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European, extendable, energy-efficient, energetic, embedded, extensible, Processor Ecosystem

Objective

The eProcessor ecosystem combines open source software (SW)/hardware (HW) to deliver the first completely open source European full stack ecosystem based on a new RISC-V CPU coupled to multiple diverse accelerators that target traditional HPC and extend into mixed precision workloads for High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), (AI, ML, DL and Bioinformatics). eProcessor will be extendable (open source), energy-efficient (low power), extreme-scale (high performance), suitable for uses in HPC and embedded applications, and extensible (easy to add on-chip and/or off-chip components), hence, the “e” used as a wildcard in eProcessor proposal name.

eProcessor combines cutting edge research utilizing SW/HW co-design to achieve sustained processor and system performance for (sparse and mixed-precision) HPC and HPDA workloads by combining a high performance low power (architecture and circuit techniques) out-of-order processor core with novel, adaptive on-chip memory structures and management, as well as fault tolerance features. These software-hardware co-design solutions span the full stack from applications to runtimes, tools, OS, and the CPU and accelerators.

eProcessor is able to pursue a full stack (SW and HW) research project by leveraging and extending the work done in multiple European projects like: European Processor Initiative, Low-Energy Toolset for Heterogeneous Computing, MareNostrum Experimental Exascale Platform, POP2 CoE, Tulipp, EuroEXA, and ExaNeSt. By doing so, we can improve the Technical Readiness Level and work with industrial partners that provide a direct path to commercialization. This can only be done with a combination of SW simulation, HW emulation using FPGAs, and real ASIC prototypes that demonstrate the full stack feasibility of the hardware and software. Finally, while the applications we use span IoT to HPC, the ASIC implementation will be in a technology node that can easily be adopted for a near-future HPC implementation.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

EuroHPC-RIA - EuroHPC-RIA

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 212 933,13

Participants (9)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 627 126,88
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 683 375
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 39 375
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORTUS
France
EU contribution
€ 540 717,50
Address
491 Rue Charles Nungesser Batiment Telecom Ii
34130 Mauguio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHRISTMANN INFORMATIONSTECHNIK + MEDIEN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 625
Address
Ilseder Hutte 10
31241 Ilsede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 161 875
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXTOLL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 897,50
Address
Rheinvorlandstrasse 5
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 251 750
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXASCALE PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS - EXAPSYS IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 145 312,50
Address
Steliou Kazantzidi 47
55536 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)