Section: Partnerships and Cooperations
The CIMENT project (Intensive Computing, Numerical Modeling and Technical Experiments, https://ciment.ujf-grenoble.fr/ ) gathers a wide scientific community involved in numerical modeling and computing (from numerical physics and chemistry to astrophysics, mechanics, bio-modeling and imaging) and the distributed computer science teams from Grenoble. Several heterogeneous distributed computing platforms were set up (from PC clusters to IBM SP or alpha workstations) each being originally dedicated to a scientific domain. More than 600 processors are available for scientific computation. The MESCAL project-team provides expert skills in high performance computing infrastructures.
The Digitalis and IDPot clusters and the Bull Machine are integrated in the CIMENT Grid. More precisely, their unused resources may be exploited to execute jobs from partners of the CIMENT project. Mescal is also involved in CIMENT through the development or OAR and CiGri.