ParTec Cluster Competence Centre GmbH is specialised in the development and support of a comprehensive suite of Cluster management tools and a runtime environment specifically tuned for the largest distributed-memory supercomputers in existence today and beyond. ParTec's unrivaled expertise in developing Cluster software includes a self-developed ParaStation MPI and tools like TicketSuite and HealthChecker. In conjunction with professional services, consultancy and support, ParTec was elected as the partner of choice in some of the leading HPC sites across Europe. For more than a decade, ParTec has been a strong general purpose Cluster specialist in the German and EMEA HPC market.
ParTec’s Cluster software ParaStation is extensively used in production environments, e.g. on the most successful JUROPA cluster system at Jülich Supercomputer Center with 308 TFlop/s of sustained performance and 92% Linpack efficiency (ranked no. 10 in the June 2009 TOP500 list). ParTec is the chosen partner for the co-design and support of the JUROPA 3 and JUROPA 3+ cluster systems as well as for the upcoming JURECA general purpose supercomputer.
Together with the Forschungszentrum Jülich and Intel GmbH, ParTec is one of the partners of the ExaCluster Laboratory (ECL), developing new promising HPC architectures and prototypes to enter the Exascale era.
In the DEEP-ER project ParTec participates as JUELICH‘s Third Party. The main contribution of ParTec is focused on the development of a multi-level checkpointing abstraction layer and its implementation, as well as the implementation of application-based checkpoint/restart software. In addition, ParTec supports JUELICH internally in the DEEP-ER project with the communication between the partners, the quality control process of the deliverables, and the preparation of reviews.