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Co-designed Innovation and System for Resilient Exascale Computing in Europe: From Applications to Silicon

Objective

To achieve the demands of extreme scale and the delivery of exascale, we embrace the computing platform as a whole, not just component optimization or fault resilience. EuroEXA brings a holistic foundation from multiple European HPC projects and partners together with the industrial SME focus of MAX for FPGA data-flow; ICE for infrastructure; ALLIN for HPC tooling and ZPT to collapse the memory bottleneck; to co-design a ground-breaking platform capable of scaling peak performance to 400 PFLOP in a peak system power envelope of 30MW; over four times the performance at four times the energy efficiency of today’s HPC platforms. Further, we target a PUE parity rating of 1.0 through use of renewables and immersion-based cooling.

We co-design a balanced architecture for both compute- and data-intensive applications using a cost-efficient, modular-integration approach enabled by novel inter-die links and the tape-out of a resulting EuroEXA processing unit with integration of FPGA for data-flow acceleration. We provide a homogenised software platform offering heterogeneous acceleration with scalable shared memory access and create a unique hybrid geographically-addressed, switching and topology interconnect within the rack while enabling the adoption of low-cost Ethernet switches offering low-Latency and high-switching bandwidth.

Working together with a rich mix of key HPC applications from across climate/weather, physics/energy and life-science/bioinformatics domains we will demonstrate the results of the project through the deployment of an integrated and operational peta-flop level prototype hosted at STFC. Supported by run-to-completion platform-wide resilience mechanisms, components will manage local failures, while communicating with higher levels of the stack. Monitored and controlled by advanced runtime capabilities, EuroEXA will demonstrate its co-design solution supporting both existing pre-exascale and project-developed exascale applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETHPC-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 748 250

Participants (17)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 134 190
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 259 937,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 245 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 951 875
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 454 920
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZEROPOINT TECHNOLOGIES AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 842 500
Address
Falkenbergsgatan 3
412 85 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICEOTOPE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 201 418,75
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)
ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 500
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION ANONIMI ETAIRIA

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 314 391,25
Address
Farmakidou 10
34100 Chalkida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAXELER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 245 000
Address
3 & 4 Albion Place
W6 0QT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEURASMUS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 520 187,50
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 50 Kmr Ee 1202A
3015 GE Rotterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 726 875
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 363 250
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 669 156,25
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 705 712,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EXASCALE PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS - EXAPSYS IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 201 858,75
Address
Steliou Kazantzidi 47
55536 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)