Architecture of high performance computers
The Department of High Performance Computer Architecture is concerned with the architecture, the application and the continued development of high performance computers useful to the natural and life sciences. Our focus is on the selection and analysis of experimental data generated by accelerator facilities such as GSI ("Society for Heavy Ion Research" in Darmstadt, Germany) and CERN (the European Center for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland). Both of these facilities employ shared, typically massive parallel systems and clusters operating under high-level, real-time and dependability standards. Our task is the research and development of new computer architectures and algorithms to achieve better energy-efficiency. Within the context of shared computing we implement both GRID and virtual technologies as well as cloud computing systems.