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Italy’s E4 Computer Engineering Builds HPC OpenPOWER Server

Italy’s E4 Computer Engineering announced that it has sealed an agreement with Wistron Corporation to market and distribute the OP205, the Company’s first POWER8 processor- based system in Italy and Europe. “We are very committed to OpenPOWER and we are going to great lengths to ensure we create a system that can be a reference for the Foundation’s amazing eco-system,” said Cosimo Gianfreda, CTO E4 Computer Engineering. “Wistron has worked for many years with many major players and we jumped at the opportunity of working together for this project. We know Europe is ready for OpenPOWER and we are actively encouraging its implementation in a number of Scientific and industrial environments”

Live Report from LUG 2016 Day 1

“The Lustre User Group (LUG) 2016 conference is well under way. The morning of the first day was spent on looking at Lustre today and tomorrow and security developments in the code. Peter Jones and Andreas Dilger described what is in the newest release of Lustre 2.8 and will be in Lustre 2.9, targeted for release this fall, and beyond. These features include growing support for ZFS, security, multi-rail LNET, progressive file layouts, project quotas, and more.”

Supermicro Launches Total Solution for Lustre on ZFS

“With Supermicro’s 90 top-load 3.5” hot-swap bay JBOD as the storage core of our Lustre Pod Cluster, we maximize performance, density and capacity and simplify serviceability for massive scale HA storage deployments. Combining our preconfigured, validated 2U SuperStorage OSS, 1U Ultra SuperServer with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software, and global service and support, Supermicro has the Total Solution for Lustre ready for HPC, Genomics and Big Data.”

OpenPOWER Teams with Open Compute Project for the Datacenter

Today the OpenPOWER Foundation announced more than 50 new open innovations to help companies better solve grand challenges around big data. Many new community innovations unveiled today adhere to the Open Compute Project reference architecture. “Our ongoing work with the OpenPOWER Foundation is a natural extension of our commitment to open collaboration and innovation in data center technology,” said Amber Graner, Director of Operations, Community Manager, Open Compute Project. “Open Compute Project is focused on efficiency, flexibility, and openness—and we recognize the importance of the POWER processor and the robust OpenPOWER ecosystem for the future of sever design.”

Nvidia Launches Tesla P100 Hyperscale Accelerator

“Our greatest scientific and technical challenges — finding cures for cancer, understanding climate change, building intelligent machines — require a near-infinite amount of computing performance,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO and co-founder, NVIDIA. “We designed the Pascal GPU architecture from the ground up with innovation at every level. It represents a massive leap forward in computing performance and efficiency, and will help some of the smartest minds drive tomorrow’s advances.”

Video: HPC and Hyperscale Trends for 2016

Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presented this talk at the Switzerland HPC Conference. “Based on updated research studies, Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research will present on forward-looking topics for HPC and Hyperscale markets. With an expanding look at hyper- scale, Intersect360 Research will describe the size and influence of the market, including evolving standards like Open Compute Project, OpenStack, and Beiji/Scorpio. Intersect360 Research has also investigated users’ plans for evaluating competing processing and interconnect options, including Xeon, Xeon Phi, GPU, FPGA, POWER, ARM, InfiniBand, and OmniPath.”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Expands HPC Portfolio

As high performance and webscale applications become mainstream, HPE’s continued focus on this market is yielding positive results for our customers,” said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPC, Big Data and IoT Servers, HPE. “Already, more than a third of the HPC market is using HPE compute platforms to enhance scientific and business innovation and gain a competitive edge. Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to delivering new infrastructure solutions that satisfy our customers’ insatiable need for massive compute power to fuel new applications and unlock the value of their data.”

Exxact to Showcase HPC Hardware at the GPU Technology Conference

Today Exxact Corporation, a leading provider of high performance computing solutions and professional workstation graphics, announced that the company will showcase its latest developments at the GPU Technology Conference April 4-7 in San Jose. Exxact’s exciting portfolio includes HPC solutions such as a water-cooled Deep Learning Devbox, a 10 GPU Peer-to-Peer Solution, and the Mechdyne TGX High Performance Remote Desktop tool.

Intel Rolls Out New Xeon Processors & 3D NAND SSDs

Today Intel announced new technologies, investments and industry collaborations that make it easier for any business to harness the power of the cloud. The news featured the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family (Broadwell), collaborations with leading cloud software and solution providers, and Intel’s first 3D NAND SSDs optimized for cloud and enterprise workloads.

OpenSFS Releases Lustre 2.8.0 for LUG 2016 Conference

Today the Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS) community announced the release of Lustre 2.8.0, the fastest and most scalable parallel file system. OpenSFS, founded in 2010 to advance Lustre development, is the premier non-profit organization promoting the use of Lustre and advancing its capabilities through coordinated releases of the Lustre file system.