Politecnico di Milano is the Coordinator of the ANTAREX project with the goal to find energy-efficient techniques for High Performance Computing (HPC).
ANTAREX proposes a breakthrough approach to support dynamic adaptivity for applications for energy efficient heterogeneous HPC systems. The goal is to reach the performance level foreseen for the Exascale era of billion of billion operations per second.
The ANTAREX project places the Politecnico di Milano in the worldwide vanguard of the HPC research throughout the development of advanced techniques providing high-energy efficiency. The project is coordinated by Prof. Cristina Silvano from Politecnico di Milano and has received funding of over 3 million euro in the H2020 Future and Emerging Technologies program.
The international team of ANTAREX project is developing a new programming language to express strategies of adaptivity and energy efficiency in addition to the functional features of the application and innovative techniques for the dynamic management of the resources in supercomputing systems.
Currently, it is in progress the experimental phase of the research on two industrial case studies of high scientific and social relevance. The first case consists of the energy optimization of a biopharmaceutical application to accelerate the search for new drugs by exploiting the computational potential offered by CINECA. The second case study consists of developing an adaptive navigation system to be used in the context of smart cities to exploit the interaction between the client side and the high-performance server side offered by the supercomputing system installed at IT4Innovations in Czech Republic.
In addition to ten researchers from the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB) of the Politecnico di Milano, the ANTAREX project involves two supercomputing centers: the CINECA Italian interuniversity consortium for supercomputing and IT4I, the national supercomputing center of the Czech Republic. The project also involves ETH Zurich, the Universidade do Porto and the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique in Rennes. Industrial partners include one of the main Italian biopharmaceutical companies, Dompé, focused on the development of innovative therapeutic solutions for rare diseases often orphan of care, and Sygic, the leading European company of navigation software.
This project ANTAREX has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies programme on High Performance Computing under Grant Agreement No. 671623