Lenovo Opens HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Readies SuperMUC Phase 2

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imagesToday Lenovo announced the opening of the company’s first global HPC innovation center, offering a permanent R&D and application benchmarking site as well as a new ecosystem of partners that will collaborate on projects to bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a broader spectrum of clients and workloads. Located in Stuttgart, Germany, the center marks Lenovo’s commitment to enterprise computing and ambitions to become the number one Open Systems vendor in the market.

Coinciding with the opening, Lenovo has also been accepted as a full member of the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC) – an industry-led forum that leverages the transformative power of HPC to boost European competitiveness in science, business and industry.

This is a new approach to innovation – one that will harness the power of Lenovo, as well as that of our vendor and client partners to advance the benefits of HPC to more clients around the world,” said Brian Connors, Vice President Strategic Alliances and General Manager High Performance Computing Lenovo Worldwide.

Working closely with Intel, the centre offers the latest Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 processor with Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect fabric leveraging Lenovo’s dense NeXtScale System as base compute platform. It will leverage the deep knowledge and specific skills of several specialized client partners from across Europe that will collaborate to further expand capabilities and advance localized research.

Today marks a milestone in our ambition as a company. Not only are we opening the company’s first global HPC centre but we are reaffirming our commitment, investment and ambitions in the enterprise,” said Aymar de Lencquesaing, Vice President of Lenovo Group. “The EMEA market has huge potential for HPC and provides a fertile ground for us to lead major advancements in projects and research that have an incredible impact on both industry and society.”

In this video from the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Torsten Bloth from Lenovo presents: LRZ SuperMUC Phase 2 – The Story Continues with Lenovo. Once the fastest supercomputer in Europe, Supermuc is undergoing a major upgrade that will greatly reduce the system footprint.


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