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Optimizing Industrial Applications for Heterogeneous HPC systems

Objective

In order to support the expanding demands for processing power from emerging HPC applications, within a pragmatic energy envelope, the future HPC systems will incorporate accelerators. One promising approach, towards this end, is the utilization of FPGAs; the main advantage of those devices is that, since they can be reconfigured at any time so as to implement tailor-made application accelerators, their energy efficiency and/or performance, in most of the cases, is much higher than that of CPUs and GPUs.
OPTIMA is an SME-driven project aiming to port and optimize a number of industrial applications as well as a set of open-source libraries, utilized in at least 3 different application domains, to two novel FPGA-populated HPC systems, utilizing several innovative programming environments. It is expected that the applications and the libraries will be executed, in those heterogeneous HPC systems at significantly higher energy-efficiency as described by the Energy Delay Product metric (EDP); in particular, the EDP of the OPTIMA applications and libraries when executed on the targeted FPGA-based HPC systems, is expected to be more than 10x higher than that triggered by CPU-based systems and more than 3x higher than the GPU-based ones.
The main outcomes of OPTIMA will be that: a) the participating SMEs will gain a significant advantage since they will be able to execute their applications much more efficiently than the competition, b) it will be further proved that Europe is at the forefront of developing efficient FPGA-populated HPC systems and application/libraries taking advantage of them, c) the open-source libraries as well as the open-source applications developed within OPTIMA will allow third parties to easily target FPGA-based HPC systems for their application developments, d) there will be an open-to-use HPC infrastructure supported by a specially formed sustainability body.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

EuroHPC-IA - EuroHPC-IA

Coordinator

EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO TILEPIKONONIAKON SYSTIMATON
Address
Kounoupidiana Akrotirio Tuc Campus
73100 Chania
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 174 500

Participants (9)

CYBERBOTICS SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 156 843,75
Address
Epfl Innovation Park, Building C
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 437 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EXASCALE PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS - EXAPSYS IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 77 437,50
Address
Steliou Kazantzidi 47
55536 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 163 437,50
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
M3E SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 906,25
Address
Via Giambellino 7
35129 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAXELER IOT LABS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Molengraaffsingel 12
2629 JD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 818,75
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENGINSOFT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 134 312,50
Address
Via Della Stazione 27
38100 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APPENTRA SOLUTIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 97 221,25
Address
Lugar Campus De Elvina S/n Edificio De Servicios
15071 A Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)