Initial explorations of ARM processors for scientific computing

David Abdurachmanov, Peter Elmer, Giulio Eulisse, Shahzad Muzaffar

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Power efficiency is becoming an ever more important metric for both high performance and high throughput computing. Over the course of next decade it is expected that flops/watt will be a major driver for the evolution of computer architecture. Servers with large numbers of ARM processors, already ubiquitous in mobile computing, are a promising alternative to traditional x86-64 computing. We present the results of our initial investigations into the use of ARM processors for scientific computing applications. In particular we report the results from our work with a current generation ARMv7 development board to explore ARM-specific issues regarding the software development environment, operating system, performance benchmarks and issues for porting High Energy Physics software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012009
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Event15th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research, ACAT 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 16 2013May 21 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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