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.
Since years, we are working on a programming library, PHAST library, to enable single-source sequential coding and automatically obtain high-performance code for (currently) multi-cores and NVIDIA GPUs. The major objectives of the PHAST approach were, and are, allowing programmers to work at high-level, to promote high productivity while still maintain the selective possibility to reach lower-level details, if and when needed, to specify ad-hoc targeting.
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.
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.
WINGS ICT Solutions is interested in the Alliance, as we do have the experience and expertise to actively contribute to different phases of applications for H-HW&SW.