16th November 2015

PEZY and Imagination team up to develop next-generation HPC systems

Top developer of ultra-efficient supercomputing processors to integrate 64-bit MIPS CPUs in next-generation devices


LONDON, UK – 16th November, 2015 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) and PEZY Computing K.K. announce a strategic partnership focused on development of next-generation efficient high performance computing (HPC) systems. Through the collaboration, PEZY, a Japan-based processor company, will integrate Imagination’s highly efficient 64-bit MIPS Warrior CPUs in its next-generation PEZY-SC2 many-core processors for supercomputers and other high-performance applications.

With its first generation PEZY-SC processors, PEZY-based supercomputers already occupy the top three positions on the Green500 list, a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. These top supercomputers were created combining PEZY’s large-scale many-core processors and the submersion liquid cooling systems created by its sister company ExaScaler. The next-generation compute platform will integrate MIPS host processors on-chip with 4k cores for much higher performance and greater efficiency.

Motoaki Saito, M.D., Ph.D., PEZY founder, president and CEO, says: “Imagination’s industry leading technologies, combined with its vision for the future, make it an ideal partner for us as we take our innovations to the next level. To address important emerging opportunities in areas such as supercomputing and artificial intelligence, we are building a long-term strategic alliance with Imagination that we believe will change the HPC world and offer disruptive solutions in many other application areas as well. The forthcoming PEZY-SC2 will be quite powerful, unique and still energy efficient thanks to Imagination’s 64-bit MIPS Warrior CPUs and its flexible configuration offered to PEZY. PEZY-SC2 powered by Imagination’s 64-bit MIPS Warrior CPUs will be more than a game changing processor in many ways and we are looking forward to propelling the technology advancements in the HPC world.”

Hossein Yassaie, CEO, Imagination, says: “Through our long-term strategic partnership with PEZY, we look forward to undertaking a range of projects with an eye on creating ground-breaking solutions. Imagination and PEZY share a strong and common vision of the future where computing is about delivering the highest performance at the best efficiency. Such an objective requires state-of-the-art design innovations at both the silicon and system levels. PEZY’s focus on efficiency has seen it rise to a leadership position confirmed by independent benchmarks. We share with PEZY a philosophy of designing for the best possible power, performance and area and we look forward to helping them enable the next generation of the world’s most efficient high-performance computing systems.”

About MIPS CPUs
MIPS CPUs comprise a comprehensive portfolio of low-power, high-performance microprocessor IP cores and architectures, ranging from solutions for high-end applications processing down to solutions for extremely small, deeply embedded microcontrollers. MIPS CPUs power billions of products around the globe. The 64-bit MIPS architecture is widely deployed in a large number of products, and is supported by a vibrant and growing ecosystem built over more than 20 years.

About PEZY Computing
PEZY Computing is a proprietary large scale MIMD many core processor development company founded in 2010 in Tokyo, JAPAN. Strongly supported by Japanese METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and its governmental funding program NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), PEZY has developed 512 core processor “PEZY-1” and 1,024 core processor “PEZY-SC” and is developing next generation 4k core processor “PEZY-SC2” which will be PEZY’s first processor to integrate 64 bit CPUs. PEZY will also integrate wireless inductive coupling IF technology for significantly wider memory bandwidth to realize high “byte per flop” number as high as 0.5. PEZY is expecting to get its first Engineering Sample by the end of 2016. See www.pezy.co.jp.

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.

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