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Mont-Blanc 3

Mont-Blanc 3, European scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology

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Project "Mont-Blanc 3" data sheet

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Organization address
address: RUE JEAN JAURES 68
postcode: 78340

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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 7˙968˙375 €
 EC max contribution 7˙968˙375 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.2. (FET Proactive)
 Code Call H2020-FETHPC-2014
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2018-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BULL SAS FR (LES CLAYES SOUS BOIS) coordinator 2˙799˙625.00
3    ARM LIMITED UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 1˙281˙068.00
5    AVL LIST GMBH AT (GRAZ) participant 398˙750.00
8    UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART DE (STUTTGART) participant 395˙437.00
9    UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA ES (SANTANDER) participant 300˙000.00
10    UNIVERSITAET GRAZ AT (GRAZ) participant 300˙000.00


 Project objective

'The main target of the Mont-Blanc 3 project 'European Scalable and power efficient HPC platform based on low-power embedded technology' is the creation of a new high-end HPC platform (SoC and node) that is able to deliver a new level of performance / energy ratio whilst executing real applications. The technical objectives are: 1. To design a well-balanced architecture and to deliver the design for an ARM based SoC or SoP (System on Package) capable of providing pre-exascale performance when implemented in the time frame of 2019-2020. The predicted performance target must be measured using real HPC applications. 2. To maximise the benefit for HPC applications with new high-performance ARM processors and throughput-oriented compute accelerators designed to work together within the well-balanced architecture . 3. To develop the necessary software ecosystem for the future SoC. This additional objective is important to maximize the impact of the project and make sure that this ARM architecture path will be successful in the market. The project shall build upon the previous Mont-Blanc & Mont-Blanc 2 FP7 projects, with ARM, BSC & Bull being involved in Mont-Blanc 1, 2 and 3 projects. It will adopt a co-design approach to make sure that the hardware and system innovations are readily translated into benefits for HPC applications. This approach shall integrate architecture work (WP3 & 4 - on balanced architecture and computing efficiency) together with a simulation work (to feed and validate the architecture studies ) and work on the needed software ecosystem. '


List of deliverables.
Initial report on automatic region of interest extraction and porting to OpenMP4.0-OmpSs Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Final report on ARM-optimized Fortran compiler and mathematics libraries. Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Report on correlated and fine tuned multi-scale simulation infrastructure Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Final report on memory hierarchy investigations. Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Report on application tuning and optimization on ARM platform Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Final Report Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Final report on enhancements to message passing. Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Final report on OpenMP and operating system adjustments and scheduling policies. Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Final report of applications on the project test platform: performance evaluation and optimizations Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Final report on runtime support, optimization and programming productivity for compute accelerator and symbiotic cores. Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Report on regions of interest as mini-application candidates Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Report on profiling and benchmarking of the initial set of applications on ARM-based HPC systems Documents, reports 2019-09-11 14:01:41
Public project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-11 14:01:41

