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OpenACC 2.5 Includes Support for ARM and x86 Processors


The OpenACC Standards Group released the 2.5 version of the OpenACC API specification.

Penguin Computing Looks to Cavium ThunderX for ARM HPC Servers


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.

Video: Parallella – The Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer on the Planet

Raymond T. Hightower

“Supercomputing should be available for everyone who wants it. With that mission in mind, a team of engineers created Parallella, an 18-core supercomputer that’s a little bigger than a credit card. Parallella is open source hardware; the circuit diagrams are on GitHub and the machine runs Linux. Icing on the cake: Parallella is the most energy efficient computer on the planet, and you can buy one for a hundred bucks. Why does parallel computing matter? How can developers use parallel computing to deliver better results for clients? Let’s explore these questions together.”

Allinea Releases ARM 64-bit Development Tool Suite


Today Allinea Software announced that their Allinea Forge development tool suite is now available for ARM platforms. The tool suite, renowned for its ability to master multi-process and multi-threaded Linux applications, includes the powerful performance profiler Allinea MAP and debugger Allinea DDT.

E4 Computer Engineering Accelerates ARM with GPUs


Today E4 Computer Engineering announced their first orders for Cavium ThunderX-based ARKA servers.

Alternatives to x86: Future Processing Technologies

Robert Roe

In the second article in his series on future hardware for HPC, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World looks at alternatives to the x86, including server on a chip and OpenPower.

Cavium Adds GPU Support to 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX Processor Family


Today Cavium announced support for Nvidia Teslas GPUs in its ThunderX ARM processor family.

E4 Rolls Out ARM-based ARKA Servers for HPC and Big Data


Today E4 Computer Engineering from Italy announced a new series of ThunderX ARMv8-A enabled ARKA dense computing sever product line.

ARM Joins OpenMP ARB


ARM has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

Rex Computing Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU


Over at EE Times, Rick Merritt writes that a startup founded by two teenagers is designing a parallel processor that it hopes delivers a 10x leap in performance per watt for high-end systems.