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HPC Team at FER PhD Day

On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, HPC team participated in FER's PhD Day by hosting the WORK @ FER booth. At the booth, HPC researchers presented doctoral study and employment programmes to FER's bachelor and master students, encouraging students to consider these opportunities.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Daniel Hofman awarded Rikard...

Daniel Hofman, member of the HPCAARC team, was awarded "Rikard Podhorsky" award, that is given annually by the Croatian Academy of Engineering to members with significant contribution in engineering in technical and biotechnical sciences, as well as for achieving goals and contributing to the programme of the Academy.

 

As part of the award ceremony, awarded memebrs participated in a mini conference organized by the Academy - cohesive factor of technical and biotechnical sciences and Croatian economy. The conference was held on June 3, 2024.

 

Author: Katarina Vukušić
FER HPC Team at ISC24 for EPI

This year's ISC24 team was “Reinventing HPC into ISC 2024” and it was attended by more than 3,400 people in the Exhibition part, with more than 160 exhibitors at their respective booths.

HPC Team went as part of the European Processor Initiative, together with colleagues from EUPEX and EUPILOT porjects, to hold the booth at the fair and participate in the Brids of Feather Session organized by all three projects.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Director Kovač at EUSAIR Forum in...

On May 15-16, 2024, Šibenik, Croatia was the host of the 9th EUSAIR Forum – part of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, which was presided over by Croatia in the last months. The Forum offered a distinctive chance to explore final results of the revision of the EUSAIR, its Action Plan and governance architecture.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Mario Kovač in Mexico

Prof. Mario Kovač, our Director, visited the Instituto Politécnico Nacional "La Técnica al Servicio de la Patria" in Mexico City on April 9, 2024.

He presented the latest research news and activities from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, including the latest project activities from our HPC research group.

 

Author: Katarina Vukušić
EPI2 at EuroHPC Summit

EuroHPC Summit 24, a conference gathering European key stakeholders and users in the high-performance computing field, was held from March 18 to March 21, 2024, in Antwerp, Belgium.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
HPC Team at Faculty of Computer and...

Researchers from the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center visited the largest Slovenian institution of higher education in computer science, Faculty of Computer and Information Science at the University of Ljubljana.

Author: Katarina Vukušić

We are thrilled to be at the launch event of the Chips Joint Undertaking, a groundbreaking initiative in the field of microelectronics and semiconductor technologies.

In a pivotal moment for innovation, prof. dr. sc. Mario Kovač - director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center proudly participated in the launch event of the Chips Joint Undertaking. The event, held on 30th November - 1st December 2023 at Brussels, Belgium, brought together key stakeholders to shape the future of chip technology. 

The Chips Joint Undertaking is a collaborative effort aimed at bolstering Europe's position as a global leader in the semiconductor industry. It has been formed in response to the increasing demand for advanced chip technologies and the recognition of their strategic importance across various sectors.

Check out the KDT JU website for details https://portal.chips-ju.europa.eu/Events/

Author: Daniel Hofman
EPI keynote at ASHPC23 –...

European Processor Initiative CCO Mario Kovač presented EPI in a keynote on the #ASHPC23 – Austrian-Slovenian HPC Meeting on the June 15, 2023 at the Institute of Information Science in Maribor (IZUM), Slovenia

https://ashpc.eu/

 

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Author: Daniel Hofman
Mario Kovač at HPC, Data &...

Mario Kovač, Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Centre and Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, delivered a course as part of HPC, Data & Architecture Week. The summer school took place from 13 to 17 March, 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

 

Author: Nikolina Lednicki
Lecture - European Sovereignty for...

Eric Monchalin, Chairman of the EPI Board, gave a lecture titled "European Sovereignty for Cloud continuum and HPC" at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing on October 11th at 10 am. 

Author: Nikolina Lednicki

Mario Kovač, Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center and Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, held a presentation at the University of Buenos Aires on March 21, 2022. 

Author: Nikolina Lednicki

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has launched 3 new research and innovation projects. The projects aim to bring the EU and its partners closer to developing independent microprocessor and HPC technology. The European Processor Initiative (EPI SGA2), The European PILOT and the European Pilot for Exascale (EUPEX) are interlinked projects and an important milestone towards a more autonomous European supply chain for digital technologies.

