Glossary of terms used on this site

Term Definition

Exascale10 I/O software, which forms part of the DEEP-ER I/O stack. It mainly provides new collective I/O methods and extensions.


EC = European Commission, the DEEP-ER funding authority.

Official EC website:


EEP stands for European Exascale Projects. To date it is a lose cooperation of the first Exascale projects funded under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme.

More on the collaborating projects:


An Exaflop are 1018 Floating point operations per second.


Computer systems or applications, which are able to run with a performance above 1018 Floating point operations per second. The aim of the DEEP-EST project is to develop an exascale-able prototype system. 


High speed interconnect technology for cluster computers developed by Heidelberg University. Product specific informatin is available here.