Energy-Efficient Heterogeneous Computing at Exascale

In order to reach exascale performance current HPC servers need to be improved. Simple scaling is not a feasible solution due to the increasing utility costs and power consumption limitations. Apart from improvements in implementation technology, what is needed is to refine the HPC application development as well as the architecture of the future HPC systems.
ECOSCALE tackles this challenge by employing a scalable programming environment and hardware architecture tailored to the characteristics and trends of current and future HPC applications, reducing significantly the data traffic as well as the energy consumption and delays. ECOSCALE follows a holistich approach providing a novel heterogeneous energy-efficient hierarchical architecture, a hybrid MPI+OpenCL programming environment and a runtime system.