Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Title: Programming Model INTERoperability ToWards Exascale

  • Programm: H2020

  • Duration: October 2015 - October 2018

  • Coordinator: EPCC

  • 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)

  • Inria contact: Olivier Aumage

  • 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.

Mont-Blanc 2
  • Title: Programming Model INTERoperability ToWards Exascale

  • Programm: FP7

  • Duration: September 2013 - January 2017

  • Coordinator: BSC

  • Partners: Atos/Bull, ARM, Jülich, LRZ, Univ. Stuttgart, CINECA, CNRS, CEA, Univ. Bristol, Allinea Software, Univ. Cantabria

  • Inria contact: Olivier Aumage

  • The Mont-Blanc project aims to develop a European Exascale approach leveraging on commodity power-efficient embedded technologies. The project has developed a HPC system software stack on ARM, and will deploy the first integrated ARM-based HPC prototype by 2014, and is also working on a set of 11 scientific applications to be ported and tuned to the prototype system. Team STORM has been involved in porting the MAQAO binary code analyzer and instrumenter on ARM platforms and interfacing it with the kernel autotuning framework BOAST.