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The Vision

The European PILOT project’s overall goal is to demonstrate an all European technology by achieving the following objectives:

The European PILOT project will design, build, and validate the first EU-based accelerator platform for HPC (including compute-intensive AI), covering the whole spectrum of required technologies with European assets: a vertical chain going from HPC and HPDA applications through the whole software stack to RISC-V based highly efficient and high performance accelerators, integrated into high-density accelerator chassis with innovative immersion cooling.

From a European and global level it will provide a full accelerator technology as a foundation for European Exascale systems.

The capabilities of the RISC-V ecosystem will be further extended into the HPC and HPDA domains, thus demonstrating European digital sovereignty and technology independence in HPC.

Moreover, Europe will have the opportunity to drive the adoption of RISC-V’s rapidly growing ecosystem. This could include a variety of RISC-V cores, extensions, application-specific accelerators, as well as of a software stack, across a spectrum of performance targets for different markets.

Expected Impacts

The European PILOT project’s overall goal is to demonstrate an all European technology by achieving the following objectives:

Contribution to the realisation of the EuroHPC JU overall and specific objectives: Demonstrate European accelerator technologies that will become available for HPC and HPDA systems as a vehicle for future European Exascale systems.

  • Strengthening scientific leadership, competitiveness and innovation potential of the European industry: EU accelerator computing sovereignty in the HPC and the HPDA digital markets based on European IP.
  • Contributing to a sustainable exascale HPC supply ecosystem in Europe and technological autonomy: Autonomy by HPC and HPDA accelerators based only on European IP combined with the know-how to build these systems. The EU can invest in building these products for the EU and the world.
  • Leveraging the efforts on the European low power processing or in open hardware technologies and contributing to the realisation of future exascale system architectures: An HPC or HPDA accelerator based on all-European open hardware technology, including the external I/O, memory controller, PHYs, and supporting components.
  • Maximising the use of European technologies by users and developers of relevant applications for European scientific and industrial leadership: Fostering the  European scientific and industrial leadership by providing a ready-to-use accelerator technology and maximizing its use by developers of relevant applications and users.
  • Creation, promotion and exploitation potential of European IP: Releasing IP developed in the project as open source, or to integrate it in products. Several IPs developed in European PILOT will be candidates for direct exploitation and the project will contribute extensions to the RISC-V standard for the application domains researched in it.
  • Maturity of solutions and potential for commercial exploitation in future European exascale HPC components and systems: The project will produce a prototype level environment by developing silicon proven design.

Objectives

The European PILOT project’s overall goal is to demonstrate an all European technology by achieving the following objectives:

  • Extend open source to include open source hardware for HPC.
  • Software/hardware co-design for improved application performance and system energy efficiency.
  • HPC and HPDA applications.
  • System software.
  • System integration innovations.
  • Stimulate European collaboration.
  • Combine industry standard methodology and cutting-edge research to accelerate exploitation.