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PARallel PAradigms and Run-time MAnagement techniques for Many-core Architectures

Project description

Computing Systems
New tools for application development on many-core systems
<p>The current trend in computing architectures is to integrate in embedded devices an increasing number of processing cores. Latest generation smart phones carry two processors plus graphic accelerators while in the near future we can envision to scale up to 16 or 32 processors. This trend requires a global rethinking of software and hardware design methodologies, due to the increased complexity of creating and running applications on such embedded devices. <br />The 2PARMA project aims at overcoming these issues by providing tools and software components to facilitate the application development and execution on many-core systems. The goal is to <strong>speed up the application development by a factor of 2</strong> and to <strong>optimize the usage of system resources (such as battery power) from 20% to 35% </strong>with respect to conventional power management strategies, while preserving the target Quality of Service.</p><p>STMicroelectronics will obtain faster time-to-market by exploiting improved programmability and demonstrable adaptability of the P2012 to multi-application sce-narios. Synopsys will consider the inclusion of 2PARMA metho-dologies and tools in their EDA tool portfolio, thus enhancing European competitiveness in the global computing market and ultimately leading to new high technology jobs in Europe. The public availability of research results and related tools will benefit industry and academic embedded systems community. Industrial and academic partners will benefit from the availability of an integrated application/architecture platform featuring Many-core Computing Fabric validated on a set of demanding applications, which will serve as research platform after the project completion. The demonstration of concepts and porting of tools on standard platforms represent another fast vehicle to achieve a wider and fast dissemination and exploitation of the project results in both academic, research and industrial communities. The cooperation between industrial and academic partners will lead to faster technology transfer and increased influence on international standards (such as Khronos OpenCL). On the long term, the project will benefit the European citizens by providing them faster and lower power multi-application embedded devices such as smart phones and set-top boxes. <br />&nbsp;</p>

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 842 218

Participants (7)

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 379 463
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
SNPS BELGIUM NV

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Interleuvenlaan
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 350 007
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 280
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STMICROELECTRONICS GRENOBLE 2 SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 275 557
Address
Rue Jules Horowitz 12
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 370 840
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 116 635
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)