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Parallel & Heterogeneous Architecture for Real-time ApplicatiONs

Project description

New paradigms for embedded systems, monitoring and control towards complex systems engineering New tools to reduce design cost of embedded systems

The latest and greatest embedded systems integrate a wide range of very complex functionalities. A smart phone, for example, is capable to communicate through 3G and WIFI connections. It integrates phone services with high performance graphics and sophisticated software applications such as real-time video and audio. To support this application load, new devices make use of recent parallel architectures capable to deliver enough processing power. But these changes have two negative effects. First, the development of parallel software, capable of exploiting multiple processor cores, is much more complex and therefore more expensive than traditional sequential software, which increases the product cost. Second, the increased quality of service requires more energy and hence is associated with a reduction of autonomy. The newest smart phones can run for at most about three days in standby mode while former simple phones did not need a recharge for an entire week. The PHARAON project will develop new techniques and tools that will offer the possibility to reduce the software development cost (25% targeted in the project) and increase the autonomy of embedded systems by nearly 20%.

For the academic partners the project will further strengthen their leading scientific position. For Thales, the main output of the project is the parallelisation of a waveform that will enable the development of new and highly competitive communication devices for e.g. government forces communications. Efficient interconnection of the different forces means more effectiveness in anti drugs, anti terrorism, police border patrol, and fire-fighters organisation. Also for Tedesys a competitive advantage will be provided by the project, as its main output is the implementation of algorithms on an embedded platform while they usually target PC. Thus Tedesys can address new markets and increase their revenues. Vector Fabrics tools will substantially boost their application performance and power modelling capabilities, crucial for optimal parallelization decisions. Subsequently, such intelligent yet affordable tools will empower European SMEs and multinational companies to quickly architect competitive multicore systems, while dramatically reducing Non-Recurring Engineering costs. All PHARAON demonstrators target the improvement of European citizens security and safety, should it be direct (collision avoidance) or indirect (citizens protection)

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 589 489
Administrative Contact
Sylvie RAYNAUD (Dr.)

Participants (9)

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 523 433
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Van Houtven (Ms.)
TEDESYS GLOBAL SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 191
Address
Calle Albert Einstein
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesus Perez (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 354 000
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan José San Miguel Roncero (Mr.)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne CORMIER (Ms.)
COFLUENT DESIGN SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Jean Duplessis
78150 Le Chesnay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Perrier (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 325 200
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Raimondi (Mr.)
VECTOR FABRICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 345 600
Address
Vonderweg 22
5616 RM Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jos van Eijndhoven (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ludovic HAMON (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 27 120
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luc D'ARCHIMBAUD (Mr.)