Mont-Blanc: The supercomputer based on the Samsung Exynos SoC 5
In recent months the web rumors about the possible incursion of market Samsung microprocessors for servers and supercomputers , rumor gained momentum following the announcement that Samsung has licensed ARM Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53, the new 64-bit microprocessors ARM , and are now a reality with the announcement of a new ARM-based supercomputer being developed by the European Union.
The European Union (via The Barcelona Supercomputer Center) announced that they are building a supercomputer based on multiple soc Samsung Exynos 5 (ARM Cortex-A15 ), the same SoC used in the recently launched Google Chromebooks , supercomputer called Mont-Blanc, and is expected to be powerful enough (200 Peteflops to 20 megawatts) to join the list of the 500 world’s most efficient supercomputers (Green500).
Alex Ramirez chief investigators of The Barcelona Supercomputer Center, expects the low power consumption and heat generation of arm chips make it possible to accommodate about 2000 cores per rack, also are optimistic about the new 64-bit ARM microprocessors, that allow the construction even more powerful supercomputers.
Link: Europe looks to ARM chips for supercomputing edge (ComputerWorld)Tags: arm, Barcelona, center, Cortex A15, EU, Exynos 5, Mont-Blanc, Samsung, server, soc, supercomputer