European Pilot project will design, build, and validate the first EU-based accelerator platform for HPC (including compute-intensive AI), covering the whole spectrum of required technologies with European assets: a vertical chain going from HPC and HPDA applications through the whole software stack to RISC-V based highly efficient and high performance accelerators, integrated into high-density accelerator chassis with innovative immersion cooling.
From a European and global level, it will provide a full accelerator technology as a foundation for European Exascale systems.
The capabilities of the RISC-V ecosystem will be further extended into the HPC and HPDA domains thus demonstrating European digital sovereignty and technology independence in HPC.
Moreover, Europe will have the opportunity to drive the adoption of RISC-V’s rapidly growing ecosystem. This could include a variety of RISC-V cores, extensions, application-specific accelerators, as well as a software stack, across a spectrum of performance targets for different markets.
This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 101033975. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and France, Germany, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Croatia.
European Processor Initiative is a strategically important EU-funded project, with the goal of developing a new processor for future exascale HPC and other domains. The project gathers 27 partners from the leading research institutions of the EU and industrial partners. It is a unique opportunity for young researchers to work on shaping the future HPC processor and the entire computing stack.
HPC Architecture and Application Research Center is participating in streams related to accelerators and automotive, as well as leading the communication and dissemination activities of the project.
MareNostrum Experimental Exascale Platform (MEEP) aims to create a state-of-art emulation and software development platform for exascale systems based on European technology, that supports the development of new and reusable IP targeting FPGAs and eventually, ASICs. MEEP will be of size and scale that goes far beyond normal academic or industrial prototyping platforms, enabling chips and system emulation. It will be of sufficient scale to emulate a meaningful fraction of the HPC environment.
EuroCC will gather expertise necessary to establish a network of national competence centers for HPC in 33 EuroHPC member states, in order to provide a portfolio of services tailored to the national needs of the industrial, academic and public service sectors. HPC competence centers will be the go-to places to coordinate national initiative, which will make it easier for users to access European HPC competence and possibilities in various industrial sectors and branches.
There are seven Croatian institutions participating in EuroCC, one of which is the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing through our HPC Architecture and Applications Research Center.
Heterogeneous Computing Systems with Customizable Accelerators (HCSCA) is a project conducted with our partners from Switzerland, at the ETH Zürich, with the goal of developing high-performance low-power heterogeneous computing systems, consisting of general-purpose RISC-V CPU and domain-specific accelerators for video-processing, deep learning, crypto-processing.
Technology Transfer via Multinational Application Experiments (Tetramax) is a Horizon 2020 innovation action. It provides an implementation of the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative in the domain of customized and low-energy computing for Cyber Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. As a Digital Innovation Hub, TETRAMAX aims to bring added value to European industry, helping to gain competitive advantage through faster digitization. Moreover, in the long term, TETRAMAX will be the trailblazer towards a reinforced, profitable, and sustainable ecosystem, providing custom computing competence, services and a continuous innovation stream at European scale, yet with strong regional presence as preferred by SMEs.
CreaInnovation aims to extend and deepen both knowledge and practice of creative methodologies and processes in MED SMEs, mainly focusing on their sustainable development, and in public and academic institutions as well, through the spread of this knowledge followed by practical experimentation that results in creative problem solving and the exploration of potential opportunities for innovation and improvement. This approach leads to real and feasible ideas for innovation in SMEs, public and academic institutions, building structured processes for new politics that grants tailored support and takes innovation to the next level.