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Boston Viridis ARM Server: Addressing the Power Challenges of Exascale


In this talk, we look into the benefits the ARM architecture brings to this platform and evaluate the product potential to address the power challenges faced by the HPC industry as we approach Exascale.

ARM for HPC Will be Build-what-you-want Style

Over at the ARM Blog, Andrew Sloss writes that the ARM approach to Big Data and HPC sets out to maximize efficiency by not over-designing any particular component. The next era of systems will follow a-build-what-you-want style. By allowing the targeting of a SoC (System-on-Chip) to solve specific problems – one solution doesn’t fit both […]

Video: Cuda Development on ARM Platforms

In this video, Nvidia’s Mark Ebersole demonstrates Cuda development on an ARM-based platform. With CUDA 5.5, it is now possible to compile and run CUDA applications on ARM-based systems such as the Kayla development platform. In addition to native compilation on an ARM-based CPU system, it is also possible to cross-compile for ARM systems, allowing […]

CUDA 5.5 Goes GA with Support for ARM Platforms

Over at Tom’s Hardware, Kevin Parrish writes that the newly released CUDA 5.5 programming model now supports ARM platforms. It also features a number of advanced performance and productivity features including enhanced Hyper-Q support, MPI workload prioritization, guided performance analysis, and fast cross-compile on x86. Since developers started using CUDA in 2006, successive generations of […]

New Supercomputers at the Army Research Laboratory’s DoD Supercomputing Resource Center

The Army Research Laboratory has deployed two new IBM iDataPlex supercomputing systems at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The new systems extend the ARL DSRC’s aggregate computational capability to just over one PetaFLOPS in support of DoD research, development, test and evaluation programs. Pershing supercomputer 420 Teraflop, 20,160 2.6 GHz Intel Sandy Bridge compute cores, […]

New Portland HPC Startup is ARMed and Dangerous

In a 2009 interview with insideHPC, data scientist Thomas Thurston talked about research he had done predicting ARM CPUs were on a path to disrupt X86 in HPC. This was the first time most of us had considered the idea of cell phone CPUs someday being relevant for HPC and, frankly, it caused a bit […]

Nvidia Launches CUDA Support for ARM Server Chips

This week Nvidia announced that version 5.5 of CUDA will support the ARM chip architecture. This was welcome news at ISC’13, where a number of talks and exhibits were touting ARM-based computing. Since developers started using CUDA in 2006, successive generations of better, exponentially faster CUDA GPUs have dramatically boosted the performance of applications on […]

nCore HPC Rolls Out BrownDwarf ARM DSP Supercomputer

We don’t get the chance to announce new players in the HPC space very often, especially from our hometown of Portland. Today newcomers nCore HPC announced the BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer, a heterogeneous ARM- and DSP-based system designed for green high performance computing. With its unique parallel computing architecture and a high performance, low latency interconnect, […]

E4 to Showcase Kayla GPU-ARM Development Platform at ISC'13

Nvidia made waves in March with the announcement of the Kayla development platform for CUDA on ARM processors. Next week at ISC’13 in Germany, E4 Computer Engineering will demonstrate its new, low-power E4 ARKA SERIES, a Kayla device equipped with an Nvidia Tegra Quad-Core ARM A9 CPU as well as an Nvidia GPU. For the […]

Pedraforca Cluster to be First to combine ARM CPUs, GPUs, and InfiniBand

Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) announced plans to deploy its next-gen ARM prototype cluster for HPC in July. Powered by ARM Cortex-A9, Nvidia Tesla K20 GPUs, and Mellanox QDR InfiniBand, the hybrid supercomputer will be named Pedraforca. By using InfiniBand, Pedraforca enables direct GPU-to-GPU communication through RDMA on ARM. It features a low-power Nvidia […]