ExaNoDe

Project's title :

European Exascale Processor Memory Node Design

Decsription and context :

The ExaNoDe project, which brings together 13 world class European partners, aims to develop high-performance computing nodes capable of reaching at least 1 exaFLOPS, i.e. 1018 floating-point operations per second. This "exascale" computing power is a symbolic frontier since it can be likened to the information processing capacity of a human brain. Computational performance of this magnitude would be seen as a major technological breakthrough, allowing research centers around the world to conduct more advanced studies on climate, molecular biology or advanced materials.

To reach "exascale" computing power, the ExaNoDe project is developing a prototype multi-chip module (MCM), consisting of a state-of-the-art laminated substrate on which 5 high-performance and low-consumption electronic chips are assembled and interconnected. The high density of MCM integration is made possible by research and innovation in the areas of nanotechnology, interconnections, three-dimensional integration and circuit encapsulation. While the role of CRN2 is to develop and assemble the MCM in collaboration with C2MI, IBM Bromont, FORTH and CEA-Leti in particular, the other partners of the project are responsible for developing software applications capable of validating the potential of the ExaNoDe architecture.

Keywords :

HPC, Low Power Processors, Memory, Accelerators, 3D-integration, OS, Runtime, MPI, Virtualization, Mini-applications

Dates :

2015-2019

Project's holders :

  • Principal :
    • Pr Dominique Drouin - Université de Sherbrooke

  • Associates : 
    • Pr David Danovitch - Université de Sherbrooke
    • Pr Julien Sylvestre - Université de Sherbrooke

Others partners :

  • ARM
  • Bull
  • Vosys
  • Kalray
  • Scapos
  • CEA-DAM
  • CEA-DRT
  • University of Manchester
  • ETH Zurich