EURETILE is an EU project which aims at building an embedded massively parallel processing system. To manage this large number of hundreds of cores, the system hardware and software architecture is inspired by the construction of the human brain. By emulating three levels of the brain's connection hierarchy, namely, neural columns, cortical areas, and cortex, foundational innovations will lead to higher efficiency than traditional approaches while at the same time providing tolerance of faulty processing elements.
The basic architecture of EURETILE will build on the platform developed during the EU project SHAPES, which connected basic processing tiles in a toroidal 3D grid switched packet network. EURETILE enhances the connection network with additional capabilities for emulation of brain-like communication structures.