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

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

EuroHPC-RIA - EuroHPC-RIA

Coordinator

KOC UNIVERSITY
Address
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul
Turkey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 162 896,25

Participants (5)

SABANCI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 125 565
Address
Universite Caddesi N 27, Orta Mahalle
34956 Tuzla Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 426 250
Address
Martin Linges Vei 17
1364 Fornebu
Activity type
Research Organisations
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 299 150
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 125
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GRAPHCORE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 64 750
Address
Hieronymus Heyerdahls Gate 1
0160 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)