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Major Past Projects

The FP7 infrastructure project LinkSCEEM that ended in 2015 help established the CaSToRC as a regional computational center for the Eastern Mediterranean. Through the coordination of the €3 million project, CaSToRC organized 64 training events in Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey reaching a total of over 1500 scientists.  CaSToRC personnel trained in High Performance Computing (HPC) help spread the know-how to the region.

For more information see here.

DEEP: Dynamic Exascale Entry Platform

DEEP proposes to develop a novel, Exascale-enabling supercomputing platform along with the optimization of a set of representative grand-challenge codes simulating applications highly relevant for Europe’s science, industry and society. The DEEP prototype will realize an architecture that can cope with the limitations purported by Amdahl’s Law. It will serve as proof-of-concept for a next-generation 20-to-100 Petaflop/s PRACE production system, striving for independent provision of HPC technology, in particular general purpose Exascale performance supercomputers in Europe.

The DEEP concept is based on the duality of an advanced multi-core cluster systems with InfiniBand interconnect complemented by a booster of Intel many-core MIC processors connected through a Terabit EXTOLL network. A novel open source system software stack along with cluster-booster adapted programming models, libraries, performance tools and adapted compilers will achieve high productivity and will enable unprecedented scalability on millions of cores. The DEEP hardware and software technology is developed in Europe the new many core processor is an essential component of international cooperation. The DEEP concept has the potential to reduce the power consumption by an order of magnitude approaching a power usage effectiveness of 1.0.

For representative HPC codes from Health and Biology, Climatology, Seismic Imaging, Industrial Design, Space Weather, and Superconductivity optimization on DEEP and the proper extrapolation to millions of cores will be demonstrated. The DEEP consortium brought together from all over Europe has proven competence to meet the project’s massive technological scientific challenges. DEEP aims at disseminating knowledge amongst the entire PRACE Tier-0/Tier-1 consortium through the PRACE technical advisory group STRATOS and will contribute to the vision of the PROSPECT association for a European HPC technology platform.

Contact person

Constantia Alexandrou
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Tel. +357 22208647

Additional Info

  • Acronym: DEEP
  • Center: CaSToRC
  • Funding Source: EU FP7 / ICT
  • CyI Funding: €201.162
  • Starting Date: 01/10/11
  • End Date: 30/09/14
  • Coordinator: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
  • Partners:

    Intel GmbH, ParTec GmbH, Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universitat Heidelberg, German Research School for Simulation Sciences GmbH, EUROTECH S.p.A, Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion, Mellanox Technologies Ltd, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique, The Cyprus Institute, University of Regensburg, CINECA, CGGVeritas