Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

Labex CominLabs - 3DCORE (2014-2018)

Participants : Olivier Sentieys, Daniel Chillet, Cédric Killian, Jiating Luo, Van Dung Pham, Ashraf El-Antably.

3DCORE (3D Many-Core Architectures based on Optical Network on Chip) is a project investigating new solutions based on silicon photonics to enhance by 2 to 3 magnitude orders energy efficiency and data rate of on-chip interconnect in the context of a many-core architecture. Moreover, 3DCore will take advantage of 3D technologies to design a specific optical layer suitable for a flexible and energy efficient high-speed optical network on chip (ONoC). 3DCORE involves Cairn , FOTON (Rennes, Lannion) and Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon. For more details see http://www.3d-opt-many-cores.cominlabs.ueb.eu.

Labex CominLabs - RELIASIC (2014-2018)

Participants : Emmanuel Casseau, Imran Wali.

RELIASIC (Reliable Asic) will address the issue of fault-tolerant computation with a bottom-up approach, starting from an existing application as a use case (a GPS receiver) and adding some redundant mechanisms to allow the GPS receiver to be tolerant to transient errors due to low voltage supply. RELIASIC involves Cairn , Lab-STICC (Lorient) and IETR (Rennes, Nantes). For more details see http://www.reliasic.cominlabs.ueb.eu In this project, Cairn is in charge of the analysis and design of arithmetic operators for fault tolerance. We focus on the hardware implementations of conventional arithmetic operators such as adders, multipliers. We also propose a lightweight design and assessment framework for arithmetic operators with reduced-precision redundancy.

Labex CominLabs & Lebesgue - H-A-H (2014-2017)

Participants : Arnaud Tisserand, Gabriel Gallin, Audrey Lucas.

H-A-H for Hardware and Arithmetic for Hyperelliptic Curves Cryptography is a project on advanced arithmetic representation and algorithms for hyper-elliptic curve cryptography. It will provide novel implementations of HECC based cryptographic algorithms on custom hardware platforms. H-A-H involves Cairn (Lannion) and IRMAR (Rennes). For more details see http://h-a-h.inria.fr/.

Labex CominLabs - BBC (2016-2020)

Participants : Olivier Sentieys, Cédric Killian, Joel Ortiz Sosa.

The aim of the BBC (on-chip wireless Broadcast-Based parallel Computing) project is to evaluate the use of wireless links between cores inside chips and to define new paradigms. Using wireless communications enables broadcast capabilities for Wireless Networks on Chip (WiNoC) and new management techniques for memory hierarchy and parallelism. The key objectives concern improvement of power consumption, estimation of achievable data rates, flexibility and reconfigurability, size reduction and memory hierarchy management. For more details see http://www.bbc.cominlabs.ueb.eu In this project, Cairn will address new low-power MAC (media access control) technique based on CDMA access as well as broadcast-based fast cooperation protocol designed for resource sharing (bandwidth, distributed memory, cache coherency) and parallel programming.

Labex CominLabs - SHERPAM (2014-2018)

Participant : Patrice Quinton.

Heart failure and peripheral artery disease patients require early detection of health problems in order to prevent major risk of morbidity and mortality. Evidence shows that people recover from illness or cope with a chronic condition better if they are in a familiar environment (i.e., at home) and if they are physically active (i.e., practice sports). The goal of the Sherpam project is to design, implement, and validate experimentally a monitoring system allowing biophysical data of mobile subjects to be gathered and exploited in a continuous flow. Transmission technologies available to mobile users have been improved a lot during the last two decades, and such technologies offer interesting prospects for monitoring the health of people anytime and anywhere. The originality of the Sherpam project is to rely simultaneously and in an agile way on several kinds of wireless networks in order to ensure the transmission of biometric data, while coping with network disruptions. Sherpam also develops new signal processing algorithms for activity quantification and recognition which represent now a major social and public health issue (monitoring of elderly patient, personalized quantification activity, etc.). Sherpam involves research teams from several scientific domains and from several laboratories of Brittany (IRISA/CASA, LTSI, M2S, CIC-IT 1414-CHU Rennes and LAUREPS). For more details see http://www.sherpam.cominlabs.ueb.eu

DGA RAPID - FLODAM (2017–2021)

Participants : Olivier Sentieys, Angeliki Kritikakou.

FLODAM is an industrial research project for methodologies and tools dedicated to the hardening of embedded multi-core processor architectures. The goal is to: 1) evaluate the impact of the natural or artificial environments on the resistance of the system components to faults based on models that reflect the reality of the system environment , 2) the exploration of architecture solutions to make the multi-core architectures fault tolerant to transient or permanent faults and 3) test and evaluate the proposed fault tolerant architecture solutions and compare the results under different scenarios provided by the fault models.