Eurora (EURopean many integrated cORe Architecture) is today the most energy efficient supercomputer in the world. Ranked 1st in the Green500 in July 2013, is a prototype built from Eurotech and Cineca toward next-generation Tier-0 systems in the PRACE 2IP EU project. Eurora's outstanding energy-efficiency is achieved by adopting a direct liquid cooling solution and a heterogeneous architecture with best-in-class general purpose HW components (Intel Xeon E5, Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA Kepler K20). In this paper we present a novel, low-overhead monitoring infrastructure capable to track in detail and in real-time the thermal and power characteristics of Eurora's components with fine-grained resolution. Our experiments give insights on Eurora's thermal/power trade-offs and highlight opportunities for run-time power/thermal management and optimization.

Unveiling Eurora - Thermal and power characterization of the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world

BARTOLINI, ANDREA;CACCIARI, MATTEO;BENINI, LUCA
2014

Abstract

Eurora (EURopean many integrated cORe Architecture) is today the most energy efficient supercomputer in the world. Ranked 1st in the Green500 in July 2013, is a prototype built from Eurotech and Cineca toward next-generation Tier-0 systems in the PRACE 2IP EU project. Eurora's outstanding energy-efficiency is achieved by adopting a direct liquid cooling solution and a heterogeneous architecture with best-in-class general purpose HW components (Intel Xeon E5, Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA Kepler K20). In this paper we present a novel, low-overhead monitoring infrastructure capable to track in detail and in real-time the thermal and power characteristics of Eurora's components with fine-grained resolution. Our experiments give insights on Eurora's thermal/power trade-offs and highlight opportunities for run-time power/thermal management and optimization.
Proceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE
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Bartolini, Andrea; Cacciari, Matteo; Cavazzoni, Carlo; Tecchiolli, Giampietro; Benini, Luca
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