Climbing Mont Blanc (CMB)

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Climbing Mont Blanc (CMB)

CMB - About the Project

CMB - About the Project

The Climbing Mont Blanc (CMB) project is a system for evaluation of programs executed on modern heterogeneous multicores such as the Exynos Octa chips used in recent Samsung Galaxy mobile phones.

CMB evaluates both performance and energy efficiency, and provides the possibility of performance ranking lists and online competitions. The project is part of the  strategic research area Energy Efficient Computing Systems (EECS) at  NTNU. A first version of the system climb.idi.ntnu.no was used in 2015 in a course on parallel programming at NTNU. In the spring semester 2017 it was used in the C++ course TDT4102. A short introduction to the project and the CMB system is found at  arXiv:1511.02240. This paper was presented in November 2015 at a NII Shonan Meeting Seminar in Japan and later at MCC in Copenhagen. In February 2016 it was presented at the Computing on Low-Power Architectures  workshop in Ferrara, Italy. The system is developed by students for students, and is open for free trial use, as is. We are working on improving the documentation and the set of available problems.  Additional information is located at CMB-helpful-info. Questions should be e-mailed to Lasse Natvig.

04 Jan 2019 Lasse Natvig

CMB Contact

Contact

Lasse NatvigProfessor Lasse Natvig
Head of project

 

The Odroid XU-3 running the CMB prototype at NTNU: