Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE) confirmed that it has teamed up with SiPearl. The strategic partnership aims to jointly develop HPC solutions. The alliance will assist and hasten the deployment of exascale systems in Europe by expanding heterogeneous computing alternatives for supercomputing and using European architectures.
As per the partnership, HPE and SiPearl will collaborate to create an end-to-end supercomputing solution that integrates HPE’s supercomputing solutions. These solutions are designed to meet next-generation performance and scale requirements, with SiPearl’s upcoming Rhea processor, an Arm-based CPU aimed at powering exascale performance for European systems.
Furthermore, HPE and SiPearl will supply a broad set of sophisticated HPC and AI capabilities by merging SiPearl’s Rhea with HPE’s supercomputing solutions, leveraging the forthcoming European processor. These technologies include HPE Slingshot capabilities for high-performance networking, as well as the HPE Cray Programming Environment for a powerful software compiler and programming stack.
Additionally, the agreement will bring joint HPE and SiPearl solutions to HPE’s Center of Excellence (CoE) in Grenoble, France, which is home to France’s semiconductor research, allowing users to test and optimize their products for the market on a local level. More than 300 engineers work at the CoE, which also has a lab with experts in fields like energy, medicine, biotechnology, semiconductors, micro and nanotechnology, and nanoscience.
The partnership also illustrates the increased value of establishing heterogeneous computing solutions, which incorporate a burgeoning ecosystem of Arm-based processors, such as SiPearl’s Rhea, to give supercomputing options that are both cheaper and more energy-efficient.