|Imec Kapeldreef 75 B-3001 Leuven (Heverlee) Belgium||
|Research group: ExaScience Life Lab||
IMEC vzw performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. It was founded in 1984 by the Flemish Government and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. It has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of over 2,080 people includes more than 670 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2013, imec’s revenue (P&L) totaled 332 million euro. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society.
Research Group Background
The ExaScience Life Lab (http://www.exascience.com) is an expertise centre for High Performance & Big Data Computation in Life Sciences. It aims at breakthroughs in the pharmaceutical sector by advancing High Performance & Big Data Computing technology for the Life Sciences sector. It was booted as a joint initiative by Intel, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Imec, and all Flemish universities. The lab is physically hosted at Imec and hosts scientists from different complementary fields of research: big data analysis, modelling and simulation of complex systems, computational mathematics, bio-statistics, massive parallel and big data programming models. Research in the ExaScience Life Lab is driven by representative software prototypes in which the research results from the different fields are combined and validated. During the last 5 years, this has resulted in a large number of publications as well as the public release of several high profile software tools, such as BWA-Cilk (the Intel Cilk version of the BWA sequence alignment tool), elPrep (a high-performance tool for preparing sequence alignment and mapping files),Halvade (distributed whole genome sequencing pipeline), pipelined Krylov solvers (the KSPPIPECG, KSPPGMRES, and KPSPIPECR solvers adopted by the PETSc library), and Sniper (architectural simulator).
Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics
Scope of research activities in ultrascale computing systems.
- Programming models for data intensive high performance computing
- Software resiliency
- Computational Biology