Verne Global introduces Arm architecture via Marvell ThunderX2 processor-based servers to hpcDIRECT

November 19, 2018 -- London, UK and SC18 Dallas, Texas -- Verne Global, a provider of advanced data center solutions for high performance computing (HPC), today announced the expansion of  hpcDIRECT, its optimised bare-metal infrastructure solution, to include servers with Arm®-based Marvell® ThunderX2 processors.

High performance computing applications work with high volumes of complex and varied data that demand vast improvements in capacity, capability and efficiency in order to facilitate rapid processing at scale. The second generation of Marvell’s Arm v8-A based server processors, ThunderX2, is optimised to drive high computational performance by delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity. This, in combination with the low cost, energy efficiency and optimised performance of the Arm architecture, creates an environment that is well suited to run computationally intensive HPC workloads.

Offering multiple processor architectures in the hpcDIRECT solution further expands Verne Global’s commitment to delivering a genuine, TrueHPC environment. In the world of HPC, one size does not fit all. This power-intensive form of compute requires optimised infrastructure and specialist DevOps support. As a result, entrepreneurial technology teams are looking for modern HPC solutions that can be highly attuned to their specific needs, and those of the applications they are deploying.

“Intensive, industrial HPC workloads require data center solutions offering higher performance, greater compute density, and scalability to meet elastic demand. They also require specialised support in order to fully optimise the HPC environment,” said  Brent Gorda, senior director of HPC, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm. “By combining the capabilities of hpcDIRECT with Marvell’s Arm-based servers, we’re delivering powerful and efficient bare-metal solutions that address the compute requirements of today’s data-driven industries.”

“The high performance computing market is rapidly expanding the adoption and deployment of the Arm-based architecture with Marvell ThunderX2 64-bit Arm v8-A processors leading the way,” said  Larry Wikelius, vice president Ecosystem and Partner Enabling at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “hpcDIRECT is an excellent offering to further accelerate commercial ISV development, customer validation and end user optimisation and deployment. We are excited to see Verne Global join us in driving this critical ecosystem for the HPC market.”

“Together, Arm and Marvell have taken an innovative approach in the market by looking at the needs of applications and HPC users to build an architecture to fully support that. This mirrors our own TrueHPC methodology that ensures optimal accessibility, flexibility and security in order to deliver peak processing power, speed and application performance,” said  Tate Cantrell, CTO, Verne Global.

For any organisation interested in testing hpcDIRECT with Arm-based servers powered by Marvell ThunderX2 processors, they can request a free trial via Verne Global’s  website. Alternatively,  SC18 delegates can visit Verne Global at the Arm stand (#2639) at SC18 in Dallas, TX, between the 12-15 November, 2018.

About Verne Global - Verne Global delivers advanced data center solutions at industrial scale, allowing high performance and intensive machine learning applications to operate in an optimised environment. Verne Global’s hpcDIRECT platform provides customisable bare metal HPC on a reserved and on-demand basis, and supported by a world class HPC technical team.

About Arm - Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 130 billion chips. More than 70% of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. This technology combined with our IoT software and end-to-end connectivity, device and data management platform enables customers to derive real business value from their connected devices and data. Together with our 1,000+ technology partners we are at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud.

About Marvell - Marvell first revolutionised the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. To learn more, visit: https://www.marvell.com/

*Arm and Marvell are Registered Trademarks of their respective owners.



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