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Primeur weekly 2019-03-18

Focus

e-Infrastructures and HPC Knowledge Base gets a new look ...

Quantum computing

Physicists 'reverse time' using quantum computer ...

ASC X9 publishes white paper and technical report on quantum computing risks; new quantum standard effort announced ...

Focus on Europe

ARCHER2 92 million euro supercomputer set to boost UK capability ...

Slovak Government provides capital infusion of 15 million euro to Tachyum ...

Director eScience Center takes on new challenge ...

e-IRG issues Call for Participation to first Open Workshop in 2019 under Romanian EU Presidency ...

Middleware

WekaIO strengthens oil and gas industry presence with new Houston office ...

Hardware

Excelero awarded another patent for heightened NVMe storage efficiency ...

Submer launches SmartPodX, the world's first green OCP and hyperscale-ready Immersion Cooling solution ...

Handling trillions of supercomputer files just got simpler ...

Arm, Cadence and Xilinx introduce first Arm Neoverse system development platform for next-generation Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure, implemented on TSMC 7nm process technology ...

Applications

Promising diagnostics for detecting latent tuberculosis revealed ...

38 Illinois research groups awarded time on Blue Waters leadership supercomputer ...

Nicholas Nystrom named PSC Chief Scientist ...

Physicists use supercomputers to solve 50-year-old beta decay puzzle ...

New method opens the way for cutting tools with longer lifetime ...

Artificial intelligence speeds up ...

UC San Diego study points to virus-related acceleration in some cancers ...

The Cloud

Mellanox introduces breakthrough NVMe SNAP technology to simplify composable storage ...

Wiwynn showcases immersion cooling solutions at OCP Global Summit 2019 ...

Arm, Cadence and Xilinx introduce first Arm Neoverse system development platform for next-generation Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure, implemented on TSMC 7nm process technology

12 Mar 2019 San Jose - Arm, Cadence Design Systems Inc., and Xilinx Inc. have delivered a new development platform, silicon-proven on TSMC's 7nm FinFET process technology, for next-generation Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure based on the new Arm Neoverse N1 platform. The Neoverse N1 System Development Platform (SDP) is also the industry's first 7nm infrastructure development platform enabling asymmetrical compute acceleration via the CCIX interconnect architecture and is available to hardware and software developers for hardware prototyping, software development, system validation, and performance profiling/tuning.

The SDP includes a Neoverse N1-based SoC with an operating frequency of up to 3GHz, full-sized caches and generous amounts of memory bandwidth with the latest optimized system IP. The robustness of the SDP is ideal for development, debug, performance optimization and workload analysis on a wide range of applications including those for machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics.

The Neoverse N1 SDP was developed jointly by Arm, Cadence and Xilinx on TSMC's process technology, and includes Cadence IP for CCIX, PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 4 and DDR4 PHY IP. The SDP was implemented and verified using a full Cadence tool flow in TSMC's 7nm FinFET process technology, the industry's first and leading 7nm process technology in volume production, and provides connectivity to Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs over the CCIX chip-to-chip coherent interconnect protocol via the Xilinx Alveo U280 CCIX accelerator card. For customers with intense compute workloads, CCIX offers a significant accelerator usability improvement as well as improved data center performance/efficiency, lowering the barrier to entry into existing server infrastructure systems and improving the total cost of ownership (TCO) of acceleration systems.

The Neoverse N1 SDP will be available in limited quantities in Q2 2019 with wider availability in subsequent quarters. The software stack can be accessed through Linaro and GitHub open-source repositories, providing developers with an out-of-the-box Linux software experience. The Xilinx Alveo U280 accelerator card, which features a high-performance FPGA with integrated high-bandwidth memory (HBM) and a CCIX interface, is available now and can be purchased directly from Xilinx. Additionally, the full Cadence SoC implementation and verification flows, CCIX, PCIe Gen 4 and DDR4 IP, and the Neoverse N1 Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK) are available now, so customers can begin designing Neoverse N1-based SoCs on TSMC's 7nm silicon immediately.

"The new Neoverse platforms deliver the performance and efficiency required to enable the Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure for a world with a trillion connected devices. Our ongoing SDP collaboration with Cadence, TSMC, and Xilinx truly enables developers with the system development tools necessary to innovate and deliver optimized Neoverse-based designs", stated Drew Henry, senior vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm.

"Through our collaboration with Arm, TSMC and Xilinx, we are jointly working to advance next-generation Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure. By contributing our IP and EDA tools and flows to the development of the Neoverse N1 SDP, we're enabling customers to use the full Cadence implementation and verification flows, infrastructure IP, and rapid adoption kit to develop their own devices today for machine learning, 5G, analytics and other evolving application areas that enable them to excel in their respective markets", stated Dr. Anirudh Devgan, president, Cadence.

"This collaborative effort combines Arm, Cadence and Xilinx's leading products, IP and tools with TSMC's 7nm FinFET process technology and foundry services, enabling our customers to achieve faster and successful application development in areas including machine learning/AI, 5G and analytics, and creating greater value to the markets that will be fundamentally transformed by those applications", stated Dr. Cliff Hou, VP Technology Development, TSMC.

"The ARM Neoverse N1 CCIX-enabled SDP with the Alveo accelerator card is a highly-performant platform designed to enable the next generation of applications to be developed. The seamless data-sharing among the heterogeneous devices demonstrates the successful integration of CCIX IP from multiple vendors and the expanding reach of CCIX technology", stated Gaurav Singh, corporate vice president, Silicon Architecture and Verification, Xilinx.
Source: Cadence Design Systems

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Primeur weekly 2019-03-18

Focus

e-Infrastructures and HPC Knowledge Base gets a new look ...

Quantum computing

Physicists 'reverse time' using quantum computer ...

ASC X9 publishes white paper and technical report on quantum computing risks; new quantum standard effort announced ...

Focus on Europe

ARCHER2 92 million euro supercomputer set to boost UK capability ...

Slovak Government provides capital infusion of 15 million euro to Tachyum ...

Director eScience Center takes on new challenge ...

e-IRG issues Call for Participation to first Open Workshop in 2019 under Romanian EU Presidency ...

Middleware

WekaIO strengthens oil and gas industry presence with new Houston office ...

Hardware

Excelero awarded another patent for heightened NVMe storage efficiency ...

Submer launches SmartPodX, the world's first green OCP and hyperscale-ready Immersion Cooling solution ...

Handling trillions of supercomputer files just got simpler ...

Arm, Cadence and Xilinx introduce first Arm Neoverse system development platform for next-generation Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure, implemented on TSMC 7nm process technology ...

Applications

Promising diagnostics for detecting latent tuberculosis revealed ...

38 Illinois research groups awarded time on Blue Waters leadership supercomputer ...

Nicholas Nystrom named PSC Chief Scientist ...

Physicists use supercomputers to solve 50-year-old beta decay puzzle ...

New method opens the way for cutting tools with longer lifetime ...

Artificial intelligence speeds up ...

UC San Diego study points to virus-related acceleration in some cancers ...

The Cloud

Mellanox introduces breakthrough NVMe SNAP technology to simplify composable storage ...

Wiwynn showcases immersion cooling solutions at OCP Global Summit 2019 ...