The EuroHPC projects DEEP-SEA, IO-SEA and RED-SEA join forces to develop complementary European technologies for future heterogeneous exascale supercomputing architectures.
The SEA projects aim to drive further the vision shared by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), Atos and ParTec, of the modular supercomputer architecture. The four core partners have gathered around them the best European skills, whether academic or industrial, to strengthen the European technologies that will equip the future European Exascale computers.
The SEA projects build upon the results of past and currently running European projects. They will particularly align their efforts with the hardware-focused projects such as the European Processor Initiative, with the ambition to contribute to a complete and sustainable European High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem for the exascale architecture.
The three SEA projects have been collaborating since the early preparation stage to align the scope of their proposals to the EuroHPC JU, ensuring complementarity and avoiding overlaps. All three projects have been accepted by the EuroHPC JU, and started on 1st April 2021, for a duration of three years each.
DEEP-SEA aims to improve the manageability and programmability of highly heterogeneous system architectures. DEEP-SEA is the natural continuation of the DEEP project series. It aims for easier programming of the Modular Supercomputer Architecture initiated by the DEEP-EST project – a concept that is already implemented in the JUWELS HPC system at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and in the EuroHPC MeluXina system in Luxembourg.
The DEEP Projects have received funding from the European Commission's FP7, H2020, and EuroHPC Programmes, under Grant Agreements n° 287530, 610476, 754304, and 955606. The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, France, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland.
More information: deep-projects.eu
IO-SEA will cover the Input/Output and data management aspects that will help tackle the increased pressure on storage systems in the context of exascale systems. It aims to design and develop a novel management and storage platform based on object stores, allowing for hierarchical storage management (HSM) and on-demand provisioning of storage services. It leverages the results from the Sage, Sage 2 and Maestro projects.
This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) and from BMBF/DLR under grant agreement No 955811. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
More information: iosea-project.eu
RED-SEA will look into the network interconnect - a potential bottleneck at the Exascale. It aims to extend and optimize the production-proven European interconnect BXI (BullSequana eXascale Interconnect) to make it capable to power the future European Exascale systems. As HPC systems increasingly need to interact securely with the outside world, including public clouds, edge servers or third party HPC systems, RED-SEA will also add a seamless interface with Ethernet. The project relies on technology developed within previous projects such as ExaNest and Mont-Blanc.
This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 955776. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and France, Greece, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland.
More information: redsea-project.eu