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Bull, French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA), German National High Performance Computing Center (HLRS), Intel and Quadrics announce the creation of the TALOS alliance

The five founder members of TALOS (Technologies for Advanced Large scale Open Supercomputing) have given themselves the key mission of accelerating the development in Europe of new-generation High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions for large-scale computing systems.

Paris, February  5, 2007 -

Bull, the French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA), German national HPC center HLRS, Intel and Quadrics today announced the creation of the TALOS alliance, aimed at accelerating the development of high-performance computing solutions in Europe.

The five founding members - all of them major players in HPC technologies and computer simulation, as well as in servers and data processing infrastructures - are aiming to encourage the development of more open and powerful new technologies designed primarily for large-scale computing infrastructures and extensive server networks.

The TALOS alliance lines up with current development efforts in Europe aiming to provide the region with top level HPC technologies, particularly against the backdrop of the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) launched by the European Commission in 2007.

From the start, the TALOS alliance has been designed to be open to welcome new associate members, who will work on European-based research projects alongside the five founding members.

The principle objectives of the alliance are to:

  • Meet the technological challenges arising from large-scale computing systems and management of very high volumes of structured data.

  • Provide European researchers and industry with world-class tools and expertise.

More information on TALOS

For more information, please contact TALOS at contact@talos.org

About the CEA

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The CEA (France's Atomic Energy Authority, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique) is a major public sector player in technology research. The CEA operates in three main areas: energy, information technology and healthcare, defense and security, building on its excellence in fundamental research. As a major player in the European research landscape, with renowned international expertise in its specialist fields, the CEA cultivates many collaborative initiatives with international partners. For more information visit www.cea.fr

About HLRS

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HLRS is a German National High Performance Computing Center. HLRS is one of the leading research organizations in Europe in high-performance computing tools and applications. It serves researchers with access to state-of-the-art supercomputers and supports them in computational science. Additionally HLRS provides supercomputer resources to industry through its hww public-private joint venture with Porsche and T-Systems.More information about HLRS: www.hlrs.de

Michael Resch - phone +49(0)711 685 87200 - email: resch@hlrs.de

About Intel

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom

About Quadrics

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Quadrics is a leading developer and supplier of high performance data networks. Since the start in 1996 Quadrics established itself as technology and performance leader in the interconnect for High Performance Computing (HPC) market and today its products and services are part of some of the world's largest supercomputer systems. Quadrics is part of the Finmeccanica's group, one of Europe's largest technology companies. More information about Quadrics: www.quadrics.com

Francesca Bontich - phone +39 06 4201 0150 - mobile: +39 334 647 1234 - email: francesca.bontich@quadrics.com

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