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Primeur live 2015-07-14

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing ...

Middleware

Spectra Logic Tape provides archive and backup solution to KAUST supercomputer ...

Bright Computing announces integration with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium unveils Flash support for the Cavium ThunderX processor family ...

Hardware

EURO/CFD to selects Bright Computing for high performance infrastructure management solution ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system ...

2CRSI unveils fast, dense server storage using NVMe technology: 2U 24 NVMe disks and NVMe PCIe adapter ...

SGI extends availability of latest Intel chips to world's most powerful in-memory supercomputers ...

Cavium adds support for Mellanox InfiniBand adapters for ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium and partners showcase advanced ThunderX ARM-based server platforms and software for high performance computing at ISC 2015 ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches  ...

The Cloud

Altair announces High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge ...

Company news

Lenovo showcases global HPC leadership ambitions at ISC 2015 ...

IBM and NVIDIA launch supercomputer Centers of Excellence with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs ...

Cray expands storage team with storage experts from Terascala ...

HP and Intel team to advance innovation, expand access of high performance computing to all enterprises ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family

13 Jul 2015 Frankfurt - Cavium Inc., a provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data centre, Cloud, wired and wireless networking, has made available the Beta release of PathScale's optimized compiler and library software for the ThunderX ARMv8-A processor family.

ThunderX is Cavium's 64-bit ARMv8 server processor family for next generation data centre and Cloud applications. With up to 48 high-performance custom cores, single and dual socket capability, high memory bandwidth and capacity, and integrated hardware accelerators, ThunderX enables best-in-class ARMv8 performance per dollar and performance per watt. The ThunderX family includes multiple SKUs that enable servers optimized for compute, storage, network and security workloads in the cloud, and is widely supported by industry-leading OS, hypervisor, software tool and application vendors.

The EKOPath compiler for High Performance Computing (HPC) supports advanced loop optimizations, SIMD vectorization and many-core support. This release of EKOPath includes optimizations specifically for the ThunderX microarchitecture as well as tuning tailored to typical HPC workloads, including computationally complex and data intensive applications as well as OpenMP.

This Beta release from PathScale provides essential support for ThunderX to scale performance on both single SOC 48 core systems as well as dual socket configurations of 96 cores and delivers the features and capabilities previously available from Pathscale on other server architectures. Future releases of the PathScale EKOPath compiler will further optimize for Cavium's memory controller architecture that targets latency and memory sensitive HPC applications.

The optimized PathScale BLAS libraries will help ensure scientists who rely on DGEMM, SGEMM and math library performance achieve the highest possible efficiency for Cavium's ThunderX processors.

"Pathscale's software will provide essential highly optimizing compilers for C, C++ and Fortran HPC applications on ThunderX", stated Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement at Cavium. "Today's announcement is the latest example of Cavium’s leadership in the ARM server and HPC ecosystem. This release will dramatically accelerate the development, optimization and delivery of software on ThunderX based systems for the HPC market that are being provided by Cavium partners such as Cray, Lenovo, E4 and ASUS."

"This Beta release of the PathScale software will enable the HPC market to fully utilize the features that ThunderX delivers in both single and dual socket configurations up to 96 cores", stated Christopher Bergström, Chief Technology Officer, PathScale. "Pathscale’s HPC industry and many-core expertise offers a tremendous combination to Cavium's leadership in scalable SOC architecture and design."

The ThunderX family includes multiple workload optimized processors that enable servers and appliances that are optimized for compute, storage, network and secure compute workloads. The ThunderX processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture specifications as well as ARM's SBSA and SBBR standards and is widely supported by industry leading OS, Hypervisor and SW tool and application vendors.

ThunderX customer reference platforms will be on display at Cavium booth #1105 at the International Supercomputing Conference till Wednesday, July 15th in Frankfurt, Germany. The PathScale team will be jointly participating with Cavium at ISC.
Source: Cavium

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Primeur live 2015-07-14

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing ...

Middleware

Spectra Logic Tape provides archive and backup solution to KAUST supercomputer ...

Bright Computing announces integration with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium unveils Flash support for the Cavium ThunderX processor family ...

Hardware

EURO/CFD to selects Bright Computing for high performance infrastructure management solution ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system ...

2CRSI unveils fast, dense server storage using NVMe technology: 2U 24 NVMe disks and NVMe PCIe adapter ...

SGI extends availability of latest Intel chips to world's most powerful in-memory supercomputers ...

Cavium adds support for Mellanox InfiniBand adapters for ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium and partners showcase advanced ThunderX ARM-based server platforms and software for high performance computing at ISC 2015 ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches  ...

The Cloud

Altair announces High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge ...

Company news

Lenovo showcases global HPC leadership ambitions at ISC 2015 ...

IBM and NVIDIA launch supercomputer Centers of Excellence with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs ...

Cray expands storage team with storage experts from Terascala ...

HP and Intel team to advance innovation, expand access of high performance computing to all enterprises ...