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

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.
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INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

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Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 748 250

Participants (16)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 5 134 190

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 259 937,50

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 245 000

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 951 875

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 454 920

ZEROPOINT TECHNOLOGIES AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 842 500

ICEOTOPE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 4 201 418,75

ARM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 364 500

SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION ANONIMI ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 516 250

MAXELER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 245 000

NEURASMUS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 520 187,50

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 726 875

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 363 250

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 669 156,25

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 705 712,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 754337

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 19 949 022,50

  • EU contribution

    € 19 949 022,50

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece