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AppliedMicro and E4 Collaborate on X-Gene Platforms

e4Today at SC15Applied Micro Circuits Corporation announced a collaboration with E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, on X-Gene platforms based on ARMv8-A architecture.

Our collaboration with E4 Computer Engineering showcases our commitment to the European market and the market demand for X-Gene-based platform solutions,” said Kumar Sankaran, associate vice president of AppliedMicro. “We’ve been long partners of E4 Computer Engineering and are confident the company will help bring to the European HPC and enterprise markets high performance, low power and cost-effective offerings.”

E4 manufactures and markets two types of systems based on the X-Gene Server-on-a- Chip® solution: a 1U single socket solution and a 2U single socket, both with support for dual NVIDIA GPUs, delivering leading-edge performance and power-efficiency suitable for cost-effective scale-out high-performance computing (HPC) deployments.

In addition to the current production, EMEA customers that are interested in testing the upgraded solutions supporting AppliedMicro’s X-Gene 2 processor SoCs, are now able to refer to E4 to request evaluation systems to test their applications.

The jointly engineered ARKA platforms couple the performance and power-efficiency of X-Gene and are designed to fit accelerators for intensive HPC workloads.

We are delighted of this collaboration with AppliedMicro, as it shows our joint commitment to delivering X-Gene-based solutions for the scientific community,” said Piero Altoè, VP research & innovation, E4 Computer Engineering. “We also are confident that the demand for evaluation platforms based on X-Gene 2 will increase and we foresee plans to manufacture the product in volume.”

Dr. Andrea Bartolini, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Bologna, said “We are working together with E4 to increase the energy-efficiency of the ARKA family of servers by deploying a novel energy-aware software stack. 64-bit ARMv8 multicore processors coupled with powerful GPUs are very promising platforms for next-generation greensupercomputers. Our work is to provide the users tools to make the most energy- efficient use of these novel architectures.”

Visit AppliedMicro at SC15 booth #3103 and E4 Computer Engineering at booth#189.

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