Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CS | Phase: JTI-CS-2011-3-GRA-02-017 | Award Amount: 1.94M | Year: 2013
Aviation has delivered immense social and economic benefits to mankind. In Europe, turnover in the aeronautics sector exceeded 65 billion in 1999 and 400,000 people are directly employed in the industry. In response to our environmental responsibilities, the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) has set strict objectives regarding noise reduction, fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. In parallel, EU directives have been put in place to control these parameters. If the EU aeronautics sector cannot meet these challenges, market share will be lost to US manufacturers. The outputs of ALLEGRA will result in pragmatic, validated solutions which will reduce noise, emissions and improve fuel consumption. These solutions will be developed in conjunction with an EU aircraft manufacturer (Alenia) to ensure feasibility and to reduce time to implementation. During landing approach, when engines are operating at low thrust, the noise of the airframe contributes strongly to the overall noise signature of modern aircraft. Airframe noise is generated by airflow around components of the aircraft. The main sources of airframe noise are therefore the high drag elements such as landing gears and also the high lift devices on the wings. For larger aircraft, it is the landing gear noise that dominates. This project will therefore focus on the design and test of Main and Nose Landing Gear noise reduction concepts. ALLEGRA has put together a consortium which comprises of a well known aeroacoustic wind tunnel company and some SMEs from around Europe with specific competence on landing gear design, manufacturing and structural analysis. In addition two of the EUs most distinguished universities will take the lead in computational aeroacoustics, noise measurements and data analysis. All partners have participated and delivered in EU projects, in some cases extensively including coordination.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.9.13 | Award Amount: 16.30M | Year: 2011
DEEP proposes to develop a novel, Exascale-enabling supercomputing platform along with the optimisation of a set of grand-challenge codes simulating applications highly relevant for Europes science, industry and society. The DEEP System will realise a Cluster Booster Architecture that can cope with the limitations purported by Amdahls Law. It will serve as proof-of-concept for a next-generation 100 Petaflop/s PRACE production system, striving for independent provision of HPC technology, in particular general purpose Exascale performance supercomputers in Europe. The DEEP concept is based on the duality of an advanced multi-core Cluster system with InfiniBand interconnect complemented by a Booster of Intel many-core MIC processors connected through a Terabit EXTOLL network. A novel open source system software stack along with Cluster Booster adapted programming models, libraries, and performance tools will achieve high productivity and will enable unprecedented scalability on millions of cores. The DEEP hardware and software technology is developed in Europe while the new many-core processor is an essential component of international cooperation. The DEEP concept has the potential to improve the power efficiency of HPC systems by an order of magnitude. Its innovative cooling concept will allow approaching power usage effectiveness values very close to 1. Representative HPC codes from Health and Biology, Climatology, Seismic Imaging, Industrial Design, Space Weather, and Superconductivity will be optimised on DEEP and the extrapolation to millions of cores will be demonstrated. The pan-European DEEP consortium has proven competence to meet the projects massive technological and scientific challenges. DEEP aims at disseminating knowledge amongst major European industrial stakeholders and the entire PRACE consortium through its technical advisory group STRATOS and will contribute to the vision of the PROSPECT association for a European HPC technology platform.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.3.4 | Award Amount: 12.93M | Year: 2013
Data-centres form the central brains and store for the Information Society and are a key resource for innovation and leadership. The key challenge has recently moved from just delivering the required performance, to include consuming reduced energy and lowering cost of ownership. Together, these create an inflection point that provides a big opportunity for Europe, which holds a leading position in energy efficient computing and market prominent positions in embedded systems.\n\nEUROSERVER is an ambitious and holistic project aimed to arm Europe with leading technology for conquering the new markets of cloud computing:\n\n1. Capitalise on the European strength in embedded and low power computing to provide an innovative combined architecture-and-technology integration platform that enables the reuse of highly-integrated, high-performance, energy-efficient component subsystems in a micro-server solution suitable across both cloud data-centres and embedded application workload.