HPI Future SOC Lab offers researchers free access to a powerful Big Data & Computing infrastructure

The HPI Future SOC (Service-Oriented Computing) Lab is a cooperation of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and industrial partners, providing free access to a powerful Big Data & Computing infrastructure. It is now accepting project proposals.

HPI Future SOC Lab

The HPI Future SOC Lab offers researchers free of charge access to a powerful infrastructure to conduct their research activities. Offered computing resources vary from small virtual instances up to a large 1000 core cluster server with 50 TB main memory. A GPU cluster with 2x2496 CUDA cores is offered as well as licenses of SAP HANA.

Over 270 research projects were supported by the lab since it was launched together with EMC, Fujitsu, HPE and SAP in 2010.

Topics of interest for the HPI Future SOC Lab are:

  • Service-oriented computing (SOC) and efficient management of concurrency and memory
  • Cloud Computing for engineering and hosting distributed applications
  • New applications exploring new ways of data processing, such as in-memory technology
  • Multicore architectures / GPU
  • Hybrid Computing
  • On-demand delivery models for business applications
  • Applications in the area of Machine Learning

Researchers can apply to gain access to this infrastructure by submitting project proposals until March 16, 2016. Project proposals are reviewed and approved by a Steering Committee which comprises representatives from HPI and the industrial partners.