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European SiPearl Startup designing microprocessor for Exascale

Today European chip startup SiPearl announced it is moving into its operational phase. The company is now the 27th member of the European Processor Initiative (EPI) consortium. “By delivering supercomputing power, energy efficiency and backdoor-free security, the solutions that we are developing with support from the EPI members will enable Europe to gain its independence and, more importantly, to ensure its technological sovereignty on the market for high performance computing, which has become one of the key drivers for economic growth”, explains Philippe Notton, SiPearl’s CEO.

Technologies for Energy Efficient Supercomputing

In this special guest feature, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World writes that it is not always clear which HPC technology provides the most energy-efficient solution for a given application. “You need to understand your application as somebody that is coming into this from a greenfield perspective. If your application doesn’t parallelize well, or if it needs higher frequency processors, then the best thing you can do is pick the right processor and the right number of them so you are not wasting power on CPU cycles that are not being used.”

Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.

Novel Therm Demonstrates Sustainable Data Center Tech at SC19

In this video from SC19, Greg Stewart from Novel Therm describes how the company provides HPC As a Service using geothermal energy. “Novel Therm has a unique solution that allows them to build low-cost HPC data centers that are powered by low temperature geothermal energy. With their innovative technology, they provide 100% green powered data centers with no upfront customer investment and at significantly lower cost than competitors can offer.”

NGD Systems Steps up with Arm Processors on SSDs at SC19

In this video from the Arm booth at SC19, Scott Shadley from NGD Systems describes the company’s innovative computational storage technology. “In a nutshell, Computational Storage is an IT architecture where data is processed at the storage device level to reduce the amount of data that has to move between the storage and compute planes. As such, the technology provides a faster and more efficient means to address the unique challenges of our data-heavy world – satisfying reduced excess bandwidth and providing very low latency response times by reducing data movement and allowing response for analytics as much as 20 to 40-times faster.”

Verne Global Offers Sustainable HPC in the Cloud

In this video from SC19, Tate Cantrell from Verne Global describes how the company delivers sustainable HPC in the Cloud. “Verne Global delivers true high performance computing solutions in an optimized environment, built upon renewable resources. Our expert team provides full life-cycle support to enable maximum performance and flexibility for customer workloads, whilst offering significant cost savings.”

Fujitsu A64FX Arm Processors come to Cray CS Supercomputers

In this video from SC19, Takeshi Horie from Fujitsu and Steve Scott from Cray describe how the powerful Arm-based A64fx Arm Processor will power the next generation of Cray CS Supercomputers. “We are delivering the development-to-deployment experience customers have come to expect from Cray, including exploratory development to the Cray Programming Environment (CPE) for Arm processors to optimize performance and scalability with additional support for Scalable Vector Extensions and high bandwidth memory.”

Prototype of Fugaku Supercomputer reaches Number One on Green500

Today Fujitsu announced that a prototype of the Fugaku supercomputer being jointly developed by the two parties took No.1 in the Green500, a global ranking based on the energy efficiency of supercomputers. With Fugaku, we succeeded in developing a general-purpose Arm CPU with the world’s highest energy efficiency, far exceeding our targets through Co-design,” said Satoshi Matsuoka, Director, Riken-Center for Computational Science (R-CCS).

The Use of High-Performance Polymers in HPC and Data Center Applications

“Polymer components in liquid cooling systems are attractive for several reasons: they are lightweight, typically less expensive than metal counterparts, and are impervious to corrosion that can render parts inoperable or introduce debris into flow paths. The challenges with many polymers used to date, however, are their abilities to handle high temperatures and physical stressors without deforming, cracking or creeping. These shortcomings become significant when leaks occur, leading to downtime or damage to equipment.”

Cray and Fujitsu to bring Game-Changing Arm A64FX Processor to Global HPC Market

Today Cray and Fujitsu announced a partnership to offer high performance technologies for the exascale era. Under the alliance agreement, Cray is developing the first-ever commercial supercomputer powered by the Fujitsu A64FX Arm-based processor with high-memory bandwidth (HBM) and supported on the proven Cray CS500 supercomputer architecture and programming environment.