Lenovo and UK boffins optimize ARM servers for HPC

Hartree Institute to assist on Cavium-based low-energy systems

19 February 2015 by Peter Judge - DCD

Lenovo and UK boffins optimize ARM servers for HPC
Hartree Centre

Lenovo is working on energy-efficient servers  based on ARM processors, in the UK, thanks to a research partnership it inherited when it bought IBM's x86 server business in 2014.

The project, at the National Science and Technology Facilities Council's Hartree Centre, will look at ways to build high performance computing (HPC) systems based on low-energy processors using designs from ARM Holdings.

Lenovo will develop a prototype ARM-based server within its dense computing NeXtScale platform, using 64-bit ThunderX processors from Cavium. Hartree will contribute software and the project will work on best practices for ARM-based server deployments.