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Colfax Consulting Services


In addition to intensive courses on efficient parallel programming of modern multi-core processors (Intel® Xeon® family) and many-core accelerators (Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors), Colfax offers consulting services for Enterprises, Research Labs, and Universities. We can help you to:

  • Optimize your existing application to take advantage of all levels of hardware parallelism, from vectors to cores to clusters and heterogeneous systems.
  • Future-proof your application for upcoming innovations in computing solutions.
  • Accelerate your application using coprocessor technologies.
  • Investigate the potential system configurations that satisfy your cost, power and performance requirements.
  • Take a deep dive to develop a novel approach to solving your computing problem.

Our consultants have deep knowledge of the available hardware solutions, software development tools and optimization practices, backed by years of experience in academic research and PhD degrees in computational disciplines.

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For more details, contact us at phi@colfax-intl.com to discuss what we can do together

Some of Our Consultancy Work with Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCC)

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center
We spent 5 days visiting the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center the week of June 8, 2015. Our job was to assist this organization, selected as an IPCC in 2014, with the optimization of a molecular dynamics code CP2K.

Adrian Jackson from EPCC blogs about the experience Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5

The Hartree Centre
Our work involved investigating scientific applications for optimization opportunities including a molecular dynamics simulation called DL_MESO and weather simulation called Harmonie. With the help of Intel tools such as Intel VTune Amplifier, we profiled and analysed these applications for possible optimizations. For the DL_MESO application, we had the fortune of working with Michael Seaton, the primary author of DL_MESO, and together we took the Lattice-Boltzmann part of the DL_MESO application and sped it up by 45.5% on a server node based on an Intel Xeon CPU. We plan to continue collaborating with Hartree team on DL_MESO and further optimize it.

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)
We spent 2 days with Dr. Enda O’Brien to prepare the Harmonie weather model to exploit future "many-core" Xeon Phi KNL processors. More info