Intel Parallel Computing Center Program Expands

Georgia Tech recently became the latest institution to become an Intel Parallel Computing Center, joining a group that includes the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), CINECA, The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), Purdue University, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Tennessee, and Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB). Intel Parallel Computing Centers are focusing on modernizing applications to increase parallelism and scalability through optimizations that leverage cores, caches, threads, and vector capabilities of microprocessors and coprocessors.

As application developers face the challenge of adapting their codes to a continually evolving landscape of systems and processors, code modernization is becoming increasingly important, and paramount to achieving large performance increases while maintaining the code portability users expect.

Training engineers, researchers and developers on modernizing their codes is key to shortening the adoption cycle and ensuring the availability of a new generation of highly efficient applications running on the world’s most powerful systems.

From the InsideHPC article covering Georgia Tech:

The IPCC at Georgia Tech will develop new parallel algorithms and software for quantum chemistry and biomolecular simulation. Research will target large-scale computer systems using Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The center will also develop new curricular materials to equip future computer scientists with the skills to fully realize the capabilities of parallel computing resources for scientific applications.

When combined with increased processing power, parallelized code will drive future scientific advancements over the next decade in a variety of fields including energy, finance, manufacturing, life sciences, and weather.

To learn more about the Intel Parallel Computing centers and other academic programs, visit and click on “Parallel Computing.”