University of La Laguna  (ULL)

Institution  name:
University of La Laguna
C/ Molinos de Agua, s/n
E-38071 La Laguna
Research group   (ACRONIM):
High Performance Computing Group (HPCG)
Director  Francisco Almeida
E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática.
Camino San Francisco de Paula, s/n.
Campus de Anchieta
E-38271 La Laguna. Tenerife. Spain

Institution Background

The Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) is the first University in the Canary Islands. Established in 1817 as Universidad de San Fernando, becomes ULL in 1927. The ULL has positioned itself from classical and traditional science studies to modern technological and engineering careers. It has an convenient size, with about 18000 students, for a small and historical city in Tenerife island: San Cristobal de La Laguna.


Research Group Background

The High Performance Computing (HPC) group was created in 1990 at the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL). Actually composed of 1 professor, 2 associated professors,  2 assistant professors, and a number of fellows and grant-holders, the group carry out  research activities in the fields of modeling and prediction of power consumption; compilation and runtime systems for HPC computing; automatic generation of high-level interfaces; and implementation of scientific applications.

The HPC group manages its own infrastructure composed by two clusters with heterogeneous nodes (SMPs, multicore-architectures, and different types of hardware accelerators) where group members  develops their research.

The members of the HPC group have a deep knowledge on parallel architectures, performance evaluation, and energy consumption of applications for High Performance Computing. Some group members also has deep experience on source-to-source code translation techniques supporting high level parallel paradigms like OpenMP or ACC.


Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics

High Performance Computing, energy efficiency, performance and modeling, compilation and runtime systems, automatic generation of high-level interfaces.