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European Exascale Processor Memory Node Design

Objective

ExaNoDe will investigate, develop integrate and validate the building blocks (technology readiness level 5) for a highly efficient, highly integrated, multi-way, high-performance, heterogeneous compute element aimed towards exascale computing. It will build on multiple European initiatives for scalable computing, utilizing low- power processors and advanced nanotechnologies. ExaNoDe will draw heavily on the Unimem memory and system design paradigm defined within the EUROSERVER FP7 project, providing low-latency, high-bandwidth and resilient memory access, scalable to Exabyte levels.

The ExaNoDe compute element aims towards exascale compute goals through:
• Integration of the most advanced low-power processors and accelerators (across scalar, SIMD, GPGPU and FPGA processing elements) supported by research and innovation in the deployment of associated nanotechnologies and in the mechanical requirements to enable the development of a high-density, high-performance integrated compute element with advanced thermal characteristics and connectivity to the next generation of system interconnect and storage;
• Undertaking essential research to ensure the ExaNoDe compute element provides necessary support of HPC applications including I/O and storage virtualization techniques, operating system and semantically aware runtime capabilities and PGAS, OpenMP and MPI paradigms;
• The development of a hardware emulation of interconnect to enable the evaluation of Unimem for the deployment of multiple compute elements and to leverage the potential of the ExaNoDe approach for HPC applications.

Each aspect of ExaNoDe is aligned with the goals of the ETP4HPC. The work will be steered by first-hand experience and analysis of high-performance applications and their requirements; investigations being carried out with “mini-application” abstractions and the tuning of their kernels.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

H2020-FETHPC-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 041 945

Participants (12)

ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 267,50
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 482 103,75
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 091 500
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCAPOS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 524 400
Address
Schloss Birlinghoven
53754 Sankt Augustin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 780 068,75
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BULL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 229 000
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS
France
EU contribution
€ 484 375
Address
17 Rue Lakanal
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 568 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 357 922,50
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
KALRAY SA
France
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
180 Avenue De L' Europe Immeuble Le Sun
38330 Montbonnot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 369 165
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations