NLAFET: a high-profile computing research project funded with nearly €4 million
Inria Rocquencourt, together with 3 international partners, have been funded with nearly 4M€ for a front-line research project, named NLAFET, focusing on novel methods and software for the future supercomputer systems.
NLAFET is coordinated by Umeå University (UMU), Sweden, with international partners from University of Manchester (UNIMAN), United Kingdom, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA Rocquencourt, Alpines), France, and The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom.
The purpose of NLAFET is to tackle future supercomputers challenges with the goal to minimizing the gap between the peak capabilities of the hardware and the performance realized by HPC applications. Achieving this requires a co-design effort including developing novel parallel algorithms, exploration of advanced scheduling strategies and runtime systems, offline and online autotuning, as well as avoiding communication and synchronization bottlenecks.