OBJECTIVES


The essential objective of MANGO is to achieve extreme resource efficiency in future QoS-sensitive HPC through ambitious cross-boundary architecture exploration.

The research will investigate the architectural implications of the emerging requirements of HPC applications, aiming at the definition of new-generation high-performance, power-efficient, deeply heterogeneous architectures with native mechanisms for isolation and quality-of-service.

To achieve such ambitious objectives, MANGO will avoid conservative paths. Instead, its disruptive approach will challenge several basic assumptions, exploring new many-core architectures specifically targeted at HPC. The project will involve many different and deeply interrelated mechanisms at various architectural levels:

  • heterogeneous computing cores
  • memory architecture
  • interconnect
  • runtime resource management
  • power monitoring and cooling
  • programming models

In particular, to gain a system-wide understanding of the deep interplay of mechanisms along the PPP axes, MANGO will explore holistic proactive thermal and power management aimed at energy optimization, creating a hitherto inexistent link between hardware and software effects and involving all layers modeling in HPC server, rack, and datacenter conception.

Ultimately, the combined interplay of the multi-level innovative solutions brought by MANGO will result in a new positioning in the PPP space, ensuring sustainable performance as high as 100 PFLOPS for the realistic levels of power consumption (<15MWatt) delivered to QoS-sensitive applications in large-scale capacity computing scenarios.

Particularly relevant for current European HPC strategies, the results achieved by the project will provide essential building blocks at the architectural level enabling the full realization of the long-term objectives foreseen by the ETP4HPC strategic research agenda.