\n\n2. Perform a combined architecture-technology exploration that creates the hardware and the software for micro-server based computing in support of cloud-based and embedded applications.\n\n3. Evidence this architecture in a data-centre grade low-power physical micro-server prototype solution utilizing advanced ARM IP, industry leading FD-SOI fabrication technology, and state of the art 2.5D device integration technologies and prove the advantages of these European technologies as the enabler of next generation, low-cost, power-efficient, high-density compute.\n\nThe EUROSERVER consortium brings together world-class leaders in their own fields and creates the critical-mass required to deliver More than Moore solutions. A unique differentiator of EUROSERVER is its broad access to the required industrial technologies and specialised academic support. The potential impact of EUROSERVER is therefore very high to competitively accelerate and improve the delivery of energy-efficient computing worldwide.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.3.4 | Award Amount: 9.29M | Year: 2013
Up to now mission & safety critical services of SoS (Systems of Systems) have been running on dedicated and often custom designed HW/SW platforms. In the near future such systems will be accessible, connected with or executed on devices comprising off-the-shelf HW/SW components. Significant improvements have been achieved supporting the design of mixed-critical systems by developing predictable computing platforms and mechanisms for segregation between applications of different criticalities sharing computing resources. Such platforms enable techniques for the compositional certification of applications correctness, run-time properties and reliability.\nCONTREX will complement these important activities with an analysis and segregation along the extra-functional properties real-time, power, temperature and reliability. These properties will be a major cost roadblocks when 1) scaling up the number of applications per platform and the number of cores per chip, 2) in battery powered devices or 3) switching to smaller technology nodes. CONTREX will enable energy efficient and cost aware design through analysis and optimisation of real-time, power, temperature and reliability with regard to application demands at different criticality levels. To reinforce European leadership and industrial competiveness the CONTREX approach will be integrated into existing model-based design methods that can be customized for different application domains and target platforms.\nCONTREX will focus on the requirements derived from the automotive, aeronautics and telecommunications domain and evaluate its effectiveness and drive integration into existing standards for the design and certification based on three industrial demonstrators. Valuable feed-back to the industrial design practice, standards, and certification procedures is pursued.\nOur economic goal is to improve energy efficiency by 20 % and to reduce cost per system by 30 % due to a more efficient use of the computing platform.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-30-2015 | Award Amount: 6.96M | Year: 2016
AGILE project aims to create an open, flexible and widely usable IoT solution at disposal of industries (startups, SMEs, tech companies) and individuals (researchers, makers, entrepreneurs) as a framework that consists of: A modular IoT gateway enabling various types of devices (wearables, home appliances, sensors, actuators, etc.) to be connected with each other and to the Internet; Data management and device control maximizing security and privacy, at local level and in the cloud, technologies and methodologies to better manage data privacy and ownership in the IoT; Support of various open and private clouds; Recommender and visual developers interfaces enabling easy creation of applications to manage connected devices and data; Support of mainstream IoT/M2M protocols, and SDKs from different standardization bodies for device discovery and communication; Two separate gateway hardware versions: a) the makers version, based on the popular RaspberryPi platform for easily prototyping and attracting the current community; b) the industrial version for more industrial and production-ready applications; An ecosystem of IoT applications shareable among users and developers leveraging on existing initiatives by key stakeholders in this domain, like Canonical and Ubuntu Snappy IoT ecosystem. Piloted in relevant open areas (fields and in a port) for field & cattle monitoring through drones, air quality & pollution monitoring and in smart retail, AGILE will be easily adaptable and usable in different contexts serving as an horizontal technology for fast IoT prototyping and engineering in different domains. Following an open hardware/software approach, harnessing the power of IoT developers and entrepreneurs communities, AGILE aims to offer tools to overcome limitations imposed by closed and vertical walled gardens for IoT apps development, offering a fully open platform for integration and adaptation with 3rd parties enabling a new marketplace for IoT apps