NVIDIA and Tech Leaders Team to Build GPU-Accelerated Arm Servers

At Supercomputing 2019 in Denver, Colorado, NVIDIA introduced a reference design platform that enables companies to quickly build GPU-accelerated Arm-based servers, driving a new era of high performance computing for a growing range of applications in science and industry.

The reference design platform — consisting of hardware and software building blocks — responds to growing demand in the HPC community to harness a broader range of CPU architectures. It allows supercomputing centers, hyperscale-cloud operators and enterprises to combine the advantage of NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform with the latest Arm-based server platforms.

To build the reference platform, NVIDIA is working with Arm and its ecosystem partners — including Ampere, Fujitsu and Marvell — to ensure NVIDIA GPUs can work seamlessly with Arm-based processors. 

The reference platform also benefits from strong collaboration with Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and HPE, two early providers of Arm-based servers. Additionally, a wide range of HPC software companies have used NVIDIA CUDA-X libraries to build GPU-enabled management and monitoring tools that run on Arm-based servers.

The reference platform’s debut follows NVIDIA’s announcement earlier this year that it will bring its CUDA-X software platform to Arm. Fulfilling this promise, NVIDIA is making available as a preview its Arm-compatible software development kit, consisting of NVIDIA CUDA-X libraries and development tools for accelerated computing.

The reference platform’s debut follows NVIDIA’s announcement earlier this year that it will bring its CUDA-X software platform to Arm. Fulfilling this promise, NVIDIA is making available as a preview its Arm-compatible software development kit, consisting of NVIDIA CUDA-X libraries and development tools for accelerated computing.

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