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A Model-driven development framework for highly Parallel and EneRgy-Efficient computation supporting multi-criteria optimisation

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Framework for complex software construction ticks all multi-criteria boxes

Innovation in interconnected systems design is crucial for reducing cost and complexity in multi-component computing platforms. Current software development tools cannot fulfil the various antagonistic criteria in programming architecture. AMPERE’s model-driven engineering (MDE) framework addresses this challenge. Their MDE framework allows for efficiency in constructing complex software architectures, taking into account parallel conflicting requirements. It also enables the use of specialised programming languages to accurately describe the subsystems’ cyber/physical interactions. AMPERE envisages the development of novel methods and tools for constructing accurate models of proposed systems in computing platforms. Thus, system constraints are efficiently dealt with, while ensuring performance targets are met. AMPERE’s computing software will also help improve overall system efficiency along with fulfilment of non-functional requirements.


Complex, dependable and physically-entangled systems of systems must be supported by innovations to allow a significant reduction of the cost and complexity of system design targeting computing platforms composed of parallel heterogeneous architectures. Software development is one key challenge, as current programming tools do not fully support emerging processor architectures. Parallel and heterogeneous platforms are difficult to program and even more to optimise for the multiple conflicting criteria imposed by applications, such as performance, energy efficiency, real-time response, resiliency and fault tolerance. AMPERE addresses this challenge by incorporating model-driven engineering (MDE) as the key element for the construction of complex software architectures. MDE enables to efficiently capture system's functional and non-functional requirements, including multiple conflicting requirements, as well as enabling the use of domain specific model-driven languages (DSML) to further refine the description of cyber/physical interactions. The vision of AMPERE is that there is a clear necessity of developing a new generation of code synthesis methods and tools capable to implement correct-by-construction systems, in which the constraints captured by the system model are efficiently transformed to the parallel programming models supported by the underlying parallel heterogeneous platform, whilst providing the level of performance required. Moreover, AMPERE will provide computing software composed of a set of advanced run-time methods implementing monitoring and dynamic reconfiguration techniques, that will support the parallel execution to improve the overall system's efficiency, and guarantee that the non-functional requirements capture by the DSML are fulfilled. AMPERE advances will be integrated in a set of ready-to-use tools and libraries, and validated through demonstration in two reference applications, from automotive and railway domains.

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Net EU contribution
€ 707 500,00
08034 Barcelona

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Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 707 500,00

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