Red Hat Showcases ThunderX 2 Development Platform for HPC

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In this video, Jon Masters from Red Hat describes the company’s multi-architecture solutions that were on display at ISC 2017.

Developing new and adapting existing highly scalable applications to take advantage of the new technological advances across multiple deployment domains is the greatest challenge facing HPC sites. This is where the operating system can provide a unified interface to the underlying hardware and interconnects and serve as a foundation for modular and standardized application stacks that take advantage of enhanced system capabilities.

In November 2016, Red Hat joined the OpenHPC Project, bringing its expertise and leadership in the open source world to one of the leading open supercomputing communities. Red Hat continues to help drive open innovation and standardization in high-performance computing;

  • Red Hat showcased the power and flexibility of Red Hat Enterprise Linux across multiple architectures, including ARM v8-A, x86 and POWER little endian, by way of the Game of Life. Adrian Reber created an intriguing demo that you could experience first hand in our booth or read about it in Adrian’s post.
  • Another great example of partner-driven collaboration was the advanced technology demonstration by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cavium, and Red Hat.

Open Source, Innovation and the Future of HPC

Historically, HPC workloads have had to rely on custom-built software stacks, most of which relied on proprietary software and overly-specialized hardware. Red Hat is bringing change to the supercomputing arena, from the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform tailored for HPC workloads to massively scalable, fully open cloud infrastructure, along with the management and automation technologies needed to keep these deployments running smoothly.

At ISC, Red Hat showcased the following technologies:

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