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Lenovo Launches Single Socket Servers with AMD EPYC 7002 Series

Today Lenovo introduced the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 server platforms, two of the industry’s most powerful single-socket servers. “Based on next-generation AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors, Lenovo’s new ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 server platforms not only allow customers to run more workloads on fewer servers, but also offer up to 73 percent savings on potential software licensing, empowering users to accelerate emerging workloads more efficiently.”

Now Shipping: Leadership Performance with new 2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors

Today AMD rolled out the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC family of processors that deliver performance leadership across a broad number of enterprise, cloud and HPC workloads. 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors feature up to 64 “Zen 2” cores in leading-edge 7nm process technology to deliver record-setting performance while helping reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 50% across numerous workloads.

Lenovo and Intel Collaboration to Extend HPC and AI Leadership

Today Intel and Lenovo announced a multiyear collaboration focused on the rapidly growing opportunity in the convergence of HPC and AI to help accelerate solutions for the world’s most challenging problems. Building on the companies’ long-standing partnership in the data center, the multiyear global collaboration will accelerate the convergence of HPC and AI, creating solutions for organizations of all sizes.

Fujitsu to Deploy Gadi Supercomputer at NCI in Australia

Today Fujitsu announced a contract to upgrade the Australia’s fastest supercomputer at NCI. Called “Gadi,” the new supercomputer will replace the NCI’s current supercomputer, Raijin, which was also provided by Fujitsu back in 2012. “The upgrade of this critical infrastructure will see Australia continue to play a leading role in addressing some of our greatest global challenges. This new machine will keep Australian research and the 5,000 researchers who use it at the cutting-edge.”

VSC-4 from Lenovo is Austria’s most powerful supercomputer

Lenovo has deployed the fastest supercomputer in Austria. Installed by EDV-Design at TU Wien, the water cooled Vienna Scientific Cluster 4 (VSC-4) ranks #82 in the TOP500 list. “The compute nodes are directly water cooled allowing to use primary cooling water with a temperature in excess of 43 ℃, permitting year-round free cooling. Up to 90% of the energy will be removed by this high-temperature loop with the remainder being removed by air cooling. This permits a very reasonable energy foot-print.”

Video: Lenovo delivers HPC solutions “from Exascale to Everyscale”

Lenovo is far and away the leading computer system vendor on the latest TOP500 list, with of whopping 173 total systems. With 34.6 percent of TOP500 systems to date, Lenovo leads the list with both Rmax and Rpeak aggregate performance. “The top spot for Lenovo is their SuperMUC-NG machine at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, which came in at 19.5 petaflops on the Linpack benchmark.”

For the first time, all TOP500 Systems are Petaflop Machines

The latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers is out today, marking a major milestone in the 26-year history of the list. For the first time, all 500 systems deliver a petaflop or more on the Linpack benchmark. “Frontera at TACC is the only new supercomputer in the top 10, which attained its number five ranking by delivering 23.5 petaflops on HPL. The Dell C6420 system, powered by Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors.”

The Convergence of HPC & AI: Why it’s Great for Supercomputing and the Enterprise

By the end of 2019, worldwide AI spend is expected to reach $35 billion and more than double by 2022, according to IDC. While AI market projections may be speculative, there’s a general consensus the investment will be significant and the impact will be transformative. Lenovo explores innovation at the convergence of HPC and AI, including early detection of prostate cancer, mitigating the impact of deforestation, preventing visual impairment and more. 

Exascale for Everyone

The exascale hype has been gaining a lot of steam in the press lately, and for good reason. Ever since the petascale barrier was broken in 2008, technology users, companies and research institutions have set their ‘sites’ on the holy grail of computing milestones. In this guest article, Matt Ziegler, Director HPC & AI Product Management, HPC Product Marketing at Lenovo, explores the evolution of and potential of exascale computing.

Excelero NVMesh comes to Lenovo ThinkSystems

Excelero is bringing its NVMesh software-defined block storage solutions to Lenovo customers and channel partners worldwide. “Already proven in Lenovo deployments at SciNet, Canada’s largest supercomputing facility, and at a London-based machine learning firm, Excelero’s NVMesh provides an optimal choice for web-scale deployments and in Big Data uses in concert with Lenovo’s ThinkSystem portfolio.”