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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

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 630 000

Participants (10)

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 956 102,50
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEWLETT PACKARD CENTRE DE COMPETENCES FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 675 000
Address
Avenue Du Canada 1
91940 Les Ulis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NALLATECH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 975 000
Address
Room 1C-114 Bristol & Bath Science Park Dirak Crescent Emersons Green
BS16 7FR Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 362 883,75
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO PER IL SISTEMA INFORMATIVO (CSI PIEMONTE)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 366 875
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 216
10134 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LACROIX CITY PLOUFRAGAN
France
EU contribution
€ 557 985
Address
8 Impasse Du Bourrelier
44800 Saint Herblain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CERTIOS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 554 275
Address
Keizersgracht 241 Kamer 241
1016 EA Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TESEO SPA TECNOLOGIE E SISTEMI ELETTRONICI ED OTTICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 572 250
Address
Corso A Fleming 25-27-29
10040 Druento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEPARTEMENT DE L'ISERE
France
EU contribution
€ 303 125
Address
Hotel Du Departement, Rue Fantin Latour 7
38022 Grenoble
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)