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CRESTA is one of six European funded exascale projects tackling the challenges of developing exascale software, applications and hardware. The six projects are hosting a Birds-of-a-Feather session at ISC'14 in Leipzig in June 2014.

Associated with this BOF, we have prepared a questionnaire to understand people's views on the challenges of creating exascale technologies. This is open to all - please go to the ISC'14 BOF questionnaire to participate.

The abstract for the BOF is below. If you are attending ISC'14 we would love to see you come along to the BOF - Tueaday 25th June at 14:15. Further details of the BOF can be found on the BOF page of the ISC web site.

The Abstract

The European path to Exascale is mainly paved by the FP7 research projects CRESTA, DEEP/DEEP-ER, EPiGRAM, EXA2CT, Mont-Blanc, and NUMEXAS. With a total funding of €74m, these projects tackle the Exascale challenge from different angles, such as novel prototype hardware, co-design approaches, highly-scalable algorithms, and programming paradigms. Additionally, through their cross-project collaboration, they foster a vivid European Exascale community. The BoF will give an update on Europe’s progress towards Exascale and advance the discussion on the Exascale challenge. During the first half, each of the project coordinators will briefly summarise the main objectives and recent progress of each project. The second half will be dedicated to an open discussion about topics such as: the effectiveness of the presented initiatives to computing at Exascale; comparison of the European approaches to that of other countries; future directions of Exascale research and potential collaborations.


Over the course of the project CRESTA was featured in several press outlets. You can view a selection of them below.


Brains and exascale computing benefit from modelling blood flow, focused on our partners Allinea and UCL, Scientific Computing World, 23rd June, 2014

Accurate Forecasts Tied to Supercomputer Spending, focused on our Cray partner, HPC Wire, 12th February,2014

Advancing Applications Toward Exascale Target, focused on our ECMWF partner, HPC Wire, 11th February, 2014

Exterminating at Extreme Scale, focused on our Allinea partner, HPC Wire, 7th May, 2013

CRESTA initial press release: HPC Wire, 14th November 2011

News article: 'A Mountain to Climb: CRESTA and the Exascale Challenge'. EPCC News, Issue 70, New Horizons, Autumn 2011

News article: 'Collaborative Research into Exascale Systemware, Tools and Applications (CRESTA)'. inSiDE, Volume 9 No. 2, Autumn 2011

News article: 'European Exascale Research and the VPH'. VPH Newsletter, January 2012

Case study: 'GPUs and the Science of Smooth Ice Cream'. Cray Case Study, February 2012

News article: 'CRESTA: Reaching for Exascale'. EPCC News, Issue 71, Good Vibrations, Summer 2012

News article: 'CRESTA is focusing on co-design to try and materialize exascale'. Primeur Weekly Magazine, Issue 202-06-21

News article: 'CRESTA: The Concepts, Facts and Figures'. PRACE Newsletter, November 2012 

News article: 'CRESTA: EPCC's Technical Challenges'. EPCC News, Issue 72, Powering Business, December 2012

News article: 'CRESTA project to figure out how to keep more than 100 million threads busy'. Primeur Weekly Magazine, Issue 202-06-18.