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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688540

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 815 810

  • EU contribution

    € 4 815 810

Coordinated by:

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

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.

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

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 471 000

AMCC DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 421 942,50

ARM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 352 817,50

IBM IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 725 250

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 480 250

WORLDSENSING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 287 000

MERITORIUS AUDIT LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 143 125

SPARSITY SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 286 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688540

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 815 810

  • EU contribution

    € 4 815 810

Coordinated by:

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom