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.