SUSE has partnered with Cavium Inc., OpenHPC, and ARM Ltd., a SoftBank company, to cultivate the High Performance Computing system software stack for systems based on the 64-bit ARM AArch64 processors.
Together, these partners have established an OpenHPC build, integration, and developer access service built on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on Cavium ThunderX© 64-bit ARM systems. These systems, currently in Tech Preview, were installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin TX (TACC). When completely functional, this OpenHPC service will provide the complete infrastructure needed to support development of high performance solutions based on ARM processor-based systems.
SUSE also intends to provide commercial support for a subset of the OpenHPC stack as part of the HPC module that will be delivered in the future as part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for ARM. SUSE uses modules to speed delivery of packages more quickly than the traditional enterprise software delivery model. The SLES for ARM HPC module will contain a prioritized group of packages required for many HPC workloads. The goal is to expand the number of packages included in the HPC module over time. Clients can benefit from open source innovation while having the peace of mind of an integrated and validated stack of HPC software with SUSE support.
SUSE is also providing early access to OpenHPC components and other packages as part of the Package Hub at https://packagehub.suse.com/
ARM has announced the availability of OpenHPC V1.2 on ARM in anticipation of the Super Computing 16 conference November 14th in Salt Lake City Utah. https://community.arm.com/groups/arm-development-platforms/blog/2016/11/10/constructing-the-pillars-of-the-arm-hpc-ecosystem
The OpenHPC build, integration, and developer access service for ARM is currently available as a technology preview. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for ARM is available now as a fully supported product. The HPC module for SLES for ARM will be available at a later date.
For more about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for ARM, see https://www.suse.com/products/arm/
For information on the SUSE ARM partner program see https://www.suse.com/pa