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CAG Corporate Dossier

  1. 1. Do you know why we ended up working with HP on high performance and scalability of distributed enterprise applications? November 2010
  2. 2. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es In 2008, wanted to improve Unified Parallel C (UPC) Usability and Performance in Constellation Systems through implementation/extensions of UPC libraries … …that was exactly the kind of things we have been working on for the last 10 years… 2 … exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing
  3. 3. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es What about you? What keeps you awake at night? 3 Reducing execution time of Java applications Speeding up Java communications Scalable high performance computing applications Migration of legacy applications to a distributed Java platform
  4. 4. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es The Computer Architecture Group at the University of A Coruña has been working over the last 10 years on … 4 Performance and scalability of distributed enterprise applications High performance communications Handling millions of messages per second Letting your applications exchange information in <10 microseconds Taking advantage of multi-core processors Achieving scalable performance on high speed clusters “From 1 million tasks to 100 million tasks, from 1 week to 1 hour runtime”
  5. 5. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es We are 15 faculty members (13 PhD) and 20+ research staff (mainly Computer Science PhD students) led by … 5 Prof. Ramón Doallo Ph.D in Physics Prof. Juan Touriño Ph.D in Computer Science Full Professor of Computer Engineering, University of A Coruña, Spain Head of the Computer Architecture Research Group, Univ. A Coruña 22 years experience in R&D in High Performance Computing (HPC) > 150 publications in compilers/languages and middleware for HPC Research group leader in > 40 research actions (projects, research networks, contracts…) with national/international and public/private funding Full Professor of Computer Engineering, University of A Coruña, Spain Director of the Department of Electronics and Systems, Univ. A Coruña 17 years experience in R&D in High Performance Computing (HPC) > 120 publications in compilers/languages and middleware for HPC > 80 research actions participation with national/international and public/private funding
  6. 6. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es Our research topics cover … 6 Cluster/Cloud Computing Java Communication middleware Development and optimization of distributed applications GPUs, programmability, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Visualization
  7. 7. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es If your company works in one of these industries, we can help you… 7 Finance / Trading Telecom / IT Energy Defense / Space
  8. 8. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es So we already did for a number of international companies… 8 Finance / Trading Telecom / IT Energy Defense / Space
  9. 9. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es Our Torus product portfolio… Designed to reach higher efficiency on commodity clusters without loosing Java's portability. 9 Java Fast Sockets ® Fast MPJ ™ High performance Java sockets library for high- speed cluster networks Specialized support on high-speed networks x10 - x40 performance: Lower latency: below 5µs, compare to 30µs of more traditional solutions (TIBCO Smart Sockets and RTI Low-latency Messaging) High bandwidth, especially sending primitive data type arrays, up to 40Gbps vs. 1 Gbps Low CPU overhead Java communication middleware on high-speed networks Parallel programming support on high-speed clusters: Infiniband 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10G Myrinet Powering
  10. 10. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es …and our professional services will take you above & beyond. 10 Performance analytics Computer Engineering Training Bottleneck detection in your applications, from design to production stages Impact reduction of bottlenecks in your applications performance Application characterization for developing scalable, optimized and performance-tuned solutions Efficient middleware support for applications on high- speed clusters Turnkey middleware designs for integration on applications Specialized training in performance analysis and cluster computing Hands-on tutorials focused on practical aspects Custom training courses on advanced topics
  11. 11. Exploring Above & Beyond Performance Computing http://gac.des.udc.es 11 PROF. RAMÓN DOALLO FACULTAD DE INFORMÁTICA CAMPUS DE ELVIÑA S/N 15071 A CORUÑA, SPAIN W http://gac.des.udc.es GPS coordinates: 43.333078,-8.410884 Shall we talk?  doallo@udc.es Follow us on

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