Edge- und High Performance-Computing Initiative

Global cross-industry players join efforts to support edge and high-performance computing solutions

News from Oct. 11, 2018

Atos, E4, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei, Mellanox, and SUSE announce their efforts furthering the development of an open and feature-rich ecosystem to support the evolving needs of the various industries undergoing digitalization and of all their respective stakeholders. 

The international initiative, which includes both solution providers and key customers, will help shorten time-to-market for Edge Computing and HPC deployments by developing and sharing solutions to improve interoperability, for example with Arm®-based technologies. The industry players of this initiative will establish a common industrial development vision by which they collaborate on specific pathfinder projects to resolve practical deployment problems, identify concrete industry use cases, and contribute project results to reference deployments that will accelerate both Edge Computing and HPC innovations and industrial digitalization.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz, director of the business unit Software-based Networks at Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS explains: “As an application-oriented research institute we are witnessing a strong demand for high performance, reliable and open edge computing platforms for 5G and Industrial IOT when talking to different vertical industries. This new global initiative gives us the opportunity to enable our German and European industrial partners to meet their business requirements enabled by edge computing in a faster and more economical way. We hope to see many more players joining the association in the near future.”