November 14, 2003

Gelato Federation Announces New Members

Laurie Talkington writes "Five new institutional members were introduced at the October meeting of the Gelato Federation Strategy Council in Stockholm, Sweden. The open-source Linux-on-Itanium consortium now comprises 23 prestigious universities, national laboratories, and research installations from around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, and Latin America.

The new Federation members are:
The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) hosts centers in Software Testing and High-Performance Computing with Hewlett-Packard Brazil, and focuses on cluster resource management and monitoring, benchmarking, heterogeneous clusters (including Itanium), HPC applications on multiprocessors and clusters, clusters of clusters, grids, OS scalability on multiprocessor architectures, statistical software testing, and reliability estimation.
The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez is Puerto Ricos leading research institution. The Parallel and Distributed Computing Laboratory performs research in the design, implementation, and efficiency measurements of parallel algorithms and in parallel and distributed computing systems, with an emphasis on high-performance cluster and grid computing.
Fudan University, headquartered in Shanghai, is one of Chinas top universities and is fast developing an international reputation for excellence as a research institution. Fudan is a comprehensive university with 17 academic schools and 45 national key disciplines. The campus also houses five national laboratories, 57 institutes, and 80 research centers.
Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the USAs top research universities. The Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS) combines experts from Computing and Electrical and Computer Engineering colleges to focus on the design and evaluation of computer and software systems; complex systems such as hardware, communications and system-level software; and applications. CERCS is an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.
Zhejiang University, one of Chinas leading institutions, houses 21 colleges, including the College of Computer Science (CS) and the Center for Engineering and Scientific Computation (CESC). CS research spans computer science and engineering, digital media, and network technology. A scalable information grid is underway to enable large-scale data sharing and coordination of massively parallel processing. CESC promotes high-performance computing applications with software environments for computational grids for simulation and visualization of large-scale multidisciplinary applications.

We are very excited about the new Gelato members, said Mark K. Smith, Gelatos managing director. They bring expertise to the Federation in the areas of box scalability, data-centric computing, and grid computing. Together with the other Federation members, Gelato is developing into a strong organization that will help accelerate the adoption of the Linux Itanium platform.

Gelato members now hail from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA. A complete list is at http://www.gelato.org/about/federation/members.php

Gelato @ Supercomputing 2003 in Phoenix, AZ, USA
The Gelato Federation, along with several Gelato members will be at SC2003 Tuesday-Thursday, November 18-20. Please visit the Gelato booth (#3319), as well as those of Gelato members INRIA, NCAR, NCSA, Ohio SuperComputer Center, PNNL, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and San Diego Supercomputer Center.

About Gelato
The Gelato Federation is a worldwide consortium of diverse research organizations who come together as an open-source community of suppliers and users of Linux Itanium technology. Gelatos mission is to enable the early adoption of Linux on Itanium by producing scalable, open-source, Linux-based Intel Itanium Processor Family computing solutions for academic, government, and industrial HPC research. Federation business and collaborations are conducted through the Gelato portal, www.gelato.org. All Gelato software and solutions are available through the portal, and the HPC community is welcome to participate and contribute through the portal. For more information, contact Mark K. Smith, managing director, at mksmith@gelato.org."

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