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Computation-in-memory architecture based on resistive devices

Objective

"The MNEMOSENE project aims at demonstrating a new computation-in-memory (CIM) based on resistive devices together with its required programming flow and interface. To develop the new architecture, the following scientific and technical objectives will be targeted:

• Objective 1: Develop new algorithmic solutions for targeted applications for CIM architecture.
• Objective 2: Develop and design new mapping methods integrated in a framework for efficient compilation of the new algorithms into CIM macro-level operations; each of these is mapped to a group of CIM tiles.
• Objective 3: Develop a macro-architecture based on the integration of group of CIM tiles, including the overall scheduling of the macro-level operation, data accesses, inter-tile communication, the partitioning of the crossbar, etc.
• Objective 4: Develop and demonstrate the micro-architecture level of CIM tiles and their models, including primitive logic and arithmetic operators, the mapping of such operators on the crossbar, different circuit choices and the associated design trade-offs, etc.
• Objective 5: Design a simulator (based on calibrated models of memristor devices & building blocks) and FPGA emulator for the new architecture (CIM device combined with conventional CPU) in order demonstrate its superiority. Demonstrate the concept of CIM by performing measurements on fabricated crossbar mounted on a PCB board.

A demonstrator will be produced and tested to show that the storage and processing can be integrated in the same physical location to improve energy efficiency and also to show that the proposed accelerator is able to achieve the following measurable targets (as compared with a general purpose multi-core platform) for the considered applications:

• Improve the energy-delay product by factor of 100X to 1000X
• Improve the computational efficiency (#operations / total-energy) by factor of 10X to 100X
• Improve the performance density (# operations per area) by factor of 10X to 100X"

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/arithmetic
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware/computer processor

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 763 636,25

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 645 962,50
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 250
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 239 837,50
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 423 750
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING IMEC NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 450 750
Address
High Tech Campus 31
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 523 183,75
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 416 750
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTELLIGENTSIA CONSULTANTS SARL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
35 Cite Am Wenkel
8086 Bertrange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)