Europe invests in designing a new energy-efficient Exascale machine

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

Energy efficiency is already a primary concern for the design of any computer system and it is unanimously recognized that Exascale systems will be strongly constrained by their consumption. This is why the Mont-Blanc project, which was launched on 14th October in Barcelona with a kick-off meeting, has set itself the following objective: designing a new type of computer architecture capable of setting future global High Performance Computing (HPC) standards that will deliver Exascale performance while using 15 to 30 times less energy.