EPCC, The University of Edinburgh

epccThe University of Edinburgh is one of Europe’s leading research universities. It is the Project Coordinator of the Adept project and is represented by its supercomputing centre, EPCC .

Established in 1990, the organisation is one of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres with a full-time staff of 75, most educated to postgraduate level, and a large array of HPC systems including the 90,112 core, 829 Teraflop Cray XE6-based UK National HPC service - HECToR. EPCC works with a wide variety of scientific and industrial partners.

Collaborative projects with industry represent 50% of the Centre’s annual turnover (£4.8 million in FY11/12 excluding capital costs).

EPCC has led the UK’s technical work in all the PRACE projects and is the coordinator of the CRESTA project, which focuses on the software challenges of Exascale computing. The centre also has a long history of working with HPC vendors to design leading edge novel HPC systems including the QCDOC system, the Maxwell FPGA system and, most recently, the IBM BlueGene/Q.


University of Uppsala

upsallaUppsala University is Scandinavia's oldest university and in the Adept project is represented by the Department of Information Technology, which has approximately 80 faculty members and 90 PhD students.

The department has a number of associated national and international research centres, including the UPMARC Centre of Excellence for research on software for multi-core architectures and the government national strategic research centre for research in e-science (eSSENCE). It has been awarded grants for software development for embedded multi-core systems (CoDER-MP) and wireless sensor networks (PROFUN).

Uppsala has expertise in three key technologies relevant to this project: low-overhead application profiling, efficient application phase detection, and power measurement and modelling.


Ericsson AB

ericssonEricsson AB is a company in Ericsson Group, the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services.

The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The joint venture ST-Ericsson is a world leader in development of wireless platforms and semiconductors. Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology and sustainable business solutions.

In the Adept project Ericsson is represented by the Development Unit “Radio, Systems & Technology” (DURA/S&T). DURA/S&T provides Ericsson with system concepts, technologies and methodologies to secure long-term competitive product provisioning. World-class innovation is achieved through cooperation within Ericsson as well as with partners, customers, universities and research institutes.

DURA/S&T covers research in the areas of access technologies and signal processing, radio network and radio interface architectures, and network management.


Alpha Data Parallel Systems Ltd

alphadataAlpha Data is a leading global supplier of high-performance COTS reconfigurable computer platforms and support software.

Since 1993, Alpha Data has been building on advances in FPGA technology to offer high performance, flexible and scalable reconfigurable products to innovative developers throughout the world. Alpha Data offers an extensive range of products developed to harness the power of the latest generation of FPGA devices supporting industry standards, operating systems and design tools.

Focusing on the strategic market areas of digital signal processing (DSP), imaging systems, communications, military and aerospace and high performance computing (HPC), Alpha Data has established a global customer base (including CERN, Intel, Boeing, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Nokia, Sony and Motorola) and has a reputation for leading edge design.

Based in Edinburgh (UK) and Denver (Colorado, US), Alpha Data has used the advent of the high density, high speed FPGA to embed this technology providing customers with rapid time-to-market and flexibility, and extended product life span.


Ghent University

UGentGhent University is the second largest university in Belgium, with more than 36,000 students and an annual research budget of over €410 million per year. The Computer Systems Lab (CSL), part of the department of Electronics and Information Systems (ELIS), is the University’s Centre of Excellence for computer architecture and systems research.

The PerformanceLab, which will represent Ghent University in the Adept project, is the part of CSL that focuses on computer architecture and the hardware/software interface. Specific emphasis is put on modelling and on hardware/software cooperation. The PerformanceLab has recognised expertise in computer architecture and the hardware/software interface in general, as well as performance modelling and analysis, simulation and workload characterisation in particular.

Over the past 10 years, the PerformanceLab has built up world-class expertise in analytical performance modelling of contemporary computer systems and hardware/software cooperative approaches.