ASTRON (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy) is one of the leading radio-astronomical institutes in the world. Its main mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen via the development of new and innovative technologies, the operation of world-class radio astronomy facilities, and the pursuit of fundamental astronomical research. Researchers and engineers at ASTRON have an outstanding international reputation for novel technology development and fundamental research in galactic and extra-galactic astronomy.
Within the DEEP-ER project, Astron forms part of the application team. The researchers port two main applications to the DEEP-ER system: One allows them to study the bandwidth and switching capabilities of the DEEP-ER interconnect; the other one lets scientists test the performance on Intel XEON Phi. Finally it allows them to study resiliency at exascale level.