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Green Computing Node for European micro-servers

Project description

Advanced Computing, embedded and Control Systems 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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2013-10
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 420 689
Administrative Contact
Isabelle DOR (Ms.)

Participants (13)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 628 202
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katja Böttcher (Mrs.)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 852 640
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guadalupe Moreno (Ms.)
STMICROELECTRONICS GRENOBLE 2 SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 337 556
Address
Rue Jules Horowitz 12
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Blouet (Mr.)
STMICROELECTRONICS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 106 848
Address
Boulevard Romain Rolland 29
92120 Montrouge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damien Riquet (Mr.)
STMICROELECTRONICS CROLLES 2 SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 90 938
Address
Rue Jean Monnet 850
38920 Crolles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Descouts (Dr.)
ONAPP LIMITED
Gibraltar
EU contribution
€ 1 356 082
Address
Montagu Pavilion, Queensway 8-10
E1 6QL Gibraltar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julian Chesterfield (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 155 767
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Mrs.)
NEAT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 509 550
Address
Via Edoardo D'onofrio 304
00155 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea DEL SOLE (Dr.)
EUROTECH SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 904
Address
Via Fratelli Solari 3A
33020 Amaro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giampietro Tecchiolli (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 974 499
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Axel Persson (Mr.)
ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 530 868
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Jansen (Mr.)
ETH Lab srl Eurotech Group

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 856
Address
Via Dante 300
38057 Pergine Valsugana Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Calligaro (Ms.)
EUROTECH LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 98 131
Address
Unit 2 Clifton Court
CB1 7BN Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Calligaro (Mrs.)