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Self adaptive heterogeneous manycore based on Flexible Tiles

De 2011-10-15 à 2015-04-14, projet clôturé | FlexTiles Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 5 336 349

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 3 670 000

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

France

Appel à propositions:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

To develop an energy-efficient programmable heterogeneous manycore platform with self-adaptive capabilities that apply to cognitive radio, video processing, embedded devices and ambient computing

A major challenge in computing is to leverage multi-core technology to develop energy-efficient high performance systems. This is critical for embedded systems with a very limited energy budget as well as for supercomputers in terms of sustainability. Moreover the efficient programming of multi-core architectures, as we move towards manycores with more than a thousand cores predicted by 2020, remains an unresolved issue. The FlexTiles project will define and develop an energy-efficient yet programmable heterogeneous manycore platform with self-adaptive capabilities.

The manycore will be associated with an innovative virtualisation layer and a dedicated tool-flow to improve programming efficiency, reduce the impact on time to market and reduce the development cost by 20 to 50%.
FlexTiles will raise the accessibility of the manycore technology to industry - from small SMEs to large companies - thanks to its programming efficiency and its ability to adapt to the targeted domain using embedded reconfigurable technologies.

Objectif

A major challenge in computing is to leverage multi-core technologies to enable the development of energy-efficient high performance systems. This is especially critical for embedded systems which have very limited energy budget as well as for supercomputers in respect to sustainability. But, efficient programming of multi-core architectures, moving towards manycores with more than a thousand cores predicted by 2020, remains an unresolved issue. The FlexTiles project will define and develop an energy-efficient and programmable heterogeneous manycore platform (THALES, CSEM, CEA) with self-adaptive capabilities, based on the following innovations:•\tEnergy-efficiency, performance and flexibility provided by a reconfigurable layer linked to the manycore and enabling the dynamic instantiation of dedicated accelerators (UR1).•\tPower consumption, load balancing, dynamic mapping and resilience to faulty modules managed through self-adaptation features (KIT).•\tVirtualised executable codes enabling dynamic relocation of configuration (TUE) and bitstreams respectively on standard processor and network on chip and on reconfigurable layer (UR1).•\tA virtualisation layer monitoring the system and optimising the application mapping for load balancing, power consumption and faults tolerance (KIT, TUE).•\tParallelisation and compilation tools improvement to take into account the mixture of static and dynamic behaviours (ACE, THALES).FlexTiles proposed final platform will be validated on two main applications (smart camera, cognitive radio) of the targeted embedded technology market (THALES, SUNDANCE). FlexTiles achieved new type of manycore will also benefit from other markets and applications' domains opportunities (e.g. automotive, autonomous systems, medical imaging systems, supercomputers), where there is a combined need for energy-efficiency, performance and interactivity, while guaranteeing short time to market.

Coordonnées du coordinateur

Fabrice Lemonnier, (HPEC leader, R&D project manager)
Tél.: +33 1 6941 5951
Fax: +33 1 6941 6001
E-mail

Coordinateur

THALES SA
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 838 868


TOUR CARPE DIEM PLACE DES COROLLES ESPLANADE NORD
92200 COURBEVOIE
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Olivier Prévotat
Tél.: +33 1 69415707
Fax: +33 1 69415959
E-mail

Participants

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 421 514


RUE JAQUET DROZ 1
2002 NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Christian PIGUET
Tél.: +41 32 720 5227
Fax: +41 32 720 5763
E-mail
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 331 480


KAISERSTRASSE 12
76131 KARLSRUHE
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Jens Becker
Tél.: +49 721 608 46498
Fax: +49 721 608 42925
E-mail
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 177 100


UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 150
44801 BOCHUM
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Michael Huebner
Tél.: +49 2343225975
Fax: +492343214499
E-mail
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 492 568


RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Olivier HATEM
Tél.: +33438783057
Fax: +33438785159
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 318 864


RUE DU THABOR 2
35065 RENNES CEDEX
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Yolaine BOMPAYS
Tél.: +33223233723
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 389 545


GROENE LOPER 5
5612 AE EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Suzanne Udo
Tél.: +31402475824
Fax: +31402459625
E-mail
COMPAAN DESIGN BV
Fin de participation
Netherlands

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


GALILEIWEG 8
2333BD LEIDEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Bart Kienhuis
Tél.: +31 20 5216686
Fax: +31 20 6750389
E-mail
ACE ASSOCIATED COMPILER EXPERTS B.V.
Netherlands

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 202 035


DE RUYTERKADE 113
1011AB AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Marius Schoorel
Tél.: +31 20 6646416
Fax: +31 20 6750389
E-mail
SUNDANCE MULTIPROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 202 860


CHILTERN HOUSE UNIT 20 WATERSIDE
HP5 1PS CHESHAM
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Flemming Christensen
Tél.: +44 7850 911 417
Fax: +44 1494 793168
E-mail
THALES COMMUNICATIONS & SECURITY SAS
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 241 766


AVENUE DES LOUVRESSES 4
92230 GENNEVILLIERS
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Gwenael GUILMIN
Tél.: +33146132835
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 53 400


DOMAINE DE VOLUCEAU ROCQUENCOURT
78153 LE CHESNAY CEDEX
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Jean-Paul GUILLOIS
Tél.: +33299847248
Fax: +33299847171
E-mail