Release Project Launch - Scaling Erlang to run on machines with hundreds of thousands of cores
While the Erlang User Conference might have been the big event last week, our Stockholm office hosted the kickoff of the Release project. This is a EU funded project whose aim is to scale Erlang to run on machines with hundreds of thousands of cores. The focus will be on the Erlang VM, tool sets and middle-ware needed to write software on these architectures. Erlang Solution's responsibility will include a scalable visualization infrastructure, the middle-ware needed for systems to scale up and down.
We are fortunate to be working with some of the best researchers in the field. The project is coordinated by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. They will also be looking at high level programming patterns. Simon Thompson is leading the team from the University of Kent in Canterbury. They are looking at the tool set needed to manage such systems. The OTP team at Ericsson will be working together with Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Athens) & Uppsala University and to extend the Erlang VM allowing it to run on such architectures. Finally, we have EDF who will be managing one of the case studies based on their Sim-Diasca simulation framework. They have access to a Blue Gene computer we will be porting Erlang to.
You can read more about the project on the official website.