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SparCity: An Optimization and Co-design Framework for Sparse Computation

Project description

A world-class supercomputing infrastructure in Europe

Exascale supercomputers are able to perform more than 1 trillion operations per second. Developing a world-class supercomputing infrastructure in Europe and increasing competitiveness is being pursued by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking. In this context, the EU-funded SPARCITY project will create a supercomputing framework that will provide efficient algorithms and coherent tools. The aim is to maximise performance and energy efficiency of sparse computations on emerging high-performance computing systems. Specifically, it will enhance the computing scale and energy efficiency of four challenging real-life applications that come from drastically different domains, namely, computational cardiology, social networks, bioinformatics and autonomous driving.

Objective

Perfectly aligned with the vision of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, the SparCity project aims at creating a supercomputing framework that will provide efficient algorithms and coherent tools specifically designed for maximising the performance and energy efficiency of sparse computations on emerging HPC systems, while also opening up new usage areas for sparse computations in data analytics and deep learning. The framework enables comprehensive application characterization and modeling, performing synergistic node-level and system-level software optimizations. By creating a digital SuperTwin, the framework is also capable of evaluating existing hardware components and addressing what-if scenarios on emerging architectures and systems in a co-design perspective. To demonstrate the effectiveness, societal impact, and usability of the framework, the SparCity project will enhance the computing scale and energy efficiency of four challenging real-life applications that come from drastically different domains, namely, computational cardiology, social networks, bioinformatics and autonomous driving. By targeting this collection of challenging applications, SparCity will develop world-class, extreme scale and energy-efficient HPC technologies, and contribute to building a sustainable exascale ecosystem and increasing Europe’s competitiveness.

Coordinator

KOC UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 162 896,25
Address
RUMELI FENERI YOLU SARIYER
34450 Istanbul
Türkiye

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 325 792,50

Participants (5)