Automotive Stream

One of EPI’s core activities will focus on the automotive sector. The stream activities are targeting main trends driving innovation in the automotive industry including the introduction of autonomous driving (levels 4/5) and the Connected Car infrastructure – because without innovative solutions, the digital progress in the automotive sector would end in a deadlock due to insufficient computing power for new and increasing fields of application like 360-degree environment recognition and other real-time systems.

In order to continue on the road of success, the initiative aims at implementing suitable high-performance processors for the HPC sector. The specific challenge in the automotive sector is the integration of those high-performance processors that have to be compliant with the relevant application and environmental requirements in that real-time domain.

Most importantly, adapting and using HPC processors must not have a negative impact under any circumstances on the function, the real-time behavior, the availability and reliability of the automotive compute platform. Furthermore, in the extremely cost-driven automotive sector, a number of relevant standards must be observed. Obviously, the use of complex and costly solutions like active cooling should be avoided.

The fundamental approach in favour is a master-slave constellation with automotive-qualified processors operating as masters and high-performance computing general-purpose processors (HPC-GPP) and accelerators operating as slaves.

With respect to the HPC domain, one of the incentive reasons to adapt the HPC general-purpose processor is expected better exploitation of the highly expensive development of such a complex general-purpose processor. From the automotive viewpoint, in turn, the expected additional computing power should not exceed given cost and energy budgets.

This is where EPI comes into play, providing architectural solutions for a novel embedded high-performance computing (eHPC) platform. A proposed subsequent integration of the HPC general-purpose processors and HPC accelerators into the automotive eHPC is supposed to be technologically, functionally and economically successful.

In any case, it will be crucial because new autonomous vehicle network architectures require computing platforms enabling the execution of extremely complex vehicle perception algorithms. The latter include sensor/imaging processing, data fusion, environment sensing and modeling, low-latency deep machine learning for object classification and behavior prediction with seamless, dependable and secure interaction between mobile high-performance embedded computing, and stationary server-based high-performance computing.




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Thumbs up for EPI Poster at the RISC-V Summit 2019😃👍 Nick Kossifidis from @FORTH_ITE @CarvForth discussing with @Calista_Redmond, CEO of the RISC-V Foundation and Jeffrey Osier-Mixon from the Linux Foundation @riscv #RISCVSummit #RISCV
12/12/2019 7:53 am
Congrats to Etienne and our @MontBlanc_Eu colleagues 🙂🥳
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#Autonomous #Connected #Electrified #Shared (A.C.E.S.) discussed, but in beautiful Italian😍, from our partners at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’ Informazione from the @Unipisa who work on EPI
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What a venue to present EPI😃! Fabrizio Magugliani from @e4company presented at the IBM AI Bologna - Anomaly detection in Finance & AutoAI, focused on the field of AI implementations for detecting anomalies in data series applied mainly to the financial market.
06/12/2019 8:30 am
Today at an #IEEE event in #Bordeaux, EPI's Sergio Saponara held a Distinguished Lecture.
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Hats off to our colleague from ETHZ: the best way to finish the first year of EPI - with an award for an EPI paper presented today at #ICECS2019 🥳🥳🤜🤛
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@JeanMarc_Denis is having a busy day at #SC19🙂🏃 At the ASC HPC Workshop, explaining what EPI is all about.
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EPI presented in HPC User Forum, Detroit 2018

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