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Mont-Blanc 3, European scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology

Objective

"The main target of the Mont-Blanc 3 project ""European Scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology"" is the creation of a new high-end HPC platform (SoC and node) that is able to deliver a new level of performance / energy ratio whilst executing real applications.

The technical objectives are:

1. To design a well-balanced architecture and to deliver the design for an ARM based SoC or SoP (System on Package) capable of providing pre-exascale performance when implemented in the time frame of 2019-2020. The predicted performance target must be measured using real HPC applications.
2. To maximise the benefit for HPC applications with new high-performance ARM processors and throughput-oriented compute accelerators designed to work together within the well-balanced architecture .
3. To develop the necessary software ecosystem for the future SoC. This additional objective is important to maximize the impact of the project and make sure that this ARM architecture path will be successful in the market.

The project shall build upon the previous Mont-Blanc & Mont-Blanc 2 FP7 projects, with ARM, BSC & Bull being involved in Mont-Blanc 1, 2 and 3 projects. It will adopt a co-design approach to make sure that the hardware and system innovations are readily translated into benefits for HPC applications. This approach shall integrate architecture work (WP3 & 4 - on balanced architecture and computing efficiency) together with a simulation work (to feed and validate the architecture studies ) and work on the needed software ecosystem.
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Call for proposal

H2020-FETHPC-2014
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Coordinator

BULL SAS
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 799 625

Participants (9)

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 299 187,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 281 068,75
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 396 250
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 399 906,88
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 398 750
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 395 437,50
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 398 150
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments