KTH - Royal Institute of Technology

KTH is one of the major engineering schools in Sweden. KTH will participate through both the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) department and PDC Center for High Performance Computing (http://www.pdc.kth.se/).

The research activities at ICT cover many areas of computer systems, but in particular parallel computer systems, computer architecture, and distributed computer systems, including programming systems. The research is mainly motivated by technical challenges in distributed and parallel systems. In all of our projects, we focus as well on experimental design and evaluation as on sound design principles. Dr. Jim Dowling and Prof. Haridi’s group have a long history of involvement in EU projects. They have managed a large number of EU funded research projects, including EVERGROW in FP6 (see http://www.evergrow.org) where he was scientific coordinator, and SELFMAN in FP7 (http://www.ist-selfman.org). The group has extensive experience of systems development, including: leading the development of SICStus Prolog, the most widely used Prolog system worldwide, co-designing the programming language Oz and the Mozart programming platform (http://www.mozart-oz.org), leading the design of DKS, an architecture based on structured Distributed Hash Table overlay networks for large-scale distributed applications, co-developer of Scalaris, a peer-to-peer distributed transactional storage system that won first prize at the IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge in 2008, and leading the design of Kompics, a reactive component model for adaptive distributed systems (http://kompics.sics.se).

PDC is the lead centre for high-performance computing for the Swedish academic community funded by the Swedish Research Council through the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC). PDC operates leading edge compute resources for national users as well as resources for specific research groups like the Stockholm Brain Institute (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, and KTH), the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SHMI), and the Center for Biomembrane Research. The collective capabilities are about 500TF. PDC is responsible for the data management components of the EC funded Venus-C project and is coordinating several national and regional cloud efforts in the Nordic region, like BalticCloud, a Norwegian/Swedish cloud testbed, the Northern Europe Cloud (NEON) initiative, and the KTH/SICS Cloud Innovation Center (C! C). PDC is the coordinator for the EU funded ScalaLife project, a member of the CRESTA, GRDI2020, and EGI-Inspire projects and representing Sweden in PRACE and EUDAT.