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lOw Power heterogeneous architecture for nExt generation of smaRt infrastructure and platforms in industrial and societal Applications

lOw Power heterogeneous architecture for nExt generation of smaRt infrastructure and platforms in industrial and societal Applications

Objective

OPERA project aims at supporting these ambitious challenges with technological innovation on three main aspects:
• Design next generation Low Power (LP) and Ultra-Low Power (ULP) systems,
• improve energy efficiency in computing by means of heterogeneous architectures,
• and provide smart and energy efficient solution for the interaction between embedded smart systems and remote small form-factor data centers
OPERA project fits into the mission and scope of the H2020 ICT workplan for 2014 and 2015 aspiring to the European leadership in industrial technologies for the Ultra-Low Power computing devices and sensors enabling an ecosystem of heterogeneous devices and small form factor data centers
In this context, OPERA’s vision is to deliver innovation on highly parallel, heterogeneous, reliable, low power, and secure systems leveraging both low power server-class processors and reconfigurable devices. While the former provide energy efficient processing power for the majority of the workloads, the latter offer the possibility of customizing and adapting hardware solutions over time to specific needs. The targets of innovation in OPERA are next generation LP servers and highly parallel embedded computer systems based on ULP architectures. Adopting a mechanism for selecting the best processing element for a specific task is fundamental for achieving good levels in energy efficiency. OPERA aims at exploiting such kind of mechanisms to orchestrate both general-purpose and reconfigurable devices. The OPERA vision is to integrate ULP smart devices into a platform that uses next-generation LP servers to remotely process the data and offering cloud-based services.
OPERA's added value to the project is the validation of the technological solutions on three different real-life workloads use-cases. By integrating and optimizing computing systems for energy efficiency at different levels of the computing continuum, OPERA envisages the creation of big opportunities for Europe

Coordinator

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Address

Via C.Olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 630 000

Participants (11)

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IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 956 102,50

HEWLETT PACKARD CENTRE DE COMPETENCES FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 675 000

NALLATECH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 975 000

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 549 000

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 362 883,75

CONSORZIO PER IL SISTEMA INFORMATIVO (CSI PIEMONTE)

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 366 875

NEAVIA TECHNOLOGIES

France

EU Contribution

€ 557 985

CERTIOS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 554 275

TESEO SPA TECNOLOGIE E SISTEMI ELETTRONICI ED OTTICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 572 250

DEPARTEMENT DE L'ISERE

France

EU Contribution

€ 303 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688386

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 502 496,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 502 496,25

Coordinated by:

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy