As the creator of the first commercially supported enterprise Linux distribution, SUSE is no stranger to open source innovation or working with partners to achieve industry goals.
SUSE is proud to join the Forschungszentrum Jülich research institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Huawei, Mellanox, and E4 in a new initiative to develop open ecosystems for High Performance and Edge Computing. This initiative brings together end users and solution providers to accelerate adoption of new technologies for HPC and Edge computing workloads including deployments of 5G networks.
SUSE contributions to this initiative will leverage our experience delivering three versions of our commercially supported Linux distribution for Arm. SUSE supports a variety of 64-bit Arm System-on-a-Chip processors including those from Marvell (Cavium), NXP, Qualcomm, HiSilicon, Ampere, Mellanox, and Xilinx among others. SUSE Linux for Arm is already being used by customers for workloads such as the Catalyst UK High Performance Computing project with HPE. Multiple manufacturing customers are also using SUSE Linux on the Raspberry Pi for industrial IoT automation and monitoring.
SUSE as a key player in High Performance Computing where SUSE Linux is the underpinning for almost half of the TOP 100 HPC systems. SUSE has already delivered an initial set of HPC infrastructure packages such as slurm, openblas, openmpi, and fftw that are supported as part of the HPC Module, available for Arm-64 and X86-64 platforms.
This new initiative is expected to improve the maturity of ecosystems across multiple industries and simplify using new technologies such as Arm processor technology to deliver innovative High Performance and Edge Computing solutions.
Press release: http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/UK/EN/2018/2018-10-10-hpc.html