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European Exascale Software Initiative 2\nTowards exascale roadmap implementation

European Exascale Software Initiative 2\nTowards exascale roadmap implementation

Objective

The use of High Performance Computing (HPC) is commonly recognized a key strategic element both in research and industry for an improvement of the understanding of complex phenomena. The constant growth of generated data - Big Data - and computing capabilities of extreme systems lead to a new generation of computers composed of millions of heterogeneous cores which will provide Exaflop performances in 2020. Such hardware architectures lead to outstanding technological breakthrough possibilities in computations but also to outstanding software challenges. In front of this challenge, the international community has launched various programs and organizations. In US this has been done through some funding programs such as the Ubiquitous High Performance Computing program and the co-design centre call. The International Exascale Software Project (IESP) had the goal to built a US and international roadmap. In Europe the EU PRACE project which is preparing the tier-0 level of the European HPC ecosystem, has been implemented. The successful first European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI1) federated the European community, built a preliminary European cartography, vision and roadmap and stated as the European voice at international level. However, it is necessary to go one step further towards implementation, by establishing a European structure to gather the European community, by providing periodically cartography and roadmaps and dynamic synthesis and recommendations in (i) defining and following up concrete impacts of R&D projects, (ii) detecting disruptive technologies (iii) addressing cross cutting issues in numerical processing and software engineering, (iiii) developing gap analysis methodology towards Exascale roadmap implementation. Overall, to achieve Exascale targets, international collaboration need to be explored and a more dynamical structure must be implemented.
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Coordinator

Total S.A.

Address

Place Jean Millier 2
92400 Courbevoie

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 463 144

Administrative Contact

Cathy MORIN (Mrs.)

Participants (20)

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PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED COMPUTINGIN EUROPE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 18 832

NEOVIA

France

EU Contribution

€ 189 430

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 65 056

BAYERISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 23 112

GERMAN RESEARCH SCHOOL FOR SIMULATION SCIENCES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 14 552

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 79 394

GRAND EQUIPEMENT NATIONAL DE CALCUL INTENSIF

France

EU Contribution

€ 47 722

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 23 112

NEOVIA INNOVATION SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 53 500

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 5 992

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 076

UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 14 552

CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 56 282

SURFSARA BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 152 952

STICHTING SURF

Netherlands

STICHTING ACADEMISCH REKENCENTRUM AMSTERDAM (SARA).

Netherlands

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 23 112

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 41 516

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 23 112

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 14 552

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312478

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    30 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 704 492

  • EU contribution

    € 1 360 000

Coordinated by:

Total S.A.

France