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Mont-Blanc 3 deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 B. Pérez, E. Stafford, J.L. Bosque, R. Beivide, S. Mateo, X. Teruel, X. Martorell, E. Ayguadé
Auto-tuned OpenCL kernel co-execution in OmpSs for heterogeneous systems
published pages: 45-57, ISSN: 0743-7315, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpdc.2018.11.001
Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing 125 2019-10-08
2017 Fillipo Mantovani
Power monitoring on ARM-based HPC clusters: experiences from young and old
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
EECS Seminar 2017 Energy Efficient Computing Systems 2019-09-11
2018 G. Oyarzun, R. Borrell, A. Gorobets, F. Mantovani, A. Oliva
Efficient CFD code implementation for the ARM-based Mont-Blanc architecture
published pages: 786-796, ISSN: 0167-739X, DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2017.09.029
Future Generation Computer Systems 79 2019-09-11
2017 Kallia Chronaki, Alejandro Rico, Marc Casas, Miquel Moreto, Rosa M. Badia, Eduard Ayguade, Jesus Labarta, Mateo Valero
Task Scheduling Techniques for Asymmetric Multi-Core Systems
published pages: 2074-2087, ISSN: 1045-9219, DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2016.2633347
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 28/7 2019-09-11
2016 Zhou, Huan; Gracia, Jose
Towards performance portability through locality-awareness for applications using one-sided communication primitives
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
14 2019-09-11
2017 Fuentes Sáez, Pablo
Interconexiones balanceadas y eficientes para supercomputadores Exascale
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
TDR (Tesis Doctorales en Red) 1 2019-09-11
2017 Gundolf Haase, Dirk Martin, Patrick Schiffmann, Günter Offner
A Domain Decomposition Multilevel Preconditioner for Interpolation with Radial Basis Functions
published pages: 499-506, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73441-5_55
Large-Scale Scientific Computing. LSSC 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10665 2019-09-11
2017 Huan Zhou, José Gracia
Application Productivity and Performance Evaluation of Transparent Locality-aware One-sided Communication Primitives
published pages: 136-153, ISSN: 2185-2839, DOI: 10.15803/ijnc.7.2_136
International Journal of Networking and Computing 7/2 2019-09-11
2017 J. Wanza Weloli, S. Bilavarn, M. De Vries, S. Derradji, C. Belleudy
Efficiency modeling and exploration of 64-bit ARM compute nodes for exascale
published pages: 68-80, ISSN: 0141-9331, DOI: 10.1016/j.micpro.2017.06.019
Microprocessors and Microsystems 53 2019-09-11
2017 Banchelli Gracia, Fabio F.; Ruiz, Daniel; Hao Xu Lin, Ying; Mantovani, Filippo
Is Arm software ecosystem ready for HPC?
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Poster 1 2019-09-11
2017 Mihail Popov, Chadi Akel, Yohan Chatelain, William Jalby, Pablo de Oliveira Castro
Piecewise holistic autotuning of parallel programs with CERE
published pages: e4190, ISSN: 1532-0626, DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4190
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 2019-09-11
2017 Ruiz, Daniel; Calore, Enrico; Mantovani, Filippo
Enabling PAPI support for advanced performance analysis on ThunderX SoC
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
UPCommons 1 2019-09-11
2018 Paul Caheny, Lluc Álvarez, Mateo Valero, Miquel Moreto, Marc Casas
Runtime-Assisted Cache Coherence Deactivation in Task Parallel Programs
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of SC18 2019-09-11
2018 Alban Lumi, Gundof Haase
HPC with Unstructured Meshes on Novel Architectures
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the Research Paper session at ISC 2018 2019-09-11
2018 Daniel Ganellari, Gundolf Haase
Parallel Low Memory Footprint Eikonal Solver in Cardiovascular Applications
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the PhD Forum (posters) at ISC 2018 2019-09-11
2018 Lluc Alvarez, Eduard Ayguade, Filippo Mantovani
Teaching HPC Systems and Parallel Programming with Small Scale Clusters of Embedded SoCs
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the Workshop on Education for High Performance Computing (EduHPC) at SC18 2019-09-11
2018 Paul Caheny, Lluc Alvarez, Said Derradji, Mateo Valero, Miquel Moreto, Marc Casas
Reducing Cache Coherence Traffic with a NUMA-Aware Runtime Approach
published pages: 1174-1187, ISSN: 1045-9219, DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2017.2787123
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 29/5 2019-09-11
2018 Filippo Mantovani, Fabio Banchelli
Filling the gap between education and industry: evidence-based methods for introducing undergraduate students to HPC
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the Workshop on Education for High Performance Computing (EduHPC) at SC18 2019-09-11
2017 Pablo Fuentes, Mariano Benito, Enrique Vallejo, José Luis Bosque, Ramón Beivide, Andreea Anghel, Germán Rodríguez, Mitch Gusat, Cyriel Minkenberg, Mateo Valero
A scalable synthetic traffic model of Graph500 for computer networks analysis
published pages: e4231, ISSN: 1532-0626, DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4231
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 29/24 2019-09-11
2018 Filippo Mantovani, Enrico Calore
Performance and Power Analysis of HPC Workloads on Heterogenous Multi-Node Clusters
published pages: 13, ISSN: 2079-9268, DOI: 10.3390/jlpea8020013
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications 8/2 2019-09-11
2018 Mantovani, Filippo; Calore, Enrico
Multi-Node Advanced Performance and Power Analysis with Paraver
published pages: 723-732, ISSN: 0927-5452, DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-843-3-723
Parallel Computing is Everywhere (serie: Advances in Parallel Computing) 7 2019-09-11
2018 Nozal, Raúl; Bosque, Jose Luis; Beivide, Ramón
EngineCL: Usability and Performance in Heterogeneous Computing
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
3 2019-09-11
2018 Xu, Ying hao; Vidal-Piñol, Miquel; Arejita, Beñat; Diaz, Javier; Alvarez, Carlos; Jiménez-González, Daniel; Martorell, Xavier; Mantovani, Filippo
Implementation of the K-Means Algorithm on Heterogeneous Devices: A Use Case Based on an Industrial Dataset
published pages: 642-651, ISSN: 0927-5452, DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-843-3-642
Parallel Computing is Everywhere (serie: Advances in Parallel Computing) 5 2019-09-11
2017 Anastasiia Butko; Florent Bruguier; Abdoulaye Gamatié; Gilles Sassatelli
Efficient Programming for Multicore Processor Heterogeneity: OpenMP versus OmpSs
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
OpenSuCo 1 (ISC17), June 2017 2019-09-11

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