HPC-LEAP consortium composition
The consortium includes Ph.D. awarding institutions and partner institutions with strong research groups and applications that benefit from progress in HPC technologies, new algorithms and interactions among scientists from different disciplines. Non-academic partners are leading industries pursuing cutting-edge computer technologies and algorithms introducing young researchers to the co-design methodology and industrial practice. A complete list of the consortium is shown below.
PhD awarding Institutions
- The Cyprus Institute (CyI, Coordinator)
- Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW)
- Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
- Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)
- University of Cyprus (UCY)
- Università degli Studi di Ferrara (UNIFE)
- Universita degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata (UTOV)
- Stiftung Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron - DESY (DESY)
- Imperial College London (ICL)
- Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (JUELICH)
- National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSR)
- Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
- University of Cambridge (UC)
The network can be divided into universities (BWU, UTOV, TU/e, UNIFE, UCY, RHTW, ICL, TCD and UC), research institutes (CyI, JUELICH, DESY and NCSR) and industrial hardware providers (IBM, NVIDIA and EUROTECH) and software solution providers (OakLabs).
The academic partners have many years of experience in research and education with well-established groups in the scientific areas of this project. The research institutes JUELICH and CyI both host supercomputers and prototype computers (such as GPU and Xeon Phi clusters), while DESY is a Tier-1 for particle physics. All three have research groups with a unifying interest in HPC. The exascale labs at JUELICH and prototype clusters at CyI will be made available for the activities of the project. In addition, these research institutes have developed links to industry that help bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry, theory and application. Examples are the NVIDIA Application Lab at JUELICH, jointly operated by JUELICH and NIVIDIA, focusing on enabling scientific applications for GPU-based architectures, and common research activities of between DESY and OakLabs on the development of algorithms. It is this ability to translate science into applications that also makes the research institutions an indispensable part of the program. NCSR brings specialized equipment needed for validation in biosimulations. The hardware vendors and commercial software developers add the third layer to the consortium representing the use cases outside academia. The integration of industry in the education of the scientist’s helps, on the one hand, to build bridges between the academic and industrial world that opens ups a range of career paths and, on the other enables hardware vendor to participate in front-line developments crucial for future innovation.