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Towards a better control of processor architectures with hwloc 2.0


Brice Goglin, researcher within theTADaaM team, is the main developer of the 'Portable Hardware Locality' (hwloc) software used to discover and abstract computer architectures. The 2.0 version of this open source software is available for download.




2017-2018 : A year of research at the center


In early 2018, the Inria Bordeaux-Sud-Ouest center invites you to discover the activities of the center and its partners with the publication of Plug'In 6.

Innovations, discoveries, passions, collaborations... This year - once again - dive into the heart of digital science research in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.  Plug'In's ambition : to let people see and understand the digital revolution in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

This year again many topics are discussed : the new perspectives for medical research - artificial intelligence - the ERC grant - calls for projects related to the Programme d'investissements d'avenir - the transfer of knowledge - many portraits of scientists ...

Have a great read!



Collège+ available for download on the AppStore !


Since 2012, the Phœnix project team from the Bordeaux - Sud-ouest research centre - a joint team with the University of Bordeaux and the CNRS - has been developing a digital classroom assistant, Collège+. It facilitates the inclusion of pupils with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in regular classes.
The first version of this tool, tested in three secondary schools on 50 students from the Bordeaux regional education authority, showed that it brought real benefits to children with ASD.
This application received the academic award for educational innovation in 2014.

A tablet version is now available for free on the  l’AppStore.



Scientific challenge

A mesh for Safran Helicopter Engines


TADaaM enpowers Safran Helicopter Engines to tackle a major scientific challenge. The PaMPA software, coupled with MMG3D, allowed CERFACS to one torefine of a 43 million elements mesh into a mesh comprising more than one billion elements.




Launch of the GENESIS project


On 1 May, the collaboration between the GeoStat project team, the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Bordeaux (university of Bordeaux / CNRS)and the Institute of Physics in Cologne/KOSMA group was made official. Called GENESIS: GENeration and Evolution of Structure in the InterStellar medium, the vocation of this French-German partnership is to understand the structure and evolution of the interstellar medium and, more specifically, the mechanism of star formation. 



call for projects e-FRAN

Digital technology serving education


Within the framework of the Investments for the Future 2 programme (PIA) led by the Commissariat-General for Investment, the e-FRAN (areas for training, research and digital animation) call for projects has chosen two project teams from the Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest centre: Potioc and Flowers. Here there are no gadgets, but real digital tools to improve the students' knowledge and increase their motivation.



Industrial transfer

The GeoStat project team and the company i2S join forces


The GeoStat project team and the company i2S, pioneer and leader on the digital vision, optronics and image processing markets, joined forces in 2017 in a three-year industrial transfer project. 




Towards reproducible software environments in HPC with Guix

L.C. - 5/09/2017

Guix is free software, developed under the auspices of the GNU Project by a growing community of enthusiasts and organizations: currently between 40 and 50 people contribute each month. It is used to reproduce software environments.  Recently, the Inria Bordeaux – Sud-Ouest Research Centre, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin and the Utrecht Bioinformatics Center in the Netherlands decided to undertake a joint effort using this software. What do the three institutions have in common? They all use or have users of high performance computing (HPC) software, and in these institutions, and many others, the ability to reproduce experiments is a stringent necessity… Guix appears to be one of the solutions.


© Inria / L. Chevillot


Nicolas Roussel in the management team


Since July 17th 2017, Nicolas Roussel is the new director of Inria Bordeaux - Sud Ouest research centre.



Human-computer Interaction

POTIOC presents its latest scientific results and innovations in Human-computer interaction at the 2017 CHI conference 

Séverine Valerius - 9/05/2017

The POTIOC team from Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest center is presenting its Human-computer interaction (HCI) expertise at the 2017 annual CHI conference taking place this year in Denver, USA, from 6 to 11 May. Each year, this very prestigious and selective event rewards the best research carried out throughout the world in the field of HMI. An historic event in the field, this year it is focusing on the theme "Explore, Innovate, Inspire" and will bring together people from multiple disciplines and cultures in order to explore new ways to design, develop and assess methods and systems... Several Inria research teams, who have distinguished themselves as being among the best in the world in this domain, are taking part. Here is a close-up of the work carried out within Potioc, the Bordeaux-based team.