Energy Efficiency for Ultrascale Systems: Challenges and Trends from Nesus Project


  • Michel Bagein Universite de Mons, Mons
  • Jorge Barbosa Universidade do Porto, Porto
  • Vicente Blanco Universidad de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Ivona Brandic Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
  • Samuel Cremer Universite de Mons, Mons
  • Sebastien Fremal Universite de Mons, Mons
  • Helen Karatza Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
  • Laurent Lefevre Inria Avalon, LIP Lab., Ecole Normale Sup ́erieure of Lyon, Lyon
  • Toni Mastelic Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
  • Ariel Oleksiak Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan
  • Anne-Cecile Orgerie CNRS, IRISA, Rennes
  • Georgios L. Stavrinides Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
  • Sebastien Varrette University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette



Energy consumption is one of the main limiting factors for designing and deploying ultrascale systems. Therefore, this paper presents challenges and trends associated with energy efficiency for ultrascale systems based on current activities of the working group on "Energy Efficiency" in the European COST Action Nesus IC1305. The analysis contains major areas that are related to studies of energy efficiency in ultrascale systems: heterogeneous and low power hardware architectures, power monitoring at large scale, modeling and simulation of ultrascale systems, energy-aware scheduling and resource management, and energy-efficient application design.


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Bagein, M., Barbosa, J., Blanco, V., Brandic, I., Cremer, S., Fremal, S., Karatza, H., Lefevre, L., Mastelic, T., Oleksiak, A., Orgerie, A.-C., Stavrinides, G. L., & Varrette, S. (2015). Energy Efficiency for Ultrascale Systems: Challenges and Trends from Nesus Project. Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations, 2(2), 105–131.

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