To evaluate the DEEP-ER concept and to prove its programmability, 7 real-world HPC applications are ported to the DEEP-ER system. They serve to test the system, to compare its performance with respect to standard architectures, but obviously also to propose improvements to the system's hardware and software. They form an integral part in the DEEP and DEEP-ER Co-Design efforts.
Application Specific Integrated Circuit, Integrated circuit customised for a particular use.
An Exaflop are 1018 Floating point operations per second.
High speed interconnect technology for cluster computers developed by Heidelberg University. Product specific informatin is available here.
Field-Programmable Gate Array, Integrated circuit to be configured by the customer or designer after manufacturing
In DEEP-ER, project partner University of Heidelberg experiments with HMC in the open source project openHMC.
More on openHMC: http://ra.ziti.uni-heidelberg.de/openhmc
High Performance Computing