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Collaborative Research into Exascale Systemware, Tools and Applications

Collaborative Research into Exascale Systemware, Tools and Applications

Objective

For the past thirty years, the need for ever greater supercomputer performance has driven the development of many computing technologies which have subsequently been exploited in the mass market. Delivering an exaflop (or 10^18 calculations per second) by the end of this decade is the challenge that the supercomputing community worldwide has set itself. The Collaborative Research into Exascale Systemware, Tools and Applications project (CRESTA) brings together four of Europe's leading supercomputing centres, with one of the world's major equipment vendors, two of Europe's leading programming tools providers and six application and problem owners to explore how the exaflop challenge can be met. CRESTA focuses on the use of six applications with exascale potential and uses them as co-design vehicles to develop: the development environment, algorithms and libraries, user tools, and the underpinning and cross-cutting technologies required to support the execution of applications at the exascale. The applications represented in CRESTA have been chosen as a representative sample from across the supercomputing domain including: biomolecular systems, fusion energy, the virtual physiological human, numerical weather prediction and engineering.
No one organisation, be they a hardware or software vendor or service provider can deliver the necessary range of technological innovations required to enable computing at the exascale. This is recognised through the on-going work of the International Exascale Software Project and, in Europe, the European Exascale Software Initiative. CRESTA will actively engage with European and International collaborative activities to ensure that Europe plays its full role worldwide. Over its 39 month duration the project will deliver key, exploitable technologies that will allow the co-design applications to successfully execute on multi-petaflop systems in preparation for the first exascale systems towards the end of this decade.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Address

Old College, South Bridge
Eh8 9yl Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 638 836

Administrative Contact

Mark Parsons (Dr.)

Participants (14)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 456 600

DLR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 595 797

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 807 168

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 216 000

ABO AKADEMI

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 346 680

CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 201 280

CENTRALE RECHERCHE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 191 633

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 451 280

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 719 760

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 551 640

ALLINEA SOFTWARE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 572 770

CRAY U.K. LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 754 266

Allinea Software GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 58 790

ECOLE CENTRALE DES ARTS ET MANUFACTURES

France

EU Contribution

€ 7 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 287703

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 874 424

  • EU contribution

    € 8 570 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom