Intel® funds IU Interdisciplinary Parallel Computing Center

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 will be led by Judy Qiu, an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing. The work of Steven Gottlieb, a Distinguished Professor of Physics, will also be supported by the center. Qiu's research will focus on novel parallel systems supporting data analytics, while Gottlieb will focus 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.

The center tackles challenges in high performance simulation and data analytics with innovative applications and software development. Its goal will be to advance the research of the participants by taking advantage of the Intel® architecture, including addressing programmer productivity and performance portability.

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