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Network Solution for Exascale Architectures

Objective

In order to enable Exascale computing, next generation interconnection networks must scale to hundreds of thousands of nodes, and must provide features to also allow the HPC, HPDA, and AI applications to reach Exascale, while benefiting from new hardware and software trends.
To achieve this goal, the RED-SEA proposal gathers the key European R&D competences, by bringing together the top academic centres with the key European industrial forces in this domain. The project will leverage BXI, the key European Interconnect, which is in production and featured in Top 500 systems, with the aim to adapt it to the challenges of coming years.
RED-SEA will pave the way to the next generation of European Exascale interconnects, including the next generation of BXI, as follows:
i. specify the new architecture using hardware-software co-design and a set of applications representative of the new terrain of converging HPC, HPDA, and AI;
ii. test, evaluate, and/or implement the new architectural features at multiple levels, according to the nature of each of them, ranging from mathematical analysis and modelling, to simulation, or to emulation or implementation on FPGA testbeds;
iii. enable seamless communication within and between resource clusters, and therefore development of a high-performance low latency gateway, bridging seamlessly with Ethernet;
iv. add efficient network resource management, thus improving congestion resiliency, virtualization, adaptive routing, collective operations;
v. open the interconnect to new kinds of applications and hardware, with enhancements for end-to-end network services – from programming models to reliability, security, low-latency, and new processors;
vi. leverage open standards and compatible APIs to develop innovative reusable libraries and Fabrics management solutions.

We will work together with the other projects resulting from the EuroHPC-01-2019 call, especially with IO-SEA (topic b) and DEEP-SEA (topic d) if they get approved.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

EuroHPC-RIA - EuroHPC-RIA

Coordinator

BULL SAS
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 948 150

Participants (10)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 466 250
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 131 708,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 000,63
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
EXTOLL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 412,50
Address
Rheinvorlandstrasse 5
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 117 350
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 795,63
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 750
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
EXASCALE PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS - EXAPSYS IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 82 187,50
Address
Steliou Kazantzidi 47
55536 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXACT LAB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 91 250
Address
Via Beirut 2-4
34151 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)