The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (hereinafter “EuroHPC JU”), will contribute to the ambition of value creation in the Union with the overall mission to develop, deploy, extend and maintain in the Union an integrated world class supercomputing and quantum computing infrastructure and to develop and support a highly competitive and innovative High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem, extreme scale, power-efficient and highly resilient HPC and data technologies.
The operation of supercomputers consumes a considerable amount of energy. The EuroHPC JU has put in place one of the largest supercomputing infrastructures in the world, which offers a unique opportunity to place Europe at the forefront of intelligent data driven and energy efficient HPC operation. This action will establish and implement a strategic R&I initiative contributing to the development of innovative HPC software technology integrated with cross-layer energy-monitoring metrics tailored for exascale and post-exascale supercomputers. Also, it will ensure a common framework for implementation by maintaining an R&I roadmap with a critical timeline, control points and deliverables to govern the necessary activities.
Proposals should provide a holistic view on the entire energy aware software stack, including a dynamic resource and workload management solution for energy aware HPC, a comprehensive monitoring and profiling framework adhering to a common data format. Participants must commit to work towards a common standard and solution to address the challenges of energy efficiency, monitoring and resource scheduling at exascale. All participating HPC centres should gradually adopt the common solution once the required quality level has been reached which should be measures by appropriate KPIs. The developed solution should integrate an advanced data analytics solution providing the basis for automated intelligent decisions on scheduling, dynamic resource allocation, job and application configuration. The data driven solution should provide capabilities significantly beyond the state of the art, considering recent developments in the fields of modelling and optimisation, data science, deep learning and generative AI. Moreover, the solution should identify user input and applications resulting in inefficient use of resources to provide automated feedback on the optimal use of resources.
Proposals should indicate, for each participating HPC centre, the current energy consumption with respect to the current throughput and portfolio of applications (on average, expressed in Gflops/Watt) and an estimated overall reduction of energy consumption by the end of the action when the software stack is expected to be used in production.
The Commission estimates that an EU contribution of between €15.000.000 and €20.000.000 would allow these outcomes to be addressed appropriately.
The EU funding rate for eligible costs in grants awarded by the JU for this topic will be up to 50% of the eligible costs. In case a Participating State decided to entrust the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking with the management of its national contributions, this funding rate will be increased by the additional national funding rate for the eligible entities of this country.
The granting authority can fund a maximum of one project.
The participation of private companies, e. g. offering professional services for HPC is highly encouraged.
The consortium must include all required competences and operational capacity to perform the proposed work and to achieve the objectives set out by the call. In particular, the participation of HPC centres is critical for the required deployment of the solution in a production environment.
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