Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing
News and Events
Nov. 2012:Third G8 ECS workshop Salt Lake City
July 2012: More than 30 joint publications
June 2012: Very positive evaluation of the joint-lab
The 8th workshop of the INRIA-Illinois Joint Laboratory will be held at ANL from Nov. 19th to Nov. 21th. All details are posted on event page.
In June 2009, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and INRIA, the French national computer science institute, formed the Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing. The Joint Laboratory is based at Illinois and includes researchers from INRIA, Illinois' Center for Extreme-Scale Computation, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. It focuses on software challenges found in complex high-performance computers.
Early focus areas will include:
- Modeling and optimizing numerical libraries, which are at the heart of many scientific applications.
- Fault-tolerance research, which reduces the negative impact when processors, disk drives, or memory fail in supercomputers that have tens or hundreds of thousands of those components.
- Novel programming models, which allow scientific applications to be updated or reimagined to take full advantage of extreme-scale supercomputers.