Project Description

lOw Power heterogeneous architecture for nExt generation of smaRt infrastructure and platforms in industrial and societal Applications.

Start Date: 01/12/2015
End Date: 30/11/2018
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OPERA project aims at supporting these ambitious challenges with technological innovation on three main aspects:

  • Design next generation Low Power (LP) and Ultra-Low Power (ULP) systems
  • Improvement of energy efficiency in computing by means of heterogeneous architectures
  • Supply of smart and energy efficient solution for the interaction between embedded smart systems and remote small form-factor data centers in computing continuum perspective

OPERA’s vision is to deliver innovation on highly parallel, heterogeneous, reliable, low power, and secure systems leveraging both low power server-class processors and reconfigurable devices. While the former provide energy efficient processing power for the majority of the workloads, the latter offer the possibility of customizing and adapting hardware solutions over time to specific needs.

The targets of innovation in OPERA are next generation LP servers and highly parallel embedded computer systems based on ULP architectures, dynamic orchestration and offloading in Heterogeneous architecture from IoT devices to datacenter.

OPERA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 688386.