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DataLocAbstractions SIGNED

Advanced Programming Environments for Exascale Data-Centric Computing

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 Coordinator Country Turkey [TR]
 Project website
 Total cost 145˙845 €
 EC max contribution 145˙845 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-RI
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-04-01   to  2017-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KOC UNIVERSITY TR (ISTANBUL) coordinator 145˙845.00


 Project objective

Power efficiency has emerged as the primary design constraint for the next generation of computing systems and the dominant source of energy consumption has shifted from computing elements to the movement of data. This shift will make locality of data the new programming challenge of the decade. However, current programming environments take a compute-centric approach and do not reflect the realities of the architectural trends. For performance and energy efficiency reasons, there is a critical need for a new data-centric programming paradigm that takes data locality as a primary criterion. Moreover the next generation of high performance systems (Exascale Systems) will be equipped with 2048-core chips, requiring applications to expose over a thousand-way concurrency. For a smooth transition to these advanced technologies, this project proposes a theoretical foundation and programming abstractions; embodied in an API (Application Programming Interface) that provides a rich interface to address the dual challenges of data locality and increased on-chip parallelism for emerging parallel computing systems. The ultimate goal of the project is to integrate the proposed API into real-life applications that are of great interest to Europe. The project will study Turbulent Combustion as a motivating application class because of its importance in energy production. The proposed research, by reinventing the programming environment to better reflect the realities of future platforms, will facilitate the transition to Exascale of applications that are critical for strengthening European leadership in HPC.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Didem Unat, Anshu Dubey, Torsten Hoefler, John Shalf, Mark Abraham, Mauro Bianco, Bradford L. Chamberlain, Romain Cledat, H. Carter Edwards, Hal Finkel, Karl Fuerlinger, Frank Hannig, Emmanuel Jeannot, Amir Kamil, Jeff Keasler, Paul H J Kelly, Vitus Leung, Hatem Ltaief, Naoya Maruyama, Chris J. Newburn, Miquel Pericas
Trends in Data Locality Abstractions for HPC Systems
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1045-9219, DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2017.2703149
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 10 May 2017 2019-06-13
2016 Weiqun Zhang, Ann Almgren, Marcus Day, Tan Nguyen, John Shalf, Didem Unat
BoxLib with Tiling: An Adaptive Mesh Refinement Software Framework
published pages: S156-S172, ISSN: 1064-8275, DOI: 10.1137/15M102616X
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 38/5 2019-06-13

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