hpcDIRECT with Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2

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Industry leading Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 64-bit processors are based on 16nm micro-architecture and fully support DDR memory. These processors have been engineered to offer unrivalled memory bandwidth for applications which require the fastest transfer rate between memory and processor.

A thoroughly disruptive technology - many HPC-heavy organisations are now utilising Marvell ThunderX2 based on the Arm v8 architecture to accelerate the performance of their applications. Check out our standard and optimised hpcDIRECT specifications below and register to trial Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 for free.

Why hpcDIRECT?



Features

  • Bare-metal HPC Cloud (reserved or on-demand)
  • Latest specification Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 hardware
  • Fast InfiniBand interconnects - low latency
  • Local, dynamic, private and archive storage options
  • Built using open source technologies
  • Hosted in a secure, HPC optimised campus in Iceland
  • Expert, full life-cycle DevOps support
  • Dedicated cloud portal for efficient workload management
  • Free Trial platform – try before you buy.

Benefits

  • TrueHPC solution - full Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 processing power and speed
  • Scalable service that can flex with your HPC workloads
  • Non virtualised - compute and storage together on campus
  • Flat line pricing and up to 50% lower cost than hyperscale cloud
  • Easy to migrate and set-up, with no lock-in
  • “HPC Blueprints” – deployments tailored to your applications
  • Supported by an expert HPC technical team
  • Powered by 100% sustainable, renewable Icelandic energy.

Technical Specifications

hpcDIRECT offers Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 capability with base frequencies from 2.0 Ghz to 2.5 Ghz. Perfect for HPC and other types of intensive server workloads, our ThunderX2 options offered by hpcDIRECT can be clustered together using Infiniband EDR or 10GB ethernet.

Standard and optimised configurations are available (please use the tabs to select) and if your requirement isn’t listed below, please contact us for assistance.



Our Standard Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 options provide powerful, generic compute nodes with a focus on performance and scalability of the cpu, memory, networking and storage. These options are suitable for all types of applications and HPC workloads:

OptionProcessorPhysical CoresRAMPrimary StorageSecondary StorageEthernet Interconnect
gpc.s01.armARMv8 TX2 (cn9960-2000)32 Cores @ 2.0GHz64 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps
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gpc.m01.armARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2400)56 Cores @ 2.4Ghz128 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps
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gpc.b01.armARMv8 TX2 (cn9980-2500)64 Cores @ 2.5Ghz192 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps
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Our Optimised Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 options offer enhanced compute nodes to target specific application and workload requirements, with memory, storage and network tailored to fit:

  • Memory - Configured to offer high memory-to-cpu ratio and for applications which require large amounts of in-memory cache to process large data sets.
  • Storage - Perfect for workloads and applications which require low IO latency from a local SSD or NVMe with a balanced configuration of in-memory cache to compliment fast read/write for computing big data deployments.
  • Network - Offering fast interconnects from dual Infiniband EDR or 10GB ethernet between compute nodes and direct attached or network storage. Ideal for workloads which needs to have access to shared big data.
OptionOptimisationProcessorPhysical CoresRAMPrimary StorageSecondary StorageEthernetInterconnect
mem.s01.armMemory
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9960-2000)
32 Cores @ 2.0GHz
256 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps
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mem.m01.armMemory
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2400)56 Cores @ 2.4Ghz512 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps
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mem.b01.armMemory
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9980-2500)64 Cores @ 2.5Ghz768 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps
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sto.s01.armStorage
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9960-2000)32 Cores @ 2.0GHz128 GB2x240GB SSD1x1.6TB NVMe
2x10 Gbps
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sto.m01.armStorage
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2400)56 Cores @ 2.4Ghz256 GB2x240GB SSD1x3.2TB NVMe2x10 Gbps
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sto.b01.armStorage
ARMv8 TX2 (cn9980-2500)64 Cores @ 2.5Ghz384 GB2x240GB SSD2x3.2TB NVMe2x10 Gbps
net.s01.armNetworkARMv8 TX2 (cn9960-2000)32 Cores @ 2.0GHz128 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps

IB EDR

net.m01.armNetworkARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2400)56 Cores @ 2.4Ghz192 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps

IB EDR

net.m02.armNetworkARMv8 TX2 (cn9975-2200)56 Cores @ 2.2Ghz256 GB1x240GB SSD
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2x10 GbpsIB EDR
net.b01.armNetworkARMv8 TX2 (cn9980-2500)64 Cores @ 2.5Ghz384 GB2x240GB SSD
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2x10 Gbps

IB EDR

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