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Research Groups


High Performance Computer Architecture
Research area: Computer Science

The activities mainly concern "Computer Architecture" (ERC: PE6_1) and “Parallel and Distributed Computing (ERC:PE6_12) with specific reference to High Performance Computer Systems consisting of two to thousands of processors (Multi-Core / Many-Core). The main challenges that we are addressing are:

  • Efficiency-Energy: use less energy to provide the computing power necessary to applications ranging from Smartphones to Supercomputers, Datacenters, Cloud Computing with the need of processing Big-Data. Current systems provide few MIPS/Watt, the goal is being able to design systems able to reach at least 50 MIPS/Watt by 2024.
  • Programmability: systems need to be designed in such a way that they are easy to program.

Involved projects: TERAFLUX (http://www.teraflux.eu), AXIOM (http://www.axiom-project.eu).
 
Keywords ERC
PE6_1 Computer architecture, parallel, distributed and pervasive computing
PE6_12 Scientific computing, simulation and modelling tools
 
People
Associate Professors: Roberto Giorgi
External Collaborators: Maurizio Caporali, Antonio Rizzo


Laboratories

Computer Architectures

This laboratory hosts both research and teaching activities in the area of Computer Architecture.


The main research/teaching topics addressed in the laboratory are related to:
- High Performance Computing
- On-chip Photonics for Chip Multiprocessors
- Programmability of Multi-/Many-core systems
- Embedded System
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