Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Labs

North America
  • JLESC (former JLPC) (Joint Laboratory for Extreme-Scale Computing) with University of University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Argonne Nat. Lab and BSC. Several members of POLARIS are partners of this laboratory, and have done several visits to Urbana-Champaign or NCSA.

Inria Associate Teams not involved in an Inria International Labs

  • Title: Exascale Computing Scheduling and Energy

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) - INF (INF) - Nicolas MAILLARD

  • Start year: 2014

  • See also: https://team.inria.fr/exase/

  • The main scientific goal of this collaboration for the three years is the development of state-of- the-art energy-aware scheduling algorithms for exascale systems. Three complementary research directions have been identified : (1) Fundamentals for the scaling of schedulers: develop new scheduling algorithms for extreme exascale machines and use existing workloads to validate the proposed scheduling algorithms (2) Design of schedulers for large-scale infrastructures : propose energy-aware schedulers in large-scale infrastructures and develop adaptive scheduling algorithms for exascale machines (3) Tools for the analysis of large scale schedulers : develop aggregation methodologies for scheduler analysis to propose synthetic visualizations for large traces analysis and then analyze schedulers and energy traces for correlation analysis

Inria International Partners

Declared Inria International Partners
  • POLARIS has strong connections with both UFRGS (Porto Alegre, Brazil) and USP (Sao Paulo, Brazil). The creation of the LICIA common laboratory (see next section) has made this collaboration even tighter.

  • POLARIS has strong bounds with the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and Barcelona Supercompter Center, within the (Joint Laboratory on Petascale Computing, see previous section).

Participation in Other International Programs

South America
  • LICIA: The CNRS, Inria, the Universities of Grenoble, Grenoble INP, and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul have created the LICIA (Laboratoire International de Calcul intensif et d'Informatique Ambiante). LICIA's main research themes are high performance computing, language processing, information representation, interfaces and visualization as well as distributed systems. Jean-Marc Vincent is the director of the laboratory on the French side and visited Porto Alegre for two weeks in November 2016.

    More information can be found at http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/licia/.

  • ECOS-Sud: POLARIS is a member of the Franco-Chilean collaboration network LEARN with CONICYT (the Chilean national research agency), formed under the ECOS-Sud framework. The main research themes of this network is the application of continuous optimization and game-theoretic learning methods to traffic routing and congestion control in data networks. Panayotis Mertikopoulos was an invited researcher at the University of Chile in October 2016.

    More information can be found at http://www.conicyt.cl/pci/2016/02/11/programa-ecos-conicyt-adjudica-proyectos-para-el-ano-2016.