Recent HPC news
Arm Technology Powers the World's Fastest Supercomputer
Fugaku supercomputer, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, is No.1 on the TOP500 list.
Arm technology is now powering the world’s fastest supercomputer
Chris Bergey, senior vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Line of Business at Arm, shares his thoughts on Arm's progress and momentum in HPC.
AWS Graviton2 powered by Arm Neoverse N1
Amazon EC2 C6g and R6g instances powered by AWS Graviton2 processors are now generally available.
SiPearl licenses Arm Neoverse "Zeus" platform
SiPearl, the company designing the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer, has signed a major technological licensing agreement with Arm, including the Arm Neoverse "Zeus" platform and Arm POP IP.
Sandia to receive Fujitsu A64FX-based system
Sandia National Laboratories anticipates being one of the first Department of Energy laboratories to receive the newest A64FX Fujitsu processor, a Japanese Arm-based processor optimized for high-performance computing.
Making the most of the Arm architecture with GCC 10
GCC 10.1 fully supports Arm C Language Extensions for SVE and adds out of line atomics for Large System Extensions (LSE), among other improvements.
NVIDIA CUDA 11 Features Revealed
CUDA 11 is the first release to add production support for Arm servers. By combining Arm’s enery-efficient CPU architecture with CUDA, the Arm ecosystem will benefit from GPU-accelerated computing for a variety of use cases: from edge, cloud, and gaming to powering supercomputers.
Fugaku Supercomputer will be used to help fight COVID-19
RIKEN, in coordination with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), has announced that the supercomputer Fugaku will be made available for research projects aimed to combat COVID-19.
Marvell announces TX3 96 Cores & 384 Threads
Marvell unveils their third-generation server processor with significantly increased core count and performance for a broad range of server workloads.
Arm Neoverse Developer community update
Arm announces major updates to the Arm Neoverse Developer Program, aimed at enabling frictionless development and deployment of cloud native applications on the Arm architecture from edge to cloud.
Isambard 2 at Met Office will be Europe's largest Arm supercomputer
Isambard 2 will also incorporate the latest novel technologies from HPE and new partner Fujitsu, including next-generation Arm CPUs in one of the world’s first A64fx machines from Fujitsu.
Ampere Altra(tm) - Industry's first 80-core server processor unveiled
Ampere Altra brings new level of performance & power efficiency to cloud environments.
Oak Ridge trials Arm-Nvidia GPU combo
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab are trying out their HPC codes on Wombat, a test bed cluster based on production Marvell ThunderX2 CPUs and NVIDIA V100 GPUs.
Arm Allinea Studio 20.0 is now available
Arm Allinea Studio 20.0: assisting developers write optimized SVE-enabled applications for Linux servers.
AWS Graviton 2
EC2 instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton Processors were announced in 2018. Now get a peek at the next generation of Arm-based EC2 instances.
AHUG Community led event scheduled for March 2020
The Arm HPC User Group event in Porto, Portugal, has been postponed. However, we do hope to hold it later this calendar year. We will post updates as we learn more about plans.
NVIDIA bringing its CUDA stack to Arm Platforms
Broadening support for GPU-accelerated supercomputing to a fast-growing new platform, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang Monday introduced a reference design for building GPU-accelerated Arm servers, with wide industry backing.Learn more
Cray and Fujitsu will offer A64FX servers world-wide in the coming year
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 environmentLearn more
Fujitsu A64FX system takes #1 spot on the Green500 list
Number one on the list is the aforementioned A64FX prototype supercomputer, which delivered 16.9 gigaflops/watt.Learn more
Los Alamos National Laboratory Teams with Arm to Develop Tailored, Efficient Processor Architectures
Los Alamos National Laboratory and Arm are teaming up to make efficient, workload-optimized processors tailored to the extreme-scale computing requirements of the Laboratory’s national-security mission.Learn more
Cray ARM-based System ‘Ookami’ to Serve as Testbed for Computational Studies at Stony Brook
Serving as a testbed for advanced computer technologies, the Ookami system is expected to signal a new generation of high-speed U.S. supercomputers. Using a Cray ARM-based system, Ookami will deliver remarkably high performance for scientific applications, in part due to its blazing-fast memory.Learn more
NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to exascale supercomputing
NVIDIA is making available to the Arm ecosystem its full stack of AI and HPC software — which accelerates more than 600 HPC applications and all AI frameworks — by year’s end. The stack includes all NVIDIA CUDA-X AI™ and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI frameworks and software development tools such as PGI compilers with OpenACC support and profilers.Learn more
Catalyst UK Program successfully drives development of Arm-based HPC systems
The Catalyst UK project was announced by HPE and its partners just over a year ago. Now the only homogenous Arm-based HPC systems in the world are fully up and running, and producing impressive results.Learn more
Arm HPC workshop with Linaro at HPC Asia 2019
Led by Linaro, with Arm ecosystem partners, the Linaro workshop “Open Source HPC on Arm Architecture” was held on the first day of HPC Asia 2019. It was the first time in the event's 20-year history that Arm ecosystem partners have joined forces under the leadership of Linaro.Learn more
What a difference a competition makes
With ISC'19 teams announced, ex participant proves the Student Cluster Competition provides unique experience and valuable contacts.
