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.

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Co-processor accelerators have evolved into an integral part of scientific computing resources. Devices such as Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are becoming all the more popular in simulation sciences due to their increased efficiency both in terms of power consumption (floating point operations per watt) as well as in terms of cost effectiveness (floating point operations per euro). An inherent issue with such devices is that their utilization requires arbitration from a CPU, either for resource management or performance monitoring. This project will investigate the state-of-art in co-processor accelerator software to develop and implement management tools for the efficient utilization of these devices as distinct compute resources. Such tools include a resource manager, a performance monitoring tool and deployment software all aware of the indrlying co-processor architecture.

Contact: Giannis Koutsou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Additional Info

  • Acronym: GPUCW
  • Center: CaSToRC
  • Funding Source: Research Promotion Foundation
  • CyI Funding: 136,807
  • Starting Date: 01 March 2013
  • End Date: 28 February 2015
  • Coordinator: Giannis Koutsou
  • Partners:

    IBM Cyprus, University of Cyprus, Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS)