The Future of Supercomputing is Happening Now…

Promo If you want to get the benefits of accelerated computing and high bandwidth memory as well as catching the rising wave of Arm-based compute, you don’t have to wait, you don’t have to buy CPU-GPU systems, and you don’t have to adopt a complex, hybrid programming model.

All you need is an HPE Apollo 80 with the A64FX processor – the same processor used in the “Fugaku” system built by Fujitsu at the RIKEN Lab in Japan, which is the fastest supercomputer in the world – and you can get started today.

In fact, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been on the bleeding edge of Arm compute for several years, particularly in supercomputing, and has extended the Apollo 80 system to bring the substantial benefits of the A64FX architecture to more general purpose HPC clusters.

Many HPC applications have memory bandwidth constraints as well as intense computational requirements, which means many existing CPU architectures force customers to overprovision memory to boost the bandwidth. But the Apollo 80 with A64FX system brings the benefits of GPUs – massively parallel vector engines and high bandwidth memory – to CPUs, obviating the need for a hybrid architecture.

But how does this all work in practice? You can take a deep dive on how HPC centers in the United States and Europe have been testing the Apollo 80 with A64FX systems with their own code, porting HPC applications, running hackathons, and getting incredible results, by joining our TNP panel discussion on July 22 at 9:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 17:00 BST, taking place on The Next Platform’s homepage.

Participants include:

Simon McIntosh-Smith, professor in High Performance Computing and head of the Microelectronics Group at Bristol University

Robert Harrison, professor in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics department and founding director of the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University

Sharda Krishna, senior manager of HPC and AI supercomputing products at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Proceedings will be overseen by our own Timothy Prickett Morgan, co-editor of The Next Platform.

Don’t miss out on what promises to be a lively discussion about the issues of porting code to the A64FX architecture and the performance benefits that real users are seeing with this architecture, today.

To secure your spot, just register here. After that? It’s fast forward to the future.

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