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FP7 EUROSERVER

EUROSERVER

Project reference: 610456
Funded under

Green Computing Node for European micro-servers

From 2013-09-01 to 2017-01-31, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 12 345 025

EU contribution:

EUR 8 599 929

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

New 3D server architecture for better energy-efficient Data Centres

Data Centres (DCs) are a key resource for innovation and leadership of industry in Europe. They drive the Information Society through hosted cloud applications. To sustain the ever-increasing demand of storing and processing data, DCs need to improve their capabilities and scale in size. With current server technology, however, DC scaling is limited by the IT equipment’s density and energy consumption. To keep up with data growth, the IT equipment must become dramatically smaller and more efficient in power and energy. This moves the focus of server design from performance to power/energy efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO). The basic components of future servers and their integration into a full system must be reconsidered from the ground up. The processor, the memory hierarchy, I/O, the system interconnects and the software all require fundamental changes to match the applicationperformance requirements in less space and with drastically lower energy costs. EUROSERVER is addressing these challenges in a holistic manner; we advocate the use of state-of-the-art lowpower ARM processors in a new server system-architecture that uses 3D integration to scale with the numbers of cores, and the memory and I/O, all managed by new systems software providing transparent system-wide virtualization and efficient resource use by cloud applications. The EUROSERVER prototype will demonstrate how the proposed approach can lead to 10x DC Energy Efficiency by 2020.

Objective

Data-centres form the central brains and store for the Information Society and are a key resource for innovation and leadership. The key challenge has recently moved from just delivering the required performance, to include consuming reduced energy and lowering cost of ownership. Together, these create an inflection point that provides a big opportunity for Europe, which holds a leading position in energy efficient computing and market prominent positions in embedded systems.<br/>EUROSERVER is an ambitious and holistic project aimed to arm Europe with leading technology for conquering the new markets of cloud computing:<br/>1. Capitalise on the European strength in embedded and low power computing to provide an innovative combined architecture-and-technology integration platform that enables the reuse of highly-integrated, high-performance, energy-efficient component subsystems in a micro-server solution suitable across both cloud data-centres and embedded application workload.<br/>2. Perform a combined architecture-technology exploration that creates the hardware and the software for micro-server based computing in support of cloud-based and embedded applications.<br/>3. Evidence this architecture in a data-centre grade low-power physical micro-server prototype solution utilizing advanced ARM IP, industry leading FD-SOI fabrication technology, and state of the art 2.5D device integration technologies and prove the advantages of these European technologies as the enabler of next generation, low-cost, power-efficient, high-density compute.<br/>The EUROSERVER consortium brings together world-class leaders in their own fields and creates the critical-mass required to deliver "More than Moore" solutions. A unique differentiator of EUROSERVER is its broad access to the required industrial technologies and specialised academic support. The potential impact of EUROSERVER is therefore very high to competitively accelerate and improve the delivery of energy-efficient computing worldwide.

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 1 492 472


Rue des martyrs 17
38054 Grenoble Cedex 09
France
Administrative contact: Isabelle DOR
Tel.: +33438785970
E-mail

Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 628 202


HELMHOLTZSTRASSE 10
01069 DRESDEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Katja Böttcher
Tel.: +49 351 463 39740
E-mail
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 852 640


Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 BARCELONA
Spain
Administrative contact: Guadalupe Moreno
Tel.: +34 934137937
Fax: +34 934137721
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS GRENOBLE 2 SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 463 154


RUE JULES HOROWITZ 12
38000 GRENOBLE
France
Administrative contact: Patrick Blouet
Tel.: +33 476585011
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS CROLLES 2 SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 405 790


RUE JEAN MONNET 850
38920 CROLLES
France
Administrative contact: Brigitte Descouts
Tel.: +33438923069
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS S.A.
France

EU contribution: EUR 181 416


Boulevard Romain Rolland 29
92120 MONTROUGE
France
Administrative contact: Damien Riquet
Tel.: +33 4 76 92 63 45
E-mail
ONAPP LIMITED
Gibraltar

EU contribution: EUR 1 356 082


MONTAGU PAVILION, QUEENSWAY 8-10
E1 6QL GIBRALTAR
Gibraltar
Administrative contact: Julian Chesterfield
Tel.: +44 1223370061
E-mail
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 1 155 766


N PLASTIRA STR 100
70013 HERAKLION
Greece
Administrative contact: Zinovia Papatheodorou
Tel.: +302810391522
Fax: +302810391555
E-mail
NEAT SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 369 150


Via Edoardo D'Onofrio 304
00155 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Andrea DEL SOLE
Tel.: +393296818091
Fax: +390640801708
E-mail
EUROTECH SPA
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 72 904


VIA FRATELLI SOLARI 3A
33020 AMARO
Italy
Administrative contact: Giampietro Tecchiolli
Tel.: +39 0433485411
Fax: +39 0433485455
E-mail
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 974 498


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41296 GOETEBORG
Sweden
Administrative contact: Axel Persson
Tel.: +46 31 7723585
E-mail
ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 530 868


110 FULBOURN ROAD
CB1 9NJ CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Bruno Jansen
Tel.: +44 1223 400916
Fax: +44 1223 400410
E-mail
ETH LAB SRL
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 18 856


VIA DANTE 300
38057 PERGINE VALSUGANA TRENTO
Italy
Administrative contact: Sylvie Calligaro
Tel.: +390433485411
Fax: +390433485455
E-mail
EUROTECH LIMITED
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 98 131


UNIT 2 CLIFTON COURT
CB1 7BN CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Sylvie Calligaro
Tel.: +390433485411
Fax: +441223410457
E-mail
Record Number: 191814 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11