HPE and SiPearl Partner to Deliver HPC and AI Solutions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and SiPearl, a European high-performance and microprocessor designer, have just announced a partnership to jointly develop HPC and AI solutions.

Based on this partnership, HPE and SiPearl will jointly develop an end-to-end supercomputing offering that combines HPE’s supercomputing solutions and SiPearl’s upcoming Rhea processor, an Arm-based CPU, targeted to power exascale performance for European systems.

“The exascale era will enable us to achieve new breakthroughs in science and engineering by taking advantage of performance and the integration of new processors. SiPearl’s technology represents a leap forward in compute performance, while increasing power efficiency, which is critical for many of our customers,” said Justin Hotard, executive vice president and general manager, HPC & AI, HPE.

“In addition to our recent investments in a new HPC factory in Czech Republic and an AI cluster, dedicated to research, in Grenoble, France, our partnership with SiPearl is another demonstration of HPE’s ongoing commitment to support Europe’s mission to deliver world-class supercomputing that extends its sovereignty and competitiveness on the global stage.”

The combination of HPE and SiPearl’s solutions is expected to yield heterogenous HPC and AI technologies with capabilities that include high-performance networking – using HPE Slingshot, and a robust software complier and programming stack – leveraging the HPE Cray Programming Environment. Furthermore, SiPearl’s Rhea will be able to provide supercomputing options that deliver improved cost and power consumption.

“We are excited about this business and technology partnership with the HPC industry leader, HPE, which has just announced plans to build its first HPC factory in Europe,” said Philippe Notton, CEO and founder, SiPearl.

“With the integration of our Rhea HPC microprocessor into the HPE portfolio and the creation of a joint center of excellence in Europe to enable the adoption of our combined solution by supercomputer end-users, we will drive innovation in the exascale era.”

This partnership further supports the efforts of EuroHPC, an initiative between the EU, European countries and industry technology partners to coordinate and combine resources for the development of pre-exascale and exascale supercomputers in Europe.