A new report sponsored by ARM and prepared by the University of Cambridge (UK) shows strong scaling for two popular CFD programs – OpenFOAM and Cloverleaf – on Cavium ThunderX-based ARM systems.
ARM’s push to penetrate the HPC landscape has been uneven so far but momentum may be shifting. There are a couple of landmark efforts, notably the Japan’s post k computer project in which Fujitsu chose ARM as its processor and the European Mont Blanc project. Wider adoption for ARM-based systems in the academic and commercial HPC world has been slow. ARM says this latest report is one of several planned efforts to bolster ARM’s case for use with HPC workloads.