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Modular Microserver DataCentre

Objective

Modular Microserver DataCentre (M2DC) will investigate, develop and demonstrate (Technology Readiness Level 7) a modular, highly-efficient, cost-optimized server architecture composed of heterogeneous microserver computing resources, being able to be tailored to meet requirements from various application domains such as image processing, cloud computing or even HPC. To achieve this objective, M2DC will be built on three main pillars:

- [Pillar 1] A flexible server architecture that can be easily customised, maintained and updated so as to enable adaptation of the data centre. Open server architecture will enable integration of computing resources with constrained thermal power dissipation such as embedded CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, manycore processors integrated using established standards such as COM Express.
- [Pillar 2] Advanced management strategies [Pillar 2a] and system efficiency enhancements (SEE) [Pillar 2b] will improve the behaviour of the system during runtime. The server architecture will include built-in enhancements (e.g. for computing acceleration, energy efficiency, dependability and security, behaviour monitoring, etc.) on system level.
- [Pillar 3] Well-defined interfaces to surrounding software ecosystem will allow for an easy integration into existing data centre management solutions through the use of the latest middleware software for resource management, provisioning, etc.

The results of these three pillars will be combined to produce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)-optimized appliances, deployed in a real data centre environment and seamlessly interacting with existing infrastructure to run real-life applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 866 500

Participants (14)

ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 920
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHRISTMANN INFORMATIONSTECHNIK + MEDIEN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 453 687,50
Address
Ilseder Hutte 10
31241 Ilsede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 751 952,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 848 750
Address
Hansaallee 205
40549 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 899 250
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OFFIS EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 770 750
Address
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 365 125
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VODAFONE AUTOMOTIVE TELEMATICS SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Franscini 10
6850 Mendrisio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CEWE STIFTUNG & CO KGAA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 301 250
Address
Meerweg 30 -32
26133 Oldemburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEYOND.PL SP ZOO

Participation ended

Poland
EU contribution
€ 236 125
Address
Ul. Palacza 113
60 273 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REFLEX CES
France
EU contribution
€ 699 750
Address
805 Rue Guilllibert
13290 Aix En Provence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALLIANCE SERVICES PLUS
France
EU contribution
€ 368 875
Address
37 Rue Boissière
75116 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VODAFONE AUTOMOTIVE ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ss 33 Del Sempione Km 35, 212
21052 Busto Arsizio (Va)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)