In 1988 the CRI lab (Centre de recherche Informatique) of Mines ParisTech began developing PIPS (in French: Parallélisation Interprocédurale de Programme Scientifiques) as a source to source compiler .
In 2009, HPC Project (now called SILKAN) with the CRI announced a new open source platform for automatic parallelisation of computer programs: Par4All.
Internally, Par4All is currently composed of different components:
- the PIPS currently developed in many places: HPC Project (now called SILKAN), TÉLÉCOM Bretagne, IT SudParis, RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).
- the PolyLib used by PIPS
- GCC/GFC for the Fortran95 parser
- and of course own tools and scripts to make all these components and the global infrastructure usable.
CRI ParisTech : The « Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Mathématiques et systèmes, MINES ParisTech » is the Center for research in computing, mathematics and systems from the Ecole des Mines belonging to the ParisTech group. The CRI studies languages used in computer science such as programming, data description, or query languages. The CRI develops semantic analysis and automatic transformation of these languages to answer industrial needs (performance, development cost and time-to-market) as well as administrative and societal needs (coherent data sharing, data normalization, access to data and heritage protection).
SILKAN (formely called HPC Project) delivers cost-effective application-in-a-box solutions for demanding users who require intense computational power. The company also assists its customers with a set of services allowing to leverage the power of latest-generation processors. You can find more information about SILKAN on our corporate web site or on our page dedicated to our Application-in-a-box solution, Wild Systems. SILKAN is the result of the merge of HPC Project and Arion Entreprise.