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The power to change our world

Our mission is to make zettascale possible, exascale practical.

The Cambridge Open Zettascale Lab is dedicated to making exascale practical while facilitating innovation in emerging zettascale technologies.

Formed in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, Intel and Dell Technologies, the Zettascale Lab enables technology leaders and experts from around the world to explore, test and advance the next generation of high-performance computers.

 

The Cambridge Open Zettascale Lab

Zettascale refers to the next generation of supercomputers.

Zettascale systems will combine high-performance computing for simulation and artificial intelligence training with ultra-fast data storage and analytics.

These capabilities will allow scientists, engineers and clinicians to perform the advanced research and development necessary to begin solving the world’s critical problems.

With zettascale-class systems, we can better understand the nature of the universe, design new materials and clean energy solutions, as well as develop and deliver personalised medicine and data-driven healthcare.

463

exabytes of data will be created each day by 2025

40%

of the overall HPC market is supercomputers

26

exascale computing systems will come online in 2025

1

it is predicted that the first zettascale system will be assembled in 2035

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Themes

Seven key themes define the initial focus of the Cambridge Open Zettascale Lab. A regular series of projects, publications and technical resources will evidence the progress of these themes, and more themes will be elaborated as the Lab matures.

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Energy-Efficient Computing

The Cambridge Open Zettascale Lab is undertaking advanced research to improve the efficiency of contemporary high-performance computing.

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Extreme-Scale Visualisation

Exascale-class systems will generate huge data sets that are impossible to comprehend without further processing.

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High-Performance Ethernet for Zettascale

Ethernet is ubiquitous in the enterprise space but is only now showing promise in terms of its latency performance in an high-performance computing environment.

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oneAPI Centre of Excellence

oneAPI is a new scalable programming model from Intel that targets heterogenous systems, easing the task of programming for and running code on different computer architectures.

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Scientific OpenStack: Creating a Cloud-Native, Software-Defined Supercomputer

Scientific OpenStack® creates a very powerful and flexible environment to manage and use large-scale high-performance systems.

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Zettascale Systems for Urgent Computing

Large-scale parallel simulation and modeling are not only crucial for research and scientific exploration, these applications play an increasingly integral role in guiding our responses to crises.

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Zettascale-Class Storage Solutions

Storage for zettascale systems is an area of significant challenge. The explosion in the production and use of data in science, engineering, medicine and industry has led to performance bottlenecks and system slowdowns as traditional high-performance computing storage architectures fail to keep up with the increasingly important role that analysis plays in supercomputing workflows.

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Events

The latest talks, workshops and training events from the Cambridge Open Zettascale Lab.

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