Maisons-Laffitte, France, May 29, 2022 – SiPearl, the European company designing the high-performance and low-power microprocessor for large-scale supercomputing, and NVIDIA announce a partnership to provide a common offering combining SiPearl HPC microprocessors with NVIDIA and networks. portfolio.
SiPearl, the company designing the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for European high-end supercomputers, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with NVIDIA for joint technical and business developments aimed at combining the hardware and software portfolio of both companies.
NVIDIA and SiPearl will develop a proxy platform to carry out SVE’s workload and performance analysis by combining the strengths of SiPearl CPU (such as HBM memory) and NVIDIA GPU (including massive parallelism and throughput). The collaboration will include joint efforts with third-party European research institutions on elements such as SoC and NoC simulation capabilities in open source and research-oriented modeling tools.
In the software, the two companies will accelerate the development and growth of the Arm HPC ecosystem by working closely with several European Centers of Excellence. On the hardware, SiPearl and NVIDIA will work together to ensure that the NVIDIA accelerated computing and networking portfolio continues to work seamlessly with SiPearl ‘Rhea’ and future CPUs.
This partnership with NVIDIA will expand the ecosystem of acceleration solutions provided in combination with SiPearl HPC microprocessors. With this partnership, SiPearl is expanding its portfolio of partner acceleration solutions. The aim is to offer the best combinations to perfectly meet the application needs of the European HPC community through the strategic fields of academic, artificial intelligence, health, climate, energy, engineering, geology and government.
“We are excited about this partnership between SiPearl and NVIDIA. It has great potential for the European supercomputing space, the ARM ecosystem and accelerated computing,” says Dr. Thomas Lippert, Head of Jülich Supercomputing Center.
“As a European leader in HPC and AI, we are pleased to see SiPearl partner with NVIDIA to provide optimized ARM-based computer and AI solutions, as well as future scalable designs, to the local HPC ecosystem,” said Emmanuel le Roux, Global SVP, Head of HPC AI & Quantum, Atos.
“We welcome this collaboration with the global No. 1 GPU provider for HPC, NVIDIA. This partnership will dramatically enrich our shared offering of our HPC microprocessors with partner acceleration solutions, providing choice to European supercomputer end users,” says Philippe Notton, CEO and founder of SiPearl.
“HPC research has the potential to transform society through useful discoveries,” says Marc Hamilton, vice president of Solutions Architecture and Engineering at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA is partnering with SiPearl, a leading innovator using Arm-based CPUs to integrate NVIDIA-accelerated computing and equip HPC researchers with the extreme performance required by next-generation applications to nurture these discoveries.”
Upcoming SiPearl events:
ISC High Performance in Hamburg (Germany) – 29 May-2 June 2022 – booth B212
Teratec Forum at the Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France) – June 14-15, 2022 – booth 38.
SiPearl designs the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for European high-end supercomputers. This new generation of microprocessors will enable Europe to present its technological sovereignty in strategic high-performance computing (HPC) markets such as artificial intelligence, medical research or climate modeling.
The company is working closely with its 27 partners in the European Processor Initiative (EPI) consortium – leading names in the scientific community, supercomputing centers and industry – who are its stakeholders, future customers and end users.
SiPearl employs 104 people in France (Maisons-Laffitte, Grenoble, Massy, Sophia Antipolis), Germany (Duisburg) and Spain (Barcelona).