Massive financial and scientific efforts are ongoing to push the scale of HPC infrastructures to the next level, exascale — a scale where a single machine would be able to perform twice as much computation as the current 100 most powerful supercomputers in Europe.
The TEXTAROSSA project aims to achieve a broad impact on the High Performance Computing (HPC) field both in pre-exascale and exascale scenarios. The TEXTAROSSA consortium will develop new hardware accelerators, innovative two-phase cooling equipment, advanced algorithms, methods and software products for traditional HPC domains as well as for emerging domains in High Performance Artificial Intelligence (HPC-AI) and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA).
TEXTAROSSA (Towards EXtreme scale Technologies and AcceleRatOrS for HW/SW Supercomputing Applications for exascale) has been selected for funding by the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking within the EuroHPC-01-2019/Extreme scale computing and data driven technologies call, sub-topic a), as one of the key programs that will innovate and widen the overall efficiency of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. The three-year project, led by ENEA (Italy), has started on April 1st, 2021 and aggregates 17 institutions and companies located in 5 European countries: CINI (an Italian consortium grouping together three leading universities, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli studi di Torino, and Università di Pisa), FRAUNHOFER (Germany), INRIA (France), ATOS (France), E4 Computer Engineering (Italy), BSC (Spain), PSNC (Poland), INFN (Italy), CNR (Italy), In Quattro (Italy), Université de Bordeaux (France), CINECA (Italy) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).