Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by UT-Battelle, a non-profit limited liability company, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Tennessee, pursuant to DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. ORNL is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the DOE system, with unique scientific experts and tools often not available elsewhere. ORNL is home to DOE’s leadership computing facility, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), and has scientific programs focus on high-performance computing as well as materials, neutron science, energy, systems biology, and national security.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy national laboratory, managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. It's defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL's mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory's science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.
ETH Zurich, located in Zurich, Switzerland, is considered one of the top universities in Europe, with academic programs in engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and management. It is home to the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico/CSCS), located in Lugano. ETH Zurich develops and provides key supercomputing capabilities required to solve important problems to science and/or society.
Tokyo Tech, located in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the leading research universities in Japan and is the largest institution for higher education in Japan dedicated to science and technology. It is home to the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC), which houses one of the most powerful high performance computers in the world. This system supports research as well as advanced education in computer and computational sciences at Tokyo Tech, and also is made available to select projects at outside research institutes and industries.
The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich has been operating the first German supercomputing centre since 1987, and with the Jülich Institute for Advanced Simulation it is continuing the long tradition of scientific computing at Jülich. Computing time at the highest performance level is made available to researchers in Germany and Europe by means of an independent peer-review process. JSC's research and development concentrates on mathematical modelling and numerical, especially parallel algorithms for quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulations. The focus in the computer sciences is on cluster computing, performance analysis of parallel programs, visualization, computational steering and federated data services.
The University of Tokyo Information Technology Center (ITC) is a core organization of the "Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-Scale Information Infrastructures" project, and a part of HPCI (the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure) operated by the Japanese Government. The Supercomputing Division (SCD) was originally established as the Supercomputing Center of the University of Tokyo in 1965, making it the oldest academic supercomputer center in Japan. The three main missions of SCD/ITC are (i) providing services for supercomputer operations and supporting supercomputer users, (ii) doing research, and (iii) providing education and training.
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors: the processors found in most personal computers (PCs).The Intel Scientific Computers division was founded in 1984 in order to design and produce parallel computers based on Intel microprocessors connected in hypercube topologies.
NVIDIA Corporation is an American technology company based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SOCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. In addition to GPU manufacturing, Nvidia provides parallel processing capabilities to researchers and scientists that allow them to efficiently run high-performance applications. They are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world.
Cray Inc. is an American supercomputer manufacturer headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Cray helps scientific and engineering organizations of all types solve their most complex computing and analytics challenges. With over 40 years of experience developing the world’s most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of computing and big data storage and analytics solutions for a range of needs.