Section: Partnerships and Cooperations
Inria International Labs
JLESC — Joint Laboratory on Extreme Scale Computing
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Inria, the French national computer science institute, Argonne National Laboratory, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Jülich Supercomputing Centre and the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science formed the Joint Laboratory on Extreme Scale Computing, a follow-up of the Inria-Illinois Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing. The Joint Laboratory is based at Illinois and includes researchers from Inria, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, ANL, BSC and JSC. It focuses on software challenges found in extreme scale high-performance computers.
Research areas include:
Several members of the ROMA team are involved in the JLESC joint lab through their research on resilience. Yves Robert is the Inria executive director of JLESC.
Inria Associate Teams Not Involved in an Inria International Labs
The Keystone project aims at investigating sparse matrix and graph problems on NUMA multicores and/or CPU-GPU hybrid models. The goal is to improve the performance of the algorithms, while accounting for failures and trying to minimize the energy consumption. The long-term objective is to design robust sparse-linear kernels for computing at extreme scale. In order to optimize the performance of these kernels, we plan to take particular care of locality and data reuse. Finally, there are several real-life applications relying on these kernels, and the Keystone project will assess the performance and robustness of the scheduling algorithms in applicative contexts. We believe that the complementary expertise of the two teams in the area of scheduling HPC applications at scale (ROMA — models and complexity; and SSCL — architecture and applications) is the key to the success of this associate team. We have already successfully collaborated in the past and expect the collaboration to reach another level thanks to Keystone.
Inria International Partners
Declared Inria International Partners
Cooperation with ECNU
ENS Lyon has launched a partnership with ECNU, the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. This partnership includes both teaching and research cooperation.
As for teaching, the PROSFER program includes a joint Master of Computer Science between ENS Rennes, ENS Lyon and ECNU. In addition, PhD students from ECNU are selected to conduct a PhD in one of these ENS. Yves Robert is responsible for this cooperation. He has already given two classes at ECNU, on Algorithm Design and Complexity, and on Parallel Algorithms, together with Patrice Quinton (from ENS Rennes).
As for research, the JORISS program funds collaborative research projects between ENS Lyon and ECNU. Yves Robert and Changbo Wang (ECNU) are leading a JORISS project on resilience in cloud and HPC computing.
In the context of this collaboration two students from ECNU, Li Han and Changjiang Gou, have joined Roma for their PhD.