2nd call for High Performance Computing and Simulation projects On January 12, 2014, the second call for projects supporting R&D in the field high performance computing and simulation opened.
This second round embraces the priorities of the "Supercomputers" plan's road map, which was approved on May 7, 2014 by the steering committee for the New "Industrial France," with President Hollande in attendance.
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.
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 Forum 2015 - 10th Anniversary June 23 & 24, 2015 - Ecole Polytechnique
Come meet the HPC, Simulation and Big Data community and discuss
technological and economic challenges.
TERATEC Forum 2014 - Report HPC helps companies by boosting their competitiveness! That was one of the main observations that the Teratec Forum illustrated during 2 very dense days.
The first day's talks highlighted how rapidly HPC has been expanding in France and the extent to which it has been adopted by the government in France and even Europe via major decisions, such as the official launch of the "Supercomputers" plan, one of the first of the 34 plans adopted by the French government; it was approved on May 7 by Minister of Industrial Recovery Arnaud Montebourg and President François Hollande.
July 2, technical workshops reviewed emerging technologies and new adomains of high performance computing applications.
During the 2 days of the forum, more than 1,200 participants learned about the latest hardware and software innovations in high performance computing: digital simulation, supercomputers, visualization, graphics cards, open source, Cloud, GPU, Big Data, storage, cluster, engineering services, virtual prototyping, R&D, scientific computing, and more. All the components of HPC were represented at booths in the Grand Hall, offering tangible evidence of the expertise of this year's 65 exhibitors at the Forum.
"The most remarkable change is probably how many new industrial sectors are using high performance computing and simulation" stated Pascal Faure, director general of the French Ministry of Economy at the Teratec Forum 2014 plenary session opening, "simulation is becoming affordable for small and medium sized businesses and industries" and that we must "underscore the technological excellence France has achieved in the field of high performance computing"
DATASCALE - Big Data et Calcul Haute performance Le projet DataScale fédère un éventail de partenaires très divers – grands laboratoires de recherche, PME et grandes entreprises – dont l’ambition commune est de créer des solutions Big Data efficaces, adaptées à des cas réels d’utilisation dans le domaine du calcul haute performance.
H4H-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.
ICOS - High definition 3D medical imaging
The ICOS project, supported by the Cap Digital, Medicen and Systematic competitiveness clusters, develops augmented reality and designs new 3D imaging tools applied to medicine, which are guided remotely by surgeons using gestures and vocal commands.
MECASIF - Modèles réduits pour la Conception Amont de Systèmes Industriels Fiables Le projet MECASIF a pour objectif de produire des avancées significatives concernant la génération et la mise en place industrielle de Modèles Réduits non linéaires validés dans un certain nombre de domaines clé de la physique, avancées capables de prendre place directement dans les workflows de conception existant dans l’industrie.
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.
TerriS@nté - Digital technologies to improve health in the Greater Paris area
Sponsored by the Agence Régionale de Santé (ARS) in Ile-de-France with support from Medicen, the TerriS@nté project is above all a medical one, aimed at serving the entire population with specific solutions for identified high-priority groups (chronic patients and cancer patients, pregnant women and newborns, youth, and the elderly faced with a loss of autonomy).
TIMCO - Technologie pour « in-memory computing »
En exploitant les possibilités d’un prototype de serveur très grande mémoire, comprenant 16 processeurs et jusqu'à 21 Téraoctets de mémoire rendue cohérente par un ASIC, le consortium vise à exploiter au mieux le potentiel que promet le traitement de données massives.
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.