Hasso Plattner Institute's Research Lab Opens Its Doors to Scientists From All Over the World

Aug 21, 2013, 11:08 ET from HPI Hasso-Plattner-Institut

POTSDAM, Germany, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) invites scientists from all over the world to apply for use of its state-of-the-art research lab "Future SOC Lab". Researchers are invited to submit project proposals based on access to the high performance hard and software provided by HPI. Project selection is carried out by a steering committee led by HPI Director, Prof. Christoph Meinel and made up of representatives from the industry partners EMC, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard and SAP, as well as other HPI scientists. The results of the project selection will be announced at the "Future SOC Lab Day" on September 24th. Details for proposal submission at http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/futuresoclabday.

Founded in June 2010, the HPI Future SOC Lab provides together with its international industry partners a high performance infrastructure for academic research, something usually only found at large enterprises. "At HPI we have access to an experimental base that can rarely be financed in the university environment. This makes research possible that focuses on innovative concepts for IT systems of the future outside of the otherwise closed industrial laboratories," said Prof. Andreas Polze, head of the HPI research group Operating Systems and Middleware. Scientists from universities as well as non-academic research institutes are invited to analyze highly complex IT systems and develop new ideas, data structures and algorithms in the HPI Future SOC Lab. The research may be followed up through the practical testing phase, according to Polze, who is also spokesman for the HPI Research School.

HPI's modern high-performance systems have a 1000 core cluster, an immense memory capacity in the terabyte range and large SSD-based storage systems. Details at http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/forschung/future_soc_lab.html?L=1.

Presse contact: presse@hpi.uni-potsdam.de, Spokesman: Hans-Joachim Allgaier, M.A.; Tel.: +49-331-5509-119.

SOURCE HPI Hasso-Plattner-Institut