PEZY licenses 64-bit MIPS CPUs for "green" supercomputers

November 17, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Japanese supercomputing venture PEZY Computing has announced it is working on a MIPS64-based PEZY-SC2 family of many-core chips for supercomputers and HPC (high-performance-computing) applications that will scale up to 4096 processing nodes.

Imagination Technologies PEZY Computing K.K. have announced a strategic partnership; PEZY 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: “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. ”

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 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 realise 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

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