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European Exascale System Interconnect and Storage

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.
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Coordinator

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Address

N Plastira Str 100
70013 Heraklion

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 191 250

Participants (12)

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ICEOTOPE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 348 125

ALLINEA SOFTWARE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 84 201,34

ENGINSOFT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 520 625

EXACT LAB SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 220 000

MONETDB SOLUTIONS B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 651 000

VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS

France

EU Contribution

€ 450 000

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 600 000

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 769 375

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 719 422,50

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 426 500

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 376 250

ARM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 798,66

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671553

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 442 547,50

  • EU contribution

    € 8 442 547,50

Coordinated by:

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece