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Mellanox Open Ethernet Switches Accepted By Open Compute Project


Today Mellanox announced the acceptance of its 10GbE and 40GbE switch systems by the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Interview: Penguin Computing Lands Biggest Open Compute Contract Ever for HPC

Dan Dowling, VP of Engineering Services at Penguin Computing

The Open Compute Project got a major endorsement in the HPC space news of NNSA’s pending deployment of Tundra clusters from Penguin Computing. To learn more, we caught up with Dan Dowling, Penguin’s VP of Engineering Services.

Penguin Computing to Build 7-9 Petaflops of Open Compute Clusters for NNSA

Penguin Tundra server sled

Today the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced a contract with Penguin Computing for a set of large-scale Open Compute HPC clusters. With 7-to-9 Petaflops of aggregate peak performance, the systems will be installed as part of NNSA’s tri-laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program. Scheduled for installation starting next year, the systems will bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

Video: Penguin Computing Brings ThunderX to OCP Servers


“By introducing Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 CPUs in our Penguin Tundra family of Open Compute servers we again step up our leadership position. Our customers get outstanding value from the efficiency and flexibility enabled by OCP infrastructure combined with workload-optimized performance of Cavium’s ThunderX architecture.”

Penguin Computing Boosts Tundra Open Compute Servers with ThunderX Processors


Today Penguin Computing announced the availability of their Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant Tundra server family based on Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX workload optimized processors.

Mellanox Spectrum: World’s First 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet Switch


Today Mellanox announced the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet, Open Ethernet-based, non-blocking switch. Spectrum, the next generation of its Open Ethernet-based switch IC, overcomes current data center challenges by providing a highly flexible and scalable solution that allows businesses to deploy the hardware-software combinations best suited to meet their unique needs. With Spectrum, Mellanox is the first to offer end-to-end 10/25/40/50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Open Computing: Vendor Landscape


The Open Compute Project, initiated by Facebook as a way to increase computing power while lowering associated costs with hyper-scale computing, has gained a significant industry following. Several vendors have released, or will soon release, servers based on Open Compute specifications.

Open Computing Benefits Many Industry Segments


The Open Compute Project is a way for organization to increase computing power while lowering associated costs with hyper-scale computing. This article is the 4th in a series from insideHPC that showcases the benefits of open computing to specific industries.

Open Compute Solutions

HPC Guide to Open Computing - Thumb

The Open Compute Project partners with leading CPU vendors such as Intel, AMD and ARM-based vendors to create reference designs that may be used by board and system vendors. These designs are bare-bones systems, with expansion options designed in for other types of I/O and storage. The reference design from Intel (REF) is 6.5 inches wide and 20 inches deep. These dimensions allow for three servers to be placed side by side in a newly designed Open Compute rack, increasing density.

Open Computing Drives Innovation and Efficiency


The Open Compute Project Foundation was created to design the most efficient server, storage and related designs for the next generation of data centers in an open and collaborative development model. By sharing designs that maximize density, minimize power consumption and deliver expected performance, completely new computing environments can be developed, free from the limitations of legacy thinking.