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Arm and Forschungszentrum Jülich sign multi-year collaboration agreement

Jülich, 18 May 2021 Arm and the Forschungszentrum Jülich signed today a multi-year cooperation agreement. Its goal is to strengthen their joint effort in identifying the requirements of High Performance Computing (HPC) applications and advancing their porting and optimization on Arm-based architectures. The collaboration of Arm with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) focuses on the analysis and optimization of strategic HPC applications on Arm-based HPC systems, including Arm accelerated platforms (for example, Arm+GPU). The joint team carries on performance analysis and code engineering, taking advantage of specific features of Arm-based hardware to further advance application performance. The code requirements identified in this effort will help in the design of future HPC technologies and systems.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas LippertProf. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert

“Arm is developing very attractive technology for HPC, which is not only populating the fastest computer in the world (Fugaku), but is also key in the European Exascale strategy. Arm’s core design and architecture are the basis of the first European processor tailored to HPC (EPI project). Our co-design partnership with Arm will give us access to their latest technology developments and expertise, and help us to prepare our key applications to exploit the latest features. We are also excited to see how Arm-based processors can help us to reach Exascale performance at an affordable price, combined with acceleration devices and high-speed networks in our Modular Supercomputing architecture.” (Thomas Lippert - Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre)

“JSC operates some of the most advanced HPC systems in Europe and plays a leading role in the European HPC community, both as main player in the EPI project and candidate site for the first European exascale machine. We are excited to start this collaboration and benefit from the deep knowledge of HPC applications and community needs that JSC will provide. Together we’ll look forward to contribute to the EU research community.” (Brent Gorda - Director of HPC Business at Arm)

JSC's deep understanding of key scientific codes and decades of HPC experience, together with Arm knowledge of architecture, tools and best practices will accelerate code optimization and benefit the whole scientific community. The collaboration will also investigate impact of future Arm designs on HPC applications, exploring co-design opportunities. These may go from chip-level feature analysis, upto exploration of system-level integration on heterogeneous systems.

arm Neoverse V1 chipThe arm Neoverse V1 chip is the core SiPearl is using for their Rhea chip which will be relevant to the EU HPC ecosystem.
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Arm understands the crucial role that HPC has in scientific advancement and industrial innovation, particularly in Europe as strategic asset and driver of European indigenous silicon strategy (for example, EPI). The contribution of European academia and research institutes, and JSC in particular, in pioneering new technologies is unquestioned. This agreement underlines once again Arm commitment in Europe.

For more information about Arm activities in HPC please visit the HPC solutions at arm webpage.

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