High Performance Computing (HPC) is a crucial asset for Europe's innovation capacity and is of strategic importance to its scientific and industrial capabilities, as well as to its citizens.
ExaNoDe (European Exascale Processor & Memory Node Design) is a collaborative European project, that investigates and develops a highly integrated, high-performance, heterogeneous System-on-a-Chip (SoC) aimed towards exascale computing. It is addressing these important challenges through the coordinated development of several innovative solutions recently deployed in HPC:
- ARM-v8 based computing architecture
- 3D interposer integration for compute density
- An advanced memory scheme for exabyte level capacities.
The ExaNoDe SoC will enable silicon “chiplet” solutions, stacked on an active silicon interposer in order to build an innovative 3D-Integrated-Circuit (3D-IC). A full software stack supporting a multi-node capability will be developed within the project. The project will create a hardware design and proof-of-concept demonstrator, along with an associated software stack, that will enable the evaluation of the potential of the ExaNoDe approach for HPC applications.
The project is coordinated by the “French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission” (CEA; Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) and involves 13 partners from 6 countries. ExaNoDe is funded under the European ‘Horizon 2020 Framework Programme’ in the area addressing HPC Core Technologies, Programming Environments and Algorithms for Extreme Parallelism and Extreme Data Applications (FETHPC-1-2014).
Further information: www.exanode.eu
scapos main contributions
scapos performs the overall management of the ExaNoDe project and is also involved in the project’s dissemination and exploitation planning activities.