(PP10): EuroEXA - EU ExaScale Co-Design Project
TimeWednesday, June 19th3:15pm - 4pm
DescriptionFunded by the EU, EuroEXA is a €20m co-design project as part of the EU race to ExaScale. EuroEXA inherits IP from other EU projects and has had donations of IP from major companies worth as much as €80m, making EuroEXA a €100m project.
EuroEXA's objective is to provide a template and demonstrator for an upcoming ExaScale system by co-designing and implementing a petascale-level prototype with ground-breaking characteristics. To accomplish this, the project takes a holistic approach innovating both across the technology and the application/system software pillars. EuroEXA proposes a balanced architecture for compute and data-intensive applications, that builds on top of cost-efficient, modular-integration enabled by novel inter-die links, utilises a novel processing unit and embraces FPGA acceleration for computational, networking and storage operations.
EuroEXA hardware designers work together with system software experts optimising the entire stack from language runtimes to low-level kernel drivers, and application developers that bring in a rich mix of key HPC applications from across climate/weather, physical/energy and life-science/bioinformatics domains to enable efficient system co-design and maximise the impact of the project.
EuroEXA has successfully deployed its first testbed at STFC Labs Daresbury and is working on the production of a second generation testbed with improvements to hardware and software technology as a result of the codesign process and strong innovation management.