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MANGO project to optimise energy use at large data centres

Contributed by: Asociación RUVID

The aim of the MANGO project is to reduce the energy consumption of large data centres without limiting either their performance or the features of the applications being run. Its approach is to develop a prototype high-performance massive computing system that will improve the performance of the machine cores and interconnection of their components, as well as optimise resource management, power monitoring and cooling, and programming models.
Funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 programme, the MANGO project to optimise energy use at large data centres is being led by the Universitat Politècnica de València (Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV).

Among other potential applications, the system devised in MANGO could be used to improve the security of critical infrastructures such as airports. In a medical context, it can be used to facilitate and improve the examination of patients in real time. It will also be at the forefront of a revolution in the generation and consumption of multimedia content online, since it will improve video coding.

As the team from the UPV's Parallel Architectures Group (GAP) explains, all these and more applications require a certain level of performance to be able to provide an adequate service. "As part of the project, we are going to develop an interconnection unit that will efficiently and productively connect all of the elements of the computer system", José Flich, GAP researcher and project coordinator, tells us.

Furthermore, the tools developed during the project will contribute to improving the competitiveness of IT service provider companies, as well as reduce the environmental impact of HPC infrastructures in largescale computing scenarios, in line with the climate control objectives proposed by the EU for 2020.

Alongside the UPV, a further eight industrial and university partners from Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Croatia and Holland are also collaborating on the MANGO project, which began at the end of 2015 and will continue until the end of 2018.

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