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Transparent heterogeneous hardware Architecture deployment for eNergy Gain in Operation

Objective

Computer systems have faced significant power challenges over the past 20 years; these challenges have shifted from the devices and circuits level, to their current position as first-order constraints for system architects and software developers. TANGO’s goal is to characterise factors which affect power consumption in software development and operation for heterogeneous parallel hardware environments. Our main contribution is the combination of requirements engineering and design modelling for self-adaptive software systems, with power consumption awareness in relation to these environments. The energy efficiency and application quality factors are integrated in the application lifecycle (design, implementation, operation). To support this, the key novelty of the project is a reference architecture and its implementation. Moreover, a programming model with built-in support for various hardware architectures including heterogeneous clusters, heterogeneous chips and programmable logic devices will be provided. TANGO will create a new cross-layer programming approach for heterogeneous parallel hardware architectures featuring automatic code generation including software and hardware modelling. This will consider power, performance, data location and time criticality optimization, in addition to security and dependability on the target hardware architecture. These results will be demonstrated in two real-world applications: reconfigurable power optimized connected platform and HPC. In order to improve collaboration and sustainability of TANGO’s and fellow projects results, TANGO considers the foundation of a Research Alliance in which complementary research efforts into novel programming approaches will nucleate, leading to a strong research collaboration and effective integration of project results.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 523 750

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 517 500
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 514 625
Address
Avenue Jean Mermoz 28
6041 Charleroi
Activity type
Research Organisations
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 395 500
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
BULL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 629 500
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DELTATEC
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 618 750
Address
Rue Gilles Magnée, 92/6
4430 Ans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)