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Embedded Reconfigurable Architectures

Project description

Embedded Systems Design To develop an embedded system platform that dynamically adapt itself to the applications. The platform will be open-source: both the industry and academia can use it for fast design-space prototyping

The design of embedded systems such as mobile smartphones becomes increasingly more complex as multi-core processors are needed to achieve the required functionalities. This complexity has triggered the trend to move away from utilizing dedicated hardware designs to more general-purpose platforms. However, different applications such as the telephone and the camera functions in the mobile smartphone have different characteristics and requirements, making the efficient support of all these characteristics nearly impossible in the scope of a single fixed platform, despite its programmability. Consequently, we are observing the emergence of many-core chips, i.e., containing multiple but differently sized/performing/power-consuming processor cores. An example is the Tegra 3-chip from NVIDIA containing several high-performance cores and a low-performance/low-power processor core. Still, each core is not tuned efficiently for different applications.

The efficiency problem is addressed by the ERA project, which goals is to develop a platform that can dynamically adapt itself to the applications (characteristics and requirements) while taking into account performance and power constraints within its operating environment. We expect an increased performance of selected applications by 25% with the same energy consumption or reduced energy consumption by 30% with the same performance. Moreover, the ERA platform will allow for further efficient utilization of on-chip resources as the platform itself performs self-optimization and without much effort, the industry can use the platform to perform quick design-space explorations.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 619 652
Administrative Contact
Linda Roos (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 51 030
Address
Avenida Paulo Gama 110
90046900 Porto Alegre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigi Carro (Prof.)
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 204 418
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgios Keramidas (Dr.)
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 281 250
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Efrat Shalom-Hillman (Ms.)
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 267 490
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
MARIA GRAZIA PODESTA' (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 417 696
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Giorgi (Prof.)
EVIDENCE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 200
Address
Via Francesco Squartini 42
56121 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Gai (Mr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 52 502
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrik Armuand (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 256 332
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Per Waborg (Mr)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 256 780
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcelo Cintra (Dr.)
FUNDACAO DE APOIO DA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 106 650
Address
Av. Bento Gonçalves
91501-970 Porto Alegre
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergio Nicolaiewsky (Prof.)