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Agile, eXtensible, fast I/O Module for the cyber-physical era

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Project "AXIOM" data sheet

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Organization address
city: SIENA
postcode: 53100

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙945˙937 €
 EC max contribution 3˙945˙937 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (A new generation of components and systems: Engineering of advanced embedded and energy and resource efficient components and systems)
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-02-01   to  2018-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA IT (SIENA) coordinator 985˙375.00
2    SECO SRL IT (AREZZO) participant 745˙937.00
4    EVIDENCE SRL IT (PISA) participant 596˙000.00
6    HERTA SECURITY SL ES (BARCELONA) participant 318˙125.00
7    VIMAR SPA IT (MAROSTICA VI) participant 317˙500.00


 Project objective

We are entering the Cyber-Physical age, in which both objects and people will become nodes of the same digital network for exchanging information. Therefore, in our imaginary, the general expectation is that “things” or systems will become somewhat smart as people, allowing rapid and close interactions not only system-system, but also human-system, system-human. More scientifically, we expect that such Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) will at least react in real-time, have enough computational power for the assigned tasks, consume the least possible energy for such task (energy efficiency), scale up through modularity, allow for an easy programmability across performance scaling and exploit at best existing standards at minimal costs. The whole set of these expectations impose scientific and technological challenges that need to be properly addressed. The AXIOM project (Agile, eXtensible, fast I/O Module) aims at researching new software/hardware architectures for CPSs to meet the above expectations. The technical approach aims at solving fundamental problems to enable easy programmability of multi-core multi-board systems through the open-source OmpSs programming model, leveraging Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) inspired concepts across the modules. The OmpSs will allow accelerating functions through an FPGA (Agility). In particular, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that DSM will be effectively demonstrated on an embedded modular system (eXtensibility). Modular scalability will be possible thanks to a fast interconnect that will enrich the module. To this aim, an innovative modular ARM-based board with enhanced capabilities for interfacing with the physical world will be designed and demonstrated in key scenarios such as Smart Video-Surveillance and Smart Living/Home (Domotic).


List of deliverables.
Report on proof of concepts Other 2019-05-30 12:21:32
Initial AXIOM Evaluation Platform (AEP) definition and initial tests Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:45
Programming model extensions Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:45
AXIOM code generation and instrumentation Other 2019-05-30 12:21:29
Report on AXIOM Events Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:35
Performance and energy evaluation of the AXIOM Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:46
Project web site Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 12:21:35
Final operating system and documentation Other 2019-05-30 12:21:33
Scenarios and requirements and Report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:28
Technical specifications of AXIOM board Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:41
Design Space Exploration (DSE) on the prototype for the AXIOM Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:34
Final Report on AXIOM Events Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:37
Parallel programming library and documentation Other 2019-05-30 12:21:32
Evaluation of the compiler and tools infrastructure Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:21:44

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of AXIOM deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Giorgi, R; , Mazumdar, S.; Viola, S.; Gai, P.; Garzarella, S.; Morelli, B.; Pnevmatikatos, D.; Theodoropoulos, D.; Álvarez, C.; Ayguadé, E.; Bueno, J.; Filgueras, A.; Jiménez-González, D; Martorell, X.
Modeling Multi-board Communication in the AXIOM Cyber-Physical System
published pages: 228-235, ISSN: 1381-6551, DOI:
Ada User journal 37 (4) 2019-05-30
2017 Amourgianos-Lorentzos, Vasileios
Efficient network interface design for low cost distributed systems
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2015 Burgio P.; Alvarez C.; Ayguadé E.; Filgueras A.; Jiménez-González D.; Martorell X.; Navarro N. and Giorgi R.
Simulating Next-GenerationCyber-Physical Computing Platforms
published pages: , ISSN: 1381-6551, DOI:
Ada User Journal 36 (4) 2019-05-30
2016 Rizzo, Antonio; Burresi, Giovanni; Montefoschi, Francesco; Caporali, Maurizio; Giorgi, Roberto
Making IoT with UDOO
published pages: 95-112, ISSN: 1826-9745, DOI:
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) 1 (30) 2019-05-30
2017 Bosch Pons, J
Asynchronous runtime for task-based dataflow programming models
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2015 D. Jiménez-González, C. Álvarez, A. Filgueras, X. Martorell, J. Langer, J. Noguera, K. Vissers
Coarse-grain performance estimator for heterogeneous parallel computing architectures like Zynq all-programmable SoC
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2016 Verdoscia, Lorenzo; Giorgi, Roberto
A Data-Flow Soft-Core Processor for Accelerating Scientific Calculation on FPGAs
published pages: 1-21, ISSN: 1563-5147, DOI: 10.1155/2016/3190234
Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2019-05-30
2016 Mazumdar, Somnath and Giorgi Roberto
A Survey on Hardware and Software Support for Thread Level Parallelism
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2016 Burgio, Paolo; Alvarez, Carlos; Ayguade, Eduard; Filgueras, Antonio; Jiminez-Gonzalez, Daniel; Martorell, Xavier; Navarro, Nacho; Giorgi, Roberto
Simulating next-generation Cyber-physical computing platforms
published pages: 59-63, ISSN: 1381-6551, DOI:
Ada User Journal 37 (1) 2019-05-30
2015 Roberto Giorgi
Transactional Memory on a Dataflow Architecture for Accelerating Haskell
published pages: 546-558, ISSN: 1109-2750, DOI:
WSEAS Transactions on Computers Vol. 14 2019-05-30
2016 Alvarez, Carlos; Ayguade, Eduard; Bosch, Jaume; Bueno, Javier; Cherkashin, Artem; Filgueras, Antonio; Jiminez-Gonzalez, Daniel; Martorell, Xavier; Navarro, Nacho; Vidal, Miquel; Theodoropoulos, Dimitris; Pnevmatikatos, Dionisios; Catani, Davide; Oro, David; Fernandez, Carles; Segura, Carlos; Rodriguez, Javier; Hernando, Javier; Scordino, Claudio; Gai, Paolo; Passera, Pierluigi; Pomella, Aberto; Bettin, Nicola; Rizzo, Antonio; Giorgi, Roberto
The AXIOM Software Layers
published pages: 262-277, ISSN: 0141-9331, DOI: 10.1016/j.micpro.2016.07.002
ELSEVIER Microprocessors and Microsystems 47 (B) 2019-05-30

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