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Video: Building Computing and Data Centres for Exascale in the EU

In this video from the 2018 Swiss HPC Conference, Peter Hopton from the EuroEXA project shares the problems and the solutions that are being developed in the EuroEXA co-design project.

“EuroEXA targets to provide the template for an upcoming exascale system by co-designing and implementing a petascale-level prototype with ground-breaking characteristics. To accomplish this, the project takes a holistic approach innovating both across the technology and the application/system software pillars. EuroEXA proposes a balanced architecture for compute and data-intensive applications, that builds on top of cost-efficient, modular-integration enabled by novel inter-die links, utilizes a novel processing unit and embraces FPGA acceleration for computational, networking and storage operations.”

EuroEXA hardware designers work together with system software experts optimizing the entire stack from language runtimes to low-level kernel drivers, and application developers that bring in a rich mix of key HPC applications from across climate/weather, physical/energy and life-science/bioinformatics domains to enable efficient system co-design and maximize the impact of the project.

Peter Hopton is an Entrepreneur and founder of Iceotope, a server cooling technology designed to change the data center and server industry forever. Known in the industry as “The Cooling Guy,” Hopton speaks about sustainability and technology at regional, national and international conferences and is now leading key EU engagements as part of this promising liquid cooling technology company. His company Iceotope is the cooling provider on the road to ExaScale in the EU, as the cooling and infrastructure provider to EuroExa group of projects as part of ExaNeST.

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