The consortium partners of MEEP come together for fruitful discussions on their plans and the research conducted in the project.
The MEEP consortium organises the 4th Biannual Project Gathering, on 6-8 of July, 2022in the new headquarters from Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Barcelona (Spain). After two years of virtual meetings, the MEEP consortium meets again in person.
John Davis, our project coordinator, opened the first-day meeting by presenting an overview of the project, followed by the Work Packages presentations. The conference gathered scientists from UNIZG-FER, TÜBİTAK BILGEM and BSC-CNS to discuss the research to be carried out during the project.
They discussed the project's goal to install the MEEP infrastructure at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in the following months.
About the project
MEEP (MareNostrum Experimental Exascale Platform) is a flexible FPGA-based emulation platform that will explore hardware/software co-designs for Exascale Supercomputers and other hardware targets based on European-developed IPs. Particularly, MEEP’s ambition is to play two important roles within the Exascale computation paradigm:
1) Become an evaluation platform of pre-silicon IP and ideas, capable of balancing speed and scalability.
2) Become a software development and experimentation platform to enable software readiness for new hardware designs. MEEP will accelerate software maturity, compared to the limitations of software simulation approaches, since IPs will be tested and validated before moving to silicon, considering a realistic componentisation characterisation and running them under their targeted execution contexts, which means saving time and money.