Current International Virtual Research Organizations

Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC)

Main point of contact: Bill Kramer

The purpose of the Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC) is to be an international, virtual organization whose goal is to enhance the ability of member organizations and investigators to make the bridge between petascale and extreme computing. JLESC involves computer scientists, engineers and scientists from other disciplines as well as from industry, to ensure that the research facilitated by the Laboratory addresses science and engineering’s most critical needs and takes advantage of the continuing evolution of computing technologies.

Partners of the JLESC are:

Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Data and Analysis (JLEDA; currently forming)

Main point of contact: Bill Kramer

The Joint Laboratory for Extreme Data and Analytics (JLEDA) has an aim to establish an International Virtual Research Organization (IVRO) which will perform applied research in the areas of:

  • Big Data storage and transport
  • Data analytics including machine learning, image processing and graph analysis
  • Storage infrastructure design and efficiency
  • Convergence of high performance computing and data focused systems
  • Performance and reliability studies for data storage and analysis systems

Partners in JLEDA are expected to include 4-6 peer research institutions in the Pan-Pacific region.

CHinese-AmericaN-German E-Science and cyberinfrastructure (CHANGES)

The CHANGES collaboration is a high-level platform on Cyberinfrastructure and e-Science to discuss latest trends in supercomputing, sophisticated information techniques and interdisciplinary applications.

Main point of contact: Jay Roloff

Partners in CHANGES:

Korean Institute for Science and Technology Innovation (KISTI)

Main point of contact: Jong Lee

The KISTI collaboration was first established as a result of key early contributions to the development of the Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development (GLORIAD), a secure, high-speed network linking the United States, China, Russia, Korea, Canada, and several Northern European countries. Since that initial collaboration there have been a number of additional collaborative efforts established focusing on:

  • Developing the KISTI-NCSA Science Gateway (KNSG) Application Framework, a prototype, non-domain-specific platform for building domain-specific HPC applications based on a core set of reusable components.
  • Enhancing the KNSG framework by adding semantic content management and extending the framework to support web application development.
  • KISTI/NCSA Joint Laboratory for Supercomputing Technology Development which provides a vehicle to exchange researchers and research agendas.
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