The M2DC Image Appliance: how much technology is needed in image processing today?

Nov. 5, 2018

Authors: Lars Kosmann (CEWE), Christian Pieper (OFFIS) and Joao Costa (XLAB)

Nowadays the way society makes use of photography is volatile, under a mindset that is much different from that of ten years ago when digital cameras started to populate our daily lives over our smartphones. The M2DC partner CEWE was from the early beginning ahead in time, to better address the needs of today. The M2DC photo appliance is providing them with novel and robust technology to optimize processes and reduce costs, contributing to position CEWE as leader in this rising market.

M2DC live from the best European HPC events

Aug. 2, 2018

Contributors: Micha vor dem Berge, Jens Hagemeyer, Joao Costa

The M2DC team was part of the most important HPC events this Summer - the Forum Teratec in Paris (300 visitors/2 days) and the ISC-HPC in Frankfurt (250 visitors/3 days). Both are major industrial and R&D events in HPC in Europe. Teratec brings together the best international experts in HPC, simulation and Big Data, with more than 1300 attendees. ISC-HPC is a large-scale event that brings together over 3500 researchers and commercial users, and 150 exhibitors, the European counterpart of the Supercomputing conference (SC) in the USA.

Christmann and the Bielefeld University won 1st prize in the German Data Centre Award

June 4, 2018

Christmann and Bielefeld University applied for the German Data Centre Award in the category "ideas and research for data centres" and won the 1st price. The price was awarded to the M2DC consortium members at a glamorous gala within the frame of the 8th "future thinking" data centre trade fair. The German Data Centre Award was created 2011 to be awarded to products and projects that increase energy efficiency in data centres.

M2DC Security Appliance

June 27, 2017

XLAB, by Robert Plestenjak

Network security, everywhere, but especially in Data Centers, is of the utmost importance. Knowledge, of what is going on inside your private network is invaluable. Until recently, network security was completely preoccupied with protecting network only from the outside sources. Because of fast development and introduction of new technologies, pool of potentially vulnerable applications and protocols is quickly increasing.

INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY ON THE SOFTWARE LAYER

April 13, 2017

OFFIS, by Christian Pieper and Daniel Schlitt

M2DC (Modular Microserver DataCentre) is an EU funded project, developing a neandw kind of server in order to significantly increase a system’s overall energy efficiency as well as TCO. The new hardware platform called RECS®|Box (version 4.0) continues work of previous EU projects (e.g. FiPS), resulting in a heterogeneous platform of different highly energy-efficient microservers. This comprises high performance and low power systems, as well as hardware accelerators like GPGPUs or FPGAs.