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dc.contributor.authorRajovic, Nikola
dc.contributor.authorRamírez Bellido, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorRico, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorMantovani, Filippo
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorVillarubi, Oriol
dc.contributor.authorGómez, Constantino
dc.contributor.authorBackes, Luna
dc.contributor.authorNieto, Diego
dc.contributor.authorServat, Harald
dc.contributor.authorMartorell Bofill, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorLabarta Mancho, Jesús José
dc.contributor.authorAyguadé Parra, Eduard
dc.contributor.authorValero Cortés, Mateo
dc.contributor.authorAdeniyi-Jones, Chris
dc.contributor.authorDerradji, Said
dc.contributor.authorGloaguen, Hervé
dc.contributor.authorLanucara, Piero
dc.contributor.authorSanna, Nico
dc.contributor.authorMehaut, Jean-François
dc.contributor.authorPouget, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorVideau, Brice
dc.contributor.authorBoyer, Eric
dc.contributor.authorAllalen, Momme
dc.contributor.authorAuweter, Axel
dc.contributor.authorBrayford, David
dc.contributor.authorTafani, Daniele
dc.contributor.authorBrömmel, Dirk
dc.contributor.authorHalver, René
dc.contributor.authorMeinke, Jan H.
dc.contributor.authorBeivide Palacio, Ramon
dc.contributor.authorBenito, Mariano
dc.contributor.authorVallejo, Enrique
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors
dc.identifier.citationRajovic, N., Ramírez , A., Rico, A., Mantovani, F., Ruíz, D., Villarubi, O., Gómez, C., Backes, L., Nieto, D., Servat, H., Martorell, X., Labarta, J., Ayguadé, E., Valero, M., Adeniyi-Jones, C., Derradji, S., Gloaguen, H., Lanucara, P., Sanna, N., Mehaut, J., Pouget, K., Videau, B., Boyer, E., Allalen, M., Auweter, A., Brayford, D., Tafani, D., Brömmel, D., Halver, R., Meinke, J., Beivide, R., Benito, M., Vallejo, E. "The Mont-Blanc prototype: an alternative approach for high-performance computing systems". 2016.
dc.description.abstractHigh-performance computing (HPC) is recognized as one of the pillars for further advance of science, industry, medicine, and education. Current HPC systems are being developed to overcome emerging challenges in order to reach Exascale level of performance,which is expected by the year 2020. The much larger embedded and mobile market allows for rapid development of IP blocks, and provides more flexibility in designing an application-specific SoC, in turn giving possibility in balancing performance, energy-efficiency and cost. In the Mont-Blanc project, we advocate for HPC systems be built from such commodity IP blocks, currently used in embedded and mobile SoCs. As a first demonstrator of such approach, we present the Mont-Blanc prototype; the first HPC system built with commodity SoCs, memories, and NICs from the embedded and mobile domain, and off-the-shelf HPC networking, storage, cooling and integration solutions. We present the system’s architecture, and evaluation including both performance and energy efficiency. Further, we compare the system’s abilities against a production level supercomputer. At the end, we discuss parallel scalability, and estimate the maximum scalability point of this approach across a set of HPC applications.
dc.format.extent11 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Arquitectura de computadors
dc.subject.lcshHigh performance computing
dc.titleThe Mont-Blanc prototype: an alternative approach for high-performance computing systems
dc.typeExternal research report
dc.subject.lemacCàlcul intensiu (Informàtica)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CAP - Grup de Computació d'Altes Prestacions
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorRajovic, N.; Ramírez, A.; Rico, A.; Mantovani, F.; Ruíz, D.; Villarubi, O.; Gómez, C.; Backes, L.; Nieto, D.; Servat, H.; Martorell, X.; Labarta, J.; Ayguadé, E.; Valero, M.; Adeniyi-Jones, C.; Derradji, S.; Gloaguen, H.; Lanucara, P.; Sanna, N.; Mehaut, J.; Pouget, K.; Videau, B.; Boyer, E.; Allalen, M.; Auweter, A.; Brayford, D.; Tafani, D.; Brömmel, D.; Halver, R.; Meinke, J.; Beivide, R.; Benito, M.; Vallejo, E.

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