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Hardware-Assisted Decoupled Access Execution on the Digital Market: The EDRA Framework

Project description

High performance computing framework in the cloud

Developing the next generation of high-performance computing (HPC) technologies, applications and systems towards exascale is a priority for the EU. The ‘Decoupled Access – Execute’ (DAE) approach is an HPC framework developed by the EU-funded project EXTRA for mapping applications to reconfigurable hardware. The EU-funded EDRA project will deploy virtual machines that integrate the EXTRA DAE architecture onto custom hardware within the cloud infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services marketplace, one of the largest cloud service providers. The project will focus on the commercialisation of EDRA on Amazon’s web service marketplace to ensure the EDRA framework is widely available and versatile for wide-ranging applications.

Objective

The FET project “EXTRA” (Exploiting eXascale Technology with Reconfigurable Architectures) aimed at devising efficient ways to deploy ultra-efficient heterogeneous compute nodes for future exascale High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. One major outcome was the development of a framework for mapping applications to reconfigurable hardware, relying on the concept of Decoupled Access – Execute (DAE) approach.

This project focuses on the commercialization of the EXTRA framework for cloud HPC platforms. More specifically, it targets the deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs) that integrate the EXTRA DAE Reconfigurable Architecture (EDRA) on custom hardware within the cloud infrastructure of one of the largest cloud service providers, the Amazon Web Services marketplace. End-users will be able to automatically map their applications to “EDRA-enhanced” VMs, and directly deploy them onto Amazon’s cloud infrastructure for optimal performance and minimal cost.

Towards a successful exploitation outcome, the project will put effort on (a) applying the required software- and hardware-level modifications on the current EXTRA framework to comply with Amazon’s infrastructure, (b) devising a business strategy to effectively address various user groups, and (c) disseminating the benefits of this solution to large public events and summits.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-03

Coordinator

EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO TILEPIKONONIAKON SYSTIMATON
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
KOUNOUPIDIANA AKROTIRIO TUC CAMPUS
73100 CHANIA
Greece

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Region
Νησιά Αιγαίου Κρήτη Χανιά
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 100 000,00