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Imagination, PEZY team up to create net-gen HPC systems

26 Nov 2015

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Imagination Technologies and PEZY Computing K.K. have entered a strategic partnership geared to develop next-generation efficient high performance computing (HPC) systems. The collaboration will allow PEZY, a Japan-based processor company, to integrate Imagination's 64bit MIPS Warrior CPUs in its next-generation PEZY-SC2 many-core processors for supercomputers and other high-performance applications.

With its first generation PEZY-SC processors, PEZY-based supercomputers occupy the top three positions on the Green500 list, a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. These top supercomputers were created combining PEZY's large-scale many-core processors and the submersion liquid cooling systems created by its sister company ExaScaler. The next-generation compute platform will integrate MIPS host processors on-chip with 4k cores for much higher performance and greater efficiency.

Motoaki Saito, M.D., Ph.D., PEZY founder, president and CEO, said: "Imagination's industry leading technologies, combined with its vision for the future, make it an ideal partner for us as we take our innovations to the next level. To address important emerging opportunities in areas such as supercomputing and artificial intelligence, we are building a long-term strategic alliance with Imagination that we believe will change the HPC world and offer disruptive solutions in many other application areas as well."

Hossein Yassaie, CEO, Imagination, said: "Through our long-term strategic partnership with PEZY, we look forward to undertaking a range of projects with an eye on creating ground-breaking solutions. Imagination and PEZY share a strong and common vision of the future where computing is about delivering the highest performance at the best efficiency. Such an objective requires state-of-the-art design innovations at both the silicon and system levels. PEZY's focus on efficiency has seen it rise to a leadership position confirmed by independent benchmarks. We share with PEZY a philosophy of designing for the best possible power, performance and area and we look forward to helping them enable the next generation of the world's most efficient high-performance computing systems."

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