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Mont-Blanc project: preparing for next-generation supercomputing

January 12, 2018

Etienne Walter, Mont-Blanc 3 coordinator at Atos shares an expert perspective on how the Mont-Blanc project is preparing for next-generation supercomputing

Arm low-power processors dominate the mobile world of smartphones, tablets and embedded IoT devices. With data centres consuming ever more power, the idea of using highly energy-efficient Arm chips in servers is enticing, especially for energy-hungry high-performance computing (HPC) configurations. As early as 2011, several pioneering European companies and institutions recognised the tremendous potential offered by embedded processor technology and decided to unite into the Mont-Blanc project to investigate the usage of low-power Arm processors for HPC.

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