Abdoulaye GAMATIE CNRS Senior Researcher

Research projects

Below are the projects in the framework of which my research activities have been conducted (note: this list is not updated):
  • The French ANR "CONTINUUM Project" (Design Continuum for Next Generation Energy‐Efficient Compute Nodes) -- ongoing...

    Brief description. CONTINUUM is a project addressing the design of next generation energy-efficient high-performance embedded compute nodes. It focuses at the same time on software, architecture and emerging memory and communication technologies in order to synergistically exploit their corresponding feautures.

    This project is coordinated by LIRMM (scientific leader: A. Gamatié). It comprises the following partners:
    • LIRMM (France)
    • Cortus S.A.S (France)
    • Inria Rennes (France)
  • The European FP7/H2020 projects "Mont-Blanc" (Towards energy-efficient high-performnace computing) -- ongoing...

    Brief description.Energy efficiency is already a primary concern for the design of any computer system and it is unanimously recognized that future Exascale systems will be strongly constrained by their power consumption. This is why the Mont-Blanc project, which was launched on 1st October 2011, has set itself the following objective: to design a new type of computer architecture capable of setting future global High Performance Computing (HPC) standards that will deliver Exascale performance while using 15 to 30 time less energy.

    These projects were initially coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), then by Atos currently. Project partners are the following:
    • Allinea (UK)
    • ARM (UK)
    • BSC (Spain)
    • Bull (France)
    • CEA (France)
    • LRZ (Germany)
    • University of Bristol (UK)
    • CNRS (France)
    • Genci (France)
    • HLRS (Germany)
    • CINECA (Italy)
    • Inria (France)
    • Jülich (Germany)
    • ST-Microelectronics (France)
  • The European FP7 "DreamCloud Project" (Dynamic Resource Allocation in Embedded and High-Performance Computing) -- now finished!

    Brief description.The DreamCloud Project (Dynamic Resource Allocation in Embedded and High Performance Computing) is a European project started in September 2013, which aims to develop novel load balancing mechanisms that can be applied during runtime in a wide range of parallel and high performance computing systems, allowing for a fine-tuning of the trade-off between performance guarantees and system efficiency according to the application needs. The duration of the project is 36 months.

    This project is coordinated by the Open Group (UK). It has the following partners:
    • Aicas GmbH (Germany)
    • CNRS (France)
    • HLRS (Germany)
    • The Open Group (UK)
    • Rheon Media Ltd (UK)
    • Robert Bosch (Germany)
    • University of York (UK)
  • The French-German Procope collaborative project MP@3D (Multiprocessor Integrated Systems in 3D Technologies) -- now finished!

    Brief description. Drawing strengths from the complementary expertise of both groups in the areas of computer architecture exploration, power modeling and 3D integration, the MP@3D collaborative project aims at laying down the foundations of a novel modeling approach for 3D MPSoCs that will permit exploring benefits and innovative techniques for such systems.

    The MP@3D project has two partners:
    • CNRS (France)
    • University of Bremen (Germany)
  • The French ANR project "Famous" (Flot de modélisation et de conception rapide pour les systèmes dynamiquement reconfigurables) -- now finished!

    Brief description. The "Famous" project (started on December 1st 2009, for 48 months) aims at introducing a complete methodology that considers the reconfigurability of the hardware as an essential design concept. It proposes the necessary mechanisms to fully exploit such a feature at runtime. The project covers research in system models, compile time and runtime methods, and analysis and verification techniques. These tools should provide high-quality designs with improved designer productivity, while guaranteeing consistency with the initial requirements for adaptability on the expected implementation.

    Thus, "Famous" is a research project with almost an immediate industrial impact. Actually, it should make reconfigurable systems design easier and faster. The obtained tool-set is expected to be used by both company designers and academic researchers, especially for modern application systems specific design such as smart camera, image and video processing. It will rely on well-established standards in design community. In practice, modeling will start from very high abstraction levels using an extended version of the UML/Marte standard profile. Then simulation and synthesizable models will be generated by automatic model-to-model transformations, using an MDE approach. These techniques will contribute to shorten drastically time-to-market. The project is seen as a first attempt to explore novel design methodologies and target modern embedded systems architectures.

    The "Famous" project is funded by french Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). It has five partners:
    • The public research labs INRIA Lille - Nord Europe (Lille)
    • LabSTICC (Lorient)
    • INRIA Rhône-Alpes (Grenoble)
    • LE2I University of Bourgogne (Dijon)
    • The SME company Sodius SAS (Nantes)
  • The French Collaborative Research Initiative "Triade" (Combining models of computation for the design of real-time and embedded applications) -- now finished!
  • The French-Tunisian project "Ksour" (Modèle, vérification et intégration de MPPSoC sur des architectures reconfigurables) -- now finished!

    This project was supported by the French STIC Inria-Tunisia program, which aims at promoting the design of metamodels, transformation tools and techniques for the implementation of reconfigurable systems-on-chip.

  • The French ANR project "OpenEmbedd" (An open-source platform for Model-Driven Engineering of Real-Time and Embedded systems) -- now finished!

  • The French-British project "Modeasy" (MOdel-Driven dEsign for Automotive Safety embedded sYstems) -- now finished!
  • The European project IST "SafeAir" (Advanced Design Tools for Aircraft Systems and Airborne Software) -- now finished!
  • The French RNTL project Expresso (Real-time Java for critical embedded systems) -- now finished!