Embedded computers are part of our daily life. Most of the objects we use daily include processors and computers; they are becoming more and more powerful, constantly connected and increasingly demanding. Those are the Cyber-Physical Systems, they are required to deliver high-performance functionality under conditions which are often critical in terms of performance, real-time constraints, security and power consumption.
Several challenges are becoming extremely relevant in this area:
Our objective is to build upon Europe's industrial and technology strengths in low power computing and embedded and cyber-physical systems, with the objective to strengthen European competitiveness in the key parts of the emerging advanced computing market.
HiPEAC, the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation, is the premier platform for networking and collaboration in the domain of computing systems in Europe.
Its objective is simple to describe, but extremely challenging to reach: to improve the quality of the European computing systems research by creating a visible and integrated community while steering and coordinating research efforts.
HiPEAC has financed through three consecutive collaborative projects from the European Commission, and constantly growing over time. HiPEAC manages three flagship activities (Computing System Week, a yearly Conference and a Summer School) and many other initiatives, amongst which the HiPEAC roadmap which provides very valuable information for the research and innovation activities of the European Commission.
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Two specific actions will be funded under the H2020 Research Programme, in order to stimulate innovation in advanced computing.
ARTEMIS -ECSEL "Industry and Public Authorities in Partnership" will build the required technologies for innovative products and services.