SAVE combines the experience of 7 entities across 5 countries, offering the right integration of academic excellence and industrial strengths interested in defining new key technologies. In particular, the consortium consists of:



Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Politecnico di Milano is a leading technical university in Italy, founded in 1863. The project involves people who belong to Embedded System Design and Design Methodologies of the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), an active research group in the fields of design and optimization of processor architectures, self-adaptive and reconfigurable systems.

Politecnico di Milano’s role in the consortium is:

  • Project coordination and management
  • Self-Adaptiveness OS Orchestrator


Contacts: Cristiana Bolchini ()
                       Marco Santambrogio ()
                       Antonio Miele ()

STMicroelectronics, France

STMicroelectronics is an independent worldwide broad-range semiconductor supplier and it is ranked in the top ten semiconductor companies in the world with over 48,000 employees. ST aims at becoming the undisputed leader in sense&power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions, dedicating significant resources to product innovation and increasingly becoming a solution provider. STM has a considerable success in the following product portfolio: MEMS and sensors, power discrete and modules, advanced analog, power management and standard ICs, automotive products, as well as in general purpose and secure MCUs, application processors and digital consumer market, imaging ICs and modules, and digital ASICS. Its Grenoble center is playing a driving role in the design and development of STB and gateways, complex digital ASICS, image CMOS sensors and image signal processors, and it is the main ST design center using the novel FDSOI technology. STM will involve in SAVE the Design Enablement & Services group.

STM’s role in the consortium is:

  • On-chip communication infrastructure


Contact: Marcello Coppola

Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece

The Technological Educational Institute of Crete, founded in 1983, is today one of the leading Technological Educational Institutes in Greece with a faculty of 350 members and approximately 15000 students. AISE Lab (Artificial Intelligence and System Engineering Laboratory (AISE Lab, supports state- of-the-art applied research and development activities in several crucial thematic areas which have significant technological potential to sustain international collaboration, including electronic design automation and embedded systems architecture.

TEI’s role in the consortium is:

  • Virtualization-aware, self-adaptive hardware structures for monitoring and controlling CPU-DFE and CPU-GPU communication


Contact: George Kornaros

Virtual Open Systems, France

Virtual Open Systems is a French high-tech start-up company active in embedded software development. The core business area is on open source virtualization solutions and services for complex consumer electronics, mobile devices, cloud computing and embedded systems. The company team consists of talent engineers with strong technical skills on KVM virtualization, Linux for embedded systems. Virtual Open Systems is the company who started the KVM development for the new ARMv7 architecture and invested to upstreaming changes in the Linux kernel. Virtual Open Systems has been created by industry veterans, professionals and academic researchers with the vision to develop industry-leading technologies for embedded appliances, leveraging strong synergies with several leading universities. VOSYS is part of the Open Virtualization Alliance, whose targets include fostering the adoption of KVM as an open virtualization alternative to proprietary solutions and encouraging cloud interoperability.

VOSYS’s role in the consortium is:

  • Hypervisor extensions to efficiently support the access to the hardware-assisted GPU and DFE virtualisation


Contact: Daniel Raho

Maxeler Technologies, United Kingdom

Maxeler Technologies is a dataflow computing company, with offices in London and Palo Alto. Maxeler provides complete solutions for High Performance Computing applications using dataflow supercomputing technology, leading the field in research and development of HPC acceleration technology in key application domains. By offloading computation to dedicated Dataflow Engines (DFEs), Maxeler’s dataflow computers deliver 20-30x improvement in performance/W and performance/space with respect to conventional systems for particular applications.

Maxeler’s role in the consortium is:

  • Software and hardware-supported DFE virtualization


Contact: Georgi Gaydadjiev

ARM Limited, United Kingdom

ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and con- sumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 16/32/64-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analogue functions and high-speed connectivity products.

ARM’s role in the consortium is:

  • Hardware-supported GPU virtualization


Contact: Karim Djafarian

University of Paderborn, Germany

University of Paderborn is represented within the project by the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²). PC² is an interdisciplinary institute that has established a reputation as a competence centre for parallel and distributed computing and innovative computer architecture. The specific expertise of the team involved in SAVE is in the area of architecture, operating systems, and design methods for parallel and heterogeneous computing systems.

University of Paderborn’s role in the consortium is:

  • Runtime system for transparent workload migration to heterogeneous resources
  • Just-in-time code generation for GPUs and DFEs


Contact: Prof. Christian Plessl ()