HPE and SiPearl partner to develop HPC solutions

HPE and SiPearl have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly develop high-performance computing (HPC) solutions.

The partnership, which expands heterogenous computing options for supercomputing and leverages European architectures, will support and accelerate adoption of exascale systems in Europe.

This collaboration supports a strategy set by the EuroHPC, an initiative that began in late 2018 which would position Europe as a leader in supercomputing. By adopting state-of-the-art supercomputing solutions, organizations can fuel national open science efforts in areas such as climate modelling and sustainability.

In combining SiPearl’s Rhea with HPE’s supercomputing solutions, both companies will deliver a broad set of advanced HPC and AI technologies, leveraging the upcoming European processer. The technologies span capabilities in high performance networking, using HPE Slingshot, and a software complier and programming stack leveraging the HPE Clay Programming Environment.

Justin Hotard, executive vice president and general manager, HPC and AI, HPE, said: “The exascale era will enable us to achieve new breakthroughs in science and engineering by taking advantage of performance and the integration of new processors. SiPearl’s technology represents a leap forward in compute performance, while increasing power efficiency, which is critical for many of our customers.”

Philippe Notton, CEO and founder at SiPearl, said: “We are excited about this business and technology partnership with the HPC industry leader, HPE, which has just announced plans to build its first HPC factory in Europe. With the integration of our Rhea HPC microprocessor into the HPE portfolio and the creation of a joint center of excellence in Europe to enable the adoption of our combined solution by supercomputer end-users, we will drive innovation in the exascale era.”