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Modular Microserver DataCentre

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.
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Coordinator

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Address

Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan

Poland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 866 500

Participants (13)

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ARM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 186 920

CHRISTMANN INFORMATIONSTECHNIK + MEDIEN GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 453 687,50

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 751 952,50

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 848 750

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 899 250

OFFIS EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 770 750

XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 365 125

VODAFONE AUTOMOTIVE TELEMATICS SA

Switzerland

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

CEWE STIFTUNG & CO KGAA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 301 250

BEYOND.PL SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 236 125

REFLEX CES

France

EU Contribution

€ 699 750

ALLIANCE SERVICES PLUS

France

EU Contribution

€ 368 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688201

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 998 935

  • EU contribution

    € 7 998 935

Coordinated by:

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland