Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Intel to Build European Exascale Computing Research Center

Intel announced a multi-million Euro investment to build a European Exascale Computing Research Center in partnership with Commissariat √† l'√Čnergie Atomique, Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif and Universit√© de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

The term "exascale" refers to computers that are able to process 1018 instructions per second -- roughly one thousand times faster than today's fastest supercomputer.

The research agenda of the Exascale Computing Research Center will include integrating multi petaFLOPS systems, developing advanced performance optimization techniques, and collaborating with end users to optimize supercomputer performance in areas such as energy, seismology, computational fluid dynamics and health care.