EXA2PRO project

The Microprocessors and Digital Systems Lab (MicroLab) of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA coordinates the EXA2PRO project.

EXA2PRO (Enhancing Programmability and boosting Performance Portability for Exascale Computing Systems) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 801015.

The vision of EXA2PRO is to develop a programming environment that will enable the productive deployment of highly parallel applications in exascale computing systems. EXA2PRO programming environment will integrate tools that will address significant exascale challenges. It will support a wide range of scientific applications, provide tools for improving source code quality, enable efficient exploitation of exascale systems’ heterogeneity and integrate tools for data and memory management optimization. Additionally, it will provide various fault-tolerance mechanisms, both user-exposed and at runtime system level and performance monitoring features. EXA2PRO will be evaluated using 4 use cases from 4 different domains, which will be deployed in JUELICH supercomputing center. The use cases will leverage the EXA2PRO tool-chain and we expect:

– Increased applications performance based on EXA2PRO optimization tools (data and memory management)

– Efficient exploitation of heterogeneity by the applications that will allow the evaluation of more complex problems.

– Identification of trade-offs between design qualities (source code maintainability / reusability) and run-time constraints (performance / energy consumption).

– Evaluation of various fault-tolerance mechanisms for applications with different characteristics. EXA2PRO outcome is expected to have major impact on the following:

a) the scientific and industrial community that focuses on application deployment in supercomputing centers: EXA2PRO environment will allow efficient application deployment with reduced effort.

b) application developers of exascale application: EXA2PRO will provide tools for improving source code maintainability/reusability, which will allow application evaluation with reduced developers’ effort.

c) the scientific community and the industry relevant to the EXA2PRO use cases. At least two of the EXA2PRO use cases will have significant impact to the CO2 capture and to the Supercapacitors industry.

Start/end date: 1 May 2018 – 31 April 2021


  • Institute of Communications and Computer Systems
  • Linköping University
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
  • Institut National de RechercheenInformatique et enAutomatique
  • ForschungszentrumJülich GmbH​
  • Maxeler Technologies Limited
  • Centre National de la RechercheScientifique

See more information at: https://exa2pro.eu