The HPI Future SOC Lab offers researchers free access to a powerful Big Data 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 for 2017.

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 8xNVIDIA K80 cards is offered as well as licenses of SAP HANA.

Over 340 research projects were supported by the lab since it was launched together with Dell 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 April 4th, 2017. Project proposals are reviewed and approved by a Steering Committee which comprises representatives from HPI and the industrial partners.