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.
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.
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.
SHARCS aims at designing, building and demonstrating secure-by-design system architectures that achieve end-to-end security for their users.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.