Prof. J-C Desplat
Centre Director
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ICHEC - Irish Centre for High-End Computing

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) exploits emerging many-core computing and novel technologies to deliver efficiencies and innovations across a wide range of industries – 'Delivering innovation through industry-focused solutions'.

ICHEC is Ireland’s national high-performance computing (HPC) research and technology organisation, focusing on enabling the effective use of HPC technologies in business and academia. ICHEC adopts a multidisciplinary approach combining domain experts with professional software engineers and accredited project managers, delivering efficient and cost-effective access to a portfolio of diverse services tailored to address the complex problems facing industry.

ICHEC’s in-house expertise in climate is evidenced through a longstanding collaboration with Met Éireann providing the national weather service. ICHEC will continue to innovate in such domains as renewable energy, banking, smart cities and agriculture. Key engagements have been established in oil and gas, technology evaluation, performance engineering, and data analytics, with clients including Tullow Oil, Intel and General Motors.

ICHEC operates Fionn, Ireland’s supercomputer, as well as a number of leading-edge test platforms. Operated as a near-mission critical service, Fionn offers unique capability in Ireland to those industry clients with the most demanding computational requirements.

Research areas:

  • Novel technologies
  • Parallel computing
  • Many-core platforms
  • High-resolution weather forecasting
  • Oil and gas

Research performed by:

  • University College Dublin (iCRAG)
  • NUI Galway (ICHEC’s host)
  • University of Limerick (LERO 3)
  • Dublin City University (BDI)
  • Tyndall National Institute