Intel and Indiana University
Through generous funding from Intel® Corporation, Indiana University Bloomington will become the newest Intel® Parallel Computing Center (Intel® PCC) this September. Intel® PCCs are universities, institutions, and labs identified as leaders in their fields, focusing on modernizing applications to increase parallelism and scalability through optimizations that leverage cores, caches, threads, and vector capabilities of microprocessors and coprocessors.
This latest interdisciplinary center is led by Judy Qiu, an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing. The work of Steven Gottlieb, a Distinguished Professor of Physics, is also supported by the center. Qiu's research focuses on novel parallel systems supporting data analytics, while Gottlieb focuses on adapting the physics simulation code of the MILC Collaboration to the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor Family.
“The Intel® Parallel Computing Center highlights IU’s leadership and strength in high performance computing. It represents collaboration between industry and higher education, and across schools and departments within IU, that will benefit the research community and the private sector in a variety of important ways,” said School of Informatics and Computing Dean Bobby Schnabel.
Indiana University will benefit from its role as an Intel® PCC by having access to Intel expertise, software tools, and advanced technologies. Qiu and Gottlieb also look forward to sharing the results of their work in collaboration with Intel at conferences such as the International Supercomputing Conference held in Europe, the SC conference held in the US and the Intel® Xeon Phi™ User Group meetings. This initial work could be followed by further projects with other IU faculty funded by this Intel® PCC.