Energy efficiency is already a primary concern for the design of any computer system and it is unanimously recognized that future Exascale systems will be strongly constrained by their power consumption.
Since October 2011, the aim of the European project called Mont-Blanc has been to design a new type of computer architecture capable of setting future global HPC standards, built from energy efficient solutions used in embedded and mobile devices. This project is coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and has a budget of over 14 million, including over 8 million Euros funded by the European Commission. Two years later, the European Commission granted additional 8 million Euro funds to extend the Mont-Blanc project activities in the project Mont-Blanc 2 until January 2017.
Nominated for the Best Paper Award at SC16.
Events and Conferences
SC16, November 13 – 18 2016, Salt Lake City (UT) / United States
ISC’16, June 19 – 23 2016, Frankfurt/Germany
Co-hosted EMiT (Emerging Technologies) Conference, June 2-3, 2016, Barcelona, Spain
European HPC Summit Week, May 9 – 12 2016, Prague / Czech Republic
Rajovic, Nikola, et al: The mont-blanc prototype: an alternative approach for HPC systems. In: Proceedings of SC16. The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. IEEE Press. Nov. 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4673-8815-3.
European Commission FP7
- Jülich Supercomputing Centre
- Barcelona Supercomputing Center
- University of Bristol
- Universidad de Cantabria