How HPE and Arm software collaboration reflects importance of HPC cross-platform development
With the growing shift to using diverse platforms for tackling HPC application efficiency, HPE’s adoption of popular cross-platform HPC software solutions from Arm could not be more timely.Learn more
Verne Global at SC18
Tate Cantrell, Verne Global, and Brent Gorda, Arm, discuss expanding Verne Global’s compute platform HPCDirect by partnering with Arm and utilizing their Marvell ThunderX2 chip, rebranding NEOVERSE, and the exciting things to come in the HPC space at SC18 from Dallas, Texas.
GW4, Met Office, Cray power up the largest Arm-based supercomputer in Europe
"Isambard" is now live in the UK. It is the largest Arm‑based system in the world outside of the U.S. One of the first systems of its kind to be used for scientific research, and exploring future computer architectures in the exascale era.Read more
CEA to Deploy Arm-powered supercomputer
The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) will soon be the proud owners of an Atos BullSequana supercomputer outfitted with ThunderX2 processors. The CEA machine is part of the third phase of the Mont-Blanc project to “assess the potential of Arm-based clusters to address exascale HPC needs and develop the corresponding software ecosystem."Read more
Sandia Astra Arm-powered supercomputer enters TOP500
For the first time, an Arm‑powered supercomputer has made it into the TOP500 rankings. The new system, known as Astra, is an HPE-built supercomputer deployed at Sandia National Laboratories. It’s powered by 125,328 Cavium ThunderX2 cores and has achieved an HPL Linpack score of 1.5 petaflops.Read more
Inside HPC Interview: Brent Gorda on his new role as Head of ARM HPC
Former Whamcloud CEO Brent Gorda has a new role as Senior Director for the HPC business at Arm. Hear more from Brent about Arm’s plans to grow our business in the datacenter, the HPC space, and on to Exascale.Read more
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) announces Arm-powered test bed
Concocting the next big thing in high-performance computing (HPC) often starts with giving the latest thing a try. In that spirit, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) recently deployed Wombat, the center’s newest Arm-based test bed.Read more
Fujitsu Presents Post-K CPU Specifications
Fujitsu today announced publication of specifications for the A64FX™ CPU that will be used in Post-K, Japan’s first exascale supercomputer, to be deployed in 2021.Read more
HPE discusses the Apollo 70 system solution on Arm architecture
HPE describes the approach they have taken with key industry partners and customers to develop and deliver an HPC solution on Arm architecture.
Altair releases PBS Professional v18 to elevate the cloud High-Performance Computing experience
Altair PBS Professional v18 brings vital commercial support for industry leading workload management to the rapidly growing Arm HPC ecosystem. Cavium’s ThunderX2® processor is the industry’s most widely adopted Arm®v8-A Server Processor and Altair PBS Professional v18 will address the most demanding end-user operational requirements for ThunderX2 based platforms from entry level clusters to exascale systems.Read more
GW4 Alliance puts Arm architecture to the test for HPC
The GW4 Isambard project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaboration between the GW4 Alliance (formed from the universities of Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter) together with the Met Office, Cray, Arm and Cavium. The development of Isambard will change the future of supercomputing, opening up the path to greater hardware innovation and competition to give scientists more influence over processor design.Read more
Fujitsu - Prototype of ARM processor to power Post-K supercomputer
Fujitsu has produced the initial version of the ARM processor that will be used in Post-K, Japan’s first exascale supercomputer, to be deployed in 2021.Read more
HPE - Arm-based Supercomputer deployment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced its collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to deliver the world’s largest Arm supercomputer. As part of the Vanguard program, Astra, the new Arm-based system, will be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to run advanced modeling and simulation workloads for addressing areas such as national security, energy and science.Read more
Sandia National Labs - Arm-based Supercomputer deployment
Astra, one of the first supercomputers to use Arm-based processors in a large-scale HPC platform, is expected to be deployed this summer at Sandia National Laboratories.Read more
GIGABYTE announces availability of density-optimized 2U 4-Node H261 series server platforms with Cavium ThunderX2 processors
With the addition of this new server platform, GIGABYTE continues to broaden its offering of commercially available Arm-based server solutions and demonstrate engineering expertise in delivering density optimized high performance platforms.Read more
Offline debugging with Arm DDT
Arm Forge enables you to debug while you sleep using offline debugging. Offline debugging provides the complete breadth of DDT debugging capabilities but without user interaction and without using the GUI.Read more
Catalyst - Accelerating the Arm Ecosystem for HPC
On Monday April 16, 2018 - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE), in conjunction with Arm and SUSE, announced the “Catalyst UK” program. The program calls for establishing supercomputer deployments at three leading UK universities (Bristol, Leicester, and Edinburgh) to accelerate the growth of the burgeoning Arm HPC ecosystem and to further provide UK researchers with the production platforms to help them succeed in their advanced scientific research and in collaborating with various industry and government partners.Read more
