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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

H2020 Projects

  • Title: Programming Model INTERoperability ToWards Exascale

  • Program: H2020

  • Duration: October 2015 - October 2018

  • Coordinator: EPCC

  • Inria contact: Olivier Aumage

  • Partners:

    • Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (Spain)

    • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft - und Raumfahrt Ev (Germany)

    • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung Ev (Germany)

    • Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (France)

    • Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (Sweden)

    • T-Systems Solutions for Research (Germany)

    • The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

    • Universitat Jaume I de Castellon (Spain)

    • The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

This project addresses the problem of programming model design and implementation for the Exascale. The first Exascale computers will be very highly parallel systems, consisting of a hierarchy of architectural levels. To program such systems effectively and portably, programming APIs with efficient and robust implementations must be ready in the appropriate timescale. A single, “silver bullet” API which addresses all the architectural levels does not exist and seems very unlikely to emerge soon enough. We must therefore expect that using combinations of different APIs at different system levels will be the only practical solution in the short to medium term. Although there remains room for improvement in individual programming models and their implementations, the main challenges lie in interoperability between APIs. It is this interoperability, both at the specification level and at the implementation level, which this project seeks to address and to further the state of the art. INTERTWinE brings together the principal European organisations driving the evolution of programming models and their implementations. The project will focus on seven key programming APIs: MPI, GASPI, OpenMP, OmpSs, StarPU, QUARK and PaRSEC, each of which has a project partner with extensive experience in API design and implementation. Interoperability requirements, and evaluation of implementations will be driven by a set of kernels and applications, each of which has a project partner with a major role in their development. The project will implement a co-design cycle, by feeding back advances in API design and implementation into the applications and kernels, thereby driving new requirements and hence further advances.

  • Title: Enhancing Programmability and boosting Performance Portability for Exascale Computing systems

  • Program: H2020-FETHPC

  • Duration: May 2018 - April 2021

  • Coordinator: ICCS

  • Inria contact: Samuel Thibault

  • Partners:

    • Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) (Greece)

    • Linköpiung University (LIU) (Sweden)

    • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (Greece)

    • Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (Inria) (France)

    • Maxeler Technologies Limited (MAX) (UK)

    • Forschungszentrum Jülich (JUELICH) (Germany)

    • Centre National de la Rcherche Scientifique (CNRS) (France)

The vision of EXA2PRO is to develop a programming environment that will enable the productive deployment of highly parallel applications in exascale computing systems. EXA2PRO programming environment will integrate tools that will address significant exascale challenges. It will support a wide range of scientific applications, provide tools for improving source code quality, enable efficient exploitation of exascale systems' heterogeneity and integrate tools for data and memory management optimization. Additionally, it will provide various fault-tolerance mechanisms, both user-exposed and at runtime system level and performance monitoring features. EXA2PRO will be evaluated using 4 use cases from 4 different domains, which will be deployed in JUELICH supercomputing center. The use cases will leverage the EXA2PRO tool-chain and we expect:

EXA2PRO outcome is expected to have major impact in a) the scientific and industrial community that focuses on application deployment in supercomputing centers: EXA2PRO environment will allow efficient application deployment with reduced effort. b) on application developers of exascale application: EXA2PRO will provide tools for improving source code maintainability/ reusability, which will allow application evaluation with reduced developers' effort. c) on the scientific community and the industry relevant to the EXA2PRO use cases. At least two of the EXA2PRO use cases will have significant impact to the CO2 capture and to the Supercapacitors industry.

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020

  • Title: PRACE 5th Implementation Phase

  • Program: PRACE

  • Duration: 2017 - 2019

  • Coordinator: PRACE

  • Inria contact for team STORM: Olivier Aumage

  • Abstract: The objectives of PRACE-5IP are to build on and seamlessly continue the successes of PRACE and start new innovative and collaborative activities proposed by the consortium. These include:

    • assisting the transition to PRACE2 including analysis of TransNational Access;

    • strengthening the internationally recognised PRACE brand;

    • continuing and extend advanced training which so far provided more than 18 800 persontraining days;

    • preparing strategies and best practices towards Exascale computing;

    • coordinating and enhancing the operation of the multi-tier HPC systems and services;

    • supporting users to exploit massively parallel systems and novel architectures.

    A high level Service Catalogue is provided. The proven project structure will be used to achieve each of the objectives in 6 dedicated work packages. The activities are designed to increase Europe’s research and innovation potential especially through:

    • seamless and efficient Tier-0 services and a pan-European HPC ecosystem including national capabilities;

    • promoting take-up by industry and new communities and special offers to SMEs;

    • implementing a new flexible business model for PRACE 2;

    • proposing strategies for deployment of leadership systems;

    • collaborating with the ETP4HPC, CoEs and other European and international organisations on future architectures, training, application support and policies.