Author: Nikolina Lednicki
Mario Kovač at National Information...

Mario Kovač, Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center and Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, held a presentation at Croatian National Information Day Horizon Europe Cluster 4 - Digital, Industry and Space 2021, held online on November 25, 2021.

Author: Nikolina Lednicki
HPC Architecture and Application...

EPAC1.0 RISC-V Test Chip samples were delivered to EPI and initial tests of their operation were successful. One of the partners that are working on this project is the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing). 

Author: Nikolina Lednicki
Mario Kovač at 27th International...

Mario Kovač, Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center and Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, held a presentation at the 27th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, held online on September 3, 2021.

 

Author: Nikolina Lednicki
Mario Kovač at CPS&IoT Summer...

Mario Kovač, Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center and Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, held a presentation at the CPS&IoT’2021 Summer School in Budva (Montenegro), held on June 7-10, 2021.

 

Author: Nikolina Lednicki
Hiring an Experienced ASIC/FPGA...

HPC Architecture and Application Research Center of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb is looking for professionals/researchers with expertise in RTL Design and Verification for ASIC and FPGA designs to join us in the following projects:

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Research Center Team at Croatian...

One of the best known Croatian Radiotelevision shows about science, Prometej, hosted the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center's team, namely, the vice-presidents - prof. Josip Knezović and Daniel Hofman, who discussed the Center's work and projects. 

 

Author: Katarina Vukušić

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb has joined RISC-V International.

RISC-V International is a global nonprofit association based in Switzerland, which was founded in 2015 as the RISC-V Foundation and is now a global organization with over 700 members in more than 50 countries. Its goal is to promote RISC-V as a free and open Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Eaton partners with Zagreb University...

Eaton, a leading provider of power management solutions, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) at the University of Zagreb have today announced details of the IDEAS (Immersive Datacentre ExplorAtion and Supervision) project. Funded by the European Union, the project aims to work alongside a panel of Eaton’s partners and customers to uncover solutions to help small data centres, with one to ten racks, get more value from their IT infrastructure at a fraction of the cost and without the complexity of traditional solutions.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
HA2RC Team for EPI at Supercomputing

Director of HA2RC, prof. dr. sc. Mario Kovač, who is also the Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative (EPI), and both of the Centre’s vice-presidents, Josip Knezović and Daniel Hofman, attended the first digital version of Supercomputing and hosted the booth of the European Processor Initiative.

 

Author: Katarina Vukušić

2020 Third International Symposium on Signal and Image Processing (ISSIP 2020) is aimed to foster the field of signal and image processing encompassing the theory and practice of algorithms and hardware that convert signals produced by artificial or natural means into a form useful for a specific purpose. The signals might be speech, audio, images, video, sensor data, telemetry, electrocardiograms, or seismic data among others. The possible application areas include transmission, display, storage, interpretation, classification, segmentation, or diagnosis.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Mario Kovač at ESA EO workshop

Mario Kovač, Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center and Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, attended the locally hosted European Space Agency Earth Observation workshop, held on March 5-6, 2020.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
HiPEAC Conference in Bologna

The 20th HiPEAC conference held in Bologna, Italy, from January 20th to 22nd hosted several workshops attended by the members of the European Processor Initiative. One of those, organized by HA2RC as members of EPI, was the tutorial called “First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor”, covering the latest in EPI.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Mario Kovač Presents EPI at...

Director of HPC Architecture and Application Research Center, prof. dr. sc. Mario Kovač, who is also the Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, attended the biggest and globally most recognized HPC conference – the Supercomputing conference, which took place in Denver, USA, from November 18th to 21st, 2019.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
EFECS Exhibition in Finland Hosts EPI

One of the largest projects the Center is participating in, the European Processor Initiative, was presented at the EFECS (European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems) from November 19-21, 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. EPI’s booth captains were Philippe Notton, General manager of EPI, and Daniel Hofman, Vice-president of the HPC Architecture and Application Center. 

