In this video interview with HPCwire’s Managing Editor Tiffany Trader, Jean-Marc Denis, European Processor Initiative (EPI) chair of the board and head of strategy at Atos, details ongoing EPI activities and covers themes from his upcoming ISC 2021 featured talk, titled “Future Supercomputers are game changers for processor architecture. Why?”
The European Processor Initiative (EPI) was established in late 2018 with the goal of helping the EU achieve independence in HPC technologies. The first-generation chip family, named Rhea, is based on Arm’s Neoverse V1 core. Made by SiPearl, Rhea is slated for use in the forthcoming European exascale supercomputer in 2023. EPI is also developing RISC-V based processors and recently taped out test chips. The Rhea chip employs 29 RISC-V cores for non-compute support functions.