The complementary APOS-EU and APOS-RU projects are funded as part of the European Commission’s Framework 7 “EU-Russia” call and by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation respectively, looking to foster collaborative research between European and Russian scientists. The European project has five partners and is led by EPCC, the supercomputing centre at the University of Edinburgh. The Russian counterpart is headed by the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, one of four partners forming the consortium. The APOS projects started in early 2011 and run for 2 years.

APOS stands for “Application Performance Optimisation and Scalability”. The APOS projects will investigate technologies and develop tools for the software challenges encountered by computational scientists in the face of new trends in high-performance computing architecture development.

The APOS projects will:

  • Advance the state of the art in optimisation and scalability methodologies
  • Increase cooperation and collaboration between European and Russian scientists
  • Develop advanced tools for programming heterogeneous supercomputers


Seventh Framework Programme