INESC-ID has recently seen approved an EuroHPC Joint Undertaking project, highly ranked within all the submitted projects to the 1st call opened by EuroHPC.
The SparCity project aims at creating a supercomputing framework that will provide efficient algorithms and coherent tools specifically designed for maximising the performance and energy efficiency of sparse computations on emerging HPC systems, while also opening up new usage areas for sparse computations in data analytics and deep learning.

To demonstrate the effectiveness, societal impact, and usability of the framework, the SparCity project will enhance the computing scale and energy efficiency of four challenging real-life applications that come from drastically different domains, namely, computational cardiology, social networks, bioinformatics and autonomous driving. By targeting this collection of challenging applications, SparCity will develop world-class, extreme scale and energy-efficient HPC technologies.


This research project is coordinated at INESC-ID by Leonel Sousa, and involves partnerships with Sabanci Universitesi (Turkey), Simula Research Laboratory (Norway), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen (Germany), Graphcore AS (Norway). The general coordinator of this project is the KOC University (Turkey).
SparCity major goal will be building a sustainable exascale ecosystem and increasing Europe’s competitiveness.