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NUI Galway Joins Intel Parallel Computing Centre Programme

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NUI Galway Joins Intel Parallel Computing Centre Programme

NUI Galway Joins Intel Parallel Computing Centre Programme
January 16
10:33 2014

NUI Galway and Intel have signed an agreement to jointly conduct research on many core technologies in High Performance Computing (HPC) and big data analytics. The research will be carried out at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) in NUI Galway.

The new parallel computing centre aims to significantly improve parallelism, scalability and efficiencies of existing High Performance Computing applications.

The agreement to establish the ‘Intel Parallel Computing Centre between NUI Galway and Intel’ was announced by NUI Galway president Dr Jim Browne and Intel vice president and director of Intel Labs Europe, Martin Curley at a ceremony in NUI Galway.

NUI Galway President Dr Jim Browne says: “We in NUI Galway are proud of our long association with ICHEC, since its establishment and are very pleased to support their ongoing work. We believe that ICHEC’s mission is vital for Ireland and that its services are very important to academia and industry alike. Today’s signing is a wonderful example of the work of ICHEC. We are delighted to be working with Intel in this way and look forward to our continuing partnership.”

Intel will fund the research programme led by director of the ICHEC, Professor JC Desplat. The programme will foster the uptake of current and next generation Intel many core technology, such as the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor.

“Intel is pleased to expand our Intel® Parallel Computing Centre program by collaborating with National University of Ireland, Galway and ICHEC,” points out Intel vice president and director of Intel Labs Europe, Martin Curley. “This new centre creates an opportunity for Intel, NUI Galway and ICHEC to innovate and optimize applications which benefit industry and science in Ireland, Europe, and globally.”

Principal investigator Professor JC Desplat says: “ICHEC has been chosen for this programme following its track record of excellence in many-core solutions. We are delighted to be part of the development of this exciting new technology. As a country, Ireland excels in the effective use of high-performance computing, and today’s partnership consolidates that standing. The outcome of this ambitious programme will be improved software solutions in areas such as materials science, weather forecasting and data analytics.”

CAPTION:
Pictured with an Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor are (l to r) Intel Vice President and Director of Intel Labs Europe Martin Curley, President of NUI Galway Dr Jim Browne with Director of ICHEC and Principal investigator Professor JC Desplat.

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