European Computer Systems, such as Intel Platinum Partner, is committed to Purley platforms, as a solution for the manufacture of its HPC SIE Ladón calculation systems. These platforms are highly reliable, in addition to a 3-year guarantee and replacement of NBD parts, which coincides with the quality of service that SIE provides its customers.
Purley platforms currently support Skylake processors, which have meant a revolution in the field of High Performance Computing, since they have gone from having 256-bit AVX to 512-bit AVX, which means that a new generation Scalable processor provides twice the Teraflops per cycle, provided by its predecessor Broadwell.
Some other characteristics that are critical for the use of a lot of memory that is used in the field of calculation, is that the memory has gone from 2,4 GT/s to 2,6 GT/s and in addition to 4 pipeline channels to 6 pipeline channels to memory, enabling 10,4 GT/s processors and up to 12 GT/s in the future.
The new generation allows the Gold 61xx range and the entire Platinum range to use the same processors for 2-socket and 4-socket solutions, at no additional cost. Some models, such as those finished in F (Fabric), integrate the new 100 Gb/s hyper-converged Omnipath architecture at low latency, which competes at a much lower price and higher performance with Infiniband.
By 2019, we will have the new second generation Scalable processors, called CascadeLake, which will be able to use 2,9 GT/s memory, they will continue to have options with Omnipath and there will also be some models that integrate a CPU + FPGA solution (Arria 10 type). , which will make them much more optimal for Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning solutions.
The advantage of being integrated in the same processor with the OPAE technology is that both the CPUs and the FPGA processors will be able to use the memory concurrently and coherently. This will mean a quantum leap, in addition to the savings they represent compared to classic GPU solutions, which, although efficient, cost energy, even when they are at IDLE and not at peak performance.
As always, SIE will be at the cutting edge of technology, offering its clients the chance to test new technologies when they become available.