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European Exascale System Interconnect and Storage

Objective

ExaNeSt will develop, evaluate, and prototype the physical platform and architectural solution for a unified Communication and Storage Interconnect and the physical rack and environmental structures required to deliver European Exascale Systems. The consortium brings technology, skills, and knowledge across the entire value chain from computing IP to packaging and system deployment; and from operating systems, storage, and communication to HPC with big data management, algorithms, applications, and frameworks. Building on a decade of advanced R&D, ExaNeSt will deliver the solution that can support exascale deployment in the follow-up industrial commercialization phases. Using direction from the ETP4HPC roadmap and soon-available high density and efficiency compute, we will model, simulate, and validate through prototype, a system with:
1. High throughput, low latency connectivity, suitable for exascale-level compute, their storage, and I/O, with congestion mitigation, QoS guarantees, and resilience.
2. Support for distributed storage located with the compute elements providing low latency that non-volatile memories require, while reducing energy, complexity, and costs.
3. Support for task-to-data sw locality models to ensure minimum data communication energy overheads and property maintenance in databases.
4. Hyper-density system integration scheme that will develop a modular, commercial, European-sourced advanced cooling system for exascale in ~200 racks while maintaining reliability and cost of ownership.
5. The platform management scheme for big-data I/O to this resilient, unified distributed storage compute architecture.
6. Demonstrate the applicability of the platform for the complete spectrum of Big Data applications, e.g. from HPC simulations to Business Intelligence support.
All aspects will be steered and validated with the first-hand experience of HPC applications and experts, through kernel turning and subsequent data management and application analysis.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software/operating systems
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/business intelligence

Call for proposal

H2020-FETHPC-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 191 250

Participants (12)

ICEOTOPE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 348 125
Address
Amp Technology Centre Brunel Way Advanced Manufacturing Park Brunel Way
S60 5WG Rotherham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALLINEA SOFTWARE LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 201,34
Address
Warwick Technology Park The Innovation Centre
CV34 6UW Warwick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINSOFT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 520 625
Address
Via Della Stazione 27
38100 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXACT LAB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Via Beirut 2-4
34151 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONETDB SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 651 000
Address
Science Park 106 Gebouw Matrix Vii
1098 XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS
France
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
17 Rue Lakanal
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 600 000
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 769 375
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 719 422,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 426 500
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 376 250
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 798,66
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)