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Developing Hardware and Design Methodologies for Heterogeneous Low Power Field Programmable Servers

Objective

The goal of this project is to reduce the power performance ratio within data-centres by improving the usability and usefulness of FPGAs, embedded CPU (eCPU), GPUs and multi/manycore accelerators in high-performance and low-power heterogeneous computing servers. We target applications between traditional super computing tasks (where huge amount of man-power can be spent for manual algorithm optimization) and general purpose data-centre applications (which have to run as they are w/o any optimization for hardware acceleration).The consortium consists of partners from embedded systems and high-performance computing domains. We will combine our experiences in automatic software-to-hardware synthesis and hardware-software co-design from the embedded systems world with the hardware and application experience from the high-performance computing world.The project focus will be on a) setting up a flexible server hardware system, offering a user-constrainted amount of CPUs, eCPUs, FPGAs, GPUs and multi/manycore processors; b) setting up a software development environment, easing up computing resources co-programming adapted fromexisting tools and runtime management techniques from the embedded system domain and leveraging state-of-the-art middle-ware communication and execution frameworks from the HPC domain; and c) demonstrate the effectiveness of both hardware and software environments from FiPS outputs with real world applications at four HPC application partners.
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Coordinator

OFFIS EV

Address

Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 841 200

Administrative Contact

Domenik Helms (Dr.)

Participants (9)

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CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 119 860

COSYNTH GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 110 040

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 371 360

CHRISTMANN INFORMATIONSTECHNIK + MEDIEN GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 453 340

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 126 450

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 519 363

SOFISTIK HELLAS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 165 360

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 10 350

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 381 140

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609757

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 922 598

  • EU contribution

    € 3 098 463

Coordinated by:

OFFIS EV

Germany

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