Press Releases

Please find below all press releases launched by the MontBlanc consortium. This page will update this information whenever a new press release will be available. Please get in touch with us if you would like to receive any further information or be included in their press databases.

19 June 2017
Paris, ISC High Performance 2017, Frankfurt, 19th June, 2017Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces the Bull Sequana X1310, the first productized supercomputer to use ARM processors. This new model is part of its Bull Sequana X1000 supercomputer range. Bull Sequana is an open range of supercomputers that is ready to support future Exascale technologies – which will make it possible to process a billion billion operations per second.As datacentres consume ever more power and generate more heat, equipping servers, especially those of supercomputers, with...
19 June 2017
Paris, Francfort (ISC High Performance 2017,) le 19 juin 2017Atos, leader international de la transformation digitale, annonce le lancement de Bull Sequana X1310, premier supercalculateur commercialisé embarquant les processeurs ARM. Ce nouveau modèle est le dernier-né de la gamme de supercalculateurs Bull Sequana X1000. Bull Sequana est un supercalculateur ouvert compatible avec les technologies d'avenir de classe exascale, qui le rendront capable à terme de traiter 1 milliard de milliards d'opé...
16 January 2017
Les Clayes – Barcelona, 16 January, 2017. The Mont-Blanc European project has selected Cavium’s (NASDAQ:CAVM) ThunderX2 ARM server processor to power its new High Performance Computing (HPC) prototype. The ambition of the Mont-Blanc project is to define the architecture of an Exascale-class compute node based on the ARM architecture, and capable of being manufactured at industrial scale. The project takes a holistic approach, encompassing not just hardware, but also operating system and tools, and applications. The new platform will therefore be a key asset to all Mont-Blanc...
14 October 2015
Versailles, 14th October 2015. – Back in October 2011, the Mont-Blanc consortium launched the first phase of a project aimed at exploring an energy-efficient alternative to current supercomputers, based on low-power mobile processors, with the ambition of setting future HPC standards for the Exascale era. Four years later, the Mont-Blanc project has indeed given birth to a fully functional prototype that allowed project members to demonstrate the viability of using European embedded commodity technology for High Performance Computing. The project also defined a set of developer tools...
13 July 2015
Since October 2011, the aim of the European project called Mont-Blanc has been to design a new type of computer architecture capable of setting future global HPC standards, built from cost effective solutions used in embedded and mobile devices. One of the outcomes of the project is a complete HPC software stack for ARM based platforms.Frankfurt, Germany, July 13, 2015 – Researchers of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) involved in the Mont-Blanc project, have successfully tested one innovative server platform, based on the 64bit Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) ThunderX ARMv8 chip and...
16 June 2015
Early in February, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) successfully deployed the Mont-Blanc prototype. After three years of intensive research effort, the team installed a two-rack prototype which is now available to the Mont-Blanc consortium partners. This has been a formidable challenge as this is the first time that a large HPC system based on mobile embedded technology has been deployed and made fully operational to a scientific community composed of scientists of six of the most important research centres in Europe.Installed in the Torre Girona chapel, the Mont-Blanc prototype is made...
26 September 2014
La Universidad de Cantabria, por medio de su Grupo de Ingeniería de Computadores (GIC), del recientemente creado Departamento de Ingeniería Informática y Electrónica, tiene como principal tarea el diseño de las redes de interconexión que comunican los millones de dispositivos que compondrán el futuro prototipo de supercomputador. Dichas redes se consideran un elemento clave en la carrera a nivel mundial hacia los supercomputadores Exascale, que se esperan para el final de esta década.Investigadores de la Universidad de Cantabria (UC) han...
14 November 2013
First Mont-Blanc prototype test units will be presented during the SC13 conferenceMont-Blanc compute cards deliver significant performance improvements while consuming up to 50% less energy than previous ARM-based platformsMont-Blanc project will continue with European Commission support until 2016Denver, November 14th, 2013 - The first test units of the Mont-Blanc prototype are  presented at the SC13 conference held in Denver, USA. The Mont-Blanc compute cards deliver considerably higher performance; at 50% lower energy consumption, compared with previous ARM-based developer platforms....
13 November 2012
Salt Lake City, 13th November 2012.- The Mont-Blanc European project has selected the Samsung Exynos platform as the building block for powering its first integrated low power- High Performance Computing (HPC) prototype. The aim of Mont-Blanc project is to design a new type of computer architecture capable of setting future global HPC standards, built from today’s energy efficient solutions used in embedded and mobile devices.The Samsung Exynos 5 Dual is built on 32nm low-power HKMG (High-K Metal Gate), and features a dual-core 1.7GHz mobile CPU built on ARM® Cortex™-A15...
29 May 2012
El jurat, format per l’Àrea de Ciència, Recerca i Medi Ambient i l’Àrea d’Emprenedoria de “la Caixa”, l’Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona Activa - Sectors Estratègics), Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic i l’Estudi Ramon Folch i Associats S.L, ha considerat Mont-Blanc com una de les propostes més innovadores, originals, diverses i amb més aportació ambiental entre tots les participants. En aquest sentit, el repte d’aquest projecte, liderat pel Barcelona Supercomputing Center –...
29 November 2011
Energy efficiency of new machine is primary concern for researchersBarcelona, 29th November 2011.‐ The Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC‐CNS) coordinates the Mont‐Blanc project, which a ims to design a supercomputer with the greatest computing capacity to energy consumption ratio in the world. The main goal of this European project, which will run for three years, is to design a supercomputer based on energy‐efficient technology currently used in cellphones and mobile devices. Researchers expect to achieve a 4 to 10 times improvement in...
26 October 2011
Energy efficiency is already a primary concern for the design of any computer system and it is unanimously recognized that future Exascale systems will be strongly constrained by their power consumption. This is why the Mont-Blanc project, which was launched on 14th October in Barcelona with a kick-off meeting, has set itself the following objective: to design a new type of computer architecture capable of setting future global High Performance Computing (HPC) standards that will deliver Exascale performance while using 15 to 30 times less energy.
This new project is coordinated by the...