Intercell aims at setting up a cluster (256 PCs) for interactive fine grain computation. It is granted by INRIA and the Region Lorraine (CPER 2007), and managed at the Metz campus of Supélec.
The purpose is to allow easy fine grain parallel design, providing interactive tools for the visualization and the management of the execution (debug, step by step, etc...). The parallelization effort isn’t visible to the user, since InterCell relies on dedicated parXXL framework.
Two kind of applications will be tested. First applications are cortically-inspired neural algorithms, exploiting on-line interaction with robots. Second applications are interactive simulation of PDEs in physics, based on the Escapade project.