languages
The RICHELIEU project is a good track. The connection between Scilab and LLVM/VMKit has been successfully performed, the first step to provide Just-In-Time compilation in Scilab. In parallel, the first version of the static analyzer scilint will be soon published.
TERRAX - TerraNumerica - TerraMagna - TerraDynamica - TerraMobilita
The 4 TERRAX projects aim to develop the various technologies needed to model and simulate their various actors and phenomena with the detail, fidelity, and timing required for interactive applications. TerraNumerica focuses on developing 3D modeling and digitization technologies for cities and multimedia viewing options. TerraMagna aims to develop innovative solutions for local governments and land-use planning, urban design, and environment professionals. TerraDynamica focuses on developing dynamic city animation tools with the goal of modeling "life in the city" using behavioral animation models. TerraMobilita strives to develop innovative solutions for modeling roads and updating road maps, as well as mobility and accessibility assistance services.