Friday, November 13, 2015

ARM Tunes its 64-bit CPUs for HPC

ARM has developed new math libraries designed to enable the maximum performance of computational software running on ARM-based HPC (High-performance computing) servers and systems. ARM math libraries take advantage of each silicon partner’s specific microarchitecture innovations and features within their SoCs based on the ARMv8-A architecture to ensure peak system performance.

“ARM Performance Libraries are another key milestone in the advancement of the ARM server and HPC ecosystem,” said Hobson Bullman, general manager, developer systems group, ARM. “The HPC community are early adopters of ARM-based servers and the introduction of optimized math routines build a foundation for enabling scientific computing on 64-bit ARM based compute platforms. ARM Performance Libraries hit the mark for both software performance and a consistent library interface to enable ease of software development and portability to ARMv8-A server platforms.”

To accelerate porting of software to platforms based on the ARMv8-A architecture, including 64-bit ARM Cortex® processor-based servers, ARM Performance Libraries offer tested binary distributions of popular open source applications for HPC including ATLAS, OpenMPI, NumPy and TAU. All changes required to port these open source applications to ARM will be fed back to the open source repositories to enable HPC community development and collaboration.


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