TANGO project (non-active)

TANGO project is aiming at simplifying and optimising software for heterogeneous devices with especial focus on performance and energy efficiency. TANGO was the initial promoter of the Alliance and also the main contributor in coordinating the activities and disseminating the initiative.

TANGO contribution to the Alliance is mainly with regards to the Programming Model and Deployment tools

RAPID project (non-active)

RAPID tackles the challenge of how many low-power devices or embedded systems cannot always cope with the increased demand for processing power, memory and storage required by modern applications. RAPID delivers a secure unified model where almost any device or infrastructure, ranging from smartphone, notebook, laptop and desktop to private and public cloud can operate as an accelerated entity and/or as an accelerator serving other less powerful devices in a secure way.

RAPID contributes to the Alliance in security, offloading and energy efficiency aspects of heterogeneity.

EcoScale project

ECOSCALE tackles the challenge to reach exascale performance in current HPC servers. Thus, ECOSCALE follows a holistic approach providing a novel heterogeneous energy-efficient hierarchical architecture, a hybrid MPI+OpenCL programming environment and a runtime system.

ECOSCALE contributes to Alliance in architecture and application development for HPC systems.

Hercules project (non-active)

HERCULES project provides the required technological infrastructure to obtain an order-of-magnitude improvement in the cost and power consumption of next generation real-time applications. It offers an integrated framework to allow achieving predictable performance on top of cutting-edge heterogeneous CTOS multi-core platforms, implementing real-time scheduling techniques and execution models.

Thus, HERCULES contributes to the Alliance in High-Performance Real-time Architectures for Low-Power Embedded Systems.

P-Socrates project (non-active)

P-SOCRATES project has developed an entirely new design framework to facilitate the deployment of standardized parallel architectures in all kinds of systems. It aims at allowing current and future applications with high-performance and real-time requirements to fully exploit the huge performance opportunities brought by the most advanced many-core processors, whilst ensuring a predictable performance and maintaining (or even reducing) development costs of applications.

P-SOCRATES may contribute to the Alliance with concepts and tools for designing parallel applications.

University of Ulm

University of Ulm is working on heterogeneous embedded systems (in particular on the operating system level) in various national and international projects and they are very interested to widen their approaches and further the discussion.

It contributes to the Alliance with background expertise in distributed heterogeneous hardware and software, ranging from SoC to complex HPC infrastructures.

University of Cantabria

Main interest in the Alliance is to take advantage and to contribute to the interaction, discussion and collaboration opportunities with other entities involved in the full life-cycle of H-HW&SW, particularly companies, that the Alliance is bringing.

University of Cantabria is willing to share the modeling, simulation, schedulability, performance and security analysis and design, verification and synthesis methods and tools for H-HW/SW.


Atos, as one of the largest IT services company worldwide, is interested in initiatives like this Alliance due to the incremental number of services that nowadays require managing complex domains with heterogeneous devices like Smart Cities, Industry or Telco among others. Software is becoming complex and very demanding in terms of adaptability, scalability and performance to deal properly with a plethora of IoT devices connecting the virtual and physical world.

Atos brings to the Alliance its business experience in the development of complex solutions with ambitious heterogeneity challenges; a deep knowledge of customers needs in domains with such challenges; and a compendium of technologies (and tools) that may provide perfect fit into the proposed architecture by the Alliance.

VINEYARD project (non-active)

VINEYARD’s goal is to develop the technology and the ecosystem that will enable the efficient integration of the hardware acceleration in the data center applications, seamlessly. The deployment of heterogeneous energy-efficient hardware accelerators will be used to improve significantly the performance of cloud computing applications and reduce the energy consumption in data centers.

VINEYARD is willing to actively contribute in the development of the standards and frameworks that will allow the broad adoption of hardware accelerators in the future heterogeneous data centers.