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Simulation numérique de la circulation océanique : le golfe de Gascogne et le plateau celtique
INRIA-CDR003-0138 © INRIA / Projet IDOPT

Machine GRID 5000
INRIA-0070-0178 © INRIA / Photo C. Lebedinsky

Simulation numérique de la régénération du foie CDR0046-0157



Our society relies increasingly on digital technologies to communicate, seek medical information, travel, or have fun. These often-invisible technologies simplify our tasks and enrich our daily lives, while also developing the economy.

At the interface of computer science and mathematics, from pure research to technological development and to industrial transfer, researchers at Inria, a public research institute, are inventing tomorrow's digital technologies. Inria’s research is collaborative, which is evidenced by the diversity of the talent comprising its research teams, as well as in the many joint projects conducted with public and private research entities in France and abroad. While competing with the leading international specialists in their field, Inria researchers and staff are also committed to sharing their knowledge with the widest possible audience.

When associated with other scientific disciplines, computational sciences can be used to offer new concepts, languages, methods and teaching aids which open up new avenues for exploration and understanding of complex phenomena. Working in project-teams, Inria researchers mix fundamental and applied research in an innovative blend to produce their results.

Inria aims to guarantee a maximum impact from its R&D results. It contributes to innovation within France by transferring its technologies and skills to industry. 
Inria has a range of schemes to promote technology transfer, including a programme specifically aimed at SMEs, strategic partnerships with R&D departments of major industrial groups, and support for business start-ups. A team of professionals is on hand to support researchers and entrepreneurs in the development of their value-added projects. 

Through its nationwide computational sciences technology transfer initiatives, Inria supports French competitiveness and the development of innovative businesses.

High performance simulation is a theme present at INRIA since the creation of the Institute. In the strategic plan for 2008-2012 this theme is at the centre of three of its seven scientific priorities: "Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Dynamic Systems", "Computational Sciences" and "Computational Medicine".

In recent years, INRIA has set up numerous collaborations with industrial partners in this domain and four start-up companies were born from the research results around the theme of high performance simulation: CAPS Entreprise , Kerlabs , Scalable Graphics and ActiveEon. It was thus very natural for INRIA to join TERATEC. The Institute whishes to develop its partnerships, transfer the results of its research team working on this theme that is considered strategic and generally bring all its ICT expertise to TERATEC members and partners.


Grid'5000: INRIA is a major participant to the GRID'5000 infrastructure, a unique scientific instrument for the study of large-scale parallel and distributed problems in computer science.
In the context of the System@TIC competitivity cluster, INRIA participates to the following projects:

CARRIOCAS : Distributed computation over ultra high optical internet network (coordinated by ALCATEL)
IOLS : Infrastructure and software tools for multi-physics and multi-scale simulation (coordinated by C-S).
Fame2 : A new generation of servers for high performace computation and information processing (coordinated by BULL)

In the context of the ANR programs, INRIA is a participant to several projects in this theme and among them :

SPADES :   Servicing Petascale Architectures and DistributEd System
USS-SimGrid : Ultra Scalable simulations with SimGrid
PETAL : Preconditioning for scientific applications on petascale machines
OMD2 : Distributed multi-disciplinary optimization

INRIA is also participating to several initiatives funded by the European Commission in the area of high performance computation, as for example  CoreGRID, the European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructure and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologie.

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