EuroSERVER – Green Computing Node for European Micro-servers

EuroSERVER – Green Computing Node for European Micro-servers (Booth: EP 5)

Contact: Isabelle Dor


Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
MINATEC Campus 17 rue des martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex
France

Tel: +33 4 38 78 59 70
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EuroSERVER – Green Computing Node for European Micro-servers

E-Mail: isabelle.dor@cea.fr
Website: www.euroserver-project.eu

Data-centres form the central  brains  and store  for the Information Society  and are a key resource for innovation and leadership. The key challenge has  recently  moved  from just delivering the required performance, to include consuming reduced energy and lowering cost of ownership. Together, these create an inflection point that provides a big opportunity  for Europe, which holds a leading  position in energy efficient computing  and market prominent positions in embedded systems.

EUROSERVER is an ambitious and holistic project aimed  to arm Europe with leading  technology for conquering the new markets of cloud computing:

1. Capitalise on the European strength in embedded and low power computing  to provide an innovative combined architecture-and-technology integration platform that enables the reuse of highly-integrated, high-performance, energy-efficient component subsystems in a micro-server solution suitable across both cloud data-centres and embedded application workload.

2. Perform  a combined architecture-technology exploration that creates the hardware and the software for micro-server based computing  in support of cloud-based and embedded applications.

3. Evidence this architecture in a data-centre grade low-power physical  micro-server prototype solution utilizing advanced ARM IP, industry leading  FD-SOI fabrication  technology, and state of the art 2.5D device  integration technologies and prove the advantages of these European technologies as the enabler of next generation,low-cost, power-efficient, high-density compute.

The EUROSERVER consortium brings together world-class leaders in their own fields and creates the critical-mass required to deliver "More than Moore" solutions. A unique  differentiator  of EUROSERVER is its broad  access to the required industrial technologies and specialised academic support. The potential  impact of EUROSERVER is therefore very high to competitively  accelerate and improve the delivery of energy-efficient computing  worldwide.

OBJECTIVES

EUROSERVER will design and prototype technology, architecture, and systems software for the next generation of "Micro-Servers" to be used in building datacenters. We will progress on the current state of the art in the following domains:

  • Reduced Energy consumption
  • Reduced Cost to build and operate each microserver,
  • Better Software efficiency