A FRENCH ANR PROJECT
Design Continuum for Next Generation Energy‐Efficient Compute Nodes
Future computing ecosystem
The coming decade will see the convergence of current numerical technologies, including embedded systems via IoT, high-performance and cloud computing, towards pervasive large-scale distributed virtualized systems. This trend will have a heavy impact on the way to address for instance scientific, industrial and societal challenges.
Energy-efficiency, a major challenge
This ecosystem will come with a number of major challenges including security, reliability and energy-efficiency. This project addresses the latter by exploring a system design continuum, going seamlessly from software to emerging technologies via hardware architecture. Power saving opportunities exist at each of these levels, but real measurable gains will come from the synergistic focus on all these levels.
For a cross-disciplinary vision
A cross-disciplinary collaboration is promoted between computer science and microelectronics, to achieve two main breakthroughs: i) combination of state-of-the-art heterogeneous adaptive embedded multicore architectures with emerging communication and memory technologies and, ii) power-aware dynamic compilation techniques that suitably match such a platform.