Author: Katarina Vukušić
ISC 2019 Turnout in Thousands

During the largest European HPC gathering, the ISC in Frankfurt, taking place from 16-20 June, 2019, Josip Knezović, Vice-president of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center, captained the booth of the largest project the Center is participating in – the European Processor Initiative.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Mario Kovač at WOSH workshop

The Week of Open Source Hardware (WOSH) took place in Zurich, Switzerland, from June 11 to 14, 2019, as a part of the RISC-V workshop. The FoSSI Foundation and the Pulp team, with the support of Eurolab4HPC and OPRECOMP projects, organized a free complimentary program that covered various topics concerning free and open source silicon, its licensing and open source EDA tools.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Mario Kovač at Computing Frontiers...

From April 30th to May 2nd, 2019, scientists in the field of computing met in Alghero, Sardinia in Italy to discuss the latest advancements and present papers. Mario Kovač, Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center and Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, attended the conference and presented EPI’s industrial plans.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Mario Kovač at HPCXXL User group meeting

Mario Kovač, Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center and Chief Communications Officer of the European Processor Initiative, attended the HPCXXL User group Winter meeting that took place in Lugano, Switzerland, from March 31 to April 4, 2019.

Author: Katarina Vukušić
Article about "Changing...

Article written by prof. dr. sc. Mario Kovač, Chief Communication Officer of the European Processor Initiative, has been published on CIO Applications Europe. Read the whole article about "Changing Approaches to HPC Systems" on

https://www.cioapplicationseurope.com/cxoinsights/changing-approaches-to-hpc-systems-nid-520.html

Author: Daniel Hofman
EPI presented in HPC User Forum,...

Jean-Marc Denis, HPC International Business Director at Bull, the EPI consortium coordinator, presents EPI at HPC User Forum in Detroit. In the presentation, Jean-Marc focuses on industrial perspectives of the project, the state of the art in HPC industry and our vision to tackle the exascale challenges. Video is available here.

Author: Josip Knezović

Our EPI partner, prof. Mateo Valero, director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, presented the European Processor Initiative in RISC-V Workshop, Barcelona 7-10 May, 2018. His keynote focused on the role of RISC-V architecture in  EPI project and in future exascale computing systems in general. Video is available here.

Author: Josip Knezović
Do you want to participate in the...

Center for Architecture and Applications of High-Performance Computers is a partner in the strategic EU project EPI - European Processor Initiative, which aims to develop a new European processor for future exascale high-performance computer systems. The project gathers a consortium of 23 key industry partners and leading EU research institutions.

Within the FER project, we will employ several motivated students which have finished (are finishing) the master program (mag.ing.) to work on the project. We invite all interested to send their CV to hpc@fer.hr
 

Author: Daniel Hofman
European Processor Initiative (EPI)...

The European Commission published an official announcement of the European Processor Initiative (EPI) on its website. As we aready reported in the news about the interview with Atos' Philippe Notton - who will be leading the initiative, EPI will develop a processor that will be at the heart of the EuroHPC supercomputers. The announcement confirms there are 23 partners in the project and the budget amounts to 120 million euro. Take a look at the EC announcement on:

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/european-processor-initiative-consortium-develop-europes-microprocessors-future-supercomputers

Author: Daniel Hofman
The European Processor Initiative...

Europe has an ambitious plan to become a main player in supercomputing. The EuroHPC initiative is a joint undertaking with as one of its goals to construct an exascale supercomputer based on European technology. Although there are several processor-related research projects, it is only now that an effort has started to build a production HPC processor with industry quality. This is done as part of a 120 million euro Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) that has been awarded to a consortium of 23 partners. 
University of Zagreb with our HPC Architecture and Application Research Center is one of the partners. Take a look at the interview with Philippe Notton from Atos to learn more about the "European Processor Initiative":

http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-03-18-87.html

Author: Daniel Hofman

HPC Architecture and Application Research Center joined ETP4HPC, an European Technology Platform (ETP) in the area of High-Performance Computing (HPC). It is an industry-led think-tank comprising of European HPC technology stakeholders: technology vendors, research centres and end-users.

The main task of ETP4HPC is to define research priorities and action plans in the area of HPC technology provision (i.e. the provision of supercomputing systems).

 

More info on http://www.etp4hpc.eu

Author: Daniel Hofman
Mango project

Our group partners in the HPC2020 FET project MANGO: Exploring Manycore Architectures for Next Generation Systems.

 

More info on http://www.mango-project.eu/

Author: Josip Knezović