FaST: Find a Suitable Topology for Exascale Applications

 “Find a Suitable Topology for Exascale Applications” (FaST) is a research project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. It deals with the temporal and spatial placement of processes on high performance computers of the future. It is widely assumed that the current trend in hardware development will continue and that the CPU performance will therefore grow considerably faster than the I/O performance. In order to prevent that these resources become bottlenecks in the system, FaST develops a new scheduling concept which monitors the system resources and locally adapts the distribution of the jobs. For monitoring the system a new agent-based system will be developed. The adaptations to the schedule will be realized by process migration. The effectiveness of the concept will be demonstrated in a prototype implementation using applications like LAMA and mpiBLAST.

Members: JGU Mainz, RWTH Aachen, TU München, Universität zu Köln, Frauenhofer SCAI, MAGWARE GmbH, ParTec GmbH

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding this project

Duration: January 2014 to December 2016

URL: http://www.fast-project.de

ee-Clust Energy efficient cluster computing

Members: DKRZ Hamburg, TU Dresden, Research Centre Juelich, ParTec

Workpackage 3: software based collection, monitoring and control of energy specific system and application data, new features for GridMonitor.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding this project

Duration: April 2009 to March 2012

URL: http://www.eeclust.de

ISAR

ISAR Integrated system and application analysis for massive parallel computer Members: University of Munich, Leibniz Compute Center (LRZ), Compute Center Garching (Max-Planck), ParTec Workpackage 3: Scalable system monitoring tools, porting and testing on ParaStation cluster

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding this project.

Duration Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2011

URL: http://www.in.tum.de/index.php?id=isar

DGI-2 Deutsche Grid-Initiative 2

Members: Fraunhofer FIRST; Fraunhofer ITWM, FZ-Jülich, FZ-Karlsruhe (IWR) and Leibniz Compute Center (LRZ) Workpackage 2.6: Cluster process management in the Grid
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the development of Grid related software modules.

Duration: Jan 2008 to Dec. 2010

URL: http://www.d-grid.de