This week at SC15, E4 Computer Engineering from Italy announced its active participation in the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open technical community based on the POWER architecture, enabling collaborative development and opportunity for member differentiation and industry growth. Visit the OpenPOWER Foundation homepage for more information. E4 Computer Engineering has been developing innovative platforms for a number of years, specifically focused on solutions applied to HPC environments. E4 Computer Engineering’s participation in OpenPOWER is a natural next step in the company’s commitment to next generation technology. POWER architecture-based products enable customers to boost performance of their infrastructure while increasing efficiency and scalability.
Today Italy’s E4 Computer Engineering announced public availability and deployment of Cavium ThunderX-based ARKA servers. Customers can place orders today for one-socket and two-socket ARKA platforms in multiple chassis configurations based on Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 workload-optimized CPUs.
Today Penguin Computing announced first customer shipments of its Tundra Extreme Scale (ES) server based on Cavium’s 48 core ARMv8 based ThunderX workload optimized processors. Tundra ES Valkre servers are now available for public order and a standard 19” rack mount version will ship in early 2016.
Today Applied 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.
Today ARM announced new math libraries that are precision-tuned for 64-bit ARMv8-A processors. Designed for ARM-based HPC servers, ARM Performance Libraries are foundational math routines designed to enable the maximum performance of computational software. ARM math libraries take advantage of each silicon partner’s specific microarchitecture innovations and features within their SoCs based on the ARMv8-A architecture to ensure peak system performance. The HPC community will have an opportunity to see the first public demonstrations of ARM Performance Libraries at the upcoming SC15 conference.
The EU-funded DEEP Project has unveiled their innovative HPC platform: a 500 TFlop/s prototype system that implements a Cluster-Booster concept that has a lot in common with a turbocharged engine. The prototype operates with a full system software stack and programming environment engineered for performance and ease of use.
Today LiquidCool Solutions (LCS) announced plans to launch its newest technology – the Clamshell – at SC15 in Austin. As a rack-based server, the Clamshell is low-cost and flexible enough to meet Open Compute Project design standards.
Today the SC15 Energy Efficient HPC Workshop announced that parallel supercomputing pioneer Justin Rattner will deliver the keynote address at their event in Austin on Monday, November 16th, 2015. Formerly head of Intel Labs, Rattner directed Intel’s global research efforts in microprocessors, systems and communications including the company’s disruptive research activity.
In HPC news from CEA in France, the EoCoE (Oriented Energy Center of Excellence) project officially launched earlier this month. Pronounced “Echo,” the EoCoE has a mission to create a new, long lasting and sustainable community around computational energy science.
The Open Compute Project got a major endorsement in the HPC space news of NNSA’s pending deployment of Tundra clusters from Penguin Computing. To learn more, we caught up with Dan Dowling, Penguin’s VP of Engineering Services.