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Cavium ThunderX2 Processors Power new Baymax HyperScale Server Platforms

Today Inventec in Taiwan announced Baymax, a new server platform optimized for Cloud compute, high-performance cloud storage and Big Data applications based on Cavium’s second-generation 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX2 processors. “Inventec’s success as world’s largest server ODM has been based on our compelling designs and manufacturing expertise and our ability to deliver leading edge cost effective server platforms to world’s largest mega scale datacenters,” said Evan Chien, Senior Director of Inventec Server Business Unit 6. “Earlier this year Inventec’s customers requested platforms based on Cavium’s ThunderX2 ARMv8 processors, and the new Baymax platform is the first platform being delivered.”

Penguin Computing Lands 9 CTS-1 Open Compute Project Supercomputers on the TOP500

In this video from SC16, Dan Dowling from Penguin Computing describes the company’s momentum with Nine CTS-1 supercomputers on the TOP500. The systems were procured under NNSA’s Tri-Laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program, or CTS-1, to bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. The resulting deployment of these supercomputing clusters is among world’s largest Open Compute-based installations, a major validation of Penguin Computing’s leadership in Open Compute high-performance computing architecture.

Penguin Computing Rolls Out Magna 1015 OpenPOWER Servers

Based on the “Barreleye” platform design pioneered by Rackspace and promoted by the OpenPOWER Foundation and the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation, Penguin Magna 1015 targets memory and I/O intensive workloads, including high density virtualization and data analytics. The Magna 1015 system uses the Open Rack physical infrastructure defined by the OCP Foundation and adopted by the largest hyperscale data centers, providing operational cost savings from the shared power infrastructure and improved serviceability.

One Stop Systems Showcases Open Compute Flash Array with 500 TB in 2U

This week at the Flash Memory Summit, One Stop Systems showcased the OCP Flash Storage Array (OCP-FSA), supporting up to 500TB of Flash storage in a 2U form factor. Designed to comply with the Open Rack Standards set by the Open Compute Project, the OCP-FSA is one of the first 500TB Flash Storage Arrays in 2U rack space.

Penguin Computing Accelerates OpenPOWER-based Magna Servers

Today Penguin Computing announced Open Compute Project (OCP)-based systems that reinforce both its continued collaboration with NVIDIA and new options in Penguin Computing’s Magna family of OpenPOWER-based servers. “Customers benefit when we partner with exceptional organizations like NVIDIA, the OpenPOWER Foundation and Open Compute Foundation in developing our systems,” said Jussi Kukkonen, Director Product Management, Penguin Computing. “An essential part of our mission is to provide customers with form factor flexibility, choice of architecture and peak performance, which are all hallmarks of Penguin Computing.”

Video: Implementing Rack Scale Architectures with Open Hardware Designs

In this video from the Open Server Summit, Dolly Wu from Inspur presents: Implementing Rack Scale Architectures with Open Hardware Designs. “There are several major rackscale open hardware platforms currently available, including OCP (Facebook Implementation), OCS (Microsoft Implementation), Scorpio Project Designs (Open Datacenter Designs for China), Intel RSA (Rack Scale Architecture). Datacenter and Cloud designers need to be aware of the differences among them and choose the one which is most suitable for their use case to deploy various types of private cloud, public cloud and hybrid cloud. We will invite Baidu as case study to speak about their datacenter deployments based on Scorpio Project Designs.”

Video: Lessons Learned on the Road to Tundra ES Hardware

Phil Pokorny from Penguin Computing presented this talk at the Open Compute Project Summit. “Tundra ES delivers the advantages of Open Computing in a single, cost-optimized, high-performance architecture. Organizations can integrate a wide variety of compute, accelerator, storage, network, software and cooling architectures in a vanity-free rack and sled solution. This allows them to build optimized Intel CPU, Phi, ARM or NVIDIA systems with the latest Penguin, Intel or Mellanox high-speed network technology for maximum performance.”

Mellanox Introduces Open Composable Networks for OCP Platforms

Today Mellanox unveiled its next-generation Open Composable Networks (OCN) platform at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit. OCN delivers ground-breaking open network platforms for enterprises and service providers to unlock performance and unleash innovation with predictable application performance and the efficiency of Web-Scale IT.

Penguin Computing is now Platinum Member of Open Compute Project (OCP)

Penguin Computing has renewed as a Platinum Member of Open Compute Project (OCP). Leading with the OCP-based Tundra Extreme Scale (ES) Series, Penguin was recently awarded the CTS-1 contract with the NNSA to bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

Penguin Computing Showcases OCP Platforms for HPC at SC15

“CTS-1 shows how the Open Compute and Open Rack design elements can be applied to high-performance computing and deliver similar benefits as its original development for Internet companies,” said Philip Pokorny, Chief Technology Officer, Penguin Computing. “We continue to improve Tundra for both the public and private sectors with exciting new compute and storage models coming in the near future.”