It was recently announced that the Fugaku supercomputer, located at Riken in Japan, has scored the #1 position on the TOP500 supercomputer list, as well as #1 positions in a number of key supercomputer benchmarks. At the heart of Fugaku isn’t any standard x86 processor, but one based on Arm – specifically, the A64FX 48+4-core processor, which uses Arm’s Scalable Vector Extensions (SVE) to enable high-throughput FP64 compute. At 435 PetaFLOPs and 7.3 million cores, Fugaku beat the former #1 system by 2.8x in performance. Currently Fugaku has been used for COVID-19 related research, such as modelling tracking rates or virus in liquid droplet dispersion. The Fujitsu A64FX card is a unique piece of kit, offering 48 compute cores and 4 control cores, each with...
Calxeda EnergyCore SoC Boston has released its Viridis server which uses Calxeda's ARM System-on-Chips (SoCs). Each SoC consists of four ARM Cortex-A9 cores and up to 48 SoCs can be...4 by Kristian Vättö on 7/9/2012
Computex is now running at full power and announcements are coming from everywhere. SanDisk just launched their latest addition to their enterprise storage portfolio: the Lightning PCIe SSA. SanDisk...3 by Kristian Vättö on 6/4/2012
If you've been following along for a while, it should be pretty clear that around here, we're fans of doing a little computing. Awkward turns of phrase notwithstanding, we...42 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/29/2011
We're taking our second excursion into enterprise-class desktop territory with the kind of machine that should be of interest both to IT management and enthusiasts alike: HP's Z210 SFF...26 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/29/2011