Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • 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 Recherche 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:

    • Increased applications performance based on EXA2PRO optimization tools (data and memory management)

    • Efficient exploitation of heterogeneity by the applications that will allow the evaluation of more complex problems.

    • Identification of trade-offs between design qualities (source code maintainability/reusability) and run-time constraints (performance/energy consumption).

    • Evaluation of various fault-tolerance mechanisms for applications with different characteristics.

  • 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 person-training 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.