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Cray EMEA Research Lab (CERL) - Current projects


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The general objective of the project is to fill the gaps between the increasing complexity of the future energy system planning and operational problems, and the currently available system analysis tools. The project will develop an end-to-end planning tool which will help to successfully increase the share of renewable energy into the European Energy System without compromising on system reliability. The targeted platform will account for the Pan-European interconnected electricity system, potential synergies with other energy systems, emerging technologies and flexibility resources, providing a fully integrated modeling environment.

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EXPERTISE is a European Training Network (ETN) that will contribute to train the next generation of mechanical and computer science engineers with a common basic knowledge on the challenges, the paradigms, the technologies and the methodologies in the field of nonlinear structural dynamics of turbomachinery and High Performance Computing.

The ultimate research objective of EXPERTISE is to develop advanced tools for the dynamics analysis of large-scale models of turbine components to pave the way towards the virtual testing of the entire machine.

For more information visit EXPERTISE


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Maestro will build a data-aware and memory-aware middleware framework that addresses ubiquitous problems of data movement in complex memory hierarchies and at many levels of the HPC software stack. Moving data through memory was not always the bottleneck. Software rightfully insulates users from hardware details

For more information visit MAESTRO


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The overall objective of EPiGRAM-HS is the development of a new validated programming environment for large-scale heterogeneous computing systems, including accelerators, reconfigurable hardware and low-power microprocessor together with non-volatile and high-bandwidth memories, for enabling applications to run on large-scale heterogeneous systems at maximum performance.

For more information visit EPIGRAM-HS


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SODALITE will provide application developers and infrastructure operators with tools that (a) abstract their application and infrastructure requirements to (b) enable simpler and faster development, deployment, operation, and execution of heterogeneous applications reflecting diverse circumstances over (c) heterogeneous, software-defined, high-performance, cloud infrastructures, with a particular focus on performance, quality, manageability, and reliability. In doing so, it will produce several tangible results:

  1. Pattern-based abstraction library, including application, infrastructure and an absolute novum, performance abstractions,
  2. design and programming model for full-stack application and infrastructure descriptions, using abstraction library;
  3. deployment framework, enabling static optimisation of the so-abstracted applications onto specific infrastructures
  4. automated run-time optimisation and management of so-deployed applications.
This toolset will directly support Digital Transformation of European Industry through:
  1. Increasing design and runtime effectiveness of software-defined infrastructures, to ensure high-performance execution over dynamic heterogeneous execution environments;
  2. increasing simplicity of modelling applications and infrastructures, to improve manageability, collaboration, and time to market.
For more information visit SODALITE

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Internships are available from time to time. We welcome candidates who want to join the CERL team to work on exciting new projects with leading organizations throughout EMEA. 

Are you interested in engaging with CERL and take advantage of its pool of resources and experise? Contact us at [email protected].

CERL Staff and Research Interest

Adrian Tate, Director

Tim Dykes, Research Engineer

Aniello Esposito, Research Engineer

Clément Foyer, Early Stage Researcher - Ph.D. Student

Christopher Haine, Software Engineer

Utz-Uwe Haus, Senior Research Engineer

Alfio Lazzaro, Research Engineer

Nina Mujkanovic, Software Engineer

Harvey Richardson, Senior Research Engineer

Alessandro Rigazzi, Research Engineer

Karthee Sivalingam, Research Engineer

Irene Ferrario, EU Project Manager


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