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E4 Computer Engineering accelerates Arm-based solutions for HPC and AI
The company enriches and completes its portfolio of high-performance servers with efficient, scalable options based on Ampere Computing Cloud Native Processors.
E4 Computer Engineering SpA will collaborate with Ampere Computing on the optimization and sales of high performance servers on the Ampere® Altra® processor family based on aarch64.
E4 Computer Engineering has a long history of designing and supplying innovative platforms for HPC, AI, HPDA to users in different segments of these markets. Ampere Computing offers Cloud- Native Processors that deliver predictable, high performing, scalable, and power efficient computing. The combination of E4’s domain experience in compute-intensive applications and Ampere Computing’s innovative platforms will result in a family of products that ensure maximum openness and interoperability to the HPC, AI, and HPDA communities for on-premises and in the cloud.
Thanks to this collaboration, E4 Computer Engineering and Ampere Computing will work to fine-tune a range of products for demanding customers looking for a reliable, cost-effective and high-performance platform designed for accelerated computing.
Specifically, E4 Computer Engineering will make available to its customers an innovative NVIDIA Arm HPC Developer Kit based on Ampere processors. It is a hardware and software platform integrated on a heterogeneous computing system accelerated by GPU and CPU for the creation, evaluation and benchmarking of HPC, AI and scientific computing applications. The kit includes an Ampere processor, an NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU server, and the NVIDIA HPC SDK tool suite.
“E4 Computer Engineering has always aimed at technological excellence in the fields of HPC and AI, taking into the utmost consideration values such as openness and interoperability”, explains Cosimo Gianfreda, CEO of E4 Computer Engineering – “Our products are designed keeping in mind end user needs and with the aim of making these systems user-friendly, while providing maximum performance at the lowest TCO. The partnership with Ampere Computing represents the opportunity to co-design new products and validate innovative technologies for growing markets”. The collaboration with Ampere Computing represents the opportunity to deliver new, innovative alternatives for growing compute-intensive markets”.
“E4 is an ideal partner for our products,” says Sujan Kamran, Senior Director of Partner Sales at Ampere Computing. “Their experience in high-end platforms, as well as their in-depth knowledge of market needs, is invaluable in bringing our products into emerging applications . The E4 R&D laboratory will provide valuable insights and feedback based on their two decades of experience in compute intensive applications. We will be able to deliver products with top performance, low energy consumption and a suite of development tools to facilitate end users with their applications.”
“The collaboration between E4 Computer Engineering and Ampere Computing will help increase the number of HPC projects in the research and enterprise world, contributing to an advanced, sustainable future,” said Rod Evans, EMEA Director of High Performance Computing and AI at NVIDIA. “Users can harness the full potential of the Ampere processor platform by combining it with NVIDIA accelerators.”
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