University of Heidelberg, more specifically the Institute for Computer Engineering (ZITI), dedicates its research and teaching activities to the understanding and implementation of complex systems in information technology. UHEI has a profound expert knowledge in the area of design space analysis, hardware design of interconnection networks, and software driver development, especially for the construction of large computing clusters. All levels of system design are covered, starting at the application programming interface, e.g. MPI, through the efficient design of device drivers finishing at custom build hardware devices based on standard cells (ASICs) and FPGAs.
In the DEEP-ER project, the Computer Architecture Group of UHEI works on the integration of scalable memory architectures with the EXTOLL network and improvements to the network architecture. The close collaboration with the EXTOLL GmbH will allow research on industrial-level ASIC implementations and provide feedback for the improvement of the next generation EXTOLL interconnect.