ARMed Attack On Super-Computing

“The HPC system is comprised of 5,184 ARM-based processors — the Thunder X2 processor, built by Cavium. Each processor has 28 cores and runs at 2 GHz. Astra will deliver over 2.3 theoretical peak petaflops of performance, which should put it well within the top 100 supercomputers ever built — a milestone for an ARM-based machine”
 
See HPE announces world’s largest ARM-based supercomputer
I’m not the only one thinking ARM is valuable in the world of computing power. I think it’s great to have multiple sources of technology and especially one not tied to the Wintel monopoly. Choice is good.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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