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Green Computing Node for European micro-servers

Green Computing Node for European micro-servers

Objective

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.

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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)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 628 202

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 852 640

STMICROELECTRONICS GRENOBLE 2 SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 337 556

STMICROELECTRONICS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 106 848

STMICROELECTRONICS CROLLES 2 SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 90 938

ONAPP LIMITED

Gibraltar

EU Contribution

€ 1 356 082

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 155 767

NEAT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 509 550

EUROTECH SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 72 904

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 974 499

ARM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 530 868

ETH Lab srl Eurotech Group

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 18 856

EUROTECH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 98 131

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 610456

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 404 479

  • EU contribution

    € 8 153 530

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

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