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ET International stacks up contracts

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ET International, a leading provider of high-performance system software solutions and customised performance acceleration services for heterogeneous and multi-core/many-core architectures, has been awarded a contract from the US Department of Energy for the 2012 X-Stack: Programming Challenges, Runtime Systems, and Tools programme. 

The X-Stack program, powered by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Office of Science, Department of Energy (DOE) is a three-year programme, which started in September. The programme is for basic research that targets significant advances in high -performance computing (HPC) programming models, languages, compilers, runtime systems, and tools. 

'These fundamental advances in the system software stack are needed for transitioning to exascale computing platforms that are scheduled to arrive later in this decade. Unless these exascale software stack (X-Stack) challenges are met, existing scientific applications will not be able to fully explore the challenges and rewards of exascale platforms, which will be three orders of magnitude as powerful as today's fastest supercomputers,' said Dr Sonia Sachs, programme manager of DOE X-Stack.