Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
The ANR Open-PEOPLE project
The Open-PEOPLE (Open Power and Energy Optimization PLatform and Estimator) project is a national project funded by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), the French National Research Agency. The objective of Open-PEOPLE is to provide a platform for estimating and optimizing the power and energy consumptions. Users will be able to estimate the consumption of an application deployed on a hardware architecture chosen in a set of parametric reference architectures. The components used in the targeted architecture will be chosen in a library of hardware and software components. Some of these components will be parametric (such as reconfigurable processors or ASIP) to further enlarge the design space for exploration. The library will be extensible; users will have the possibility to add new components, according to the evolution of both applications and technology. Open-PEOPLE is definitely an open project. The software platform for conducting estimation and optimization, will be accessible through an Internet portal. This software platform will be coupled to an automated hardware platform for physical measurements. The measurements needed to build models for new components to be added in the library will be remotely controlled through the software platform. A library of benchmarks will be proposed, to help building models for new components and architectures.