Arm Allinea Studio 18.2 is now availableRead more
HPE, Arm, SUSE, and three leading UK universities establish one of the largest Arm-based supercomputer deployments in the world
LONDON – April 16, 2018 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) today announced a collaboration with Arm, SUSE, and three leading UK universities to accelerate the adoption of supercomputer applications in the UK. The partners will jointly develop and deploy one of the largest Arm-based high performance computing (HPC) installations in the world, available to both industry and academia, to build applications that drive economic growth and productivity as outlined in the UK government’s Industrial Strategy.Read more
Arm announces availability of Arm Allinea Studio
With the continued emergence of innovative, infrastructure-ready Arm-based server platforms, Arm is announcing availability of the Arm Allinea Studio. By providing access to Arm-specific compilers and libraries alongside market-leading debug and optimization tools, the Arm server ecosystem now has access to an end-to-end commercial suite for building and porting High Performance Computing (HPC) applications.Read more
Arm announces availability of Arm Fortran Compiler
Featuring PGI’s open-source Flang front-end and LLVM code-generation backend, the Arm Fortran compiler provides users with wide Fortran application coverage and support when porting code to Armv8-A compatible platforms such as the Cavium ThunderX2.Read more
Arm acquires Allinea Software
Arm acquires Allinea Software, a leading provider of debug and performance analysis tools for HPC systems.Read more
Constructing the pillars of the Arm HPC ecosystem - OpenHPC, commercial compilation products and more
At SC16, Arm announced that OpenHPC will be available on Arm as part of OpenHPC v1.2 release. In addition, Arm announced two new commercially supported compilation products aimed at Armv8-A and Armv8-A SVE HPC application developers.Read more
Arm Unveils Scalable Vector Extension for HPC at Hot Chips
At Hot Chips, Arm announced a Scalable Vector Extension (SVE) to the Armv8-A architecture intended to enhance Arm capabilities in HPC workloads.Read more
Japan's Post-K supercomputer will be based on 64-bit Arm
At ISC16 Fujitsu announced that their exascale supercomputer scheduled for completion in 2020, will be powered by 64-bit Arm processors.Read more
OpenHPC Releases Initial Software Stack and Establishes Leadership
OpenHPC, of which Arm is a founding member, announced technical, leadership and member investment milestones.Read more
NAG C and C++ Algorithms Optimized for the Arm-Based Cavium ThunderX® Processors
The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced that NAG C Library algorithms have been optimized to execute efficiently on Cavium Inc.’s ThunderX Armv8-A based Workload Optimized Processors.Read more
Arm Performance Libraries
At SC15 Arm were proud to announce the release of their Arm Performance Libraries product. This includes BLAS, LAPACK and FFT functionality, all optimized for individual Armv8 architectures through both optimized compilations and micro-architectural tuning.Read more
NAG library and compiler support on Armv8
The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced that their main library and compiler are now available for Armv8 hardware.Read more
Allinea MAP and DDT for 64-bit Arm platforms
Allinea Software signalled a major new addition to the ecosystem for 64-bit Arm processor servers by announcing the arrival of the Allinea Forge development tool suite for the platform.Read more
Mont-Blanc 3 announced
The third phase of the Mont-Blanc project brings together a renewed set of partners including industrial technology providers and academic research centres from 6 European countries to design energy efficient HPC solutions.Read more
Mellanox OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution for Armv8
RFED drivers v3-1 now available for download for Redhat/Centos 7.1.Read more
Asian Cat - Hartree Centre, UK
The Energy Efficient Computing Research Programme has been established through a £19M capital grant from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills to establish a centre of best practice in the UK that will enable users of computer systems to achieve the same outcomes while minimising the consumption of energy. Lenovo are supplying a NeXtScale system: 2304 64-bit Cavium ThunderX Arm cores in 12U.Read more
Mont Blanc - Barcelona Supercomputing Centre
Funded through a succession of EU grants the Mont Blanc project aims to:
- develop a full energy-efficient HPC prototype using low-power commercially available embedded technology
- develop a portfolio of exascale applications to be run on this new generation of HPC systems
- design a next-generation HPC system together with a range of embedded technologies in order to overcome the limitations identified in the prototype system.
- 8 standard BullX chassis, 72 compute blades, 1080 compute cards, 2160 Arm Cortex-A15 processors, 1080 Arm Mali-T604 GPUs.
- 11 scientific applications ported and in use for evaluation of the prototype.
- Research ongoing into areas such as memory, on-chip and off-chip interconnect and compute acceleration.
Using processors taken from tablets used in 2012 this prototype achieves a performance of 35TFLOPs/s from only 24kW. This gives a performance:power ratio of 1500 MFLOPs/Watt, which compares favourably with the Green 500 number one in 2012.
Allinea Tools to Help Professor Stephen Hawking's Consortium Get More Bang From COSMOS
While physicists must harness the power of HPC, they do not want to get bogged down in the technical details. Which is why the COSMOS consortium, Europe’s leading group of cosmology investigators brought together by Stephen Hawking, has entered into collaboration with Arm Software.Read more