Overview

The overall objective of the PHANTOM project is to deliver an integrated cross-layer (hardware and system software/programming environment), multi-objective and cross-application approach that will enable next generation heterogeneous, parallel and low-power computing systems, while hiding the complexity of computing hardware from the programmer, thus fostering productivity in programming.

More specifically, the PHANTOM system comprises a hardware-agnostic software platform over reconfigurable multi-core and heterogeneous (GPU, FPGA, CPU) hardware platforms. On the one hand, the software platform will offer the means for multi-dimensional optimization. Hence, a multi-objective scheduler decides - dynamically and cost-effectively - where in the computing continuum (e.g. cloud, embedded systems, mobile devices, desktops, data centres), at which cross-layer system level (analog, digital, hybrid analog-digital, software) and on which heterogeneous technology (GPU, FPGA, CPU) to execute each part of an applications, as well as orchestrate dynamically the hardware and software components of reconfigurable hardware platforms.

Security and runtime monitoring mechanisms support the cross-layer system operation, while programmer- and productivity-oriented software tools are provided. APIs per application class are proposed facilitating programmers along with a parallelization toolset with emphasis on performance analytics and data locality to increase performance and reduce the power cost of data movement and ubiquitous Big Data towards the so called “Near-Data Computing”.

The heterogeneous hardware platforms will offer the required abstraction and configuration mechanisms to enable the seamless migration and execution of application components, while having energy efficiency, performance guarantees and cost effectiveness as intrinsic features.

Specific industrial case studies will be utilised to validate the effectiveness of the project technologies within the Telecom, Surveillance and Higher Performance Computing domains.

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Project News

Best Paper Award for PHANTOM at EMERGING-2016

The paper of Alexey Cheptsov (HLRS) entitled "Development of Distributed Simulation Environment for Security-Critical Technological Objects by Means of Microservices (Case Study for Underground Mine Ventilation)" has been awarded as one of the top papers of the Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence (EMERGING 2016). The paper discusses the strategy of simulation application execution in heterogeneous distributed environment, support by the PHANTOM platform.

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PHANTOM presentation at HiPEAC Computing Systems Week, Dublin

PHANTOM was represented at the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week 2016 in Dublin, in which we presented our vision for future high performance embedded platforms. We also presented the results of a previous platform developed as part of the EU Framework 7 grant, JUNIPER, and discussed how the techniques developed in that project are to be reused and extended in the PHANTOM approach. Download the slides here: hipeac csw.pdf

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PHANTOM project meeting 24-25 November 2016

The PHANTOM partners will hold a project meeting for all partners on 24-25 November 2016 in Nice, France. The meeting will be hosted by partner Easy Global Market and will focus on the planning and coordination of the development of the early prototype technologies that will completed in 2017 addressing each of the PHANTOM components including the tools for the  new cross-layer programming, security and runtime monitoring capabilities and heterogeneous platform technologies of the PHANTOM…

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PHANTOM project meeting 25-26 May 2016

The PHANTOM partners will hold a project meeting for all partners on 25-26 May 2016. The meeting will be hosted by partner WINGS in Glyfada near Athens, and will focus on further design discussions and workshops for the new cross-layer programming, security and runtime monitoring capabilities of the PHANTOM framework.

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The PHANTOM project receives funding under the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 688146. The contents of this website do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.