Many of the academic members within OpenPOWER are organised in the OpenPOWER Academia Discussion Group. This group comprises a broad range of academic institutions with strong competence, e.g., in providing and operating high-performance computing facilities or in developing scientific applications, scalable numerical methods or new approaches for processing extreme scale data. In this talk we will briefly report on recent activities of the Academia Discussion Group and present select results from different academic OpenPOWER members, including STFC (UK), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (Germany) and INAF (Italy).
Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiter is research group leader at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) and professor of theoretical physics at the University of Regensburg. At JSC he is leading the work on application oriented technology development. Currently he is principal investigator of the POWER Acceleration and Design Center, a center that is jointly run by IBM, JSC and NVIDIA. He has played a leading role in several projects for developing massively-parallel special purpose computers, including several generations of QPACE. Pleiter is author and co-author of more than 170 scientific papers, conference contributions and book chapters in the areas theoretical high-energy physics and computer science. Forschungszentrum Jülich has been one of the first academic institutions that joined the OpenPOWER Foundation.