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Primeur weekly 2020-02-24

Exascale supercomputing

Cirrus Phase II: preparing for heterogeneity at the Exascale ...

Quantum computing

QuintessenceLabs secures funding from In-Q-Tel ...

Cryo-chip overcomes obstacle to large-scale quantum computers ...

Dutch State Secretary Mona Keijzer invests 23,5 million euro in quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart receives new supercomputer Hawk ...

ISC 2020 launches HPC Career Day ...

Elektrobit's state-of-art product line, EB corbos, is being used within the European Processor Initiative ...

Inauguration of the new supercomputer of Extremadura, Lusitania III ...

Middleware

In addition to exploring future directions in HPC, AI, Big Data and successes in using HPC the next HPC User Forum will explore AI-HPDA use in banking and investment firms ...

Bright Computing adds more than 100 new customers in 2019 ...

Hardware

Cooling unit saves half-million gallons of water at supercomputing centre ...

Tachyum CEO Dr. Danilak won 2019 Crystal Wing Award in Innovation and Startups Category ...

Lenovo delivers record setting Q3 performance with all time revenue and PTI highs ...

KIOXIA first to deliver enterprise and data centre PCIe 4.0 U.3 solid state drives ...

Efficient and energy-aware LEGaTO SmartMirror will be showcased at Embedded World 2020 ...

Piezo testing ground in Zuidhorn, Groningen generates energy ...

Applications

GE Research leveraging world's top supercomputer to boost jet engine and power generation equipment efficiency ...

Team at Weill Cornell Medical College harnesses the power of the world’s smartest supercomputer to unlock complex drug mechanisms ...

ORNL project demonstrates viability of 'smart' traffic cameras to save fuel ...

ORNL and TVA sign agreement to collaborate on advanced reactor technologies ...

Northern Data and Canaan Inc Announce Cooperation on Blockchain-technology and AI ...

IRIS and XSEDE collaborate to study impact of research supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Red Hat combines continuous community innovation with long-life enterprise support in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 ...

Kinetica simplifies active analytics with launch of Kinetica Cloud ...

More supercomputer power from the Open Telekom Cloud ...

Efficient and energy-aware LEGaTO SmartMirror will be showcased at Embedded World 2020


LEGaTO logo.
24 Feb 2020 Barcelona - Smart mirrors have gained popularity in recent years. However, their algorithms are often too complex and too compute-heavy for energy-efficient usage. The LEGaTO SmartMirror, developed by the EU-funded LEGaTO project, tackles this specific challenge by using a modular, energy-optimized, heterogeneous processing platform that results in low energy consumption.
LEGaTO Smart Mirror.

The LEGaTO edge server platform, which is being developed to be heterogeneous, modular and scalable, allows for a seamless combination of heterogeneous compute architectures such as CPU, GPU, and FPGA. By using a combination of LEGaTO tool flow and LEGaTO hardware, the optimal processing architecture for the job is achieved, resulting in superior efficiency. It uses the COM-HPC standard for integration of different microservers into the system and allows integration of other standards such as COM Express or NVIDIA Xavier.

The LEGaTO SmartMirror displays the time, transportation schedules, the weather, and even the scores of a football match. It recognizes facial biometrics and customizes its welcome message and functionalities based on who is in front of the mirror. In the context of a smart home use case, it acts as the central control interface of the home, interconnected to the wardrobe, kitchen, and even the main door. The mirror also suggests suitable clothing based on the weather forecast and remind you to take your keys right before you head out. These connected functions provide many advantages to, for example, an aging population trying to achieve home independence. To ensure data privacy, the mirror allows for data to be processed locally instead of sending personal data to a Cloud service.

The LEGaTO SmartMirror will be exhibited at Embedded World 2020 by project partners from Bielefeld University and Christmann Informationstechnik + Medien. You may find them at booth 3A-721. Also, LEGaTO will be at the following partner booths: PICMG booth (5-341), Trenz booth (3A-240) as well as the Congatec booth (1-358).

LEGaTO - Low Energy Toolset for Heterogeneous Computing, which runs from 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2020, is funded by the European Commission with a budget of more than 5 million euro. It focuses on addressing the challenge of energy-efficient heterogeneous computing by starting with a Made-in-Europe mature software stack, and by optimizing this stack to support energy-efficient computing on a commercial cutting-edge European-developed CPU-GPU-FPGA heterogeneous hardware substrate, which will lead to an order of magnitude increase in energy efficiency.

More information is available at the LEGaTO project website.

LEGaTO SmartMirror: using a modular, energy-optimised processing platform for energy efficiency.

Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

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Primeur weekly 2020-02-24

Exascale supercomputing

Cirrus Phase II: preparing for heterogeneity at the Exascale ...

Quantum computing

QuintessenceLabs secures funding from In-Q-Tel ...

Cryo-chip overcomes obstacle to large-scale quantum computers ...

Dutch State Secretary Mona Keijzer invests 23,5 million euro in quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart receives new supercomputer Hawk ...

ISC 2020 launches HPC Career Day ...

Elektrobit's state-of-art product line, EB corbos, is being used within the European Processor Initiative ...

Inauguration of the new supercomputer of Extremadura, Lusitania III ...

Middleware

In addition to exploring future directions in HPC, AI, Big Data and successes in using HPC the next HPC User Forum will explore AI-HPDA use in banking and investment firms ...

Bright Computing adds more than 100 new customers in 2019 ...

Hardware

Cooling unit saves half-million gallons of water at supercomputing centre ...

Tachyum CEO Dr. Danilak won 2019 Crystal Wing Award in Innovation and Startups Category ...

Lenovo delivers record setting Q3 performance with all time revenue and PTI highs ...

KIOXIA first to deliver enterprise and data centre PCIe 4.0 U.3 solid state drives ...

Efficient and energy-aware LEGaTO SmartMirror will be showcased at Embedded World 2020 ...

Piezo testing ground in Zuidhorn, Groningen generates energy ...

Applications

GE Research leveraging world's top supercomputer to boost jet engine and power generation equipment efficiency ...

Team at Weill Cornell Medical College harnesses the power of the world’s smartest supercomputer to unlock complex drug mechanisms ...

ORNL project demonstrates viability of 'smart' traffic cameras to save fuel ...

ORNL and TVA sign agreement to collaborate on advanced reactor technologies ...

Northern Data and Canaan Inc Announce Cooperation on Blockchain-technology and AI ...

IRIS and XSEDE collaborate to study impact of research supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Red Hat combines continuous community innovation with long-life enterprise support in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 ...

Kinetica simplifies active analytics with launch of Kinetica Cloud ...

More supercomputer power from the Open Telekom Cloud ...