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European Exascale Processor  Memory Node Design

European Exascale Processor Memory Node Design

Objective

ExaNoDe will investigate, develop integrate and validate the building blocks (technology readiness level 5) for a highly efficient, highly integrated, multi-way, high-performance, heterogeneous compute element aimed towards exascale computing. It will build on multiple European initiatives for scalable computing, utilizing low- power processors and advanced nanotechnologies. ExaNoDe will draw heavily on the Unimem memory and system design paradigm defined within the EUROSERVER FP7 project, providing low-latency, high-bandwidth and resilient memory access, scalable to Exabyte levels.

The ExaNoDe compute element aims towards exascale compute goals through:
• Integration of the most advanced low-power processors and accelerators (across scalar, SIMD, GPGPU and FPGA processing elements) supported by research and innovation in the deployment of associated nanotechnologies and in the mechanical requirements to enable the development of a high-density, high-performance integrated compute element with advanced thermal characteristics and connectivity to the next generation of system interconnect and storage;
• Undertaking essential research to ensure the ExaNoDe compute element provides necessary support of HPC applications including I/O and storage virtualization techniques, operating system and semantically aware runtime capabilities and PGAS, OpenMP and MPI paradigms;
• The development of a hardware emulation of interconnect to enable the evaluation of Unimem for the deployment of multiple compute elements and to leverage the potential of the ExaNoDe approach for HPC applications.

Each aspect of ExaNoDe is aligned with the goals of the ETP4HPC. The work will be steered by first-hand experience and analysis of high-performance applications and their requirements; investigations being carried out with “mini-application” abstractions and the tuning of their kernels.

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 3 041 945

Participants (12)

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ARM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 203 267,50

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 482 103,75

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 091 500

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 372 500

SCAPOS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 524 400

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 780 068,75

BULL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 229 000

VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS

France

EU Contribution

€ 484 375

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 568 000

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 357 922,50

KALRAY SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 369 165

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671578

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 629 247,50

  • EU contribution

    € 8 629 247,50

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France