Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Labs

Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC) (2014-2018)

Participants : Hélène Coullon, Gilles Fedak, Thierry Gautier, Vincent Lanore, Christian Perez, Jérôme Richard.

Partners: NCSA (US), ANL (US), Inria (FR), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (DE), BSC (SP), Riken (JP).

The purpose of the Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC) is to be an international, virtual organization whose goal is to enhance the ability of member organizations and investigators to make the bridge between Petascale and Extreme computing. The founding partners of the JLESC are Inria and UIUC. Further members are ANL, BSC, JSC and RIKEN-AICS.

JLESC involves computer scientists, engineers and scientists from other disciplines as well as from industry, to ensure that the research facilitated by the Laboratory addresses science and engineering's most critical needs and takes advantage of the continuing evolution of computing technologies.

Associate Team DALHIS – Data Analysis on Large-scale Heterogeneous Infrastructures for Science (2013-2018)

Participant : Frédéric Suter.

Partners: EPC Myriads (Rennes, Bretagne Atlantique), Avalon (Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes), Data Science and Technology Department (LBNL,USA).

The goal of the Inria-LBL collaboration is to create a collaborative distributed software ecosystem to manage data lifecycle and enable data analytics on distributed data sets and resources. Specifically, our goal is to build a dynamic software stack that is user-friendly, scalable, energy-efficient and fault tolerant. We plan to approach the problem from two dimensions: (i) Research to determine appropriate execution environments that allow users to seamlessly execute their end-to-end dynamic data analysis workflows in various resource environments and scales while meeting energy-efficiency, performance and fault tolerance goals; (ii) Engagement in deep partnerships with scientific teams and use a mix of user research with system software R&D to address specific challenges that these communities face, and inform future research directions from acquired experience.

Informal International Partners
  • Université Gaston Berger, Saint Louis, Sénégal. Contact: Pr. Ousmane Thiaré.

  • École Centrale Mahindra, Hyderabad, India. Contact: Dr. Arya Kumar Bhattacharya.

  • Center for Computing and Networking, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Pr. Haiwu He.