Exascale project EuroEXA kicks-off in Barcelona - to receive 20 million euro funding
Picture: Peter Hopton
7 Sep 2017 Barcelona - The EuroEXA project, that receives 19.949.022,50 euro from the European Union's H2020 programme, started on September 1st. The project will run for 42 months. The project will co-design a balanced architecture for both compute- and data-intensive applications using a cost-efficient, modular-integration approach enabled by novel inter-die links and the tape-out of a resulting EuroEXA processing unit with integration of FPGA for data-flow acceleration. The project will provide a homogenised software platform offering heterogeneous acceleration with scalable shared memory access and create a unique hybrid geographically-addressed, switching and topology interconnect within the rack while enabling the adoption of low-cost Ethernet switches offering low-latency and high-switching bandwidth. It is part of Europe's endeavour towards exascale supercomputing.
The project objectives include to develop and deploy an Arm Cortex technology processing system with Xilinx Ultrascale+ FPGA acceleration at petascale level by 2020, it is hoped that this will enable an exascale procurement for deployment in 2022/23.
The partners are:
- ARM - UK
- ICCS (Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems) - Greece
- The University Of Manchester - UK
- BSC (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) - Spain
- FORTH (Foundation For Research And Technology Hellas) - Greece
- The Hartree Centre of STFC - UK
- IMEC - Belgium
- ZeroPoint Technologies - Sweden
- Iceotope - UK
- Synelixis Solutions Ltd - Greece
- Maxeler Technologies UK
- Neurasmus - Netherlands
- INFN (Istituto Nazionale Di Fisica Nucleare) - Italy
- INAF (Istituto Nazionale Di Astrofisica) - Italy
- ECMWF (European Centre For Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) - International
- And Fraunhofer - Germany
There is a kind of informal collaboration of organisations and projects that bears the same name EuroEXA. This can create some confusion. The website of the project linked below is not yet active.