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A Universal Micro-Server Ecosystem by Exceeding the Energy and Performance Scaling Boundaries

Objective

The project’s principal aim is the development of UniServer: a universal system architecture and software ecosystem for servers. UniServer will facilitate the evolution of the Internet from an infrastructure where data is aggregated to centralized data-centres to an infrastructure where data are handled in a distributed and localized manner close to the data sources. UniServer will realize its bold goal by greatly improving the energy efficiency, performance, dependability and security of the current state-of-the-art micro-servers, while reinforcing the supported system software. UniServer will develop effective means to expose the intrinsic hardware heterogeneity caused by process variations, harness it and use it to its advantage for improving energy efficiency or performance. Lightweight, only software, mechanisms will be embedded for exposing to the system software the pessimistic voltage/frequency margins currently adopted in commercial processor and memory, which will be enhanced with new margin/fault-aware runtime and resource management policies. The UniServer technology will be ported on the world-first 64-bit ARM based Server-on-Chip and evaluated using smart emerging applications deployed in classical cloud business data-centres as well as in new environments closer to the data sources. UniServer aspires to deliver a unique fully working prototype that will turn the opportunities in the emerging Big Data and IoT markets into real, smarter products that can improve the everyday life and lead to a substantial financial and employment growth. The unique blend of expertise of UniServer’s consortium consisting of world leading low-power processor and Server-on-Chip suppliers (ARM, APM) as well as system software developer (IBM), and a set of emerging application drivers and established research organisations guarantees the successful realization of the ambitious goals, while reinforcing Europe’s strong position in traditional and new multi-billion euro market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 077 300

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 570 500
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 471 000
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMCC DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 421 942,50
Address
Langenfeldweg 25
82418 Murnau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 352 817,50
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 725 250
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 480 250
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WORLDSENSING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 287 000
Address
Calle Viriat 47 Planta 10
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERITORIUS AUDIT LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 143 125
Address
74 Archiepiskopou Makariou C' Amaranton Court, Mestonia
4003 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPARSITY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 286 625
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 1-3 Campus Nord
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)