EXAPSYS (EXAscale Performance SYStems) plc is a start-up company affiliated to FORTH and Synelixis Solutions SA, focusing purely on HPC systems and applications. The HPC and Embedded Systems group of Synelixis has moved to EXAPSYS while all the Synelixis IP from the HEAP, FASTER, COSSIM, EXTRA, ECOSCALE and EuroEXA EU projects, among others, has been transferred to EXAPSYS; similarly, EXAPSYS will be able to use engineers and know-how from FORTH in these areas, and the plan also includes results of FORTH from the ExaNeSt, ExaNoDe, and EuroEXA projects. The aim of EXAPSYS is to develop highly parallel innovative heterogeneous systems as well as novel HPC applications meeting real industrial needs. Based on the large experience of the research and development team, EXAPSYS targets to:
- improve the performance and energy of next-generation supercomputers by prototyping, simulating and evaluating heterogeneous architectures and network topologies
- develop efficient HPC applications incorporating its novel Deep and Recurrent Learning tools and methodologies and taking full advantage of the capabilities of the next generation HPC systems.
Within eProcessor EXAPSYS will provide a simulator of the processor based on GEM5 before it is emulated on the FPGA and work with the developers of the FPGA emulation as well as the RTL developers so as to provide to them any required traces. EXAPSYS will also provide a system-level simulation of systems consisting of thousands of the new nodes interconnected together, based on the COSSIM system simulation already developed by EXAPSYS. Finally EXAPSYS will be the WP2 (Dissemination and Exploitation) Leader.