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Low Energy Toolset for Heterogeneous Computing

Objective

Recently system integrators have dramatically increased their efforts in heterogeneous computing by integrating heterogeneous cores on die (ARM), utilizing general purpose GPUs (NVIDIA), combining CPUs and GPUs on same die (Intel, AMD), leveraging FPGAs (Altera, Xilinx), integrating CPUs with FPGAs (Xilinx), and coupling FPGAs and CPUs in the same package (IBM-Altera, Intel-Altera). Heterogeneity aims to solve the problems associated with the end of Moore´s Law by incorporating more specialized compute units in the system hardware and by utilizing the most efficient compute unit. However, while software-stack support for heterogeneity is relatively well developed for performance, software stack support for power- and energy-efficient computing it is severely lacking. Given that the ICT sector is responsible for 5% of global electricity consumption, software stack-support for energy-efficient heterogeneous computing is critical to the future growth of the ICT industry. The primary ambition of the LEGaTO project is to address this challenge by starting with a Made-in-Europe mature software stack, and by optimizing this stack to support energy-efficient computing on a commercial cutting-edge European-developed CPU-GPU-FPGA heterogeneous hardware substrate, which will lead to an order of magnitude increase in energy efficiency.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 088 828,75

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 654 187,50
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 452 125
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 654 166,25
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MACHINE INTELLIGENCE SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 177 750
Address
Pobox 5243
402 24 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 431 125
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTMANN INFORMATIONSTECHNIK + MEDIEN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 809 750
Address
Ilseder Hutte 10
31241 Ilsede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR INFEKTIONSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 208 250
Address
Inhoffenstrasse 7
38124 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 452 750
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAXELER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 585 250
Address
3 & 4 Albion Place
W6 0QT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)