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Video: The European Processor Initiative

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Detroit, Jean-Marc Denis from EPI presents: The European Processor Initiative.

The European Commission announces the selection of the Consortium European Processor Initiative to co-design, develop and bring on the market a European low-power microprocessor. This technology, with drastically better performance and power, is one of the core elements needed for the development of the European Exascale machine.”

The main objectives of the EPI are to:

  • Develop low-power processor technology to be included in a European pre-exascale system (capable of around 1016 calculations per second) and in European exascale systems (a billion billion or 1018 calculations per second)
    Guarantee that a significant part of that technology is European,
  • Ensure that the application areas of the technology are not limited only to HPC, but cover other areas such as the automotive sector or the data centres, thus ensuring the overall economic viability of the initiative. One specific objective for the automotive sector is for instance to develop customized processors able to meet the performance needed for autonomous cars.
  • EPI will provide to the European industry and research a competitive HPC platform and data processing solutions at world class level in the best interest of data security and ownership.

We expect to achieve unprecedented levels of performance at very low power, and EPI’s HPC and automotive industrial partners are already considering the EPI platform for their product roadmaps,” said Mr. Philippe Notton, the EPI General Manager and Prof. Mateo Valero, Director of the Barcelona Super Computing Centre.

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