The overall objective of the LEGaTO project is to produce a software stack to support energy-efficient heterogeneous computing. The project will strive to achieve this objective by employing a task-based programming model which is energy efficient by design coupled to a dataflow runtime, while simultaneously ensuring security, resilience and programmability.
Specifically, the LEGATO project aims to:
As stated by Osman Unsal and Adrian Cristal, coordinators of the LEGaTO project: "Moore's Law is slowing down, and as a consequence hardware is becoming more heterogeneous. In the LEGaTO project, we will leverage task-based programming models to provide a software ecosystem for Made-in-Europe heterogeneous hardware composed of CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and dataflow engines. Our aim is one order of magnitude energy savings from the edge to the converged Cloud/high-performance computing (HPC)."
The energy-efficient software toolset for heterogeneous hardware developed within the LEGaTO project will be applied in three use cases:
The LEGaTO - Low Energy Toolset for Heterogeneous Computing - project is funded by the European Commission with a budget of more than 5 million euro and will last 3 years from its beginning on 1 December 2017. The partners of the project are Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain; Universität Bielefeld (UNIBI), Germany; Université de Neuchatel (UNINE), Switzerland; Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB (CHALMERS), Sweden; Machine Intelligence Sweden AB (MIS), Sweden; Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany; Christmann Informationstechnik + Medien GmbH & Co. KG (CHR), Germany; Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH (HZI), Germany; TECHNION - Israel Institute of Technology (TECHNION), Israel; and Maxeler Technologies Limited (MAXELER), United Kingdom.
More information can be found at the LEGaTO project website.