NVIDIA announced that multiple server vendors are leveraging the performance of NVIDIAR GPU accelerators to launch the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems for high performance computing (HPC).ARM64 server processors were primarily designed for micro-servers and web servers because of their extreme energy efficiency.
Now, they can tackle HPC-class workloads when paired with GPU accelerators using the NVIDIA CUDAR 6.5 parallel programming platform, which supports 64-bit ARM processors. GPUs provide ARM64 server vendors with the muscle to tackle HPC workloads, enabling them to build high-performance systems that maximize the ARM architecture’s power efficiency and system configurability.
“NVIDIA has built the industry’s most comprehensive accelerated computing platform – including servers, software, development tools, processors, and related technologies -optimized for the HPC industry,” said Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “GPUs are the enabling technology that allows server vendors to build HPC-class systems around flexible ARM64 processors. The result is new, highly innovative computing solutions for HPC.”