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E4-ARKA: ARM64+GPU+IB is Now Here


“E4 Computer Engineering has introduced ARKA, the first server solution based on ARM 64 bit SoC dedicated to HPC. The compute node is boosted by discrete GPU NVIDIA cards K20 with 10Gb ethernet and FDR InfiniBand networks implemented by default. In this presentation, the hardware configuration of the compute node is described in detail. The unique capabilities of the ARM+GPU+IB combination are described, including many synthetic benchmarks and application tests with particular attention to molecular dynamics software.”

Hartree Centre Collaborates with Lenovo on ARM-based HPC


Today Lenovo announced that the company is collaborating with the STFC Hartree Centre in the U.K. on improving the energy-efficiency of HPC systems.

This Week in HPC: DOE Labs Come Together on Climate and Latest Cuda Escalates ARMs Race

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the ACME collaboration for climate research. In Part 2, they look at the latest Cuda release with with support for 64-bit ARM processors.

2112 Cores at Just 200 Watts: Introducing the Adapteva A-1


In this video from Primeur Magazine, Andreas Olofsson from Adapteva unveils the Adapteva A-1 prototype supercomputer at ISC’14. Based on the company’s 64-core Epiphany chip, the system sports a total 2112 RISC cores in a very small space while consuming only 200 Watts.

Radio Free HPC does the ISC’14 Wrapup Show


In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the highlights from ISC’14 including Intel’s new Omni Scale Fabric and the World’s First 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch from Mellanox.

Young Prodigy from Rex Computing Using Parallella Boards for HPC


In this video from the Emerging Technologies Booth at SC13, Thomas Sohmers from Rex Computing describes how the company is using ARM-powered Parallella boards from Adapteva as building blocks for low-energy HPC clusters.

Multicore DSPs from TI, “The Absolute Best at 10 Watts or Less”


In this video from SC13, Arnon Friedman from Texas Instruments describes how TI multicore DSP processors rule the roost for HPC computing at under 10 Watts. As an example of what’s possible, the company showcased the BrownDwarf DSP + ARM Supercomputer from nCore in the first public demonstration of an ARM Cortex-A15+Accelerator (DSP) high performance system.