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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

EoCoE
  • Title: Energy oriented Centre of Excellence for computer applications

  • Program: H2020

  • See also: https://www.eocoe.eu

  • Duration: October 2015 - October 2018

  • Coordinator: CEA

  • Partners:

    • Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain)

    • CEA (France)

    • CERFACS (France)

    • CNR (Italy)

    • The Cyprus Institute (Cyprus)

    • ENEA (Italy)

    • Fraunhofer–Gesellschaft (Germany)

    • Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Poland)

    • Forschungszentrum Julich (Germany)

    • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Germany)

    • University of Bath (United Kingdom)

    • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

    • Universita Degli Studi di Trento (Italy)

  • Inria contact: Michel Kern

  • The aim of the present proposal is to establish an Energy Oriented Centre of Excellence for computing applications, (EoCoE). EoCoE (pronounce “Echo”) will use the prodigious potential offered by the ever-growing computing infrastructure to foster and accelerate the European transition to a reliable and low carbon energy supply. To achieve this goal, we believe that the present revolution in hardware technology calls for a similar paradigm change in the way application codes are designed. EoCoE will assist the energy transition via targeted support to four renewable energy pillars: Meteo, Materials, Water and Fusion, each with a heavy reliance on numerical modelling. These four pillars will be anchored within a strong transversal multidisciplinary basis providing high-end expertise in applied mathematics and HPC. EoCoE is structured around a central Franco-German hub coordinating a pan-European network, gathering a total of 8 countries and 23 teams. Its partners are strongly engaged in both the HPC and energy fields; a prerequisite for the long-term sustainability of EoCoE and also ensuring that it is deeply integrated in the overall European strategy for HPC. The primary goal of EoCoE is to create a new, long lasting and sustainable community around computational energy science. At the same time, EoCoE is committed to deliver high-impact results within the first three years. It will resolve current bottlenecks in application codes, leading to new modelling capabilities and scientific advances among the four user communities; it will develop cutting-edge mathematical and numerical methods, and tools to foster the usage of Exascale computing. Dedicated services for laboratories and industries will be established to leverage this expertise and to foster an ecosystem around HPC for energy. EoCoE will give birth to new collaborations and working methods and will encourage widely spread best practices.

PRACE 5IP
  • Title: PRACE Fifth Implementation Phase (PRACE-5IP) project

  • See also: http://www.prace-ri.eu/prace-5ip

  • Duration: January 2017 - April 2019

  • Partners: see http://www.prace-ri.eu/member-systems

  • Inria contact: Stéphane Lanteri

  • The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is to enable high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realise this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. PRACE also seeks to strengthen the European users of HPC in industry through various initiatives. PRACE has a strong interest in improving energy efficiency of computing systems and reducing their environmental impact. 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 ananalysis 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.

EPEEC
  • Title: European joint effort toward a highly productive programming environment for heterogeneous exascale computing

  • Program: H2020

  • See also: https://epeec-project.eu

  • Duration: October 2018 - September 2021

  • Coordinator: Barcelona Supercomputing Center

  • Partner: Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain)

  • Coordinator: CEA

  • Partners:

    • Fraunhofer–Gesellschaft (Germany)

    • CINECA (Italy)

    • IMEC (Blegium)

    • INESC ID (Portugal)

    • Appentra Solutions (Spain)

    • Eta Scale (Sweden)

    • Uppsala University (Sweden)

    • Inria (France)

    • Cerfacs (France)

  • Inria contact: Stéphane Lanteri

  • EPEEC’s main goal is to develop and deploy a production-ready parallel programming environment that turns upcoming overwhelmingly-heterogeneous exascale supercomputers into manageable platforms for domain application developers. The consortium will significantly advance and integrate existing state-of-the-art components based on European technology (programming models, runtime systems, and tools) with key features enabling 3 overarching objectives: high coding productivity, high performance, and energy awareness. An automatic generator of compiler directives will provide outstanding coding productivity from the very beginning of the application developing/porting process. Developers will be able to leverage either shared memory or distributed-shared memory programming flavours, and code in their preferred language: C, Fortran, or C++. EPEEC will ensure the composability and interoperability of its programming models and runtimes, which will incorporate specific features to handle data-intensive and extreme-data applications. Enhanced leading-edge performance tools will offer integral profiling, performance prediction, and visualisation of traces. Five applications representative of different relevant scientific domains will serve as part of a strong inter-disciplinary co-design approach and as technology demonstrators. EPEEC exploits results from past FET projects that led to the cutting-edge software components it builds upon, and pursues influencing the most relevant parallel programming standardisation bodies.